In June 2020, we added a critical element to our development team that we were missing! REANNA JORDAN joined CrossIce Developments as our Power Skating Coach, with 5 years of University Hockey under her belt, as well as years of power skating experience. Reanna is from Ponoka, Alberta, and grew up playing in the Lacombe Minor Hockey Association. Power Skating was a hole in our brand that we were looking to fill for quite some time due to client demand, and the simple fact of rounding out our team, but the fit had to be right! We found exactly that in Reanna, with her being local, to go along with her experience and knowledge she has to offer.
After playing for the Red Deer Midget AAA Female Chiefs, Reanna advanced to Mount Royal University to play 4 seasons of CIS University hockey, and 1 year of U-Sport. While there, she obtained her bachelor of education degree, and now teaches Grade 1 in Ponoka. After her playing career, she pursued her passion of teaching power skating to young players, and began her certifications. Recently, she received her Level-3 skating certification. Over the duration of the last 3 years, she has been teaching power skating to young players, locally in Lacombe and area. By adding Reanna to our well-established brand, we feel as though there will be a mutual benefit for both to grow and expand!
“The power skating program that I plan to implement with CrossIce is geared towards young athletes who have aspirations to become stronger, faster, and more confident skaters.
Players will receive instruction that is key to enhancing their skating proficiency by developing muscle memory through proper repetition and game performance drills. By doing so, athletes will have success transferring these skills and abilities in to their respective games. The key components that athletes will focus on include length of stride, quick recovery, low recovery, depth, and arm movement. Edge work will be prioritized when necessary for players to gain confidence and trust their skating ability.
Feedback will be immediate, and focus on the growth of the individual player. Athletes will have the opportunity to improve their skating ability through our innovative framework and dedicated instruction.”
Through specialized training and drills, her power skating program not only covers the following- but permits athletes to carry them forward into her game-like drills so you can directly transfer your corrected technique and new speed!
- Forwards and Backwards Stride Mechanics
- Explosive Starts/Acceleration
- Two-foot and one-foot stops
- Next-Level Edge Control
- Turning & Crossovers
- Pivots & Transitions
- Linear Crossovers
- Changes of Speed
- Speed with the Puck
Reanna is an integral part of our summer prep and skill camps, as well as a vital piece to our skill development platform we offer to our minor hockey associations! She also is accepting private skating work with individual clients!
For more information, please reach out to us!