Extensive Hockey and Trainer Experience
USA level 4 hockey coach, International Sports Science Association Certified Master Trainer holding the following certifications : Strength and Conditioning Coach, Youth Fitness trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, Sports Nutrition coach, Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor and Certified TRX Suspension trainer. Coach Dave teaches technique based Power Skating system with the emphasis on Body Bio-mechanics and joint mobility .
Skate and Profile Tech
Certified machinist certified by the National Institute for Metal working Skills. Skaters Edge uses the patented Body Balance Profile System invented by Glenn Sakcriska. Using this system , Dave has trained under John Lake of Guelph , Ontario Canada who has over 40+ years Experience in the Profiling Business.
Performance Profiling Certified
Skaters Edge is the only Performance Profiling Certified Shop in Colorado. Unlike other companies, we profile to the players foot, body type and ability not just skate blade it self.
On Ice Training
- Stride Analysis
- Power skating
- Edge Work
- Stick Handling
- Positional strategies
- One on One Training
- Group Training
Off Ice Training
- Personal Training
- Group Training
- Stride Analysis
- Strength and Conditioning
- Program Design ( stretching, mobility, training and nutrition)
- Body Composition Analysis
- Core Stability training
- Passing, stick handling and shooting
- Performance Profiling ( Hockey Player and Goalie)
- Performance Hockey Skate Sharpening ( Regular and Flat Bottom V)
- Figure skate sharpening with the Incredible Edger
- High quality stainless steel skate runner upgrades ( Step Steel and Bionic Steel )
- Custom Ultra shot blockers NHL approved
- Tape and Laces from Howies Hockey
- Rivet Repair
- Eyelet Repair
- Holder Replacement and alignment
- Custom sewing equipment repair
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Energy Pathways and Athletics ATP/CP pathway which is considered the “explosive” energy pathway. ATP/CP pathway provides energy rapidly in a short period of time. The ATP/CP energy… Read more “Energy Pathways of the Body”
Stretch Shortening Cycle Essentially this subject is very important when it comes to training power for explosive sports. The stretch shortening cycle is an eccentric loaded stretch… Read more “Stretch Shortening Cycle”
If you want your skates sharpened right, go to Skater’s Edge in Loveland. They also recently started profiling skates as well, and after mine were profiled I noticed an immediately an improvement in my balance while skating. I recommend profiling to hockey players of all abilities.
“Dave has a holistic approach to hockey training. Dryland activities where tailor fit to my needs and elements of my game that needed improvement. Each drill/ exercise had, noticeably, been tested by Dave for proper results. On ice training build on many of the dryland components. Additionally, on ice work was very detailed. Every movement had a purpose and Dave was able to break down the significance, therefore, making me a more knowledgeable and self-managing goalie.
As a complete solution, we would spend our time cooling down or in the locker room talking about preparation (mental aspect, nutrition, goal setting, etc.). Items that did not resonate loudly with me prior to training with Dave.
Training with Dave has been my most productive time spent on hockey.”
We are constantly researching different methods to upgrade your performance. We are the only Hockey company in Colorado who looks at all aspects of the game of Hockey from how the skate blade engages in the ice , joint mobility, strength and conditioning, power skating with stride analysis and more.
We offer extensive knowledge in skate science , video analysis, dry land conditioning , on ice coaching ,nutrition and mobility/stretching programs for hockey players of all ages.
Up Coming On Ice skating Camps :
Colorado Fastest Skater
May 31st, June 1st and 2nd 2024 at the Ice Center at the Promenade Westminster Colorado. Please email us for more info and to register for our camps and to get on our email list for up coming camps and clinics