Michigan Power Skating Instruction

Nicole Reitz and StacyBarber at PowerTech Specialists are the best powerskating and ice skating technicians in Michigan. We have camps and classes for every level of skater, whether you are starting out or mastering your game.

our coaches

Stacy Barber


30 Years of Skating Instruction
USFSA Gold Medalist
Has trained multiple high level players in NHL, AHL, NCAA (D1-D3), USHL, OHL, NAHL, AAA, and AA Travel

Nicole Reitz


10 Years of skating instruction
Canadian Figure Skating Silver Medalist
International Figure Skating Competitor 
Has trained multiple high level players NHL, AHL, NCAA (D1-D111),  USHL, OHL, NAHL, AAA, and AA Travel

Skating Lessons with PowerTech

PowerTech Specialists has private/semi-private lessons, camps, and clinics for any level of skater. Please contact us if you have any questions about scheduling.

Private Lessons

We offer private and semi-private individual and small-group training sessions for a more personalized experience.

Team Training

PowerTech works with teams of all levels, and encourages coaches to attend in order to implement the program into their practice routine.

Power Hour

Our "Power Hour" is drop-in power skating training for hockey players. No scheduling. No problem.

2021 Summer Development Camp & Elite Skating Camp

June 28 - August 12 @ Farmington Hills Ice Arena

$640 for 7 weeks

Mondays & Wednesdays 6:00 – 6:50 p.m.
Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:00 – 3:50 p.m.

Peewee & BTM
Mondays & Wednesdays 5:00 – 5:50 p.m.
Tuesdays & Thursdays 2:00 – 2:50 p.m.

MGT & High School
Mondays & Wednesdays 4:00 – 4:50 p.m.

Pro & College (and high level midget with approval)
Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:00 – 1:50 p.m.

What is Power skating?

Power skating is a training technique primarily focused on skating with power and speed. Proper power skating instruction will teach skaters to use energy more efficiently, generating much more explosive movements resulting in better balance, control, and strength. Many hockey coaches tell kids to push, go faster, lengthen your stride, etc. We cannot all assume that these players understand the mechanics or have the knowledge and education to perform these skills efficiently. 

Many skating instructors will focus on conditioning and endurance as part of a good skate. While these are important for any top flight athlete, power skating is targeted at explosive muscle movements and proper technique to create faster and stronger skaters.

PowerTech Specialists has developed a program that targets technique training that will create faster and stronger skaters. While power skating is mainly for hockey players; figure skaters will also benefit from a figure skating based power skating program. Click the links to learn more about your specific sport:

Client Testimonials

“What a team! Nicole and Stacy have a passion for coaching, a drive to succeed, and a willingness to support athletes through the process of attaining their own achievements…”

-Jadene & Ben Ferreira,
Skating Success TM Inc.,

I believe so much in Stacy and Nicole with PowerTech that I send Red Wing players as well as my own kids to train with them…”

Jeff Blashill
Coach of the NHL Detroit Red Wings

Who is Power skating For?

PowerTech Specialists coaches any skater that is looking to get faster, stronger, and more powerful through proper technique. Usually, Power Skating technique is practiced by hockey players to be more explosive on the ice, but figure skaters also benefit from the mechanics and techniques learned through power skating instruction.

Skaters of every level can benefit from the advantages taught through proper power skating. The coaches at PowerTech have trained skaters of all ages from youth ice hockey and figure skaters all the way up to NCAA and NHL players. If you want to skate more efficiently, be more explosive, get stronger, and skate faster, PowerTech will help!