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Cathy and her coaches teach private lessons taht are in-depth, customized, and focused on technical training width proven techniques since 1984
Cathy is the Junior Sharks, Santa Clara Blackhawks and Springfield Junior Blues Power Skating coach.
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Power Hour: Our mission is to train and develop the next crop of top NCAA hockey and NHL athletes. To accomplish that, we focus on developing dominant power skating abilities in all of our students. We believe superior power skating is by far the most significant competitive advantage, and that adding this skill of our athlete's arsenal is the highest calling of our profession.

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Testimonials

I started taking skating lessons from Cathy when I was 8 years old and her guidance has helped my game tremendously.  Today’s coaches ...

— Matt Audet, Division III hockey for Western New England University in the ECAC Northeast, Client Since 2001 Read More →

“Cathy has been an integral part of the skating development of local hockey players since 1993. She is a key part of our Golden State Hockey School. Many of her students have g...

— Ron Glasow, Former Head Hockey Coach, SJSU Read More →

“I was at a USA Hockey National conference when I heard a division one college coach state “If you can’t get to the puck first you won’t be a dominant player on the ice&rdqu...

— Dave Paulides, Parent of NCAA player and Client since 2009 Read More →

"By investing in your skating, it frees you up to get into the play, anticipate moves and react to your opponents. Great power skating techniques offered by Cathy Andrade allow you then to foc...

— Joe Nemeth VP of Financial Planning, Adobe Systems Inc. Read More →

"Being a good skater has become such an important skill to have in hockey today. I am able to beat the opposition with speed while using my edges and staying strong on my skates, I owe that to...

— Dylan VanderEsch, NCAA Collegiate Player - SUNY Potsdam and client since 2004 Read More →

We are so fortunate to have Cathy teach our son, Alex, how to skate well.  He's been taking lessons from Cathy for about 9 years.  Initially, he skated as if his feet were&...

— Jim & Christy Lofink, Parent and Client Since 2004 Read More →

"My brother Viktor and I have been taking skating lessons from Coach Cathy since we moved to California in the early 90s, when my father wa...

— Tatjana Tikhonov - former player (early 90’s)- Head Coach & Owner of Tikhonov Training Camp Read More →

“Skating is the most important function in the game of hockey. Cathy has mastered the fundamentals of using edges, maximizing stride and using  proper technique. She has proved time...

— Roy Sommer, Head Coach, Worcester Sharks, AHL Read More →