Our Junior Development and StarSkate programs will have OFF-ICE programs that are an important part of a skaters development to improve on ice performance and also to prevent injury to the athlete. OFF-ICE will help with balance, strength, agility, flexibility and strength.
OFF-ICE for Junior Development will consist of two half hour sessions per week prior to on-ice sessions, focusing on stretching, flexibility and performing jump rotations and walking-through of jumps and holding spirals. The StarSkate OFF-ICE will focus on the same elements as the Junior Development athletes (balance, strength, agility, flexibility and strength), but will involve more strength training, stretching and some running for endurance.
Skaters are required to wear appropriate clothing for OFF-ICE sessions, including running shoes and bring a skipping rope, yoga type mat and water bottle.