All hockey players should begin taking power skating classes early! I was so lucky when I first started, there were some really good power skating coaches to work with. I can remember being a Mite and finishing practice, then jumping into the power skating class that was about to begin. It was a class for Mite through Junior players. I believe that skating with higher level players so early, has made me a better skater today! Even as a Bantam player, I continue to work on my skating!
Over the years, I’ve attend many power skating classes and clinics. I have also worked privately with Holly Harrington, Brock Ballard, Mike Hensdell and the Phoenix Coyotes Power Skating Coach Mark Ciaccio. Currently, I am working with Todd Collins and Boris Dorozhenko at Arcadia Ice, they are coaching a High Performance Power Skating and Dynamic Skills & Drills class a few times a week. Skating is the most important part of hockey, so start working on it immediately and then continue working on it!