The BLADE skating treadmill is ideal for skaters of all levels. From beginners learning fundamentals to professional athletes seeking stride efficiency and endurance development, the BLADE is the ultimate tool for developing technique and improving overall skating abilities.
The key to BLADE training is the controlled atmosphere. Coaches and trainers can easily communicate with skaters, providing constant instruction and supplying direct feedback to get results.
With the use of speed and incline to manipulate the treadmill, we are able to compensate for any player deficiency or desired training focus. The BLADE treadmill can reach speeds of 0-25 mph and can move from a negative five degree incline all the way up to thirty-five degree incline, giving a wide range of combinations to customize training for each player.
Distinct Advantage over similar on ice training: 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.
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.
Straight line skating:
Proper technical skating means additional speed and efficiency.
The treadmill size allows for quick start and power generation training.
Balance and Body Control:
The use of technology visually shows players proper motion.
Advanced skaters will learn to generate speed while increasing agility in transition.
Gives players the confidence to move laterally, versus always skating and turning.
Puck & Ring handling in stride:
Physically 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.
A beneficial by-product of our stride development training
Additionally to compliment our training centre partnerships we have a full line of on ice clinics, seminars and coach mentoring as well. Click HERE for a quick overview of our other options.