More Testimonials

  • Mike Flowers

    Google Review - 5/5 Stars

    I have sent my son to the top skating camps in Western Canada and have seen the most improvement after the AK camp. More than any other camp there is a set methodology of skating stride and repetition of drills that helps the kids really understand and ingrain their new technique. Instructors are very skilled, knowledgeable and enthusiastic.

  • Kacey Kaird

    Parent - Kelowna

    We have had our son in multiple AK Hockey Camps. Every time he has been on the ice for one of these camps his skating has improved greatly. We love the player to coach ratio and feel this is the best camp he has been to. He has so much one on one and coaches that care for him to succeed. We highly recommend AK Hockey to any player looking to step up their game and skating. We can’t thank the coaches enough for what they have done for our son’s skating and hockey so far.

  • Nicole Movold

    Parent - Kelowna

    I can not say enough about Coach Aaron and his team at AK Hockey. From registration to the last day of camp the whole process went incredibly smooth. As a first time hockey camp parent I really appreciated that. My youngest (5) had a really hard time coming out of his shell but Coach Aaron had a 5 minute one on one with my son and he and his team of instructors handled the situation perfectly with kindness and patience. By the end of camp my son was sad it was over. We also added skatemill sessions with Coach John to our camp package and I’m so glad we did. No word of a lie I saw improvements in both my children’s skating the next day! They were getting into their proper positions and using the proper arm movements. I was blown away. Plus Coach John is amazing with children always encouraging them and praising their efforts. This is the first camp we’ve sent our children too and we will be sending them to AK Hockey for as long as we can. It was such great experience for all of us! So thank you, AK Hockey, from our family to yours!

  • Huss Breithaupt

    Player, Whitehorse, Yukon

    “I learned so much in one week with AK hockey. I had the skatemill in morning for an hour and then on the ice at noon. The two sessions were really helpful. What I learned at the skatemill I could put into practice on the ice later that day. The coaches were all really helpful and had videos and pictures to help tell me what I should work on. I want to go back next year for sure.”

  • Chad Biafore

    Parent – Kelowna, BC

    “My twin boys love coming to the Treadmill, not only do they have fun but I see a noticeable difference in their skating ability the next on ice session. I can’t tell you why, but it’s noticeable that their more stable on their edges and have a stronger more powerful push in their stride.“

  • Vince Murray

    Parent – Kelowna, BC

    “I want to thank you and your coaching staff for having my son Jameson (born 1999) as part of your AKHockey Train & Gain Apprentice Program this summer. He was determined this season to take his game to the next level and set some pretty high goals that required him to focus more on his training over the summer (both on and off ice). Your program was a great fit. Being on the ice almost every day with your groups combined with the skatemill and gym access improved his skating, strength and confidence (helping out when you were privately training some of your NHL Pro players was a bonus for him!).

     

    Jameson went from a Tier 3/2 PeeWee and Bantam player to a KMHA Midget Tier 1 player and earned the opportunity to AP with both the Okanagan Rockets of the BC Major Midget League as well as the Kamloops Storm of the KIJHL (Jr B) for this season. He had such a strong start to this September that he has been approached by a WHL club about possibly attending their camp next year. Not only did he reach the goals he set for himself this year he is on his way to surpassing them.

     

    Thanks Aaron for including Jameson in your program. We look forward to hearing what you’re planning for next year!”

  • Sandy Grant

    Head Coach – Shaw Meadows Novice 3

    “Our Novice 3 team was privileged to welcome Coach Aaron to our 2014/15 developmental program. His ability to touch on fundamental skating skills helped raise the game of all of our kids: both those playing at a high level for their age group and those who required extra attention.

     

    By incorporating our coaching staff into the program, our group was left better prepared to focus on this aspect of our team’s game after our sessions had concluded. The value received to our team as a whole by partnering with AKHockey shines above any other similar program introduced to my groups to date.

     

    For value and results, I highly recommend AKHockey and their teachings to any minor hockey coaches seeking to take all of their player’s skating abilities to the next level.”

  • Dave McKenzie

    Parent – Prince Rupert, BC

    “We booked our son for 3 different classes a day for 5 days, 2 on ice and 1 on the skatemill. He had a blast! Aaron and his staff did a great job and are very professional. My son couldn’t say enough about AK Hockey, he already wanted to book for the next summer session. Tyler’s skating has greatly improved, even his coaches noticed a big difference in his abilities when we started the new hockey season. “

  • Lorne Plemel

    Parent – Kelowna, BC

    “Our children (girl 11 and boy 13) had never experienced anything like the skatemill before their first session this December. The Instructor put them at ease and was very professional and accurate in his explanation and demonstrations. He started at a slow pace and by the end of the first session I could see a big difference in their knee bend and forward stride. By the end of the five sessions they had both significantly improved their stride and acceleration and accuracy and strength in their shots. It showed on the ice during their practices and games. Well done and I would recommend this training for any hockey or ringette player who wants to improve the skating and shooting skills.“

  • Jeanie Walker

    Grandparent – Kelowna, BC

    “As a grandparent we have seen an incredible improvement not only in our grandson’s ability, faster skating, better edges, better stick handling and shooting and the biggest change is the confidence this all has given him. We are so pleased and will continue to support our grandson in attending AK Hockey both on the skatemill as well as on the ice.“