Our Team

Athletic Edge Training Co. was founded in 2002 to fill a huge gap in the skating development side of hockey.

Athletic Edge is one of a few hockey schools in Canada that has certified powerskating instructors. Athletic Edge offers all types of programs and training sessions, from private to association development contracts, from beginners to pro, world-wide.

The combined experience and knowledge of the coaches, gained through years of high-level competition and coaching, gives Athletic Edge an “edge-vantage” over other ice skating schools. Understanding and practicing the basic fundamentals and mechanics of skating will benefit athletes playing any ice sport, at all levels. Coaches pay attention to every detail on every stride, turn, stop, etc. Athletic Edge students have become successful skaters by demonstrating an understanding and knowledge of good skating technique.

Our Instructors

Kim Couper

23+ yrs skating experience, 19+ yrs skating Instructor, 11+ yrs powerskating Instructor, Certified Skate Canada (Professional Coach; CanSkate Coach; CanPower Coach), National Coach Certified, Level-2 Theory Coaching, Runs Coaching Clinics, Guest Instructor world-wide, Tyke to NHL experience, International Instruction.

Sean Robertson

20+ yrs hockey experience (7+ yrs Coaching Hockey/ Sticking Handling/ Powerskating/ Off-ice explosive training), 4 yrs KIJHL (Castlegar Rebels/ Best Forward/ MVP/ Beaver Valley Nitehawks/ KIJHL All Star - 2 yrs).

Jeff Martens

13+ yrs private instructor - N. American & Overseas, 4+ yrs Pro (ECHL/ CHL/ Netherlands), 5 yrs University - CIS/ ACAC (3 yrs Univ. of W.Ontario/ 2 yrs Univ. of Alberta), 3 yrs Junior A - BCHL (2 yrs P.G. Spruce Kings / 1 yr Coq. Express), 2013 AIHL Leading point Scorer, 2013 AIHL Most Points, 2013 AIHL’s MVP.

Mike Brodeur

14+ yrs as a private instructor, ECHL Allstar, NHL Ottawa Senators, Drafted by Chicago Blackhawks in 2003, 3 years Junior - 2 yrs AJHL Camrose Kodiak (RBC Top goaltender playoff MVP), 1 yr WHL Moosejaw Warriors.

Richie Molenaar

13+ yrs private Instructor, 5 yrs University - CIS/ ACAC (2 yrs Univ of Alberta / 3 yrs Univ of Lakehead), 3 yrs Junior A - BCHL (Surrey Eagles/ Quesnel Millionaires/ Winkler Flyers), 2-time PIJHL Allstar (MVP), ND Flyers Captain, Leading Scorer (MVP), ND Jr B Devils Coach.

Victor Kraatz

30+ yrs of skating experience, NCCP Level 3, 11+ yrs Powerskating Instructor, Certified CanPower Instructor, Professional Athlete - Ice-Dance w/ Shae-lynn Bourne (10 National Titles/ Competed in 3 Olympic Games / 2003 World Champion).

Donny Lloyd

5 yrs WHL (Kootney Ice/ Most Dedicated Player/ Swift Current Broncos/ Scholastic Player of the year), 1 year AJHL (Grand Prairie Storm/ Leagues Best Def.), 6 years NPHL/Mens AAA (Spit River Ranger/ Grand Praire Athletics/ Fort St.John Flyers AAA/ Allan Cup Champions), 3x Leagues Best Def., CHL Champion, OUA Conference Champion, National Finalist.

Cherie Mallette

35+ yrs coaching skating, Certified Skate Canada (Professional Coach/ CanSkate Coach/ CanPower Coach/ National Coach Certified), 25+ yrs powerskating Instructor, Experienced with Ringette.