KURT NICHOLS POWER SKATING

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At Kurt Nichols Power Skating, our adaptive curriculum uses pyramid based skill progression, which reinforces and repeats as we learn. Basic skills and fundamentals create a baseline for our skaters.

Our one-of-a-kind drills build on that while teaching you to apply your skills in game. This creates an advanced efficient technique that gives our students more power AND more endurance. We then repeat and reinforce with similar drills until all skills are mastered and it is second nature.

Cap it all off with our unique high level maneuvers for elite skaters and the KNPS program is second to none in creating the best hockey skaters.

Players will work toward mastering all skills on the KNPS Teaching Wheel.

Meet Kurt Nichols.

 

Raised in a family of skaters, Kurt got his start on the ice from figure skating, but also found joy in playing hockey throughout high school and early college. After graduating from Clarkson University and moving to New York City, Kurt soon discovered he had a talent for sharing that joy and love of skating with others.

Over the course of his thirteen years as a coach, Kurt has developed a unique curriculum that combines the fluidity and efficiency of figure skating with the aggression and power of hockey. His firm but intense coaching style draws from a deep well of knowledge and experience and tailors each lesson to his individual players needs.

Kurt is the head power skating coach for:

NYC Cyclones

North Park Hockey

Central Park Hawks

Stamford Sharks

Connecticut Flames

Kurt Coaches individual players from the following organizations:

NJ Avalanche

CT Rough Riders

Mid Fairfield

Connecticut Junior Rangers (CJR)

NYC Cyclones

North Park Hockey

Westchester Express

PAL Islanders

Cornell University

ISS Kings

NJ Rockets

NJ Colonials

Long Island Gulls/Gladiators

Check out our upcoming events
Sep 15 - Oct 27

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Full Throttle Intensive

Fall Semester 1
Intermediate Level - Saturdays at 4:15
Skating is the most important skill for a hockey player. This is a 7-week 1 hour/day intense program covering the - Read More
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Sep 15 - Oct 27

KNPS Hockey School

Fall Session 1
Saturdays at 10:00am
New to hockey? Can’t skate – can’t score! Out accelerated developmental program focuses primarily on the Kurt Nichols Power Skating - Read More
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Oct 29 - Mar 11

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Full Throttle Power Skating

16-Week Program
Fundamental-Intermediate Level - Mondays at 5:30
Skating is the most important skill for a hockey player and 90% of the game. If you can’t skate, you - Read More
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Oct 29 - Mar 11

Full Throttle Power Skating

16-Week Program
Intermediate-Advanced Level - Mondays at 6:15
Skating is the most important skill for a hockey player and 90% of the game. If you can’t skate, you - Read More
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Nov 3 - Dec 15

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Full Throttle Intensive

Fall Semester 2
Advanced Level - Saturdays at 5:30
Skating is the most important skill for a hockey player. This is a 6-week 1 hour/day intense program covering the - Read More
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Nov 3 - Dec 15

KNPS Hockey School

Fall Session 2
Saturdays at 10:00am
New to hockey? Can’t skate – can’t score! Out accelerated developmental program focuses primarily on the Kurt Nichols Power Skating - Read More
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