Gazdig Power Plus Skating

The True Origin of Power Skating in South Western Ontario

You might think that a local legend like Larry had been born on skates. That’s not the case, Lawrence “Larry” Gazdig was born in Stratton Ontario in 1935, and only put on his first pair of skates at 9 years old. He did what every Canadian child did, skated and played a little hockey on the frozen ponds and parks. Even with starting late compared to some children, Larry had natural talent with skating and shooting and was considered the best in the area.

Gazdig Power Plus Skating

The True Origin of Power Skating in South Western Ontario

You might think that a local legend like Larry had been born on skates. That’s not the case, Lawrence “Larry” Gazdig was born in Stratton Ontario in 1935, and only put on his first pair of skates at 9 years old. He did what every Canadian child did, skated and played a little hockey on the frozen ponds and parks. Even with starting late compared to some children, Larry had natural talent with skating and shooting and was considered the best in the area.

The Gazdig Philosophy

Since 1963, we have owed our success to a simple philosophy — a child must learn how to crawl before being able to walk and learn to walk before being able to run. In the same way, children must learn the fundamentals of skating before playing hockey.

The reasoning behind this is because hockey involves a lot of different skills that require a background in skating. We want to prevent the development of bad habits such as leaning on the stick, hockey-stopping on only the dominant side, single-direction transitions, and many others. These behaviors can stop your child from becoming the best hockey player they can be.

Founder/Program Creator

Larry Gazdig
1935-2018

Since 1963, we have owed our success to a simple philosophy — a child must learn how to crawl before being able to walk and learn to walk before being able to run. In the same way, children must learn the fundamentals of skating before playing hockey.

The reasoning behind this is because hockey involves a lot of different skills that require a background in skating. We want to prevent the development of bad habits such as leaning on the stick, hockey-stopping on only the dominant side, single-direction transitions, and many others. These behaviors can stop your child from becoming the best hockey player they can be.

CEO/Programs Coordinator/Instructor

Nina Gazdig

Registration/Finance/Instructor

Kathleen “Zak” Griffith

Instructors and Assistants

Our staff is carefully selected based on experience, knowledge and for their dynamic energy with children to produce results. Our staff is educated to utilize a variety of teaching methods that hold every child’s attention and focus to maximize results.

Certified Gazdig Power Plus Skating Instructors:

Allan T.

Andrew R.

Luke G.

Desire M.

Certified Gazdig Power Plus Skating Assistants

Laura

Aidan

Charles

Anthony

Chaseton

Emma

Dani

Chris D.

Chris R.