Testimonials

I saw a poster for Kim’s program while doing other hockey training at the rink. I signed my son up to give it a try as he was making a big step from bantam to midget. The first few sessions he said were good and was learning Kim’s “open hip” technique. I picked him up after the 4th session and he had a big grin on his face, he said it was the best training he has ever had, he felt very fast and it all just clicked for him.

We continued the program through the summer, his skating improved 10 fold. The first day of his midget tryouts the previous coaches were very impressed with his skating, his confidence was over the top, he exceeded expectations and made a top midget team for this season. I would recommend Kim to any hockey player that really wants to take their skating to another level.

Peter Pasula

It’s hard to put into words all Kim has done for Jake. He loves how she “breaks down the skating” in his words. Her eye for particular detail when she “breaks down his skating” is like nothing we have seen before and her ability to articulate and communicate what she sees and what needs to change is amazing! Kim has been such a huge help in building confidence in Jake which is such a major part in hockey. She knows how to push to get the results they need to succeed. Her focus and passion is felt every time Jake is on the ice with her and we can’t thank her enough and look forward to many, many more sessions with her.

The Nielsens

On behalf of the 2001 Langley Vipers, I would like to congratulate Coach Kim on the outstanding work she has done with my team.  Kim has introduced new skating techniques and edge control drills that greatly improved our players’  control and stability.  Players and parents alike have commented on the improvements developed over our 12 week training session.  Kim presented the team with new challenges in a fun environment that encouraged the team to work hard and focus.  In addition, Coach Kim helped to modify some of our existing practice drills to include the edge work so we could use the new technical skills in our regular team practices.  I am now seeing the results in game use.  It has truly been a pleasure to have Kim work with the team!

Head Coach,
Phil Wasmuth

Kim is extremely skilled at teaching kids how to skate. My son has come such a long way since he started skating with Coach Kim. He’s always excited to go skating and he’s smiling during the lesson and after the lesson. Kim makes learning new skating skills fun for the kids instead of getting frustrated they’re motivated to master the skills being taught. Kim is not only my sons coach she’s also his biggest cheerleader. Kids all know when adults truly care about them which makes a world of difference to them that’s why my son adores Coach Kim. The drive to Magic Hockey is definitely worth it. Thank you for all your hard work Kim!

Jatinder Jonsson

Kim had been part of teaching my son to skate. She helped build a foundation for him to go on to quickly build his hockey skills. She is patient and builds confidence in the kids she teaches so they are able to walk away from each lesson as a positive experience. I recommend Kim to anyone looking to start their little one in skating. It’s so important they start off loving it!

Daniela Schwartz

Coach Kim is a fantastic skating instructor: Her expertise complements her knowledge in teaching skating skills to both children and adults alike. She is patient, encouraging, and takes a genuine interest in the success of each and every child. Kim taught both my children in the Learn to Skate program and I saw a drastic improvement in their skills from the previous skating company in which they were enrolled. I knew from the first lesson, that things were going to be different: my children had big smiles on their faces and were learning how to skate properly. My children’s confidence has skyrocketed and they both have a love and passion for the sport. Thanks Kim for making skating fun and enjoyable. Best of luck Kim…I know you will succeed!

Paula

Kim Marfleet is a positive, hands on coach who tailors her instruction to each individual skater. Kim’s focus on edgework, strong core, balance and quick starts has not only improved my son’s puck handling skills but also his confidence: Kim understands that a player cannot shoot or pass to their full potential without proper balance. Hand in hand with developing a strong core, Kim also focuses on lengthening a players’ stride, improving speed and effectiveness. It is through these principles that Kim has transformed my son from a good skater to a great skater: He understands that a longer stride and proper body alignment makes him faster and more powerful on the ice.

Kim has a hands on approach, demonstrating each lesson and providing immediate correction until the lesson is understood, all while maintaining a positive and encouraging environment. She takes an interest in all her students, and I can attest that her power skating technique and her way of teaching, is an integral component for anyone wanting to improve and develop , whether novice or elite.

Paula D’Souza

Kim is an energetic, caring and hardworking individual who takes coaching to another level. While my son was in her program, I saw how effective good coaching could be. After watching Kim interact with her students for only a short time, I knew that coaching skating was her passion. As a result, her lessons were always creative and age appropriate. I knew that when my son was with her he was going to be challenged and understood. Thank you Kim! We can’t wait to see you again in the Fall!

Amanda Bradley

“DNN Corp has the kind of corporate culture that loves to get out and learn new things. That being said… Gliding on thin metal blades on solid ice is quite daunting! Everyone, from the first-time skater to the experienced ice hockey player enjoyed the ELITE Skating Corporate event very much. We were encouraged to push our limits while having fun and staying safe at the same time, it was the perfect balance. Nothing stopped us from having a blast… “Be it nerves or a physical disability!”  Thanks!!

Mel McDougall, Administrative Assistant  
DNN Corp.www.dnnsoftware.com

We were fortunate enough to be referred to Kim by a fellow hockey family.  Within seconds of the first session we realized that we had made the right choice.

Kim is a great communicator, clearly and concisely relaying instructions to the students who are always engaged and positive.  Kim also has the ability to quickly evaluate technique along with providing a solution to correct.

Not only did we see a significant improvement with both our sons skating, but their attitude in terms of looking forward to attending her sessions.

We have no hesitation in recommending Kim and feel she is among the very best power skating coaches in the lower mainland.

Regards,
Jamie

Kim is an energetic, caring and hardworking individual who takes coaching to another level. While my son was in her program, I saw how effective good coaching could be. After watching Kim interact with her students for only a short time, I knew that coaching skating was her passion. As a result, her lessons were always creative and age appropriate. I knew that when my son was with her he was going to be challenged and understood. Thank you Kim! We can’t wait to see you again in the Fall!

Amanda Bradley