Registration is now open for Winter 2021 Skill Development classes at Cutting Edge Hockey Development Centre.

 

All Winter Classes have been extended until the week of May 10th to make up for sessions missed during lockdown.


Improve your skating, stick handling, passing and shooting skills in a fun and challenging environment under the guidance of Cutting Edge Head Instructor, Perry D’Arrisso.

Drop in classes are charged at $40+HST. We recommend you call ahead for availability if using the drop-in option as spots are limited and are awarded on a first-come first-served basis.

 

Contact Us if you need help deciding which class is most appropriate for you.

MONDAY

 

CE 3 ON 3 – SESSION 1 (2012-2013)


This program features a 35 minute high intensity skill development session with Cutting Edge’s Head Instructor Perry D’Arrisso.  The last 15 minutes of each session will incorporate a 3 on 3 game providing players with the opportunity to integrate the skills they have practiced into game situations while receiving immediate feedback from Coach D’Arrisso and his assistant.  Possessing skill is only part of the equation.  Understanding when and how to utilize those skills during a game is just as important.  This program provides both the technical and tactical training every young player requires with a particular emphasis on skating, stick handling and shooting skills.

This program accepts a maximum of 12 players per session.

When: Mondays 530-630 pm

Start date: Monday, January 4

End Date: Monday, March 29

Cost $485 + hst

Register – CE 3 on 3, Session 1

CE 3 ON 3 – SESSION 2 (2010-2011)


This program features a 35 minute high intensity skill development session with Cutting Edge’s Head Instructor Perry D’Arrisso.  The last 15 minutes of each session will incorporate a 3 on 3 game providing players with the opportunity to integrate the skills they have practiced into game situations while receiving immediate feedback from Coach D’Arrisso and his assistant.  Possessing skill is only part of the equation.  Understanding when and how to utilize those skills during a game is just as important.  This program provides both the technical and tactical training every young player requires with a particular emphasis on skating, stick handling and shooting skills.

This program accepts a maximum of 12 players per session.

When: Mondays 630-730 pm

Start date: Monday, January 4

End Date: Monday, March 29

Cost $485 + hst

Register – CE 3 on 3, Session 2

CE 3 ON 3 – SESSION 3 (2008-2009)


This program features a 35 minute high intensity skill development session with Cutting Edge’s Head Instructor Perry D’Arrisso.  The last 15 minutes of each session will incorporate a 3 on 3 game providing players with the opportunity to integrate the skills they have practiced into game situations while receiving immediate feedback from Coach D’Arrisso and his assistant.  Possessing skill is only part of the equation.  Understanding when and how to utilize those skills during a game is just as important.  This program provides both the technical and tactical training every young player requires with a particular emphasis on skating, stick handling and shooting skills.

This program accepts a maximum of 12 players per session.

When: Mondays 730-830 pm

Start date: Monday, January 4

End Date: Monday, March 29

Cost $485 + hst

Register – CE 3 on 3, Session 3

CE 3 ON 3 – SESSION 4 (2006-2007)


This program features a 35 minute high intensity skill development session with Cutting Edge’s Head Instructor Perry D’Arrisso.  The last 15 minutes of each session will incorporate a 3 on 3 game providing players with the opportunity to integrate the skills they have practiced into game situations while receiving immediate feedback from Coach D’Arrisso and his assistant.  Possessing skill is only part of the equation.  Understanding when and how to utilize those skills during a game is just as important.  This program provides both the technical and tactical training every young player requires with a particular emphasis on skating, stick handling and shooting skills.

This program accepts a maximum of 12 players per session.

When: Mondays 830-930 pm

Start date: Monday, January 4

End Date: Monday, March 29

Cost $485 + hst

Register – CE 3 on 3, Session 4

TUESDAY

CUTTING EDGE SKILLS #1 – (2014-2015)


CE Skills #1 is our entry level skill development program designed to help the young hockey player build a strong foundation of skating, stick handling, passing and shooting skills.  The focus of the class will be on proper balance, edge control, stride technique as well as the ability to handle the puck effectively on the forehand and backhand.  Small area games will also be incorporated into this program providing players with the opportunity to apply their newly learned skills in game situations.

When: Tuesdays 530-630 pm

Start date: Tuesday, January 5

End Date: Tuesday, March 30 

Cost $485 + hst

REGISTER – CE Skills #1

MODERN DEFENCE, SESSION 1 (2010-2012)

Cutting Edge’s Modern Defence classes are led by Head Instructor Perry D’Arrisso.  The classes are designed to enhance the technical and tactical abilities of defensemen of any age, ability and gender.

This program will help develop skating agility and quickness as well as puck handling, passing and shooting skills using defensemen-specific drills.

Important individual tactical skills such as gap control, angling, using the stick to take away passing and shooting lanes and understanding how to limit time and space will also be emphasized.

Specific tactical situations such as 1 on 1’s, 2 on 1’s, net front coverage and effective penalty killing strategies will also be incorporated into this program.

When: Tuesdays 630-730 pm

Start date: Tuesday, January 5

End Date: Tuesday, March 30

Cost $485 + hst

Register – Modern Defence, Session 1

MODERN DEFENCE, SESSION 2 (2008-2009)

Cutting Edge’s Modern Defence classes are led by Head Instructor Perry D’Arrisso.  The classes are designed to enhance the technical and tactical abilities of defensemen of any age, ability and gender.

This program will help develop skating agility and quickness as well as puck handling, passing and shooting skills using defensemen-specific drills.

Important individual tactical skills such as gap control, angling, using the stick to take away passing and shooting lanes and understanding how to limit time and space will also be emphasized.

Specific tactical situations such as 1 on 1’s, 2 on 1’s, net front coverage and effective penalty killing strategies will also be incorporated into this program.

When: Tuesdays 730-830 pm

Start date: Tuesday, January 5

End Date: Tuesday, March 30

Cost $485 + hst

Register – Modern Defence, Session 2

 

WEDNESDAY

 

SKATE LIKE McDAVID, SESSION 1 (2010-2011)

At just 22 years of age Connor McDavid is widely regarded as the fastest and best skater in NHL history by most hockey experts.  In a modern NHL that is full of speedsters, McDavid blows by his competition on a nightly basis and continues to dominate games with his speed, making many outstanding skaters look pedestrian.

If you have ever watched McDavid closely and broken down his skating technique you will notice that he has an incredibly unique skating style, vastly different than anyone before him.  McDavid doesn’t skate like a classic power skater with long strides reaching full extension.  Instead, McDavid has the highest crossover to stride ratio in NHL history (3:1) while utilizing linear crossovers to reach his top speed in the blink of an eye and his edges to dart in every possible direction on the ice.  

Kinesiologist and former pro hockey player Jason Yee has reverse engineered McDavid’s skating mechanics and dubbed them downhill skating because when they’re expected flawlessly the player skates so fast that they feel like they’re skating downhill.

Since McDavid entered the NHL a steady stream of other young stars who employ the Downhill Skating System has emerged including Matthew Barzal, Cale Makar and Rasmus Dahlin.  As the game of hockey continues to evolve there will be many more players mimicking McDavid’s mechanics.

Cutting Edge and Head Instructor Perry D’Arrisso are offering hockey players in the GTA with the opportunity to learn and develop the mechanics behind downhill skating in a systematic and progressive class. 

Session 1: 

Players born: 2010-2011

When: Wednesdays, 530-630 pm

State Date: Wednesday, January 6

End Date: Wednesday, March 31

Fee: $485 + hst

REGISTER – skate like mcdavid, session 1

SKATE LIKE McDAVID, SESSION 3 (2006-2007)

At just 22 years of age Connor McDavid is widely regarded as the fastest and best skater in NHL history by most hockey experts.  In a modern NHL that is full of speedsters, McDavid blows by his competition on a nightly basis and continues to dominate games with his speed, making many outstanding skaters look pedestrian.

If you have ever watched McDavid closely and broken down his skating technique you will notice that he has an incredibly unique skating style, vastly different than anyone before him.  McDavid doesn’t skate like a classic power skater with long strides reaching full extension.  Instead, McDavid has the highest crossover to stride ratio in NHL history (3:1) while utilizing linear crossovers to reach his top speed in the blink of an eye and his edges to dart in every possible direction on the ice.  

Kinesiologist and former pro hockey player Jason Yee has reverse engineered McDavid’s skating mechanics and dubbed them downhill skating because when they’re expected flawlessly the player skates so fast that they feel like they’re skating downhill.

Since McDavid entered the NHL a steady stream of other young stars who employ the Downhill Skating System has emerged including Matthew Barzal, Cale Makar and Rasmus Dahlin.  As the game of hockey continues to evolve there will be many more players mimicking McDavid’s mechanics.

Cutting Edge and Head Instructor Perry D’Arrisso are offering hockey players in the GTA with the opportunity to learn and develop the mechanics behind downhill skating in a systematic and progressive class. 

Session 3: 

Players born: 2006-2007

When: Wednesdays, 830-930 pm

State Date: Wednesday, January 6

End Date: Wednesday, March 31

Fee: $485 + hst

register – skate like mcdavid, session 3

 

THURSDAY

 

CE SKILLS #2 – (2012-2013)

CE Skills #2 is a continuation of our skill development progression from CE Skills #1.  The primary focus of this program is the continual development of foundational skills such as skating, stick handling, passing and shooting.

Head Instructor Perry D’Arrisso will also incorporate game-like drills to help players understanding when each skill should be utilized during a game so the player is capable of doing more than just executing the skill – they also development the understanding of when and when to avoid using the skills in their repetoire.

When: Thursdays 530-630 pm

Start date: Thursday, January 7

End Date: Thursday, April 1

Cost $485 + hst

REGISTER – CE SKILLS #2

SL49 PRO SKILLS (2008-2011)

Under the direction of Head Instructor Perry D’Arrisso the SL49 Pro Skills class provides high intensity, challenging drills designed to bring players out of their comfort zone.

The program is demanding in nature and is not for everyone. It is designed for players whose strong work ethic and motivation matches their high level of skill and for those who are looking to take their game to its highest level.  Thus, the program is being offered to Rep players only.

  For male and female rep players born 2008-2011

When: Thursdays, 730-830 pm

Start Date: Thursday, January 7

End Date: Thursday, April 1

Cost: $485 + hst

register – sl49 pro skills, session 2

 

COVID-19 PROCEDURES

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic Cutting Edge has taken several precautions to help keep everyone who attends our facility safe.

These include:

1)  Players are expected to arrive at the facility fully dressed with the exception of skates, helmets and gloves. Please do not enter the facility more than 10 minutes prior to your scheduled on ice session.  A dressing room will be provided for you to put your skates, helmet and gloves on before entering the ice rink.  Please vacate the facility within 10 minutes upon the conclusion of your session.

2) Masks are required to be worn by everyone entering the facility above the age of 5 years of age with the exception of those who have a medical exemption from wearing masks.  Players are not required to wear masks on the ice, however they must be worn prior to and immediately after each on ice session.

3) A maximum of 1 parent/guardian is permitted to attend with each child.  This helps us ensure proper physical distancing measures.  Parents are not required to stay in the facility during your son or daughter’s training session.

4) Benches have been widened and barriers installed to help maintain physical distancing while on the benches.

5) Absolutely no physical contact while on the ice or in the dressing rooms.

6) Please make use of the hand sanitizer provided in the lobby of the facility as you enter and exit the facility.

7) Washrooms are available for use but please try to use the washroom at home prior to leaving for Cutting Edge, if possible.