CanPowerSkate Coaches Clinic

Cooperator's Centre

The CanPowerSkate Coach Program prepares coaches to develop hockey and ringette players at the Learn to Train stage of LTAD. The program serves as a transition out of CanSkate, to further develop sport specific skating skills. Coaches going through the CanPowerSkate pathway will explore the delivery of the program and can utilize what they have learned to customize an advanced delivery of power skating. CanPowerSkate Coaches are qualified to coach the CanPowerSkate program.


  • Be a Skate Canada registrant or current Skate Canada Coach in good standing
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Have a Skate Canada, Hockey Canada, or Ringette Canada NCCP status

Prior to attending the CanPowerSkate course, participants are asked to complete an online pre-course through Skate Canada’s eLearning site. This prepares candidates with a base level of knowledge leading into the course. The 2-day CanPowerSkate course builds on concepts and topics introduced in CanSkate focusing on the Learn to Train stage of Long Term Athlete Development. The CanPowerSkate Coach course focuses on technique of skating, application of biomechanics, skill analysis and the delivery of the CanPowerSkate program. Throughout this course, candidates will partake in an interactive learning environment and will reflect on their experiences. Based on the following learning objectives, the CanPowerSkate course will prepare coaches to:

  • Analyze CanPowerSkate skills
  • Recognizing correct technique and biomechanical application to CanPowerSkate skills
  • Distinguish how to train CanPowerSkate player in a circuit format
  • Organize, plan and execute a CanPowerSkate session

Please note; Participants attending the course must be comfortable in and wear hockey skates, hockey gloves and use a hockey or ringette stick during the training. A CSA approved Hockey Helmet is recommended.

Cost:  $300.00

Online registration closes at 9:00 PM CST on August 16th, 2022.