KURT NICHOLS POWER SKATING

About Us

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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
Apr 6 - Jun 15

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Full Throttle Max

Spring Session | All Levels

We start with a proper Hockey Position and build skills around this foundation. The focus is on using edges to - Read More
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Apr 11 - Jun 13

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Stick Handling & Shooting

Spring Session | Int-Adv Levels

Each class begins with a warm up designed to loosen up the hands and free the upper body. Our stick - Read More
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Apr 15 - Jun 10

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KNPS Hockey School

Spring Session

Our accelerated developmental program that focuses primarily on skating with some light puck movement and games built in. Featuring station-based - Read More
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Jun 18 - Jun 22

Full Throttle Camp

Summer Session 1

This isn’t your standard babysitting hockey camp. Its Full Throttle Max packed into five intense days. The focus will be - Read More
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Jun 25 - Jun 29

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Full Throttle Camp

Summer Session 2

This isn’t your standard babysitting hockey camp. Its Full Throttle Max packed into five intense days. The focus will be - Read More
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Aug 20 - Aug 23

Full Throttle Camp

Summer Session 3

This isn’t your standard babysitting hockey camp. Its Full Throttle Max packed into four intense days. The focus will be - Read More
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