We introduced Hometown Edge to make it easier for smaller communities to benefit from the Tornado's Edge. We see it as a win for everyone.  It allows youth from smaller towns to have the same advantage as kids in the city. Individuals that donate the trainers to their hometown also benefit by having their name, family name, or their logo on the trainer placard.  The donation of a single trainer can help many young skaters for years to come.  Be the first (and only) in your community to do it.
It is the same concept as donating a park bench ... except it is on ice  ... and you can use skates ... and it's not a park bench.

Give your Hometown the EDGE!

Successful Donations

Contributor Recipient Accolades
Donated by Montgomery Family Hamiota & District Sports Complex Social Links
Donated by King Family Okotoks Skating Club Social Links
Donated by Fossil Communications LTD. Peace River Skating Club Social Links
Donated by Revelstoke History of Hockey Revelstoke Forum Social Links
Donated by Street Family Sun Bowl Arena Social Links
Donated by Entwistle Concrete Products LTD Pembina Arena Social Links
Donated by Ro-Dar Contracting LTD Grande Cache Minor Hockey Social Links

Company Brief

The Tornado’s Edge™ trainer gives physical support to skaters of all ages to strengthen confidence with controlled repetition learning (muscle memory). It allows young skaters to practice the difficult task of learning how crossovers are accomplished. More advanced skating edge techniques can also be refined with the support of the trainer. Applications of the device seem to expand all the time. When adults use the device, they benefit from the support because falling can be much more dangerous as age increases. Individuals with physical or visual disabilities can also expand their activity potential with the Tornado’s Edge™.

The trainer is the brainchild of Derek Fortier and Gerard Beaulieu of Forsche Enterprises LTD. The product was developed and tested in minor hockey environments. Derek, who is a minor hockey coach, conceived of the idea when he was helping his sons with skating technique. Coaches and players alike get very excited when they see the trainer in action. The first question is “How do we get this in our practice?”. If you are interested in sponsoring a team with a trainer, please Contact Us.