Ages 8-to-Pro. We recommend that children from ages 8 - 18  use the PowerSkater under adult supervision. 

8’ triangle base, 5.5’ sides, top of the triangle is 4.5’ / 40 lbs.


Easy. All you need is to secure two bolts with supplied allen wrench, then attach footrests and cords.

The unit comes with yellow (light) and red (standard) recommended for ages 8–13, or for rehabilitation. The blue (medium) cord is for 13+. The green (intermediate) cord is for the advanced skaters: u16+, junior, college, and pros. The black (heavy) cord is for highly advanced and physically fit players at the junior, college, and pro ranks.

Depends on the age, skill level, and purpose for using the PowerSkater®, follow the STRYDE Hockey™ guidelines. If you are learning technique/posture and you are at a young age, then begin with the light cord at the low setting. As you improve your technique and strengthen your muscles, increase the tension. If you want strength and conditioning then start out with the standard cord (ages 8–13) at a comfortable setting that you can sustain a 10-minute workout. The same is true for the medium cord (ages 13–adult). The heavy cord should only be used for well-conditioned players at the junior, college and pro level. Ask your trainer or conditioning coach for a program to your specific needs. For those interested in rehabilitation, consult your therapist or doctor for your specific program.

The PowerSkater® should be viewed as a supplement to a professional skating instructor. It helps strengthen the important muscles used in skating. This can be challenging to do on the ice. The goal would be when the athlete gets on the ice with an instructor, they’re much further developed to work on more advanced aspects of skating.

Recommended 2–3 times a week following the stryde hockey™ platform.

By following the STRYDE hockey™ program, based on age and skill level, athletes should see an increase in muscle strength in weeks. This all depends on the athlete’s strength, following correct posture & technique, number of workouts, and time on the machine.

Absolutely. The PowerSkater® forces a certain amount of coordination and reinforces the correct technique. The muscles as they grow will strengthen and help “memorize” your movements.

Slide boards and PowerSkater® form an ideal training pair. Slide boards enhance lateral hockey training, offering improved balance, strengthened leg muscles, cardiovascular conditioning, joint flexibility, and reduced injury risk. The PowerSkater® elevates these benefits with variable loaded resistance cords, mimicking the 45-degree skating push and providing customizable tension levels for enhanced strength-building and muscle memory. Together, they offer a comprehensive and efficient approach to hockey training.

We ship throughout Canada from our distribution center in the Toronto area. To order, visit our Canada website at: powerskater.ca

No, it’s a myth that goalies don’t need to be excellent skaters — they demand great balance and explosive lateral power. We have several goalies using the PowerSkater® even at the nhl level.

Yes. There are some minor differences but the muscle groups used for skating and stride power, endurance, balance, stride length are all important to figure skating. Have your instructor visit our site and they will be able to help you transition the language to figure skating for technique, conditioning, and skills. Figure skaters own PowerSkaters®.

Yes. We currently have units with several teams and pro players who use it personally on and off season.

3 Primary reasons: technique, strength & conditioning, and rehabilitation. Athletic trainers, physical therapists, and strength & conditioning coaches all have their specific reasons for wanting a PowerSkater®. Nhl teams hire power skating instructors to help individuals improve their skills.

Backward skating demands a technique akin to forward skating, emphasizing crucial elements such as maintaining a proper knee bend, bending at the hips instead of the back, executing 45-degree pushes, and ensuring a correct arm swing. Strengthening and conditioning your muscles through forward skating can notably enhance your performance in backward skating. Moreover, the lateral crossunder attachment serves to teach the essential pushes and pulls integral to backward skating technique.

Absolutely. We firmly believe that proficient in-line skating technique directly translates to proficient ice skating technique. Given the identical nature of techniques between in-line and ice skating, the PowerSkater® serves as an invaluable tool to educate, train, and condition athletes to excel in both realms of skating.

You can break the hooks — about 5% of our customers have broken their hooks (front mounting plate). This is due to the user allowing the foot truck to slam into the front of the machine as opposed to controlling the return. When you push off with your striding leg, you are pushing your foot on a truck, down a track under the resistance of an elastic cord. The truck becomes “loaded” and wants to return to the front at a high velocity. You need to return the truck at the same rate as the push off with a low impact stop. This action is important from a training perspective and prevents damage. The push off and return is an eccentric and concentric muscle contraction. These two kinetic movements provide flexibility and elasticity in your muscles for power and speed. Taking the weight off the foot truck by not controlling the return greatly diminishes the eccentric movement.

Yes and no. While not the primary focus, it can be achieved with confidence and proficiency on the PowerSkater. Experts prioritize essential skating techniques such as proper knee bend, full-length strides, maintaining a low profile, ensuring full recoveries, generating pushing power, and executing effective arm swings. Prioritizing these techniques, like sustaining a low profile with deep knee bends for power and full strides, takes precedence over the toe flick.

It’s an extra part for the PowerSkater® that fits into the track’s sides. It trains the essential push-and-pull movement for both forward and backward skating, including drills for crossovers and targeting hip abductors and adductors.