Power Skaing Camp hits the ice

Two local men are ready to help youngsters sharpen their skills in the annual Power Skating and Hockey Skills camp starting Monday.

Two local men have sharpened up the blades and are ready to help youngsters sharpen their skills in the annual Power Skating and Hockey Skills camp starting Monday.

Chris Kissock and hockey instructor and teacher David Colquhoun will run the week-long camp.

While  Kissock is known more now for his split-finger fastball and a Pan Am Games gold medal, he is also a former Beaver Valley Nitehawk and Trail Smoke Eater and looks forward to assisting younger players, ages five to 12, who look to improve their game.

“It’s fun,” says Kissock. “I like teaching hockey, I’m a baseball player but I’ve been around hockey my whole life.”

The skaters will be divided into a five-to–seven-age-group and a nine-to 12-group.

“It’s full hockey gear, we play games at the end but mostly it’s about pure power skating,” he added.

All levels of skill and development are encouraged to attend, whether enrolled in minor hockey, Can-Skate or just intent on learning.

“There is always something to learn but developing skating is first and foremost.”

The camp will also introduce pucks later in the camp to develop skaters’ skill and control with the puck as well.

To register for the camp, call the Trail Aquatic Centre at 364-0888.