Victor Kraatz

Victor Kraatz is a hockey-specific skating  and skills instructor.  For the past three seasons he has been the primary skating and skills coach for the prestigious Jokerit Hockey club in Helsinki, Finalnd (2019-2022) coaching the U20, U18, U16, U15 & U14 teams. Prior to that, Victor was the main skating skills provider for the West Vancouver Permiere Sport Academy, CSSHL, the Valley West Giants, Major Midget Team as well as working as a personal skating coach with various NHL, NCAA and WHL athletes. Victor is level 3 certified by the Canadian National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP 3) and is also a Skate Canada certified CanPowerSkate instructor. Victor teaches advanced stride mechanics with a focus on technique and dynamic body alignment. His technique is based on over 40 years of international, World and Olympic success. He works with players invested in personal development and interested in maximizing their skating potential. This includes players in WHL, AHL, SM Liiga, KHL & NHL.  More about Victor’s coaching references, work experience and articles can be found on LinkedIn: