Get The Winning Edge

Get The Winning Edge

What is Power Skating?

Power Skating is the set of skating skills used primarily for hockey and ringette, but can also be used for speed skating. These skills are independent of the stick skills and must be used as the foundation for any  sport. The core skills are: Balance, striding, crossovers, stopping, transitions, and backwards. Power Skating is not over once you learn the core skills, you must maintain the proper skills at all levels of your sport. This process of repetition will not be the most exciting, but a proven method to get the best results. A positive attitude and acceptance of the repetition process will go a long way for both the spectators and students.

Types of Programs:


Power Skating

Adult Power Skating

Stick Handling/Shooting & Puck Control Clinic

Custom Team Practice Clinics
Contact us for details

What is Power Skating?

Power Skating is the set of skating skills used primarily for hockey and ringette, but can also be used for speed skating. These skills are independent of the stick skills and must be used as the foundation for any  sport. The core skills are: Balance, striding, crossovers, stopping, transitions, and backwards. Power Skating is not over once you learn the core skills, you must maintain the proper skills at all levels of your sport. This process of repetition will not be the most exciting, but a proven method to get the best results. A positive attitude and acceptance of the repetition process will go a long way for both the spectators and students.

Types of Programs:

Power Skating

Adult Power Skating

Stick Handling/Shooting & Puck Control Clinic

Custom Team Practice Clinics

Contact us for details

Something to consider…

The odds of making it into the NHL:

  • 380,000 minor hockey registrations in Canada

  • 0.7% drafted into Major Junior

  • 0.2% drafted into the NHL

  • 0.025% of players that played minor hockey make a career in the NHL

  • Average NHL career is 5.5 years

  • 713 active players in the NHL

Our focus is to give each individual the tools they need to be the best they can and use that foundation to reach their highest potential as well as enjoy the game, just as Gazdig Power Skating former students Eric Lindros, Joe Thornton and Nazem Kadri did.

The Power Plus Skating System:

Our system involves a unique way of teaching and correcting skating skills and hockey-related manoeuvres. Learn how to properly balance, stroke, stop, and turn (both forward and backward) from our skilled instructors. Our system can also be used as the foundation for ringette and speed skating.

Every child learns at his or her own pace. While some are easily able to execute certain skills confidently, others may take more time. It is common for children to feel frustrated at their inability to master some manoeuvres. We can help determine whether your child is ready to participate in our program.

  • Children should be able to:

  • Pay attention

  • Follow instruction (example: slow down)

  • Have self discipline

  • Have the desire to learn

Something to consider…

The odds of making it into the NHL:

  • 380,000 minor hockey registrations in Canada

  • 0.7% drafted into Major Junior

  • 0.2% drafted into the NHL

  • 0.025% of players that played minor hockey make a career in the NHL

  • Average NHL career is 5.5 years

  • 713 active players in the NHL

Our focus is to give each individual the tools they need to be the best they can and use that foundation to reach their highest potential as well as enjoy the game, just as Gazdig Power Skating former students Eric Lindros, Joe Thornton and Nazem Kadri did.

The Power Plus Skating System:

Our system involves a unique way of teaching and correcting skating skills and hockey-related manoeuvres. Learn how to properly balance, stroke, stop, and turn (both forward and backward) from our skilled instructors. Our system can also be used as the foundation for ringette and speed skating.

Every child learns at his or her own pace. While some are easily able to execute certain skills confidently, others may take more time. It is common for children to feel frustrated at their inability to master some manoeuvres. We can help determine whether your child is ready to participate in our program.

  • Children should be able to:

  • Pay attention

  • Follow instruction (slow down)

  • Have self discipline

  • Have the desire to learn

Each child develops at his or her own pace, while some children may be able to execute the skills with confidence, others may feel frustrated because they have not developed the discipline needed to master the maneuvers. If this is the case perhaps the child is not physically or mentally old enough to participate in this type of program at this time.

Our goal is to encourage all individuals to challenge themselves to excel to their highest potential, to learn what their strengths are and then use these acquired talents as a stepping stone to reach their goals in life with confidence and self-esteem. The choice is yours. Enjoy the journey.

Each child develops at his or her own pace, while some children may be able to execute the skills with confidence, others may feel frustrated because they have not developed the discipline needed to master the maneuvers. If this is the case perhaps the child is not physically or mentally old enough to participate in this type of program at this time.

Our goal is to encourage all individuals to challenge themselves to excel to their highest potential, to learn what their strengths are and then use these acquired talents as a stepping stone to reach their goals in life with confidence and self-esteem. The choice is yours. Enjoy the journey.

We are currently taking students for volunteer hours, and anyone 18+ with good skating skills to train for new instructors. Join us for a rewarding position, contact Nina for details!

We are currently taking students for volunteer hours, and anyone 18+ with good skating skills to train for new instructors. Join us for a rewarding position, contact Nina for details!

 

The City of London is situated on the traditional lands of the Anishinaabek (AUh-nish-in-ah-bek), Haudenosaunee (Ho-den-no-show-nee), Lūnaapéewak (Len-ah-pay-wuk) and Attawandaron (Add-a-won-da-run). We honour and respect the history, languages and culture of the diverse Indigenous people who call this territory home. The City of London is currently home to many First Nations, Metis and Inuit people today. As representatives of the people of the City of London, we are grateful to have the opportunity to work and live in this territory.