bhk (ubc), ma (queen’s university)
U13 Female Coach / Power Skating Coach
For the past 22 years, Karen Kos has owned and operated her own Technical Skating business, overseeing program development and working with players in the minor, junior, collegiate and professional hockey ranks. Karen’s 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 gain understanding as to how to move their body efficiently and effortlessly across the ice, implementing key concepts which maximize overall body movement, foot speed, 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 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 Hawks, Greater Vancouver Canadians and Cariboo Cougars (BCMML), as well as BWC’s Elite 15 and U18 Prep Academy teams (CSSHL).