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PARTNERSHIP October 2021 Article


SJHOCKEYNOW October 2020 Article


Fear the Fin March 2020 Article


California Rubber Magazine Articles 2019

Extra Hour Off-Ice Training Impacting Norcal Hockey

PWHPA - Thankful for the opportunity!

PWHPA Girls Clinic comes to San Jose

Power Skating & Hockey Fitness with Cathy Andrade

In this episode, Dr. Kevin Vandi (Competitive EDGE Physical Therapy) sits down with Cathy Andrade, owner of Power Hour and Extra Hour Off-Ice Hockey Training Facility.

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San Jose Sharks, Kevin Labanc

TV interview discussing off-season power skating training with Cathy Andrade 

KAV Sports selects Extra Hour to test their newly engineered helmet - Personalized helmets, unrivaled performance!

Extra Hour Off-Ice Hockey Training Facility was chosen by Kav Sports to test out the subzero venting feature while on the skating treadmill.  More comfortable, cooler, stronger! (https://kavsports.com).

The Woman Who is Teaching the NHL How to Skate 

Barb Underhill is carving out an important legacy, both on and off the ice. Cathy Andrade, former figure skater, has worked with San Jose center Joe Pavelski helping him earn a spot on the 2010 U.S. Olympic squad. Read More >

Coyotes Hire Dawn Braid

The Coyotes have added Dawn Braid as full-time member of their coaching staff, making her the first full-time female NHL coach.  Several women have worked as skating consultants for NHL players and teams, including Barb Underhill, Laura Stamm and Cathy Andrade. Read More >

Sports Illustrated on Joe Pavelski

When he enlisted the help of skating coach Cathy Andrade, she was surprised when Pavelski stopped the lesson to ask for paper and a pencil, so he could take notes. Read More >

ESPN on The NHL's Secret Weapon

A former figure skating star and a struggling NHL player seems like a strange partnership. But world champ Barbara Underhill and Lightning center Brian Boyle ended up being an excellent pair.  San Jose Sharks forward Joe Pavelski worked with former figure skater Cathy Andrade.  Pavelski finished third in the NHL last season with 41 goals and is now among the NHL's most consistent scorers while Cathy Andrade is a fixture in Northern California's emerging hockey community. Read More >

ProAmbitions Newsletter: What is it about Figure Skating that is so Unique?

"What is it about figure skating that is so unique? It's the use of edges, it's how we use our body to change direction on the ice. It's something that makes all hockey players go 'oh'." -- Four-time world champion Kurt Browning Read More >

California Rubber Hockey Magazine Interview: Jr. Sharks Look to Power-Skating Instructor for Edge

Cathy Andrade has been working with the San Jose Jr. Sharks to some degree for nearly eight years.  Having coached hockey players and figure skaters in Canada and the U.S. since 1984, the Calgary-born Andrade has a wealth of knowledge on the proper mechanics of skating and how to get the most out of every stride. Read More >

Power Hour Success Story

Every so often you come across an athlete that you can quickly tell is headed for greatness. Soren Jonzzon (NCAA D1) is clearly such an athlete...Read More >

Rubber Magazine - Power Hour Coach Matt Guffey

AAA coach, Cathy's Power Skating private instructor, Power Hour instructor discusses the two most important questions a coach should ask. Read More >

Wall Street Journal Article - Joe Pavelski 2010

Interview about the off-season power skating training with Cathy Andrade 

What's Gotten Into Pavelski?


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