Aaron improved my first few steps. He helped me become an overall more efficient and faster skater with and without the puck.
D | 6'4" | 230lb |
TRAINING GREAT NHL STARS
In the short period of time that I worked with Aaron I was able to improve the power in my stride in a way I had never thought. He showed me with every stride. There are certain parts of the blade that create a larger push that can generate more speed. I learned things I have never seen before.
D | 6' 8" | 229 lb |
TRAINING GREAT NHL STARS
Aaron pointed out areas in my stride to work on that would make it more powerful. I’m faster and feel stronger on my edges after working with him
C | 6' 1" | 190lb |
PRO ATHLETE'S TRAINED BY AKHOCKEY
Parent – Calgary, AB
“Finally a skating camp that was truley that. With so many “experts” out there I’ve seen some decent camps and most that are in my mind just money grabs. AK Hockey was by far the best skating program I’ve seen to date. My boy Ben absolutely loved it and although it was only a week of instruction you could see big improvements in his skating technique. The instruction from Aaron was top notch and I would recommend him to anyone out there. Aaron understands the little things which most instructors overlook or just don’t know how to teach. Also AK’s instructors are well educated on what to look for when the players are performing the drills. The instructors don’t just stand there and watch, they actually stop and make corrections and communicate with the players during the drill. AK Hockey was a great choice and my boy was lucky to have experienced what Aaron and his crew offer and we’ll definitely be back next year.“
Parent – Nashville, TN
“Thank you for all your help Aaron. Your work was truly instrumental with Aidan’s recent and timely improvement. He committed to UAH Hockey“
Peewee Development Coach, Steamboat Springs Stampede Hockey, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, USA
“Aaron offered a fresh look at ‘Hockey Skating’ rather than the common power skating drills. Each one of our kids in the program were able to benefit from the unique approach to skating efficiently and acceleration. The techniques were not something that you would see every day!“
PVP Hockey Operations – Cold Lake Minor Hockey
“Big shout out to AKHockey. AWESOME! This was our second year of attendance and we can’t wait until next year. Kelowna is great to visit regardless your passion. AKHockey makes Kelowna our chosen summer destination.
Aaron and his on ice instructors are a top notch group focusing on the basic fundamentals of skating and puck control. There is a 10 player to 7 instructor ratio. Consistent feedback. Excellent progression and regression. I cannot say enough of this program: from the skates up. Thank you AKHockey. Cheers”
Parent – Fort St John, BC
“This is the best hockey camp in the Okanagan hands down! We can’t speak highly enough of the level of instruction and coaching he received both on and off the ice (skatemill). In 4 short days, he has learnt new skills and built upon the fundamentals of skating and positioning that has noticeably elevated his game! He is looking forward to your camp again, great job guys!!”
Assistant Coach Bílí Tygři Liberec
“I hired Aaron to come to Czech Republic to work with for our Hockey Academy Dukla Jihlava for 3 seasons, while I worked as Academy Head Coach. He shared his curriculum and ran team practices with our coaches. The players and coaches loved him not only on the ice but also off the ice. He seems to really love what he does and is best I’ve seen so far.
I also hired Aaron to work with my pro team last season when I was a head coach of BK Mlada Boleslav. He worked for us for a week. He ran specific practices separately for forwards and defencemen. We worked on transitions and first few steps. He made our team faster and left us behind some great drills for myself and coaches to continue to work on with our players to make and keep them faster. He had a great relationship with players and coaches. Some of the players went to visit him to Canada to individually work on their speed.“
Former Kelowna Rockets
“The thing I found most interesting about working with Aaron in my time spent with the Kelowna Rockets was how he really understood today’s game. He doesn’t teach you like someone from a hockey school would, not out of a book. He uses game like situations from the way the game is played today compared to 10 years ago and applies them into the drills he will teach you on the ice. He will challenge you with every drill to get the best out of you. This makes for a more enjoyable time, which for most players power skating is not something we all love to do. Aaron is a great guy that’s professional in all his work and really cares about his clients. There is a reason you will see some of the biggest names in the NHL on his list of guys he trains every summer.”
Former Kelowna Rockets
“I worked with Aaron a few times on the ice and on the skatemill. We worked on a lot of things, from the basic fundamentals to the tiny little fancy details that can make a worlds difference. Aaron helped me a lot with my transition game which is a huge part of being a defenceman. Along with my transition game, we worked on my ability to create speed coming out of a turn or from a dead stop. Learning to become more powerful and efficient is something every player needs. I learned a lot from working with Aaron and am looking forward to working with him again soon.”
“I trained with Aaron throughout my Midget season and into the spring. We worked on refining my forward skating technique with and without the puck. Aaron was able to pick apart my stride and overall movements and correct them immediately. I have never worked with another coach that was able to correct this issue as quickly as he was able to. Aaron made me a more efficient and faster skater and I liked how he mixed a lot of stickhandling and shooting drills in the sessions.”
University of Denver / NCAA
Aaron has been coaching me ever since I was 9 years old. He has molded my skating technique over the years through both on ice and the skate mill. Aaron has always been ahead of his time and will continue to do so!