Classes are usually rigorous 50 to 60 minutes and include:
> a stationary warm up
> a slow moving warm up
> a skill review
> new skill instruction and practice
> conditioning and power skating drills
> a cool down period
Amount of time a skaters takes to complete the entire program (six levels) may depend upon age and ability. The number of hours spent on ice in Canpowerskate and in game situations where skills are reinforced also contributes greatly to their progress. Skaters will develop better balance, power, agility, speed and endurance as they learn and improve upon the following skating fundamentals.
Pre-Power is designed for young skaters, approximately three to six years of age who can fall down, get up on skates and can move forward.
Pre-Power Level A, B & C
> Hockey stance & V position
> Forward skills including altering feet, 2 foot glide, snowplow stop
> Backward skills including walking & sculling
> Forward skills including one foot glide
> Backward skills including sculling, 2 foot glide, skating altering feet, snowplow stop, glide with two foot jump
SKATERS MAY ADVANCE TO THE NEXT LEVEL AT THE DISCRETION OF THE COACH.
The CanPowerSkate program consists of skills divided into six levels, arranged in progressions gradually increasing in complexity. Levels 1 to 3 focus on the fundamentals of skating, Levels 4 to 6 place additional focus on the acquisition of efficient technique, speed, agility, technical aspects of stride and acceleration and skating with the puck/ring. Skaters are evaluated on skill level and are timed as they perform a test involving skills in a course-like pattern. The skater receives a mark combining his skill performance plus test time. This determines whether the skater receives a Bronze, Silver or Gold award bar for that Level.
Determination of Awards
The skater’s total mark is a combination of the mark assessed for skill performance plus time.
Skaters may earn bronze, silver or gold award.
D1 = Developing 1 point
D2 = Developed 2 points
D3 = Highly Developed 3 points
CanPowerSkate LEVEL 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6
YOU MUST ACHIEVE GOLD BEFORE ADVANCING TO THE NEXT LEVEL.
CanPowerSkate LEVEL 1
STOPPING BOTH WAYS, BACKWARD SKATING, BACKWARD STOP, TIGHT TURNS BOTH WAYS AND FAST FORWARD SKATING.
Bronze 14, 15, 16 pts. in 40 seconds or less
Silver 17, 18, 19 pts. in 35 seconds or less
Gold 20 or 21 pts. in 30 seconds or less
CanPowerSkate LEVEL 2
TURNING RIGHT TO LEFT AND LEFT TO RIGHT, FORWARD CROSS OVERES CLOCKWISE AND COUNTER CLOCKWISE, BACKWARD SKATING OVERES CLOCKWISE AND COUNTER CLOCKWISE, AND THE FAST FORWARD START.
Bronze 14, 15, 16 pts. in 50 seconds or less
Silver 17, 18, 19 pts. in 45 seconds or less
Gold 20 or 21 pts. in 40 seconds or less
CanPowerSkate LEVEL 3
STOPPING BOTH WAYS WITH A CROSS OVER START, MOHAWK ( LEFT TO RIGHT AND RIGHT TO LEFT TURN, BACKWARK ONE FOOT STOP, PIVOT CLOCK AND COUNTER CLOCKWISE.
Bronze 16, 17, 18 pts. in 45 seconds or less
Silver 19, 20, 21 pts. in 40 seconds or less
Gold 22, 23, 24 pts. in 35 seconds or less
CanPowerSkate LEVEL 4
SPIN-O-RAMA, ONE FOOT SIDE STOP BOTH WAYS, AGILITY WORK, 360 BOTH WAYS, PIVOT BOTH WAYS, FORWARD QUICK CROSS OVER BOTH WAYS
Bronze 20, 21, 22, 23 pts. in 1 min 15 sec. or less
Silver 24, 25, 26, 27 pts. in 1 min. 4 sec. or less
Gold 27, 29, 30 pts. in 55 seconds or less
CanPowerSkate LEVEL 5
FORWARD SKATING WITH CHANGE OF SPEED, FORWARD AND BACKWARD LATERAL MOVEMENT, FAST BACKWARD START, BACKWARD TO FORWARD PIVOT BOTH WAY, BACKWARD AGILITY, COMBINATION OF PIVOTS, AND FORWARD 360 BOTH WAYS.
Bronze 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 pts. in 1 min. 45 sec. or less
Silver 29, 30, 31, 32 pts. in 1 min. 35 sec. or less
CanPowerSkate LEVEL 6 with puck
FORWARD SKATING, STOP BOTH WAYS WITH CROSS OVER START, FORWARD AND BACKWARD CROSS OVERS, FORWARD AND BACKWARD LATERAL MOVEMENT, FAST FORWARD START, COMBINATION OF PIVOTS, 180 TIGHT TURN AND 360 THIGHT TURNS BOTH WAYS.
Bronze 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 pts. in 1 min. 50 sec. or less
Silver 34, 35, 36, 37, 38 pts. in 1 min. 40 sec. or less
Gold 39, 40, 41, 42 pts. in 1 min. 30 sec. or less
TESTING DAY & FUN DAY
Pre-Testing will be during the first week of each
session. Test Day will be the second (2nd) last day
of each session. Fun Day will be the last day of
each session and awards will be presented to the