Apex Skating Technology
Hockey is one of the most dynamic, fastest-moving sports in the world, and that doesn’t stop at the final whistle. Apex Skating works with the most innovative tech companies, academic researchers, equipment manufacturers, coaches and sports scientists to accelerate players into the future of the game. Hockey tech is still in its infancy, but we’ve been pushing the limits for years. Get on the ice with us and skate into the future.
3D Motion Capture
Apex Skating is hockey’s leader in using 3D motion capture technology to quantify and enhance skating performance. The wireless system collects kinematic data from hockey players moving in game-simulation environments. Our proprietary analysis lets our coaches turn the raw biometric data into individualized training interventions so every athlete can achieve the highest levels of movement quality.
Foot Pressure Mapping
Our foot pressure mapping technology provides detailed information for foot function and skating biomechanics analysis. The system captures force values transferred from the kinetic chain, through the skate and into the ice. Improved force production drives greater acceleration, delivering the competitive advantage of greater separation between a player and the opponent. The mapping technology also analyzes plantar pressure patterns and calculates how the center of pressure moves within the skate, factors with important effects on skating performance and injury risk for the foot, ankle and shin.
Another first in hockey player development. Apex Skating combines high speed cameras and on-ice video technology to analyze postural alignment and skating movement patterns. This stack of technology and analysis allows our Skating Movement Specialists to provide instant, personalized technical feedback and instruction, creating an engaging and immersive learning environment for our athletes.