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Professional Coaching Staff 10-12 Skaters in a Group. Payment Reserves Placement

CanPowerSkate is an action-packed, high energy instructional power skating program geared towards hockey and ringette skaters, ages 6 and up, that focuses on balance, power, agility, speed and endurance. Skills, techniques and conditioning drills are taught in a progressive format that emphasizes how the skills apply to game situations. CanPowerSkate provides an alternative to figure skating and is an excellent complement for those athletes playing on hockey or ringette teams. This program offers instruction on how to skate efficiently and deliberately.  Its unique skill award program provides incentives and motivation for skaters to continue to achieve.The coach to skater ratio is 1:10. Each skater will receive optimal instruction from our power skating instructors.

Skaters must have basic forward and backward skating skills (able to skate the length of the rink using alternate strides) and are able to stop on command without use of the boards. For safety reasons participants must wear full hockey/ringette equipment that is CSA approved.

Pre-CanPowerSkate is designed for young skaters, approximately age 4-6 who have an acceptance entry level of Skate Canada's Stage 1 and partial Stage 2 that may not be ready for CanPowerSkate Level 1. Pre-Power helps develop basic skating abilities in a power skating-specific environment, including balance skills, forward and backward skating, stopping, turning and agility skills.

The curriculum is presented in three progressive levels complete with its own awards to encourage participation and motivate skaters. 


Course Outline for Levels

Level 1 U10 Minimum acceptance level and/or ability: passed Stage 3 CanSkate with the ability to skate forwards and backwards, stop, and turn one direction.

Level 1 Course Outline: Building foundational skating skills including forward skating and backward skating, 3 stops (side stop clockwise/counter and backward), tight turns clockwise/counter, forward x-overs, introduction to backward x-overs and more! All skills will be enhanced from learning to acquiring to mastering balance, control, technique, then speed!

Level 2 U12 Minimum acceptance level and/or ability: Level 1 Power with the ability to perform forward x-overs, the 3 basic stops, 1ft inside/outside edges, 2ft turns forwards/backwards and backwards/forwards.

Level 2 Course Outline: Building foundational and advanced skating skills including forward x-overs (acceleration, foot speed, lateral movement), backward x-overs (quick start, lateral movement, foot speed), quick starts (agility, change of direction), all Stops (1ft/2ft, quick starts, lateral movement) and more! This level now works on the structure from the first level and enhancing those skills with speed and agility. Control, balance, and technique are followed up weekly. 

Level 3 U12 Minimum acceptance level and/or ability: Level 2 Power with the ability to do x-over quick starts forwards/backwards, 1ft stops w/ quick starts, lateral movement, quick change of direction forwards/backwards, and 180/360 pivots forwards/backwards and backwards/forwards.

Fall 2021 (September - December)

Registration opens August 16th @ 8am!

Level Day Date Time # of classes Cost

No Skating Dates

Power U10 Monday Sept. 13-Dec. 13 7:00pm-7:45pm 13 $225.00 Oct. 11
Power U12 Monday Sept. 13-Dec. 13 7:45pm-8:30pm 13 $225.00 Oct. 11


Winter 2021

Level Day Date Time # of Classes Cost No Skating Dates

*Subject to cancellation if registration numbers are low

1) Cancellation/Refund Policy: No refund available for any reason. Family credit only with doctor’s note (credit expires in 12 months from issuing date.)

2) Club Information: Please ensure you have given a current email address on the registration form as all notices and newsletters will be sent via email for the upcoming season. It is your responsibility to check these notices or the SASC website: for all skating information.

3) Equipment: Skater must wear full hockey equipment (CSA approved) and your Hockey/Ringette stick. You will not be able to participate if you are not fully dressed.

4) Class Description, Cost and Pricing: Class size: Max 24 This program focuses on Hockey and Ringette stride technique to improve balance, power, agility, speed and endurance on the ice. Skills, techniques and conditioning drills are taught in a progressive format that emphasizes how the skills apply to game situations.

*Skate Canada Fee ($40.00): Payable once a season beginning on September 1st of every year (Not included in the prices below)

St. Albert Skating Centre

We are located at:
Servus Credit Union Place
Troy Murray Arena
400 Campbell Rd.
St. Albert, AB, T8N 5A3  Phone: 780-458-8868
Email for Learn to Skate (Pre-Power, Teen/Adult, CanSkate, Pre-CanSkate):