Skate Canada Program:
Can Power Skate & Adult Power Skate
Skaters must wear full gear (CSA approved, fitted, current hockey helmet) for Power Skating.
Can Power Skate 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 how the skills apply to game situations. CanPowerSkate is an excellent complement for those athletes playing on hockey or ringette teams.
CanPowerSkate is geared to skaters aged approximately seven or older who already have basic forward and backward skating skills (they must be able to skate the length of the rink using alternate strides both forward and backward) and are able to stop on command without use of the boards. (The Adult Power Skate program has the same requirements). For safety reasons participants should wear full hockey/ringette equipment that is CSA approved.
What are the benefits of Participating in CanPowerSkate?
CanPowerSkate is the only nationally regulated power skating program in Canada. It was developed by a team of hockey, figure skating and ringette experts to teach the fundamentals of power skating in a progressive and sequential manner.
When you/your child registers for a CanPowerSkate program at your local Skate Canada club, you also become a member of Skate Canada, the national sport governing body for figure skating in Canada.
Please note: The CanPowerSkate program is exclusive to Skate Canada and is available only to Skate Canada member clubs and sanctioned skating schools. All participants must be registered with Skate Canada. Only Skate Canada member Coaches trained and certified at a CanPowerSkate Coaches Course are qualified to instruct the CanPowerSkate program.
Note: youth and adults may be grouped together for this program.