Performance & Power Skating

The Performance & Power Skating program is designed to push participants to become more efficient and powerful skaters.

Skaters will be challenged with drills designed to teach proper body positioning and balance, as well as how to properly use all four edges at varying speeds. Mastery of these four edges will allow players to improve agility and speed through an efficient skating stride.

All sessions will feature one Edgeworks station, where players will be challenged with drills designed and executed by one of our lead figure skating instructors. This exciting addition to our program will allow players to benefit from the best of modern skating-specific teaching methods to improve their stride.

Each session is designed to take participants out of their comfort zones and push them to become better skaters. The program will include lessons on forward and backwards stride, starts & stops, crossovers, tight turns and overall lateral mobility.

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There will be minimal use of pucks with the exception of reinforcing good skating habits while handling a puck. Players can expect a progressive learning curve to a plateau of perfect technique and efficiency.

We believe that perfection and excellence comes through repetition and as such all subsequent sessions while following the same basic program outline and structure will focus on, with new drills and other small variations, the same basic core skills and techniques.

Instruction will be delivered in both small group and full ice settings (largely through line-skating drills when working with the full ice). Small groups will be used to provide specific technique teaching, while full ice drills will be used to evaluate and check the progress of all participants.

Key Details

  • Bell Sensplex: Monday Nights
  • Richcraft Sensplex: Tuesday Nights
  • Novice to Bantam (2003 – 2010)
  • Cost: $259 (eight-week session)

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Program Dates and Times


Bell Sensplex

Monday March 19, 26, April 9*, 16*, 23*, 30*, May 7*, 14*

6:15 p.m.- Novice Register Now - SOLD OUT, Register for the Performance & Power Skating Summer Camp

7:15 p.m.- Atom Register Now - SOLD OUT, Register for the Performance & Power Skating Summer Camp

8:15 p.m.- Peewee/Bantam Register Now - this session is pro-rated!

* Please note beginning April 9, classes will begin at 6:00 PM, 7:00 PM, and 8:00 PM, respectively.

** Please note there is no class April 2. (Happy Easter!)

Richcraft Sensplex

Tuesday March 20, 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8

6:15 p.m.- Novice Register Now - SOLD OUT, Register for the Performance & Power Skating Summer Camp

7:15 p.m.- Atom/Peewee/Bantam Register Now - SOLD OUT, Register for the Performance & Power Skating Summer Camp


Miscellaneous Information

Performance & Power Skating Curriculum

Week # Skating Stride Movement & Agility
1 Hockey stance & balance, extension & recovery in forward stride
Tight turns, getting up and down, side-to-side crossovers
Balance, extension & recovery in forward stride, explosive starts, & developing proper form for stops

Correct form for tight turns, agility mirrors
Extension & recovery in forward stride, winning foot races

Tight turns, forward crossovers without pucks, straight pivots, crossover starts
Developing power and weight transfer in a backward stride, explosive starts, & stops
Open-ice puck carry with correct skating stride, tight turns with pucks, resistance training using parachutes
Extension & recovery in backward stride

Transition pivots, forward crossovers with pucks, backward crossovers without pucks
Backward stride, using all four edges of the skate blade

Backward puck carry with correct skating stride, backward crossovers with pucks, resistance training using bungee cords
Backward starts & stops, using all four edges of the skate blade
Backward puck carry with correct skating stride, developing agility in moving front to back & side to side, transition pivots with pucks 
8 Review Review

*This will be the main outline for the Performance & Power Skating program. Depending on the level of the class, day-to-day lessons may change throughout the session.  

Ages, Levels

  • Ages 7-8 Novice - born 2009-2010
  • Ages 9-10 Atom - born 2007-2008
  • Ages 11-12 Peewee - born 2005-2006
  • Ages 13-14 Bantam - born 2003-2004


All of our hockey programs require full equipment to be provided by the parent/guardian. No child shall participate without: Hockey skates, CSA- approved helmet (with cage), neck guard, shoulder pads, elbow pads, hockey pants, jock or jill, shin pads, hockey gloves and a hockey stick. Mouth guards are optional.


Please call 613 599 0222, or email [email protected] for more information regarding schedule. E-mails with scheduling and general information go out one week prior to the start date.


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