(BHK –UBC, MA – Queen’s University)
For the past 22 years Karen Kos has owned and operated her own Technical Skating business, overseeing program development working with players from the minor, junior, collegiate and professional hockey ranks.
Her approach to technical power skating is unlike any other skating programs in that she applies her extensive educational background and expertise in the field of Biomechanics to develop strong skating technique in her students. Throughout her sessions, players will gain understanding as to how to move their body efficiently and effortlessly across the ice through implementing key concepts which maximize overall body movement, footspeed and power. Specific emphasis is placed on breaking down, rebuilding, and fine tuning players' skating techniques, utilizing core principles of biomechanics. With this scientific approach to skating, these hockey specific sessions ensure players develop superior skills on a much higher level and at a faster pace. Karen’s unique style, quality of instruction and passion for improving players skating skills brings out the best in all her students in a fun and energetic learning environment.
Karen's knowledge, reputation and work ethic has placed her in high demand with many minor hockey associations, hockey academies and a variety of hockey schools in the lower mainland.
Currently Karen is the high performance skating coach at the NSWC as well as the power skating coach for the Prince George Cougars (WHL), the North Vancouver Wolfpack (PJHL), the Vancouver Northwest Giants, Greater Vancouver Canadians and Cariboo Cougars of the BCMML and BWC's Elite 15, and U 18 Prep Academy teams of the CSSHL.