Testimonials



Pro Stride Elite Skating takes great pride in delivering the highest quality product every time we work with players.

Don't take our word for it though, see what players, parents and organizations we have worked with have to say.

I have been a student with Erik and Angelo since I was 7 years old. It has been an integral part in developing my speed, power and efficiency on the ice.

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Becoming a stronger, more efficient skater has only enhanced every other hockey skill; stick handling, passing, shooting. Being recognized as an elite skater has afford me the opportunity to earn scholarships to play prep school, Division 1 college hockey and my current team in the Ontario Hockey League.

Working on my skating is my primary training focus during the off season and has always been one of the biggest factors in helping me achieve my goals up to this point in my hockey career. It will be a key skill I will continue to work on as I continue to grow and evolve as a player with a goal of making the NHL.

Bryce Montgomery

Defenseman London Knights OHL

Student for 10+ years

My two boys have been doing clinics and small group training with Erik for years. I have seen significant improvement to their skating and can clearly see the drills transitioning them to better players.

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Although my boys are at different hockey levels, the drills are very individual and both boys are able to learn and improve at their own pace. What is very important to note is that the instruction given is very well communicated and done so at a level where the boys clearly understand the mechanics of each drill.

The positive energy, positive reinforcement and passion for the game are a great fit with my boys. My boys not only have greatly improved their skills, but more importantly the coach has instilled in both of them a greater sense of self confidence both on and off the ice. They love attending the lessons and are provided a great foundation from which to build.

Chantal Tracy

Mother of 2 Youth Players

Student for 5+ years

In the years since we added weekly skating sessions with Coach Erik as part of our skills program with TCS our players have improved their individual balance, footwork and overall agility and athleticism.

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Dedicated time to focus on stride-work has enabled the coaches to use team practice time to focus on hockey concepts as they are assured their players are getting quality form and function instruction during their weekly skating sessions.

Jay Ball

Vice-President Tri-County Saints

Former Skills Director Tri-County Saints

Erik and Angelo did a fantastic job with our players and team! They were both professional, succinct in communication, and highly knowledgeable as they have the natural ability and gift to identify pre-existing skating habits, hone in on the inefficiencies, and then implement and execute strategies to aid in developing high performing, proficient overall skaters.

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Erik and Angelo met each player at their specific needs by spending time answering questions, reviewing and analyzing video, and by simply being relational, which was greatly appreciated. As coaches, we are in the realm of continuing to seek out best practices pertaining to player development and without question, incorporating Erik and Angelo has and continues to aid in this process/journey/goal. We look forward to continuing our partnership with Erik and Angelo in the future.

Kirk Handy

Liberty University D1 Men's coach

I believe skating is the most important skill when it comes to any hockey player’s development. I have worked with many skating coaches at the professional and collegiate level and I think Coach Erik is by far the best.

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Erik takes the time to build on the current strengths and work on weaknesses. I know parents today have tons of options for their child’s instruction… my kids will work with Coach Erik as long as they play hockey!

Jim Fahey

8 Years Professional Hockey - NHL, AHL

NCAA Div 1 Hockey

Father of 2 youth players