What is the CanPowerSkate Program?
CanPowerSkate is an action-packed, high energy instructional power skating program geared to hockey and ringette skaters that focuses on balance, power, agility, speed and endurance. Skills, techniques and conditioning drills are taught in a progressive format that emphasizes proper mechanical execution and also 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. Its unique skill award program provides incentives and motivation to skaters to continue to achieve.
CanPowerSkate is geared to skaters aged approximately 6 years or older who already have basic forward and backward skating skills (be able to skate the length of the rink using alternate strides), and are able to stop on command without the use of the boards. For safety reasons participants must wear full hockey/ringette equipment that is CSA approved.
Recommended Eligibility Requirement for Skaters
CanPowerSkate is taught in a group environment, therefore all participants should have basic skating ability and should be able to manage the following skills:
- Be able to get up on their own
- Be able to skate forward the length of the ice using alternate strides
- Be able to skate backward the width of the ice using alternate strides
- Be able to stop without hitting the boards