Nepean Skating Club | Hockey/Ringette Players
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Hockey/Ringette Players

CanPowerSkate and Edgeworks are action-packed, high energy instructional skating programs geared to hockey and ringette skaters that focus on balance, power, agility, speed and endurance. Both programs are taught by nationally-certified coaches.

CanPowerSkate is an excellent complement for those athletes playing on hockey or ringette teams. It is geared to skaters aged approximately six 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.

Edgeworks is another program option for hockey and ringette players offered on weekday mornings. The focus is on developing balance, strong edges and turns to improve overall power and agility on the ice.

Please note the following schedule changes

    CanPower and Edgeworks schedule coming soon

    Additional Information:

    Edgeworks Program Coaches

    Mary Yarush – with 30 years of specialized hockey coaching and 39 years of figure skating coaching, Mary has an enthusiastic, focused approach to skill development.  Working with players from Intro to Junior A level, Mary is the “go-to” hockey skills expert for several high profile organizations in the Ottawa area.

    Leonid Birinberg – graduated from the State Central Order of Lenin Institute of Physical Education with a specialization in Physical Education and Sport and has coached internationally.  Leonid is exceptionally effective at teaching skaters to develop and master an efficient, powerful stride.   His intensity, enthusiasm and focus on technical excellence results in significantly improved performance in a short period of time.

    Jill Leonard – has been coaching skating for 16 years.  She has coached National level figure skaters and worked with hockey and ringette players to improve agility and technique.  She graduated with a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Education from Mount St Vincent University.  She brings her knowledge of teaching to the ice to ensure skaters learn the best and quickest way they can.

    Please Note: Ice surface will be shared with NSC skaters as an OPEN Session.

    Canpower Additional Information

    • Prerequisites: Skaters must be able to skate backwards, forwards and stop independently (passed CanSkate Level 3).
    • Equipment: CSA-approved hockey helmets are required, and helmet cages are strongly recommended. Skaters must wear full hockey gear (shoulder pads, elbow pads, hockey pants, shin pads, gloves) and hockey skates. Mouthguards are recommended but not required. Gear is not available to rent, so participants must make arrangements to have full gear by the first session. Participants without appropriate gear will not be permitted on the ice.
    • Supervisor Requirement: Nepean Skating Club requires that there be an adult responsible for the participant present in either the rink or the lobby for the duration of the class.
    • No Make ups for Missed Classes: Skaters sign up for a specific session and cannot be accommodated on another session if they have to miss a day for any reason.

    How To Register

    The registration link in our menu takes you to the Uplifter registration site or you can click here to go directly to the registration.

    Once on the site you can view the programs that the Nepean Skating Club offers. On the far right is a Categories drop down. To make viewing a little easier, use the drop-down and select CanPowerSkate. You are now only shown the CanPowerSkate programs.

    The programs are listed, if you prefer to see them in a schedule you can click on the Calendar view. Make sure you check out a couple of weeks in the calendar view since some programs may start on different weeks.

    Once you find a program you like you will see a login button on the right. You need to login or create a new account to register and pay for the program.

    The login screen has the new registration on the left and the “already have an account” on the right. If you have registered with us in the past you can simply login with the same username and password.

    After the creation of an account or successful login you will be directed back to the list of program , the login button has changed to register. Click on register and the program is added to your cart. You can add more programs or click on the shopping cart to check out.

    If you have more than one child, you will need to register for each one and select the correct participant in the drop-down menu.

    When you are happy with the program selections, click on confirm & register.

    Confirm your mailing address. You must go through the policies listed above the Pay by Credit card button and accept/reject each policy. Once that is done you can click on the Pay by Credit Card.

    Enter your credit card information and submit.