CanPower – Power Skating Program

  • Action-packed, high energy instructional power skating program geared to hockey and ringette skaters
  • Focused on balance, power, agility, speed and endurance
  • Groupings are based upon skill levels

o   Pre-CanPowerSkate: Developing basic skating skills (CanSkate Stage 4 entry)

o   Levels 1 to 3: Developing and improving fundamentals of skating;

o   Levels 4 to 6: Acquisition of efficient technique, speed, agility, technical aspects of stride and acceleration and skating with the puck/ring.

 

Pre-CanPowerSkate – Full Gear & Stick

Age 5,6,7
Hockey 1,2

The program develops basic skating skills in a power skating-specific environment, including balance, forward and backward skating, stopping, turning and agility.

CanPowerSkate – Full Gear & Stick

Emphasized skills are:

  • Level 1 – Forward and Backward skating, Forward and Backward stopping and tight turns. (approximate Hockey 2 – 3)
  • Level 2 – Forward and Backward crossovers, quick starts and Backward to Forward 180 pivot turns (approximate Hockey 3 – 4)
  • Level 3 – Fast forward crossover starts, Forward to backward 180 pivot turns, reverse pivot turns, and 1 foot back stops with a quick start. (Atom or coach approval)
  • Level 4 – Knee spin-o-rama, Forward side stop/start 1ft, circle work (agility), 360 tight glide turns, reverse 360 pivot turns, forward crossover-quick change of direction.

As well as the individual skills, all levels focus on developing balance, power and endurance. All levels conclude with a test designed to evaluate skills while performing a timed course.

CanPower/PreCanPower Fall Term:  

Saturday (PreCanPower) 3:15pm – 4:00pm Facility – Karen Magnussen Arena
Sunday (CanPower) 4:45pm – 5:30pm Facility – Agrodome, PNE Grounds
Sunday (CanPower) 5:30pm – 6:15pm Facility – Agrodome, PNE Grounds
Friday (CanPower) – 4:30pm – 5:15pm – Facility – Ice Sports North Shore (ISNS) Rink 1
            
**All skaters are charged the annual Skate Canada Membership Fee $36 – term (Start Sep – end Aug)
CanPower – Director of Programs: Lee Boyd

E:  VSCcanskate.canpower@gmail.com

 

 

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