Vancouver Hockey Camps
Why train at Vancouver Hockey School?
Vancouver Hockey School’s outstanding reputation stems from its quality of instruction. Our team of professional coaches teach and coach players of all levels up to and including the NHL. It is Vancouver Hockey School’s mandate to provide the highest quality of hockey instruction to all participants.
Our HP Skating Camp is coached by renowned skating instructor Derek Popke. Blending his experience working at both the NHL and amateur levels, this camp isolates and improves each players skating abilities. Over the past 20 years, Popke has honed the skating power and efficiency of NHL first round draft picks. olympic team members, and stanley cup champions. In 2021, and in cooperation with the Vancouver Canucks, over 20 NHL players from multiple organizations attended his pro camp. As one of the lower mainland’s most respected development coaches, over 50 of Popke’s skating clients have been selected in the NHL draft in the past 7 years. Popke’s main focus remains teaching balance, speed, and power with and without the puck. Most recently, he was a key note speaker on hockey skating at The Coaches Site Coaching Conference featuring top coaches from around the world.
Support coaches include university and professional level instructors. Players are grouped by both age and ability.
HP SKATING CAMP (2016-2009)
Improve your skating with the ultimate player development camp!
High Performance Skating Camp focuses on stride technique, power, and efficiency. Open to forwards and defenders, you will improve on all aspects of your skating. Video analysis provides players with on-ice correction and visual feedback Camp also blends puck skills such as complex fakes and dekes.
Camp is not suited for beginner or recreational “C” players.