BLADE Treadmill Training for Individuals

Our BLADE Skating Treadmill Centres are revolutionary within the Ottawa area. Our full-time dedicated coaches, make our facilities the industry leader.  The exponential growth of a player using the treadmill can be realized in a short amount of time with the extensive work we have put in generating our proprietary training protocols.

The BLADE is the largest, fastest and more technologically advanced skating treadmill on the market. Its surface size, unique ability to incline at 35 degrees, decline to negative 5 degrees, reach speeds of 25 MPH and operate continuously uninterrupted throughout each training sessions allows for the most versatile and complete training experience possible. 

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What is the distinct advantage over training on ice?

The BLADE treadmill training centres allow us to add another element to this sensory training experience.  We are now able to create the FEELING of proper stride for your player(s).  With the use of four live video feeds, all from different angles, a large 6’ x 8’ mirror, and one-2-one coaching, we can now engage multiple senses for players.  The video allows players to see their true movement while the coaches encourage them into proper technique.  This assists the players in recognizing the FEELING of proper stride, rather than just knowing what it looks like or trying to interpret only by how a coach explains it.

What are the direct development benefits?

Straight line skating: 
Proper technical skating means additional speed and efficiency.

Acceleration training:
The treadmill size allows for quick start and power generation training.

Balance and Body Control:
The use of technology visually shows players proper motion.

Backwards stride:
Advanced skaters will learn to generate speed while increasing agility in transition.

Transition/Lateral skating:
Gives players the confidence to move laterally, versus always skating and turning.

Puck & Ring handling in stride:
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hysically training hands to work with feet as puck/ring can be handled on treadmill while striding (videos upon request)

Shooting in stride:
Learn coordination in a control environment to shoot the ring while in full stride.

Conditioning:
A beneficial by-product of our stride development training  

How do players learn?
Scientific studies have shown that after only 8 treadmill training sessions, male/female hockey players showed increased foot speed and leg strength resulting in a 10% increase in explosive power (Harriss, 2010).  During this same 8-week training program, players significantly increased their skating speed and reduced on-ice sprinting times (Lockwood, 2010).
To facilitate the most comprehensive training experience we studied how young athletes optimally learn & develop. 
As a large on-ice development company, we take advantage of using video for our on-ice training whenever possible.  The opportunity for players to see themselves in motion irrefutably has its beneficial elements for refining a player’s stride.
The BLADE treadmill training centres allow us to add another element to this sensory training experience.  We are now able to create the FEELING of proper stride for your player(s).  With the use of four live video feeds, all from different angles, a large 6’ x 8’ mirror, and one-2-one coaching, we can now engage multiple senses for players.  The video allows players to see their true movement while the coaches encourage them into proper technique.  This assists the players in recognizing the FEELING of proper stride, rather than just knowing what it looks like or trying to interpret only by how a coach explains it.
The evolution of learning the FEELING of proper stride to that FEELING turning into a natural habit has accelerated player’s development multiple times over when compared to simply on-ice training.
Development Session - Overview
Our goal for the treadmill player development program is to provide a controlled environment that will both challenge and consistently develop players throughout each session.  We have established a program that focuses on encouraging players to achieve their goals.  Our program suits each age/skill level and is designed to complement team practices and development goals.
  1. Each Training Session is 1 hour long
  2. A maximum of 4 players can train during an individual training session. This ratio simulates the same work to rest ratio of 3-1 as players will experience in game.
  3. Players wear their lower gear to give the realistic feel
  4. As players progress through our training protocols their plan will adjust based on their skill/age
Packages & Pricing

*1 FREE trial session for all first time users

  • Single Session - $55.00
  • 5 Sessions - $200 ($40 per session)
  • 10 Sessions - $350 ($35 per session)
  • 20 Sessions - $650 ($32.50 per session)
  • 30 Sessions - $825 ($27.50 per session)

Monthly Memberships - Unlimited Treadmill Training Sessions

  • Gold Membership6 month - $189.00 / month 
  • Platinum Membership12 month - $159.00/month

Gold and Platinum Membership also features:
(1) unlimited treadmill sessions 
(2) 10% off PD Day, X-Mas and March Break Camps
(3)
 Priority registration in all summer training facility programs
How do I buy a package and book training sessions?
All of our booking our done online through our website.
How to Add a FREE Trial or Package:
  1. Click this link  https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/7yneh73g/
  2. Click on the BOOK NOW button
  3. Set Up a user account
  4. Select the FREE trial from the drop down menu(if you are a first time user)
  5. Complete that purchase to have the package added to your account
How to book your appointment(s):
  1. Log into your user account
  2. On the left from the drop down menu select your training type
  3. Select your Location
  4. Select your preferred date and then time
  5. Verify that the account menu has the appropriate package selected from the drop down
  6. Click CONTINUE at bottom of page to finalize booking
Where are our locations?
1. Stittsville, CHDC, 145 Iber Road
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2. Nepean, Ben Franklin Dome, 191 Knoxdale Road
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Treadmill questions? Read our FAQ page here.