The Skate Training Program is a unique program offered to various age groups that allows skaters to work on their skating skills away from the rink with one on one instruction while they are on the BLADE treadmill. The Skate Training program also allows skaters to work on puck handling, passing and even shooting while striding and training on the treadmill. The training program itself is designed in a progression format. Depending on skill level, the program for the individual skater (or if they are training with group/teammates) is catered to their needs and progression time.
Learn to Skate
The Learn to Skate program for people of all ages will focus on orientation to the treadmill skating surface and skating techniques. The participants will advance through a progression system of completing certain skills and getting more comfortable on the treadmill skating surface. As their technique becomes more natural and ability increases, they will see tremendous results in their skating ability and on-ice game. The Learn to Skate program isn't just for hockey players, it can also be beneficial for those that are just learning how to skate and might be tentative to start on an ice surface.
$40 +tx - 1 Session
$185 +tx - 5 Sessions ($37/session)
$350 +tx - 10 Sessions ($35/session)
$625+ tx - 20 Sessions ($31.25/session)
Goaltender Training at the Blade at Ryerson will focus on the techniques and training avenues specific to Goaltender needs. Goalies move differently; their power comes from different areas, and they have different areas of energy than forwards/defense do. The Goaltenders Program at the Skate Training Centre at Ryerson will focus on the basic training movements for goalies while skating on the treadmill. It will focus work on their stride development, along with leg strength, power pushes, and increasing their reaction time by completing the drills on a step by step phase outlined in the Goaltenders Training program.
Goaltenders Plus Training at the Blade at Ryerson is specific to Goalies that are playing competitive hockey and have the basic movements/techniques that are required of a Goalie to compete at a competitive/travel level. The training will focus on the goalies skills to enhance their ability to make those quick, powerful and anticipated moves within a confined space. It will focus on agility drills, speed bursts, conditioning, skilled movement patterns and hand-eye coordination. The training program is fast-tracked and the progression stages are aimed to be completed at a fast pace to maximize results for the goaltender.
High Performance Skate Training
The High Performance Skate Training Program is geared to enhance the technical abilities of the athletes while focusing on reaction skills, first-third step quickness bursts, explosiveness, power, acceleration and agility. The ability to bring together the lower body training with multi-tasking other activities such as stick handling, simulating puck shooting and various movements, allows the combination of the hockey fundamentals to produce the finesse and complete hockey player through the High Performance Skate Training Program.
$45+tx - 1 Session
$200 +tx - 5 Sessions ($40/session)
$375 +tx - 10 Sessions ($37/session)
$675 + tx - 20 Sessions ($33.75/session)
It is recommended that a coach/trainer is in communication before the athlete participates in the program with the program instructor so that the athlete's needs are properly executed within the program. If teams sign up for sessions, their program can be specified for what they are looking to accomplish/gain from the Skate Training Programs.