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POWER SKATING

CanPowerSkate

 

The coach to skater ratio is 1:10/12

Each skater will receive optimal instruction from our power skating instructors

Payment Reserves Placement

 

 

Winter 2024 Registration is now OPEN! 

Schedule is LIVE!

 


 

Meet Your Head Coach!

 

Alexa-Marie Arrotta

 Head Instructor

-9 years Power Skating experience

-Power Skating Instructor for European Professional Hockey teams for 2 years (2016 & 2018)

-Former National Figure Skater

 


 

Program Requirements

-Skaters must have basic forward and backward skating skills (able to skate the length of the rink using alternate strides), are able to stop on command without use of the boards, are able to complete a forwards 1ft glide on both feet or passed Stage 3 CanSkate to participate in this program. 

If your skater is unable to complete the above requirements, please register in our Pre-Power program, under our "Learn To Skate" Program!

For safety reasons participants must wear full hockey/ringette equipment that is CSA approved. 

 

CanPowerSkate is an action-packed, high energy instructional power skating program geared towards hockey and ringette skaters, ages 8 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. Pucks will be incorporated during some stations to simulate "real game" skating. 


 

Course Outlines for Levels

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

 

CanPowerSkate

  • Level 1 U9/U11 (approx. ages 7-11) Minimum acceptance level and/or ability: passed Stage 3 CanSkate OR  the ability to skate forwards and backwards, stop, 1 foot glide, and turn both directions.

Level 1 Course OutlineBuilding 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 & Level 3 U11/U13/U15 (approx. ages 11-15) Minimum acceptance level and/or ability: The ability to perform forward x-overs, the 3 basic stops, 1ft inside/outside edges, 2ft turns forwards/backwards and backwards/forwards. 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.

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 Course Outline: Building foundational and advanced skating skills including fast 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 forwards/backwards, quick starts into x-overs, lateral movement) and more! This level now works on the structure from the second level and enhancing those skills with speed and agility. Control, balance, and technique are followed up weekly. 


 

CANPOWERSKATE SCHEDULES

 

Winter 2024 (January-March)

Level Day Date Time # of classes Location Cost

No Skating Dates

Power U9/U11 Monday Jan 8- Mar 18 7:00-7:45pm 10 Troy Murray $200 February 19
Power U11/U13 Monday Jan 8- Mar 18 7:45-8:30pm 10 Troy Murray $200 February 19

 

*Subject to cancellation if registration numbers are low


1) Cancellation/Refund Policy: Please see our POLICY page for a detailed description. 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: www.stalbertskatingcentre.com for all skating information.

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

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 ($60.00): Non-refundable. Payable once a season beginning on September 1st of every year (Not included in the prices below)

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