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CanPower Coaches

All of our CanPower coaches have extensive experience teaching proper skating mechanics, energy efficiency and acceleration to hockey and ringette players of all ages and at all levels – from Hockey Canada’s Initiation Program (IP), house league, A/AA/AAA and up to the OHL.


What makes a CanPower coach different?
Hockey coaches dedicate their practice time to team play and tactics, and individual skating skills are often left to each player to work on independently. Strong skating skills are a big differentiator for hockey players, especially at younger levels.
Our CanPower coaches are very focused on proper technique and will devote time to the details of skating, to develop players’ agility, acceleration and endurance. Areas of focus include: balance, stride, acceleration techniques, strong and controlled edges, quick turns, crisp stops and powerful starts plus proper cross-over technique. With their attention to detail, it’s not uncommon to see our CanPower coaches on the ice, helping our skaters find the proper foot position or blade placement.

 

NOTE: Our CanPower-certified coaches may also available to work one-on-one, with smaller groups, or with teams. If you are interested in booking one of our professional power skating coaches, please contact info@smfsc.ca. (Individual coaches set coaching rates; ice time is not included – participants arrange/provide the ice time.)


Leslie Baker

Leslie Baker

leslie.baker@sympatico.ca
905-464-4310
Coaching: 27 years
Certification: Level 3
Availability: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Teaches: CanSkate Coordinator, CanPower Certified, STARSkate Freeskate/ Skills/ Competitive/ Dance, Dance Partnering
Specialization / Additional Skills: Choreography

Susan Ritchie

Susan Ritchie

skating@susanritchie.ca
519-496-6372
Coaching: 23 years
Certification: Level 2 Certified, Level 3 Theory and Technical, Multiple Level 4/5 Task Completed. Graduate of the Advanced Figure Skating Coaching Techniques program at Seneca College.
Availability: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Teaches: CanSkate, STARSkate Competitive/ FreeSkate/ Dance/ Skills, Power Skating, Synchronized Skating
Specialization / Additional Skills: Music Editing

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