Skate Canada, in consultation with representatives of hockey and ringette, have developed a high quality, group instructional program focusing on power skating techniques.This program, called CANPOWERSKATE, is the only national regulated power skating program in Canada. All program coaches have met strict eligibility and certification requirements.The program has been designed to provide skaters, both in hockey and ringette, the opportunity to receive additional instruction, to learn and develop new skills and training methods and to be tested by the Certified School Instructors. The Skaters who master these skating techniques will be better able to concentrate on their stick handling, positioning and specific game skills during the upcoming season.
The Canpowerskate Program emphasizes fun, participation, challenge and achievement. The Program is now more comprehensive than ever, with additional levels for skaters already in the program who wish to continue their power skating development and with the addition of Pre-Power for younger skaters just starting out.
Classes are usually a 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 and a cool down period.The amount of time a skater 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 to their progress.Skaters will develop better balance, power and agility.