Coach Michelle Racimo has been on the ice for over 30 years and began coaching power skating and figure skating in 1994. Today, she uses her experience as a former United States figure skating competitor to instill advanced skating skills in hockey athletes.
Her focus is developing a solid skating skill foundation with emphasis on skating mechanics, explosive speed development, economy of movement, game time agility, and edge control. She believes that muscle memory – achieved through a consistent and rigorous practice standard combined with skill-specific cross training – is the fast track to athletic success.
Michelle has earned a reputation for having a rare eye for skating mechanics and a deep analytical ability to dissect how hockey players move on the ice. She observes a player’s movement, identifies their priorities for development, and goes to work making strengths out of their weaknesses.
In 2017 she founded Power Skating 100, which quickly became an epicenter of power skating development. Her high intensity, full ice concept has proven to be a powerful boost to any player’s current hockey training program.
To train with her, register for a Power Skating 100 clinic here or contact her directly. Her private lesson availability is extremely limited, but if you're a committed player who is ambitious about improving your hockey skating, and game, she will find time to connect with you.