Summer Skills and Power Skating Clinic

The Dolphins are pleased to announce that we will once again be holding our Monday Night Summer Skills and Power Skating for Dolphin Rep Players starting May 1st.

Sessions will once again be led by Kristen Richards, and will include instructors from the CWHL, PWHL and University level hockey.

Instruction will focus on core skills including skating and puck handling. Our goal is to have an player to instructor ratio of 5 or 6 to 1 so that skaters can get the individual attention they need at the instruction level they require (i.e. we can divide players up by skill level when required).

The number of participants will be capped at 25 skaters per session*, and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. You must sign up for the full term to participate (there will be no drop-in fees). The sessions are priced so that even if you cannot make all of the sessions, the cost per session is still comparable to other clinics. If you can’t commit to the full term, please contact me and we’ll see if we can split a registration with another player.

Sessions will run May 1st to July 31st (12 weeks in length) with exclusions for long weekends.

The first hour will be reserved for Novice and Atom players, and the second hour for Peewee and older.

Session Dates:

May 1, May 8, May 15 and May 29 (no session on May 22nd)
June 5, June 12, June 19, June 26
July 10, July 17, July 24 and July 31 (no session July 3rd)

Session Times:

Novice and Atom:         May and June – 7:00 to 8:00PM;  July 7:20 to 8:20PM**
Peewee and older:        May and June – 8:00 to 9:00PM;  July 8:20 to 9:20PM**

**(please note change in start time in July)*

Price: $350/player payable on-line at time of registration

Novice and Atom Registration

Peewee and older Registration

Location: Canadian Ice Academy – 3111 Universal Dr, Mississauga, ON L4X 2E

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What Kristen’s program has demonstrated in the past, is the player and teams that participate in this development program, improve muscle memory of their stride to become more efficient, which pays dividends late in the games as you have expended less energy and are able to continue skating hard until the final buzzer.

Instructors

Kristen Richards

  • Technical coach for the Etobicoke Dolphins for the past 7 years
  • Lead technical instructor for the past 4 years
  • Current member of the Brampton Thunder (CWHL)
  • Former captain of the Robert Morris University Colonials (NCAA)
  • Alumnus of the Hockey Canada Under-18 program
  • Captained 2 teams to provincial women’s hockey championships (OWHA junior)
  • Former Etobicoke Dolphin player

Kristen Richard is known for her exceptional skating/stride, which Dawn Braid (former Maple Leafs Skating coach) helped to develop  Kristen went on to help Dawn in developing players and now follows those same methods.  She is developing her professional career as a school teacher and is a natural instructor that the girls gravitate to.  She has also developed a vast network of friends who currently coach NCAA.

Liz Knox

  • Current member of the Brampton Thunder (CWHL)
  • Led Canada to a Gold medal in the 2011 Universiade Games
  • CIS Player-of-the-year 2010
  • First team CIS All Canadian