Sky Rink's Top Shelf Hockey Training Center is a state-of-the-art training space designed for competitive youth (ages 6+) and adult hockey players. With the latest generation equipment and proven training protocols, Top Shelf Hockey Training offers unparalleled services and Athletic Republic-certified coaching. Through speed training and skills development, Top Shelf helps dedicated hockey players take their game to the next level.
Players skate on our Athletic Republic-patented skating treadmill using their own skates. The skating treadmill can reach speeds of 16 miles an hour and an incline grade of 36.5 degrees. This machine, combined with the short duration/high intensity sprinting sequences that simulate hockey shifts, delivers the most sport-specific conditioning program possible to every athlete that walks into Top Shelf. Players are taught proper stride mechanics at high speeds and learn to self-correct in three ways: real-time visual — by training in front of a mirror; auditory — through the coach's cues; and video replay — through Dartfish video motion analysis: all contributing to improved stride mechanics.
Players improve their individual skills by training on Top Shelf's artifical ice Skills Zone. Skill Development workouts include drills that focus on stick handling, shooting, off-balance accuracy, soft hands, passing, toe drags, dekes, shooting technique and power, obstacle stick handling, puck control, and goalie skills.