Canpower 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 fundamentals of power skating in a progressive and sequential manner.
The program is designed for hockey/ringette players looking to improve their foundational skills. Attention to edges, crossovers and turning is emphasized in this program. Hockey/Ringette players interested should already be able to skate unassisted, able to skate both forwards and backwards with speed, be able to turn quickly and balance on one foot with ease.
This is NOT a Learn to skate program. Full hockey equipment including hockey sticks required. CSA helmets are mandatory.
Level 1-Skaters must be able to push with both feet, skate backwards & forwards and stop independently in a least one direction. Skaters must be able to complete a one foot glide on each foot moving forwards blue line to blue line.
Level 2- Skaters must have all the skills listed in Level 1 plus have mastered forward crosscuts and glide backwards on one foot (each foot) blue line to blue line.
Level 3-Skaters who have all must have all the skills listed in Level 2 plus have backwards crosscuts and mohawks.
PrePower (Level 1 &2)
Prepower helps to develop basic skating abilities in a power skating-specific environment, including balance skills, forward and backwards skating, stopping, turning and agility skills. Full hockey equipment and sticks are required. CSA helmets are mandatory.
Power Skating (Level 3)
CanPower 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 drills apply to game situations. Canpower is an excellent complement for those athletes playing hockey or ringette. Full hockey equipment and sticks are required. CSA helmets are mandatory.