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 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.
My job is to identify your weak side before the other team does.
— Coach Michelle Racimo
In 2017 she founded Power Skating 100, which quickly became an epicenter of power skating development. Her small group, 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 fill out a player profile. 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 would like to connect with you.