THE BENEFITS OF power skating are well-known to Walker Smits and Brian Robbins.

THE BENEFITS OF power skating are well-known to Walker Smits and Brian Robbins.

Power skating has many benefits

Great skill for hockey and ringette players to acquire

It feels good to be the parent of the child that people point to and say, “Wow, that kid can skate” – and it feels even better to be that child.

Those little kids zooming around the ice are discovering what it feels like to be strong, co-ordinated, and confident – while having fun.  Put them into a hockey or ringette program and they have an excellent foundation for success, and they then get to experience how great it feels to be an active, capable member of a team.

The Comox Valley Skating Club’s Power Skate Program has been making this happen for kids from age five and up for several years.  Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity for a more advanced Power Skate Program being offered Thursdays from 6 to 6:45 p.m. on Nov. 14 to Dec. 5.

This Power Skate program is specifically aimed at kids who play hockey or ringette.  The program begins and ends with an individual assessment of each of the players.  Classes are fast-paced and include interval training, agility drills, edge control work, acceleration exercises, and above all, lots of skating.

Power Skate coach Greg Ladret is an NCCP Level 3 skating coach certified in Power Skate and Speed Skate. He has been coaching Power Skate for 20 years, the last five of them in the Comox Valley.

“It’s always great seeing how fast kids progress in this program, and then watching them go on to excel at their sport” says Ladret. “This program offers them the skills to move from being on ice spectators to play makers”.

Players will train in full gear.  This program is limited to 24 players.  Register early to ensure your space. To register call 250- 339-9872 or e-mail comoxvalleyskatingclub@gmail.com.

 

– Comox Valley Skating Club

 

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Two of the weapons seized in a Nov. 8 traffic stop in Black Creek. Photo supplied by RCMP
RCMP seize guns, drugs in Black Creek traffic stop

Two arrested in connection with incident

Christmas will look a bit different in Cumberland this year, not only because of COVID restrictions but due to changes from BC Hydro about hanging decorations on the poles. Record file photo
Snowflakes a no-go for Cumberland’s power poles

Village, business association looking to promote shopping local for holidays

The Trenton Golden Hawks are changing their name and uniform for one game on Nov. 27 as they become the Trenton Snowbirds for one game to honour Capt. Jennifer Casey. Twitter photo
Hockey team honouring fallen Snowbird with Comox Valley connection

The Trenton Golden Hawks will become the Trenton Snowbirds for one game

A late-blooming Welsh poppy gave the Cox garden some unexpected colour last month. Photo by Leslie Cox
DUCHESS OF DIRT: La Nina signs not necessarily steeped in science

LESLIE COX Special to The Record I am beginning to think climate… Continue reading

The suspect is described as approximately 20-25 years old, between 5’3 to 5’4, with dark hair. He was wearing black Adidas pants, white shoes, and a puffy grey jacket. Photo supplied
Attempted robbery in Courtenay

Investigators from the Comox Valley RCMP Major Crime Unit are investigating

A man wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of COVID-19 walks in downtown Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. The use of masks is mandatory in indoor public and retail spaces in the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C. records deadliest day of pandemic with 13 deaths, 738 new COVID-19 cases

Number of people in hospital is nearing 300, while total cases near 30,000

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good
Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

3L Developments president Dave Dutcyvich is pictured during a 2018 meeting at the regional district boardroom. File photo
Denied developer prefers not to log Comox Valley land: Planner

At its inaugural meeting Tuesday, the Comox Valley Regional District board refused… Continue reading

(File photo)
Alberta woman charged after allegedly hitting boy with watermelon at Okanagan campsite

Police say a disagreement among friends at an Adams Lake campsite turned ugly

Court of Appeal for British Columbia in Vancouver. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)
B.C. woman loses appeal to have second child by using late husband’s sperm

Assisted Human Reproduction Act prohibits the removal of human reproductive material from a donor without consent

Krista Macinnis displays the homework assignment that her Grade 6 daughter received on Tuesday. (Submitted photo)
B.C. mom angry that students asked to list positive stories about residential schools

Daughter’s Grade 6 class asked to write down 5 positive stories or facts

B.C. projects targeting the restoration of sockeye salmon stocks in the Fraser and Columbia Watersheds will share in $10.9 million of federal funding to protect species at risk. (Kenny Regan photo)
13 projects protecting B.C. aquatic species at risk receive $11 million in federal funding

Salmon and marine mammals expected to benefit from ecosystem-based approach

Picture of two swans leaving the Cowichan estuary moments before one was shot out of the sky. (Submitted photo)
Petition to stop hunting in Cowichan estuary after swan shot

Hunters blame shooting on illegal poachers

Most Read