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What People are saying about Skating First Hockey

"Coach Kris creates a positive, hardworking atmosphere my son always looks forward to attending. She breaks down the skills and through repetition and attention to detail, really makes positive change that translates to hockey game time."

Parent of '12 Mentor Youth Hockey Assoication

"My son has been working with Kris for the past 6 months. During that time he has done group sessions, private ice and treadmill instruction, and even yoga with her. From his first session he has loved being coached by Kris. She has taken him from an average skater to one of, if not the best skater on his team, only to be challenged by other kids that have spent similar amounts of time with Kris. Kris has always focused on proper technique before all else and by doing so has lengthened his stride, made him explosively fast, and all other movements surgically precise. None of this would be possible if it wasn’t for her fantastic approach. Kris holds her students to a very high standard and is constantly pushing them to be better, but does it in a way that is still fun and engaging for them. Every time my son comes off the ice he is drenched in sweat, smiling ear to ear, and telling us about what he and Kris were joking about. What more can you ask for?"

Parent of '12 Player Geauga Youth Hockey Association

"Kris has been working with my son for several years and I have seen significant improvement in his skating. I have been coaching hockey for more than 20 years and have played for 45 years and I have not seen someone who is as focused on the most important part of the game as Kris. Kids need to work on the fundamentals from a very young age and need to continually improve their skating technique as they grow. The smallest things can make the difference between someone being a good skater or a great skater…and they can make a significant difference in the amount of effort a skater needs to exert to skate during a game. In addition to being an outstanding instructor, Kris is great with kids and makes her sessions an enjoyable experience for kids."

Parent of '08 Player Mentor Youth Hockey Association

"Oliver's progress since Coach Kris started working with him about one year ago has been phenomenal. She breaks down each move and builds the right fundamentals for hockey skills. He is always happy to work with her and she brings his best out on the ice. All of his teammates who have worked with her have seen tremendous improvement."

Parent of '10 Player Geauga Youth Hockey Association

"My son skated with Kris for 10 years, from learn to skate through bantams, in individual, group, and team sessions. I also had the good fortune to work with her when I was coaching hockey at Cleveland Heights. I’ve rarely come across a more positive and energetic person than Kris, and that translates to players working on their skills. They’re excited to work with her, and her passion for coaching hockey players really comes out in all she does on the ice. I would highly recommend Kris for anybody looking for instruction for their players; from those just learning to skate, all the way up through those high level players who are looking for continuous improvement. She’s great with kids of all ages and really knows how to bring proper and powerful skating techniques to hockey."

Parent of former player in Cleveland Heights Youth Hockey

"Our son, who is currently a senior in high school, has taken lessons from Kris for about ten years. She has been a fabulous coach and mentor through the many levels of skating development and continues to observe and tweak his skating today; he would not be the skater he is today without her instruction. Many people have great skating technqiue but it is an art to be able to teach those skills to others and Kris is one of those people!"

Parents of '01 Cleveland Heights High Player

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