More Testimonials

  • Kim Poley

    Parent – Saskatoon, SK

    “Our son has skated with many different organizations and skating instructors. I have watched him in groups where the instructor never once interacts or tells him what he can do to improve. What sets Aaron apart is that he actually cares about each child on the ice. My son is given individual attention and constant feedback about what he needs to do to improve.“

  • Treena Pastro

    Parent – Kelowna, BC

    “Aaron has worked with our son for the past four years. Over that time his skating and puck handling skills have improved tremendously allowing him to make top tier teams even as a first year. Aaron is extremely knowledgeable, great with players of all ages and definitely gets positive results. Not only can he explain techniques and correct player deficiencies, Aaron is a tremendous skater himself and can show players how to skate correctly. Would not hesitate to recommend AK Hockey to any players who want to improve their skating and puck handling.“

  • Deana Stankoven

    Parent – Kamloops, BC

    “Our son has had a real passion for hockey from the time he first started skating. Over the years we have trained on the ice as well as the treadmill with Aaron. The power skating has been instrumental in giving our son a solid skating foundation allowing him to play at a high level. Great edge techniques as well as agility, maneuverability and balance training has helped him immensely. Aaron’s attention to detail while training on the treadmill is extraordinary. His enthusiasm allows him to motivate and challenge the students in new skating techniques. If you want to have success as a player you must be a great skater Aaron has made a huge impact on players of all ages and that is why I’m extremely proud to have our son train at AK Hockey.“

  • Marco Oliverio

    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.“

  • Jack Flynn

    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“


  • Brent Pearson

    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!“

  • Lawren Wowk

    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”

  • Krisha Dodds

    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!!”

  • Patrik Augusta

    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.“

  • Carter Rigby

    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.”