The Power Skating program at Glencoe Skating Club 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. It 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.
Glencoe Skating Club recognizes the fact that those enrolled in the Power Skating Program are likely using the program to further develop their skills and are likely enrolled in hockey already. For this reason, we offer a pay-one-price for your convenience. That means no fundraising, volunteering, or extra fees will be owed.
Its official name, 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 get up without use of the boards, stick, or assistance. For safety reasons participants should wear full hockey/ringette equipment that is CSA approved.
What are the benefits of Participating?
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.
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.
Please note: The CanPowerSkate program is exclusive to Skate Canada and is available only to Skate Canada member clubs and sanctioned skating schools. Only Skate Canada member Coaches trained and certified at a CanPowerSkate Coaches Course are qualified to instruct the program.
How Do I Know Which Power Skating Program to Register In?
Returning to the Program:
Level 1 & 2 - register in Power A (Beginner)
Level 3-6 - register in Power B (Advanced; must have passed Level 2 Gold)
New to the Program:
Anyone new to the power skating program will start in the beginner session (A). Requirements for the beginner program are:
• Skate forwards
• Skate backwards
• get up on their own
(Speed is not important)
If/when ready they will be moved up to advanced (B).