WORA Power Skating

IMPORTANT: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, WORA is unable to host any power skating programs for the 2020-21 season. The program outline provided below is for information purposes only and is subject to change once we are able to resume these programs.

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 of 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 Goulbourn Skating Club (Skate Canada) on creating a fun-focused young/beginner level skating development program (Bunnies).
  • Partner with Skate Canada on Ringette skating skill development.
  • Partner with Peak Centre on skating explosiveness, speed and strength.
  • Maintain a cost competitive program (programs offered on a cost recovery basis).

Why CanPower Program?

CanPower is a nationally regulated power skating program in Canada developed by experts in Hockey, Ringette, and Figure Skating. WORA partners with the Goulbourn Skating Club to provide Novice (U10 and under), U12-U19 Regional and U12 Provincial players with a program designed to improve skating skill, power, stability and speed.

Why Peak Center Program?

WORA partners with the Peak Center to provide our U14 AA/A and U16 AA/A players with a power skating program designed to improve on skating technique while focusing on agility, explosiveness, power and better speed.

Dates/Times/Fees

Please note that the information below was applicable for the 2019-20 season, and is subject to change when COVID-19 restrictions are lifted and WORA Power Skating programs resume.

CanPower Program  – Novice (U10 and under), U12P, U12+ Regional

In 2019-2020, fees reflect that the longer Tuesday program is 22 weeks (one more than last year) and increased ice costs from the Goulburn Skating Club. WORA is pleased to offer these programs on a cost recovery basis, which provides extra value for our members.

Day Time Arena Duration Group Target Skaters Fee
Monday 6:00 pm Richmond 19 weeks
(Oct 7 – Mar 9)
WORA only Novice (U8, U9, U10) – skaters grouped by ability $390
Monday 6:00 pm Richmond 10 weeks*
(Oct 7 – Dec 16)
WORA only Novice (U8, U9, U10) – skaters grouped by ability $210
Monday 6:00 pm Richmond 9 weeks*
(Jan 6 – Mar 9)
WORA only Novice(U8, U9, U10)  – skaters grouped by ability $190
Monday 7:00 pm Richmond 19 weeks

(Oct 7 – Mar 9)

PUBLIC** U10 and stronger U9 skaters $390
Tuesday 5:00 pm CRC-A 22 weeks
(Oct 1 – Mar 10)
WORA only U12 Provincial $455
Tuesday 7:00 to 7:50 p.m. CRC-A 22 weeks
(Oct 1 – Mar 10)
PUBLIC** U12, U14 Regional $455

* Limited 10-week and 9-week spots available, first come first served.

** All PUBLIC sessions are grouped with hockey players of varying ability and spots are contingent upon availability.

There are no sessions Oct. 14, Dec. 23, 24, 28, 30,31, Jan 1, and Feb 17.

Peak Centre Program Dates and Times (U14/U16 A/AA)

 Our U14 and U16 A and AA competitive teams participate in power and edge skating sessions provided by the Peak Centre for Human Performance. The Peak Centre is located at the Bell Sensplex and sessions run on Monday nights.

Day Time Arena Duration Session Target Skaters
Monday 7:00 / 8:00 pm Bell Sensplex Peak Centre 10 weeks*
(Sep 16 – Nov 25)
Power Skating U14/U16 A/AA Teams

*Alternating weeks, team schedules posted on team pages.

 Sessions mandatory for U14/U16 A/AA teams; registration not required. Teams are invoiced directly.

WORA CanPower/Peak Centre Program Feedback

Your feedback is very important to us and to our power skating partners.  We are committed to providing a program that improves player 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  Power Skating Coordinator so that we may work with the coaches to continue to improve the program.

WORA Power Skating Registration Refunds

Please see the West Ottawa Ringette Association Refund Policy.