High Performance Training

The 2020 Schedule and Registration will Open Soon once ice times have been confirmed. An email will be sent notifying of registration dates.


Power Skating Expert Tara McKay offers hockey players the best training in high performance skating. Tara works with elite athletes including NHL Pro players, NCAA, CIS, OHL, Major Junior, and Midget AAA. Tara also continues to work at the grassroots level in minor hockey with several youth programs from the beginner level up to AAA.

Tara comes highly recommended by Gary Roberts. “I’ve added the best technical skating instructor I know to compliment the work I do with my players in the gym…someone who understands the game, the mechanics as well as the human body”.

Tara leads players through intensive on-ice technical skating and intensive on-ice conditioning sessions focusing on improving skating mechanics and technique for improved power, speed and agility.

At the elite level, Tara also utilizes video analysis to enhance learning and accelerate the correction and development of a player’s body mechanics and skating techniques. Video is analysed and shared with players, making it easier to understand the corrections they need to make, and accelerates their improvement.

Main areas of focus:

  • Stride Mechanics and Efficiency of Skating Skills
  • Edge Work, Balance and Stability
  • Lateral Movement and Transition Skating
  • Quickness and Agility

Program Goals:

  • Improving skating efficiency and technique through effective edging work, balance work and technical skating drills
  • Analyzing and correcting body mechanics through On Ice Training and Video Analysis
  • Identifying areas of skating weaknesses and ensuring weak areas are corrected.


SARC: Stronach Aurora Recreation Complex,

GroupLocation, Dates & TimesCost

USHL, Major Junior,

Midget AAA

Dates Currently TBA
$350 (includes HST)

About Tara


Tara McKay is a member of the team for Gary Roberts High Performance Training (GRHPT).

Tara is the Power Skating Coach for Gary’s off-season training program for ELITE level and PRO players. Learn more.

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