Hockey players are like children: they are often missing teeth, are placed in a timeout box when they get into a fight, and their legs can be rubbed for good luck. Practice for life as a good luck charm with today’s Groupon to Dry Ice Sports Performance Centre in Whitby. Choose between the following options:
• For $39, you get two half-hour sessions of skating treadmill (a $120 value), shooting (a $90 value), or goalie training (a $100 value).
• For $5, you get admission to one Zumba or Jazzercise class (a $10 value). This option must be redeemed by August 31.
Dry Ice Sports Performance Centre’s professional staff caters to the game-changing needs of hockey players and non-hockey athletes alike with panoply exercise programs. In two half-hour private treadmill skate training sessions, exercisers carve across the Woodway Blade’s massive rotating surface. Skaters hone agility, consistent skating, and arctic bus-chasing skills while decked in full padding and protected by a secure overhead harness and optional grab bar. Hockey skill-honers can rehearse crossovers and backwards manoeuveres, or take advantage of the synthetic-stick-handling area in front of the treadmill for passing drills. Skate toward time or distance-based goals, adjusting the machine’s incline for added resistance and mountain goat empathy sessions. Trainers may consult the instructor or treadmill-facing mirror for technique pointers.
In shooting and goaltending training, players hit the synthetic ice of a small practice arena for puck- and battle chant-exchanging rounds against a Boni shooting machine. Boni launches its puck ammunition at ice level, beckoning shooters to artfully trap and redirect its timed shots at one of the goal’s four corner targets and beckoning goaltenders to skillfully deflect its robotic volleys and computer generated insults. Net-keeping pupils partner with the puck shooter and a qualified goaltending trainer during practice. Helmets are mandatory during the on-ice sessions, and students may wear their own skates for practice.
Fitness seekers may also work out dance desires in an hour-long scheduled group exercise session. Like a hip shaking shepherd, specialist Andrea Lilley guides pupils through accessible Latin rhythm–influence dance moves to burn calories and energize bodies in Zumba courses. Guests can also embrace a spiced blend of dance cardio, strength training, and stretching in a Jazzercise session, which fuses jazz dance, Pilates, yoga, and kickboxing with modern dance tunes and flexible saxophones. Group exercise participants tone their muscles and quell medicine ball rebellions in brightly lit, neutral-toned studios boasting hardwood floors.
1450 Hopkins St.
Whitby, Ontario L1N 2C3