West Ottawa Powerskating

Once again this year West Ottawa Ringette has partnered with Goulbourn Skating Club to provide its members with the CanPower Power Skating Program. This year there are both 10 and 20-week programs starting in early October and ending in March.

Why PowerSkating?

At the heart of ringette is the ability of a player to skate. However skating is an art that requires proper teaching and years of practice. The advantages in learning the proper techniques provide the player with efficiency, mobility, agility, explosiveness, power, stability, and speed. Rink athletes of all ages are continually updating and adapting their skating skills to ensure these benefits are continually gained through their professional lives. A better skater gains a better experience in the game because they gain the confidence and skills to participate and compete.

The objectives of this program are to:

  • Provide continued skating skill development for all players who are interested.
  • Encourage players on competitive teams to develop efficient skating techniques, increase speed, agility, and technical aspects of skating which will accelerate development.
  • Partner with GSC (Skate Canada) on creating a fun-focused young/beginner level skating development program. (Bunnies)
  • Partner with Skate Canada on Ringette skating skill development.
  • Maintain a cost competitive program.

Why CanPower Program?

CanPower is a nationally regulated Power Skating program in Canada developed by experts in Hockey, Ringette, and Figure Skating.


Registration can be done via West Ottawa’s Registration system, located here.

WORA is partnered with Peak Performance Academy to offer a program exclusively for our ‘A’ and ‘AA’ provincial teams (U14-U16).  This new program will incorporate team building, a power skating program focused on acceleration and technique, and a complementary off ice fitness program.

Power skating sessions are available for Novice skaters (U8, U9, U10) and U12, U14 and U16 recreational skaters.

Monday sessions start on October 2nd and Tuesday sessions start on October 3rd.

[fruitful_alert type=”alert-danger”]For more information, you can email powerskating@westottawaringette.com[/fruitful_alert]

Day Time Arena Duration Target Group Fee to Participant
Monday 6:00 to 6:50 p.m. Richmond 19 weeks WORA only


U8, U9 and U10

(Skaters grouped by ability)

Monday 7:00 to 7:50 p.m. Richmond PUBLIC** U12 & Advanced U10

(Skaters grouped by ability)

Monday 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Bell Sensplex 20 Sessions – 10 Skating/10 Dryland WORA only* U14 – Tween A & AA*

U16 – Junior A & AA*

Monday 8:00 p.m. (Peak Centre) Bell Sensplex 10 Dryland WORA only U14 – Tween A & AA*

U16 – Junior A & AA*

U14 and U16 Competitive Goalies

Tuesday 5:00 to 5:50 p.m. GRC 20 weeks WORA only*


U12 – Petite Provincial teams*

(Skaters grouped by ability)

Tuesday 6:00 to 6:50 p.m. GRC 20 weeks PUBLIC** U12 & Advanced U10

(Skaters grouped by ability)

Tuesday 7:00 to 7:50 p.m. GRC 20 weeks PUBLIC** U14 & U16

(Skaters grouped by ability)


[fruitful_alert type=”alert-warning”]** All PUBLIC sessions are first come first served contingent upon availability[/fruitful_alert]

There are no sessions Oct.9, 31, Nov. 25, Dec.23, 25, 26, 30 Jan 1, 2, Feb 10, 19.

West Ottawa/Goulbourn/CanPower Program Feedback

Your feedback is very important to us and to our powerskating partners.  We are committed to providing a program that improves your skaters’ skills and abilities while meeting the expectations of you as a parent/guardian.  If you have any feedback or concerns associated with the program throughout the year, please email our  Powerskating Coordinator so that we may work with the coaches to continue to improve the program.

West Ottawa Power Skating Registration Refunds

Please see the West Ottawa Ringette Association Refund Policy.