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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.

Unfortunately, we will not be offering the CanPowerSkate program in the 2018/19 season due to unavailability of both sufficient ice-time and coaches. However, we look forward to growing this program in the future years. If you or someone you know is interested in joining our CanPowerSkate coaching team and have experience in hockey/ringette/skating, please contact our office by email at


On-Ice Program Delivery

CanPowerSkate: 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.

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.

Professional Coaches
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.


CanPowerSkate Coach Certification

Are you interested in becoming a professional CanPowerSkate coach? The CBS Skating Club is actively recruiting CanPower-Skate coaches to help grow our hockey & ringette program. If you are interested, please contact our club by email at and we would be happy to further discuss the program and necessary qualifications with you.