McKnight News

Don Hartman NorthEast Sportsplex Accepts Another Trainer

The Don Hartman NorthEast Sportsplex (NESS), located in Calgary AB, has taken delivery of a second Tornado’s Edge Trainer. The addition allows both the East and West ice surfaces to have training devices. The trainer will be available for anyone booking ice time. For details on availability, please contact the staff at NESS. NESS is the home of the Saints Minor Hockey Association.

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.