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2024 Summer Clinics

CLINIC FORMAT

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Sessions will be offered in 50 minute blocks. Time will be split between instructors, and will be focused on proper skating techniques. We also provide on-ice video feedback for all skaters

 

We specialize in creating power through correct use of edges. Body positioning and correct technique which are vital to creating a good skater. Learning begins with slow repetition until good habits are developed, once mastered they are transferred to full speed. 

New this year !  All clinics will just focus on power skating.  We've decided that our best way to make an impact in improvement over the summer is to solely focus on skating.  So are Skills and Skating clinic will be put on hold for this summer. 

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Registrations for 2024 clinics begins on Feb. 20 at 11 AM
 

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BRAEMAR ICE ARENA

Summer 2024 

REGISTRATION BEGINS TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20 at 11:00 AM

We specialize in creating power through correct use of edges.  Body positioning and correct technique are vital to creating a good skater.  Learning begins with slow repetition until good habits are developed, once mastered they are transferred to full speed.

Concentrated Power Skating – These clinics are for focused elite athletes who want to make an impact on improving their skating ability.  Each session starts with an edge warm -up and splits into smaller groups for more focus on specific skills.  Skaters will be divided by level.  

TENTATIVE SUMMER SCHEDULE 2024 - Subject to change

Monday's - Braemar East Arena - 9 weeks + 1 make up session

*times subject to change

1:00 pm Peewee AA/A- U12 A

2:00 pm Bantam AA/A - U15 A

Dates:

June 10, 17, 24

July  8, 15, 22, 29

August 5, 12, 19 (make-up clinic)

Cost - $380

Tuesday’s - Braemar East Arena - 9 weeks + 1 make up session  

*times subject to change

3:45 pm Squirt/U10

Dates:

June  11, 18, 25

July  9, 16, 23, 30

August  6, 13, 20 (make- up clinic)

Cost - $380

Wednesday's - Braemar East Arena - 9 weeks + 1 make up session

*times subject to change

2:00 pm Squirt/U10

3:00 pm Junior/College 

June 12, 19, 26

July  10, 17, 24, 31

August  7, 14, 21 (make-up clinic)

Cost - $380 

Thursday’s - Braemar East Arena - 7 weeks + 1 make up session

*times subject to change

Dates:

2:15 pm Peewee/U12 

3:15 pm Bantam/U15  

4:15 pm High School 

June  13, 20, 27

July  11, 18, 25

August1, 8 (make- up clinic)

Cost - $325

Skaters should register for the level they will be during the 2024-25 season.  For Example, A second year Peewee B skater should register for the Thursday  Bantam Clinic.  Or a first year Bantam AA player should register for the Monday Bantam clinic.

MEET THE COACHES

KATHLEEN GAZICH

As a Professional Skaters Association Master Rated Coach, Kathleen has served as a skating coach for 30 +years in the Twin Cities area, instructing all levels including athletes at the NHL, Division I collegiate, junior and high school levels, and in all amateur levels from mite to bantams. Kathleen formerly served as Director for the Braemar Skate School, and is the Power Skating Instructor for Breakaway Academy. Prior to becoming a skating coach, Kathleen starred as a performer in both Stars on Ice and Disney on Ice. She was also a two-time World Professional Bronze Medalist, and a two-time U.S. Open Champion figure skater.

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THOMAS GAZICH

Thomas is Kathleen's son who has played varsity hockey in high school and in the High School Elite League.  He has played Junior Hockey in the NAHL, NA3HL and NOJHL in St. Cloud, Great Falls, Montana and Ontario, Canada. Thomas is currently playing hockey for D3 University of Dubuque. Thomas has been power skating with his mother for many years and will be able to demonstrate the techniques that create solid foundations with skating.  Thomas has also been working at Impact Hockey in Minnetonka for the last 7 years.  

Kyle originally came to Minnesota from Canada on a full Scholarship to Mankato State where he still holds the record for most points by a defenseman.  He played professional hockey for  7 years in the US and Europe before settling here.  He has coached at Shattuck St. Mary's and is currently a coach for Breakaway Academy.  Kyle is a great teacher of the skills required to get to the next level.  

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AMY BROLSMA

Amy is a Master Rated Professional with 28 years of teaching experience from the beginning to the NHL.  Amy spent 25 years developing National figure skaters and NHL hockey players in the Northeast Wisconsin area.  Her players and teams play in many leagues around the country including the Green Bay Gamblers(USHL), AAA programs, state winning High School programs and local associations.   She currently works with area associations, the MN Lakers,  and top players in Minnesota.

LAURA MITCHELL

Laura is a US Figure Skating/Professional Skaters Association Rated Coach with 30+ years experience guiding beginner to elite-level figure skaters and hockey players.  She’s spent her career coaching in Minnesota, the East Coast, and most recently Tennessee where she was a member of the Nashville Predators’ Scott Hamilton Skating Academy.  Her players have achieved State and National titles, have been drafted/played WHL/USHL/NAHL and NCAA hockey.  Now back in her home state of Minnesota, she’s working with various hockey associations, AAA programs, and private clients.

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TESTIMONIALS

"My skating has always been average, but Kathleen brought it the next level, which has allowed me to succeed on the ice."

Brock Boeser,  Vancouver Canucks, NHL

"My son really liked the confidence it gave him. The constructive criticism presented in the right way played well with him."
Parent of a skater participant

"Skating is something everyone from mites to the NHL needs to work on in order to be successful these days. Power skating has been a huge part of my development over the years and Kathleen is one of the best in the business! Her attention to detail about proper technique and power skating can help players at all ages take their game to the next level."
Casey Dornbach, Edina High School standout, Harvard University, Denver University

“Skating ability is something that is highly valuable to me, and I worked with Kathleen because I trust her. She is one of the best skating coaches out there as a result of her attention to detail and her learning mentality.”  
Rem Pitlick, University of Minnesota, Monteal Canadians, NHL 

“Kathleen helped me work on my body positioning, which improved my skating transitions tremendously, and that is vital to playing at an elite level.”
Luc Snuggerud - Mr. Hockey Finalist, University of Nebraska Omaha, Chicago Blackhawks draft choice

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