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CanPowerSkate

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 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 for skaters to continue to achieve.

CanPowerSkate is geared to skaters aged approximately six 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) and are able to stop on command without use of the boards. For safety reasons participants should wear full hockey/ringette equipment that is CSA approved.

Please note: These programs are not learn-to-skate oriented. Your skater must have experience skating forward/walking backward/attempting stops

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. Membership benefits in the CanPowerSkate program can include:

  • participation in a unique skill testing system which includes award bars and ribbons
  • parent information sheets
  • progress updates and report cards
  • special CanPowerSkate events and club functions
  • opportunity to be talent-scouted
  • opportunity to participate in a healthy lifestyle activity

What Skills should Skaters have to Register in CanPower?

Your skater should be skating at level CanSkate 5 to register. Below are the skills you need to have before considering to register your skater in CanPower:

 

BALANCE

  • Forward crosscuts
  • Forward inside giant slalon
  • Forward outside giant slalom
  • Forward lunge
  • Forward spiral
  • Drop-down drill
  • Forward “V” start

CONTROL

  • Backward stop
  • Backward circle thrusts or pumps
  • Backward two-foot slalom
  • Backward one-foot glide with curve
  • Sustained forward one-foot glide
  • Speed drill #1

AGILITY

  • Forward one-foot turn
  • Backward 360° step turn
  • Forward to backward two-foot jump
  • Backward to forward two-foot jump
  • Two-foot spin
  • Two-foot sit spin

Click here for video examples

What Skills should Skaters have to Register in CanPower?

Your skater should be skating at level CanSkate 5 to register. Below are the skills you need to have before considering to register your skater in CanPower:

 

BALANCE

  • Forward crosscuts
  • Forward inside giant slalon
  • Forward outside giant slalom
  • Forward lunge
  • Forward spiral
  • Drop-down drill
  • Forward “V” start

CONTROL

  • Backward stop
  • Backward circle thrusts or pumps
  • Backward two-foot slalom
  • Backward one-foot glide with curve
  • Sustained forward one-foot glide
  • Speed drill #1

AGILITY

  • Forward one-foot turn
  • Backward 360° step turn
  • Forward to backward two-foot jump
  • Backward to forward two-foot jump
  • Two-foot spin
  • Two-foot sit spin

Click here for video examples

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