Power Skating is strong, fast, controlled skating. Hockey power skating teaches the player proper skating technique, including endurance, agility, rhythm, balance, and strength. As the hockey player begins to incorporate these skills into his or her game, performance is enhanced and injuries are minimized. The earlier these skills become a habitual part of the player’s practice and game, the more likely the player is to succeed in the sport of hockey. Sanitates Power Skate has successfully taught thousands of students the skills they need for peak performance.
Guarantee: Suzy is on the ice for all of Sanitate’s Power Skate sessions. Suzy and her staff will give 100% to all of her students.
- Concentrated advanced balance and agility work to enhance “edge control” and coordination.
- Emphasis on balance, agility, quickness, starts and stops, explosive acceleration, powerful strides, tight turns, backward skating, and lateral mobility.
- Active Instructor demonstrations.
- 2 hours of daily on-ice instruction (ice time depends on type of clinic).
- All players receive individual attention.
- Each class is limited to size.
- Players are divided into instructional groups according to age and skill levels.
Full protective hockey equipment and hockey stick required.
Director and Instructor
Suzy Sanitate is a U.S. figure skating gold medalist in figures, freestyle, and pre-gold dance. She was an active U.S. Figure Skating Association competitor for 12 years and four-time Midwestern competitor. Suzy has coached students to qualify for midwestern and Adult National Competitions as well as achieve USFA Gold Medals. She is a rated member of P.S.A. and the I.S.I. and achieved P.S.A. hockey accreditation. Suzy is currently on staff with House, Travel and O.H.L. teams throughout Michigan and has ran clinics in other states. She currently has 6 students playing in the NHL.
With 31 years of experience instructing hockey schools, Suzy and her staff know the importance of getting to the basics. Regardless of your level of play, everyone can enhance their skating.
Suzy’s program teaches good training ethics as the foundation for instruction on proper skating technique. Each program offers individualized training on forward and backward strides, stopping, crossovers, and use of both edges. Suzy has chosen a staff of instructors who are dedicated, experienced, and committed to the development of each individual player. All instructors are qualified and rated power skate instructors.
Our Students – Past & Current players in the NHL
St. Louis Blues,
New York Islanders,
Toronto Maple Leafs
Columbus Blue Jackets,
2-time Stanley Cup Champion
“Both Drew and I have been very challenged and have enjoyed our skating lessons with Suzy. She has been able to improve our fundamentals and skating speed. The great thing is Suzy has been able to help us both even though we are at different levels. I would highly recommend working with Suzy to any level skater out there who is looking to improve. Whether you do a clinic or privates, Suzy is the one to work with.”
“Our son Jack started skating with Suzy at 5 years old. He played travel hockey, and then was chosen for the US National Development team. He then received a College sholarship to University of Michigan and then drafted into the NHL. Jack is currently playing for the L.A. Kings. Suzy had a big part of getting him there.”
“My son Arthur first skated with Suzy Sanitate when he was 8 years old. He had just finished his first season of house hockey. That year he was drafted in the 17th round ot of 18 rounds. After skating with Suzy, he was selected in the first round the next season and was the third over-all pick. He has continued to skate with Suzy over the years. Arthur played AAA hockey with Honey Baked Ham, Little Caesar’s and Belle Tire. In his Senior year, he played high school hockey and was one of 6 players elected to MHSAA “Dream Team,” out of more than 3,600 players. Last season, Arthur played Junior A hockey in Boston. None of this would have happened without Suzy Sanitate. Thank you, Suzy.”
“Suzy knows power skating. She’s adaptable, and therefore works effectively with children of all ages. She has made a big difference with my team!”
“I feel I have improved my skating tremendously since I have been working with Suzy. I started skating much later and feel that with her expertise I can play with skaters that have spent their whole life skating. Thanks to Suzy, I am an overall better player.”
“Suzy combines excellent knowledge with a firm teaching style. she has a flair and charisma that commands respect and guarantees results. In all my years of playing, teaching and coaching, Sanitate’s the best!”
“Suzy is a dynamic teacher and motivator. she runs a fine tuned and intense power skate, that is why I asked her to instruct the power skating portion of my ‘Summer Chill Hockey Schools’!