Winter Power Plus Skating

Power Plus Skating is a correction based, faced paced fundamentals program, teaching skills such as proper stride, crossovers, transitions, balance, and backward skating, as well as many other hockey/ringette related movements and skating skills. Our tremendous success since 1963 is due to our philosophy; a child must crawl before he or she walks, and must walk before he or she runs! Learn the fundamentals first then build on those skills to improve speed and agility. We teach individuals to skate at almost any age for fun, and to compete at the highest levels of ringette, hockey and speed skating.


To enter our program the participant must be striding on their own without use of the boards or any on ice equipment, usually about the age of 6 for most children. To put a participant into any structured and fast-paced teaching program prior to this stage of development COULD be detrimental to a participant’s mental and physical well being.

Skaters under the age of 8 may register for an available New to Gazdig Skating or Bronze class and will be evaluated from there.
Skaters over the age of 8 please contact us for evaluation time bookings.

Dates for 2022:

Closed due to Provincial Restrictions

Evaluations: Skill evaluations take place on the 10th week of the Power Skating Session. As our levels are based on skill, the evaluations are to asses what skills each student has learned in the current session. We observe what skill level the student is at the time of evaluation and if they have mastered the required amount of skills they will move to the next level.

PLEASE NOTE: Gazdig Power Plus Skating reserves the right to move, reassign, adjust or combine students into different levels as necessary at any time.


Hockey skates, hockey helmet with full face mask, hockey gloves or wrist guards, knee and elbow protection are mandatory. We reserve the right to deny participation on the ice at the time, if the mandatory equipment is not being worn.


Nichols Arena

Session Choices:

InitiateFriday Saturday Sunday
New to Gazdig Skating11:30am
Level 15:30pm12:30pm
Level 25:30pm12:30pm
Level 36:30pm1:30pm
Level 46:30pm1:30pm
Level 57:30pm2:30pm
Level 67:30pm2:30pm
Level 78:30pm2:30pm
Level 88:30pm2:30pm
Intermediate/ Advanced4:30pm
NEW – Stickhandling/Puck Control Clinic
Age 9+FULL – 3:30pm (Waitlist available)

Power Skating Fee:

$285.00 HST included for 10 sessions.


For ages 9 and up, adults welcome. This 10 week program will combine our power skating drills with the stick to improve puck control, agility, handling speed, passing / shooting accuracy and more. Full equipment with sticks is mandatory. Register on our form below. More info HERE.

Stick Handling/Puck Control Fee:
$300.00 HST included for 10 sessions.

COMBO Stick Handling + Power Skating Fee:
$535.00 HST included ($50 savings)

Refund Policy: Fee paid less $35.00(non-refundable admin fee) & $20.00/week regardless of attendance. No refunds are given after the end of week 3.
You may request to forward your registration to the next available program and pay $20 for each session to the current date, regardless of attendance in the current session.
Registration cancellation will only be a full refund if requested prior to the program start date.
No refunds will be given for missed classes.

COVID Refund Policy: In the event that our program is unable to run due to the current regulations of the pandemic, we will announce the issue of full refunds for those that have paid.

CLASS SWAPPING/MAKING UP CLASSES is available by a case by case basis only. You must contact Nina and get approval before coming to a class that you are not registered for (Covid Contact Tracing regulations by the Middlesex Health Unit).

Payment Options:

CASH / E-Transfer / CREDIT CARD (additional $10 service fee) / Jumpstart (or any other support program. Funding must be received prior to the program start date)

NOTE: Both payment and a properly filled out registration form must be received to be registered. CONFIRMATIONS and/or QUESTIONS are sent by EMAIL. Please check your spam filter and add to your safe senders list.

Registration/Rink Procedure:

  1. Send in your completed registration form below.
  2. You will be contacted by email within 72 hours to say if you have been granted a spot or have been placed on a waitlist.
  3. We will contact you with payment instructions if granted a spot.
  4. Read all COVID-19 info here (Updated 21 DEC 2021).
  5. Arrive to the rink 25 minutes prior to the ice time for participants to check in with us. Anyone age 12 and older must show rink staff their government photo ID and proof of double vaccination to enter the rink.