U9 and U11 Power Skating and Skills Fall/Winter Program at Terwillegar Arena

A comprehensive 18-session weekly power skating and skills program for the U9 and U11 age groups starting October 7th and running until February 24th.  All sessions run from 3:15pm-4:15pm on Thursday's at Terwillegar Arena 'D' and the cost is $450 plus GST ($472.50).
The schedule of ice times is: 
October 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th 
November 4th, 18th, 25th 
December 2nd, 9th, 16th 
January 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
February 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th
The core focus of the program is to develop better skating and skills fundamentals through a progressive model that will challenge the kids to enhance their hockey abilities.  Each one-hour ice time will be devoted to a mix of pure power skating, strength and conditioning drills, and a focus on implementing skating with a combination of the core hockey skills of passing, shooting, and stick handling.  It is important to note that this program is purely skills and skating based so there will be no competitive games.
At the U9 and U11 levels we will spend a lot of time working on the basic skating stride and the focus is to create a longer and more powerful skating stride through a variety of drills that increase leg and core strength as well as developing balance and coordination.  As the year progresses we will also seek to develop better edge control, agility, acceleration, and backwards skating technique.  While power skating can sometimes be a bit dry for young skaters, we will mix in some fun games and keep the kids challenged and engaged while also making sure to work on different hockey skills during each session to keep it fresh! The goal of the whole program is to develop confidence in the kids and send them away from the 2020-21 season as stronger, faster, and more fundamentally sound players who love the game.
Skaters will be assigned a group by jersey color based on their age and ability and we will assign a locker room to the kids for the season.  Parents are asked to drop off their child with a mask on no sooner than 20 minutes prior to the ice times.  Please also feel free to home dress and just tie up your player's skates at the rink.
In the event of any kind of facility lockdown due to Covid whereby the city or province shuts down the rinks I will fully reimburse everyone for the sessions that we miss.
If you would like to register please send me an email with your completed registration form attached. We accept a maximum of 24 skaters.