• CanSkate

Sunset Skating Club is now offering the Powerskating program. It's 1 hour lessons from Sepempter - March for skaters preparing for, or involved in hockey and ringette. Advanced skating skills will be introduced in a fast paced, educational drill environment. Focus will be on developing balance, power, endurance and most importantly, edges and turn works. Skills such as power strides, backwards skating, tight turns, crossovers, quick starts and stops are covered through drills. Proper technique, power and agility will be emphasized at all times.

All participants must wear full hockey gear; helmet, elbow and knee pads. Skaters should be able to skate forwards and backwards. This is not a learn-to-skate program.

How does it work?

The 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.


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