Barrie Skating Club is committed to developing fundamental skating skills through which a hockey player will achieve greater success in the game.
Victor Polowy - Lead Instructor
Five-time Skate Canada Gold Medalist
Experience working with athletes from youth to pro
Victor is a former Jr. A level hockey player and competitive figure skater who has transitioned into full-time coaching. With ten years of past coaching experience, Victor has had the pleasure of working closely with high-level hockey skills coaches such as Paul Matheson at Evolution Skating Development. This unique combination of specific skating skill knowledge and coaching perspectives, from both hockey and figure skating disciplines, has helped form Victor’s approach in developing the next generation of proficient hockey skaters. He is passionate about helping athletes reach their full potential through education and individual skill development, while maintaining a positive environment for personal growth. He aims to provide athletes with the technical and physical understanding of skating skills, as well as the tactical awareness to execute these skills in a variety of game situations.
HOCKEY SKILLS U5,U7,U8
This program allows for the opportunity to focus on skating outside of the game or practice. The program is designed to allow flexibility for progression or an increase in intensity as needed, to cater to the level of skaters in the program. Teaching and developing the proper skating technique is the main focus of this program. It is important to recognize that the CanPowerSkate program is not a learn to skate program. All CanPowerSkate skaters must have achieved Stage 2 of the CanSkate program as a pre-requisite and must be able to fall down and get back up in equipment. This program is taught by NCCP certified coaches.
Full Equipment required including stick.
No Pucks will be used during this program. This program is not a learn to skate program.