Rivard's Power Skating

Mike Rivard and a young Bo Horvat

Rivard's Power Skating and Hockey Academy has been operating since 1984. Our skating sessions are run throughout the year at various arenas in southwestern Ontario.

Mike Rivard established his power skating program after working alongside, and obtaining permission from one of the originators of  power skating in London Ontario-Wally Black. After many years adapting techniques and redesigning hockey skating drills, the original Wally Black styled skating drills are still apparent in all our skating sessions used today.

Mike is now welcoming Bill Hey into the Rivard`s Power Skating  program as a participating partner.

Bill has mentored under Mike for many years, with all 4 of his children having developed their hockey skills through Rivard's Power Skating. His players are involved in hockey in the A-AAA levels, and they are still either helping out on the ice or participating in the programs themselves.  

Mike knows that when he isn't on the ice, Bill will be teaching the same skating techniques that Rivard's Power skating has always provided. 

The focus on a skater's edges and the development of a powerful stride is what Mike Rivard's Power Skating programs are designed to improve.  


Many of our former skaters have gone on to play Major Junior, Semi-Professional and Professional Hockey in the AHL, Europe and the NHL.

Limited spots available!

Contact us now to reserve your spot

by phone: 519-671-2808

or e-mail us at: External link opens in new tab or windowrivardpowerskating@outlook.com

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Customer Testimonials

"I have known Mike for 40 years and he is a very knowledgeable hockey man. His passion to teach the game is second to none. I have always known Mike to be extra concerned about skating being the most important skill for a player to be successful. Mike has a special teaching method for every student especially the younger kids. Mike has had a lot of successful students graduate to the pro ranks which speaks louder than words."

Hockey Father and fan of Rivard's Power Skating