Below are some answers to commonly asked questions by parents...and players. Of course, these are just a few. If your question here is not answered, don't hesitate to contact us.
We have a wide range of skills and abilities who train with us. The ability to adjust speeds and angles quickly specific to each player allows us to work with the youngest beginners all the way through the elite ranks of NHL players. Inclusive to this we have a very loyal following of RINGETTE players of all ages.
We offer first time users the opportunity to try our skating treadmill FREE. In order to truly understand the benefits to their fullest we like to show parents how the training works while allowing the players to experience it for themselves.
Players should bring their full “bottom half” of hockey gear. This includes jock/jill, shin pads, socks, hockey pants and hockey skates. It is also recommended that players bring their a hockey stick and gloves to the session.
Our pricing is set up based on each athlete requiring their own training packages. We can assist in organizing teams and groups to help reduce costs.
With each situation having different variables we ask that you contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your options.
We currently have two locations:
1. Kanata/Stittsville, CHDC, 145 Iber Road
2. Nepean, Ben Franklin Dome, 191 Knoxdale Road
In theory the BLADE treadmill functions in a similar fashion as the running treadmills you may be more familiar with. The BLADE however is approximately 10X bigger, synthetic ice on a rotating slat belt instead of a running surface, allowing for a smooth and easy transition that feels exactly like gliding on ice. The athlete wears a lightweight harness that attaches to the frame surrounding the treadmill surface, allowing the skater to exit on and off the treadmill easily and safely.
Ice time, especially in Ottawa, is relatively expensive, and often, hard to find. The BLADE training is suited for any age/skill of hockey or ringette player. Any athlete that is looking to improve their stride or make it more effective, along with improving endurance and overall hockey skills, the skating treadmill allows for a controlled atmosphere where trainers and coaches can easily communicate with skaters.
This allows them to provide that necessary instruction, evaluation and feedback - via verbal feedback from instructors, and visual feedback from the 6x8 mirror and high speed cameras.
The state of the art Blade skating treadmill is of course what we have built our training centre around however it is just one the many benefits we have for our players.
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 allows the players to recognize the FEELING of proper stride, rather than just knowing what it looks like or try 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.