Programs

The Twin City Hockey Skating School offers programs throughout the year for skaters of all levels.

We are Kitchener-Waterloo's exclusive provider of Skate Canada certified skating programs.

For program information, click on a program name from the list below..

CanPowerSkate


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 6 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 1:8.

POWER 1: Concentrates on perfecting basic skills -- forward and backwards strides, stops, forward crossovers, and power turns. Geared to ages 5, 6 and 7*.

POWER 2: Professional instruction featuring a combination of technique and conditioning. Introduces backward stops, backward crossovers, conditioning and power. Geared to ages 8 and 9.

POWER 3: Professional instruction featuring a combination of technique and conditioning. Introduces crossovers and running starts, lateral movement, conditioning and power. Fine-tuning of all skills. Geared to ages 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15. This program is suited for house league players up to AA level*.

POWER 4: Professional instruction featuring a combination of technique and conditioning. Introduces crossovers and running starts, lateral movement, conditioning and power. Fine tuning of all skills, at a faster pace. Geared ages 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15. This program is suited for AAA rep players*.

* PRIVATE LESSONS: for more information please contact the office.

 

*Note: Age eligibilities: For Winter 2019 programs, ages are as of January 1, 2019. All sessions are based on availability and skaters are grouped by ability. The head instructor has the right to move a player to a different level

Pre-Power


CanPowerSkate's Pre-Power is designed for young skaters, approximately 4 to 5 years of age who can stand up on skates and move forward (shuffle, walk or glide), but are not yet ready for CanPowerSkate Level 1. Skaters must have already participated in a learn-to-skate program. 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.

For registration information, please select a season from the list on the right.

Equipment Required
    • CSA Approved Helmet/Face Mask (Cage)
    • Neck Guard
    • Shoulder Pads 
    • Elbow Pads
    • Gloves
    • Jersey
    • Pants
    • Jock/Jill
    • Shin Pads
    • Socks
    • Hockey Skates (sharpened)
    • Hockey Stick
    • Not required but recommended: Mouth Guard