Our Approach

We are confident when we say that you will not find higher quality skill development, in the Central Alberta region. From power skating & dynamic edge control, to puck skills, to positional skill, and quite literally everything in between, we have both the expertise, and the teaching methods to allow you and/or your team to be as dominant as possible every time you step onto the ice. Our skill development takes a technical, tactical, and game application approach through high repetition, and detailed work. 

The CrossIce team prides themselves as teachers, connecting with our players and teams to break-down, acquire, and build skill. We also help diagnose the true limiting factors in their game from a skill perspective, and furthermore develop a plan to repair them properly, and efficiently so they can seamlessly be used in a game. Often times players and coaches are hesitant to refer to fundamental skill during practices, when often times, it is holding them back. Giving and receiving a pass, forehand and backhand, is a common culprit. 

 

                                                                                   TECHNICAL SKILL… TACTICAL SKILL… GAME APPLICATION

 

DEVELOP AND TRANSFER!      

 

With our latest partnership with Edge Boss Hockey, you can be assured that not only do we have the expertise and communication skills to get you where you need to go, but also the tools & resources. While on-ice equipment is by no means the whole picture, we find them helpful during the process as they allow us to make drills and patterns, as game-like as possible. 

It is no secret that the skill development industry is a fast-evolving and innovative business. Our promise is that at CrossIce, we have the cutting-edge knowledge, and will invest more in to you, than anybody else will to teach and apply the material we are working on. 

Skills that we emphasize as part of our program:

  • Elite Edge Control and Separation Speed/Acceleration
  • Cuts/Transitions, Changes of Direction and Evasiveness
  • Stride Mechanics, Efficiency, and Power
  • Pass Delivery & Reception
  • Puck Control, Placement, and Protection (good hands is often misrepresented in the skill development industry)
  • Body Positioning
  • Fakes and Deception
  • Shooting and Goal Scoring Tactics
  • Play Processing Speed
  • Awareness and Puck Intelligence
  • Positional-Specific Skills

We love incorporating the use of live video analysis while we work through specialized skill work- for immediate player feedback, visual learning opportunities, and to break down the issues at hand in great detail!