EDUCATION IS EVERYTHING
“Knowledge is power.” – Francis Bacon
The Mind – Our greatest weapon, but also our most formidable obstacle to achieving success. Skate Pairs has created a highly structured, organized and intelligent training environment that nurtures mental well-being and allows our teams to remain focused throughout the season. We are not afraid of the unconventional. We are constantly learning and adapting, taking feedback straight from our teams to make sure we tailor programs in the most efficient and effective ways possible.
We care deeply about our athletes and we can be nimble because we have a great partner in The Nashoba Valley Olympia, as well as the best strength and conditioning professional known to mankind, Michael Cook. We develop intelligent season plans in the pre-season, and identify and remove any obstacles in order to provide our athletes with a smart approach, free of distraction.
The “Skate Smart Program” is our monthly athlete education series which includes a broad curriculum including video analysis and sport specific information, psychology, wellness training, public speaking, media training, and a host of other classroom based educational opportunities. We enlist guest speakers who are experts in their field to visit us at the rink, and provide useful information aimed at enhancing the training experience and the personal growth of the athletes.