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Why CanPowerSkate?

CanPowerSkate has proven to be successful in attracting new members, generating revenue, adding a new dimension to programming and achieving a larger reach in the community.


What Is the CanPowerSkate Program?

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. Its unique skill award program provides incentives and motivation to skaters to continue to achieve.

CanPowerSkate is geared to skaters aged approximately 6 years or older who already have basic forward and backward skating skills (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 must wear full hockey/ringette equipment that is CSA approved.

The Coach to Skater ratio is 1:10.

Benefits of Participating in CanPowerSkate

CanPowerSkate is the only nationally required regulated power skating program in Canada. It was developed by a team of hockey, figure skating and ringette experts to teach the fundamental of power skating in a progressive and sequential manner.

Who Can Teach CanPowerSkate?

Only certified CanPowerSkate Coaches who are current Skate Canada member coaches may teach and assess CanPowerSkate skills.

WO Clubs Offering a Power Skating Program

The following Skating Clubs offer CanPowerSkate sessions, as per information received through the WO Skating Programs Survey submitted by clubs to Carol Moir every season. (as of December 2012)

Bluewater Region • Glencoe FSC
• Skate Sarnia
Grand River Region   • Ayr SC
• Kitchener Waterlo SC
Hallwent Region • Ancaster SC
• Brant SC
• Burlington SC
• Dundas FSC
• Dunnville FSC
• Glanbrook SC
• Hamilton SC
• Paris FSC
• Six Nations SC
• South Dumfries FSC
HOME Region • lderton SC
• London SC
• Mt Brydges SC
• Port Stanley SC
• St Thomas SC
• Woodstock SC
Interclub North Region • Clinton SC
• Stratford SC
Kent Region • Blenheim SC
• Ridgetown FSC
• West Elgin SC
Niagara Region • Jordan SC
• Niagara Centre SC
Sun Parlour Region • Skate Kingsville
Tri-County Region • Delhi SC
• Langton SC
• Norwich & District FSC
• Waterford Tricenturena SC

Power Skating Skills Competition

Information to come.

    1. Tyke
    2. Novice
    3. Atom
    4. PeeWee

Each skater will skate a circuit of three drills set by the committee.

    1. Timed drill
    2. Mystery & Stickhandling drill
    3. CanPowerskate Level 1, 2 or 3 course

Danny Moir & Nancy Gruhl - 2 of our CanPowerSkate Coaches

WO CanPower Skaters & Coaches

For more information contact
Carol Moir, WO Skating Programs Coordinator
519-686-0431, ext. 23



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