speed. Agility. Endurance. POWER!
CanPowerSkate 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. CanPowerSkate 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.
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 stop on command without use of the boards. For safety reasons participants should wear full hockey/ringette equipment that is CSA approved. The coach to skater ratio is 1:10.
What are the benefits of PowerSkate?
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.
When you/your child registers for a CanPowerSkate program with the Owen Sound Skating Club, you also become a member of Skate Canada, the national sport governing body for skating in Canada. Membership benefits in the CanPowerSkate program can include:
How does PowerSkate work?
The PowerSkate 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. All participants must be registered with Skate Canada. Only Skate Canada member Coaches trained and certified at a CanPowerSkate Coaches Course are qualified to instruct the CanPowerSkate program.
Julie McArthur Regional Rec Centre West Rink
Days & Times
Oct 19, 2022 - March 8, 2023
Born in 2012, 2013, 2014
Wednesday - 6:00 - 6:50pm
Born in 2010/2011
Wednesday - 7:00 - 7:50pm
Born in 2008/2009
Wednesday - 8:00 - 8:50pm
Please note: OSSC reserves the right to realign the age groups based on registration numbers.
POWERSkate - Jr, Int, Sr
NO SKATING on the following dates:
Wednesday December 21, 2022
Wednesday December 28, 2022
BOARD MEMBERS REQUIRED IMMEDIATELY!
The Owen Sound Skating Club is in need of individuals to fill vacant spots on our Board of Directors immediately. To ensure that the Club runs efficiently, it is critical that these positions be filled as soon as possible. If you are interested in joining our Board of Directors, please contact Natalie Murray or Kim Burns or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org .