2018-19 Powerskating Sessions

Supported by NWVRA's Player Development funding, we are offering powerskating sessions for NWVRA players through the 2018-2019 season, run by certified Power Skating instructor, Lee Boyd, of the Vancouver Skate Club.  There are 4 different levels of instruction, targetted at different skating skill levels as outlined below.

Power Skate Levels 1 and 2 also including a bonus ringette skills session run by Kailey Magrath and Joelle Stadnyk.  Kailey is a member of BC’s Canada Winter Games team and was last year’s U19 Canadian Skills Champion in the “fastest skater” and “agility” categories. Joelle is a long time ringette coach and former Open player with NWVRA.

All sessions are at Karen Magnussen Arena.

Levels and Schedules

FUN 1 & 2 Beginner PowerSkate

Lee will work on basic skating skills, including balance, forward and backward skating, stopping, turning and agility.  Skaters are to attend in full gear with ringette stick.

Ice times:

  • Sunday, Nov. 18, 7:45 am 
  • Sunday, Jan. 13, 7:45 am
  • Sunday, Feb. 10, 7:45 am


Power Skate Level 1

Four power skate sessions and one bonus ringette skills session have been set up for U10, new U12 and U14 players (started in 2017 or later). Lee will cover forward and backward skating, forward and backward stopping and tight turns.

Ice times:

  • Sunday, Nov 4, 6:30 am – Bonus Session: Ringette Skills with Kailey & Joelle
  • Sunday, Nov 25, 7:45 am
  • Sunday, Dec 2, 7:45 am
  • Sunday, Feb 3, 7:45 am
  • Sunday, March 10, 7:45 am


Power Skate Level 2

Lee will cover forward and backward crossovers, quick starts and backward-to-forward 180 pivot turns. Players in the group are likely U12 or U14B.

Ice times:

  • Sunday, Nov 18, 6:30 am – Bonus Session: Ringette Skills – Passing, Receiving, Shooting
  • Sunday, Dec 16, 7:45 am
  • Sunday, Jan 27, 7:45 am
  • Sunday, Feb 24, 7:45 am
  • Sunday, March 3, 7:45 am


Power Skate Level 3

These five power-skating sessions cover fast-forward crossover starts, forward-to-backward 180 pivot turns, reverse pivot turns, and one-foot back stops with a quick start.  Time permitting, knee spin-o-rama, forward side stop/start 1ft, circle work (agility), 360 tight glide turns, reverse 360 pivot turns, forward crossover/quick change or direction also will be touched on.  Players in this group are likely U16, U14A and high-level U14B.

Ice times:

  • Sunday, Nov 4, 7:45 am
  • Sunday, Dec 9, 7:45 am
  • Sunday, Jan 6, 7:45 am
  • Sunday, Jan 20, 7:45 am
  • Sunday, Feb 17, 7:45 am