Development Programs

Power Skating and Development Programs:

Ancaster Skating Club:  Offers a combined learn-to-skate (CanSkate) and beginner powerskating program this summer at the Mohawk 4 Ice Centre, geared towards beginner and returning skaters aged 3 and up.  These programs are designed to help skaters improve their basic skating skills for hockey, ringette, figure skating and speed skating. Instruction is provided by Skate Canada Certified coaches on the fundamentals of balance, control, and agility in a fun and friendly learning environment.  Both Wednesday daytime and Thursday evening options are available.  Programs are also being offered for Parents & Tots (aged 2-4) and teens/young adults wishing to learn to skate or improve their skill level.  Please go to for registration information.

Innovate Hockey: Corey Stringer, born & raised in Hamilton, Ontario played his minor hockey with the Hamilton Reps AAA. His love & passion for the game is evident, focusing on improvement. Corey has a vision for true 1 on 1 development. He works closely with all players; coaching, teaching, instructing and helping on all levels, both mentally & physically. He always wants to be the best mentor possible. Corey’s goal is player success and make sure they have fun!”   For more information please visit the website at:

Josh Soares Hockey Development:  Josh Soares Hockey Development’s programs and camps are designed to enhance a player’s level of skill, increase his/her knowledge of the game, and improve his/her physical fitness. Participation in these programs will promote all around development and will improve all aspects of hockey.  Visit or contact for more information

Personal Best Hockey:  Personal Best Hockey creates a fun learning environment to help your player set and exceed their on ice goals through intense drills that simulate real game situations. Personal attention coupled with continuous positive feedback and proper correction are the keys to building confidence and improving every time you step on the ice with Personal Best Hockey. Share our passion for the game and reach your Personal Best!  For more information about programs offered visit  e-mail or by phone at (Darryl Sinclair) 905-870-9921

Mak’s Hockey Academy and Leagues:  Providing hockey development and training for all ages for the past 26 years.  Professional instruction provided by Ryan Risidore (former AHL- Hamilton Bulldog),  Richie Vrataric (former OHL player), Geraldine Heaney (Hockey Hall of Famer) Mark Mazzetti (former NCAA player) Jeff Toole (Alliance of Ontario Instructor) Laura Fortino (Canadian National team) Sarah Nurse (Canadian National team) and Director Leo Paone.  For more information please check out the website at For more information on Mak’s Hockey Aademy’s Summer 3on3 and 4 on 4 leagues please visit us at or 905-648-4606.

STOKE Strength and Conditioning: offers a range team and personal training programs. More than hockey specific training, we provide on and off ice fitness and conditioning for beginners to elite athletes. Our coaching team is lead by Olympic Gold Medalist, Jocelyne Larocque, and our coaches have experience playing at NCAA, CIS, National and International levels.  Take your game to the next level! Visit our website at to learn more or contact us now at or 905-317-7379.

Velenosi Hockey and Development:  For over 35 years, Velenosi Power Skating and Hockey Development, has helped thousands of hockey players in the Hamilton and surrounding area. The “Velenosi Way of Skating” is a unique teaching technique developed by Marilynn and Sandy Velenosi for all levels of hockey players from beginner to pro. AAA, AA, MD, House League, Junior, OHL, AHL, NHL Olympians.  US and International students welcomed.  For more information please visit: