Terms used:


A not-for-profit organization that is operating for the general purpose of providing Skate Canada skating programs and is managed by a volunteer board of directors.


A not-for-profit organization that is operating for the general purpose of providing Skate Canada skating programs and is managed by a volunteer board of directors.


The status of being in one of the classes as outlined in section 3.1 hereof [of the bylaws].


A two-footed movement in which the toe picks of one foot are inserted into the ice by a skater as a central pivoting point while the other foot travels in a circular pattern around the pivot point.

Skating School

An organization other than a Club that is operating for the general purpose of providing Skate Canada skating programs.


A rotational movement in which the skater moves from forward to backward or backward to forward using one foot and on an edge and axis (e.g. Three-turn, Bracket). In a two-foot turn the rotational movement from forward to backward or backward to forward is from one foot to the other foot (e.g. C step, S step).


PowerSkate is a Skate Canada program that has been designed to enhance the skating skills needed for both hockey and ringette players in the Learn to Train stage of development. 

Below you will find everything you need to deliver this program at your club or skating school.






PowerSkate Resource Guide

The PowerSkate Resource Guide contains all of the information needed to deliver the PowerSkate program at your club or skating school.  Topics include:

  • Planning and preparation
  • On-ice delivery
  • Session plans
  • Skill descriptions and standards
  • Assessing information and more

Access PowerSkate Resource Guide

Please note, this Toolkit is in draft form. Once finalized, it will be available in both printable and downloadable formats. 

PowerSkate Marketing Toolkit 

This toolkit provides clubs and skating schools with official branding, pictures and slogans for the current season.  These items may be used in the following locations:

  • Websites, social media
  • Newsletters, bulletin boards, flyers, emails
  • Newspaper ads

Access PowerSkate Marketing Toolkit

Skill Standard Videos

The PowerSkate Standard video playlist can be found on our YouTube Skating Development Video Library. The playlist includes examples of every skill in the PowerSkate program performed to the identified standard.  

This playlist is an excellent resource for:

  • Coaches
  • Program assistants
  • Skaters
  • Parents 

Access PowerSkate Skill Standard videos

PowerSkate Tutorials

The PowerSkate Tutorial videos offer coaches and program assistants tips and strategies for quality skill development. These are great tools for ideas, technique and refreshers.  Topics include:

  • Stride
  • Starts
  • Stops
  • Lateral movement
  • Pivot turns and more

Access PowerSkate Tutorial videos

 PowerSkate Modified Delivery Options

The delivery of the PowerSkate program can be modified to meet the needs of many different interest groups including: 

  • Adult/teen skaters (skaters who have started skating at an older age)
  • Adaptive skaters (skaters with either a physical or mental impairment that affects their learning)

This resource provides guidance and strategies to either modify a current session or construct a new session based on the participant's interests and abilities.

Please note: for information on Pre-Power level skaters, please see Modified Delivery Options for CanSkate

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Canada Skates Featuring PowerSkate

Canada Skates is a video series featuring a variety of topics related to the quality delivery of our programs. Canada Skates featuring PowerSkate will give highlights, tips and strategies to coaches, program assistants and clubs or skating schools on how to maximize their program delivery.

These videos may also be used to educate parents and skaters. Topics include:

  • Overview of the program
  • Warm ups, development time and cool downs
  • Lesson time
  • Sledge skaters

Access Canada Skates Featuring PowerSkate videos

These videos may be shared through social media, websites or email.

PowerSkate Tools & Supplies

The following items may be purchased or downloaded to assist in the delivery of the PowerSkate program:

For purchase through our physical product store in the Membership Site (link below). Once accessed, select the PowerSkate program from the drop-down menu.

eLearning for PowerSkate

To further support the quality development of this program, visit our eLearning site to explore workshops, seminars and modules on PowerSkate. Click on the course title below to go directly to that course.

PowerSkate Requirements and Delivery Standards

Click the following link to view the minimum requirements and delivery standards by which all Skate Canada clubs and skating schools must abide when offering the PowerSkate program. No standards are optional.

Access Skate Canada Program Requirements and Delivery Standards PDF