Please note that registration is limited to returning NDSC members until Wednesday, August 26th at 11:59pm.
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2020/2021 Session Information:
Fall Session (15 weeks/$315) - Wednesdays - September 9th, 2020 to December 16th, 2020, 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Winter Session (10 weeks/$210) - Wednesdays - January 6th, 2021 to March 10th, 2021, 6:00pm - 6:50pm
In addition to applicable session fees, all skaters must be registered with Skate Canada prior to taking to the ice. The annual membership fee is $45. This fee is non-refundable. Skate Canada Membership and Insurance is valid from September 1st to August 31st. Any skaters who return for the Winter session will NOT be required to pay this fee again.
*Please note that under the current "Return to Play" provincial order, all participants in this program are required to have passed CanSkate Stage 3 or have skill equivalent to that level (proficient in forward and backward skating - coach evaluation may be required for new participants) . ALL participants from the 2019/2020 CanPower program are eligible to return.
NDSC is committed to ensuring COVID precautions and hygiene measures will be followed in order to keep our members safe.
Participants in this program are required to dress in full hockey gear and bring a hockey stick.
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.
CanPowerSkate’s Pre-Power is designed for young skaters, approximately four to six years of age who can stand up on skates and move forward (shuffle, walk or glide) who may not be ready for CanPowerSkate Level 1. Pre-Power helps develop basic skating abilities in a power skating-specific environment, including balance skills, forward and backward skating, stopping, turning and agility skills. The curriculum is presented in three progressive levels complete with its own awards to encourage participation and motivate skaters. Pre-Power has been designed to run concurrently with CanSkate sessions.
What are the benefits of Participating in CanPowerSkate?
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 at your local Skate Canada club, you also become a member of Skate Canada, the national sport governing body for figure skating in Canada. Membership benefits in the CanPowerSkate program can include:
participation in a unique skill testing system which includes award bars and ribbons
parent information sheets
progress updates and report cards
special CanPowerSkate events and club functions
opportunity to be talent-scouted
opportunity to participate in a healthy lifestyle activity
How does CanPowerSkate work?
The CanPowerSkate 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.