Barb Aidelbaum’s GAME PERFORMANCE TECHNICAL HOCKEY SKATING PROGRAM has been developed over 4 decades of teaching hockey players. Players 16 years and older that are fully committed to a strength and conditioning program are considered for the On-ice Technical program.
There are no 2 players or bodies alike so every High Performance athlete requires a custom program. Very small training groups make this possible for individual feedback. Groups are formed based on the players’ level of play the previous season: BCHL, USHL, CJHL, CHL, U Sports, NCAA or Pro.
NHL technical skating programs are designed after consultations with the Strength and Conditioning coach, the physiologist, in-season team coaches, skills coaches, the physiotherapist, mental performance coach and any other experts on the Player’s development team. The programs are carefully and fully integrated for the best results.
About Barb Aidelbaum
Barbara has been a full-time professional skating coach for 40+ years and is currently in the University of British Columbia Graduate School pursuing a master’s degree in High Performance Coaching and Technical Leadership (HPCTL). She holds a UBC graduate diploma in HPCTL. In the Coaching Association of Canada, she holds the top designation of Chartered Professional Coach. There is continuous change at the elite levels of hockey and Barb collaborates and integrates her state of the art systems with the other hockey coaches and performance experts for outstanding results.
Barb is the Skating Specialist for individual players and teams in the CJHL, CHL, U Sports, NCAA, AHL, KHL and NHL. During her 40+ year career she has coached 1000+ NHL players and many retired and current NHL Officials. In addition, she has been part of many Hockey training and development camps, trained the Canadian National Men’s Alpine Ski Team for on-ice edging and prepared actors for skating roles.
One On One Training
One on One Training is typically preferred by professional players for performance improvement or rehabilitation.
Small Groups have a maximum of 8 players. Referees and linesmen are also welcome to participate in the group training.
Team Skating Development is offered for Development Camps, Pre-season or In-season training.
Barb will assess the player’s strengths and weaknesses and make recommendations for short term and long term improvement.
Detroit Red Wings
2017 NHL draft - 1st round (9th overall selection)
Infantry Officer at Canadian Armed Forces
Columbus Blue Jackets
2021 NHL draft - 1st round (5th overall selection)
played 527 NHL games - New York Rangers Player Development
Executive Director - Hockey Education Reaching Out Society (HEROS)
2001 NHL draft 1st round (#12 overall selection) - 2014 Olympic Gold - 1148 NHL games
Director of Sports Medicine and Performance - Golden State Warriors of the NBA
Current NHL Linesman
Florida Panthers - 2014 Draft - 1st round (2nd overall pick)
Played over 450 games to date
991 NHL games - 1998 NHL draft 1st round (#7 overall selection)
Current NHL Referee
1997 NHL draft 1st round (#5 overall selection) - 2002 Olympic Gold and 4 World Gold Medals - 1009 NHL games
CEO Twist Performance Inc
1971 regular season Games (Linesman)
204 playoff Games
3 Stanley Cup finals
530 NHL games - Former NHL player now in Europe
3 Stanley Cups - Chicago Blackhawks Scout
Current NHL Linesman