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CanPower is the only nationally regulated power skating program in Canada. It was developed by a team of hockey experts to teach the fundamentals of power skating in a progressive and sequential manner.When you/your child registers for a CanPower 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 CanPower program can include:
- participation in a unique skill testing system which includes award bars and ribbons
- progress updates and report cards
- opportunity to participate in a healthy lifestyle activity
How does CanPowerSkate work? The CanPower 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 CanPower program is exclusive to Skate Canada and is available only to Skate Canada member clubs. All participants must be registered with Skate Canada. Only Skate Canada member Coaches trained and certified at a CanPower Coaches Course are qualified to instruct the CanPower program.