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Power Skating

 What is Power Skating?

Power Skating involves the study of edges, balance and movement based on the laws of physics.  It further incorporates muscular strength, coordination and agility.  Power Skating refers to the coaching of proper skating technique.

Power Skating is often confused with “conditioning”.  While on-ice conditioning is an important part of your hockey program, the benefits of training while skating correctly are far more valuable.  By learning, practicing, and training with proper technique, you will begin to skate with efficient effortlessness where the laws of physics will work for you, not against you!  The idea is to sharpen these skills to the point of perfection, where skating correctly becomes a habit.  Once you achieve this level of expertise, the rewards become numerous.  You will notice speed, power and quickness as well as the hidden benefits of confidence, endurance and versatility.  These are the characteristics that make you a valuable member of your team and an intimidating nightmare for your opponents.

Achieving such a high level of perfection is not always easy.  It will require a high level of commitment and desire it improve.  You will need willingness, concentration and focus to learn as well as constant practice.  If you are patient and work in this way, you will notice a difference in only a few months.  If you depend on your coaches or teammates for constant reminders and instructions, your basic skating skills will remain unchanged.  Self-discipline and hard work is the trademark of all successful athletes!