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Nicholas has a very personalized and unique approach to coaching skating. He
quickly develops a positive and encouraging relationship with his students to
help them achieve their best. He is consistent in each weekly session. My son
Shayne made more gains in three months with Nicholas than in over two years
with other coaches and trainers. Nicholas' methods and personality make each
player want to return time and time again. Goals are clearly established and
objective measurements are taken right from the start of working with him. I
remember following our first session with Nicholas he sent a video to track his
progress. Shayne constantly asks to return and that's all you can ask for in a
Nicholas uses clear, concise, and simple methods to see positive changes in
technique and form. Hands on techniques are also used which gain the player's
trust in developing the necessary strength, balance, and stability to attain the
movement and technique.
I would highly recommend Nicholas.
Chiropractor and Sports Therapist Trainer
Father of Shayne
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Nicholas is a marvelous teacher and coach. He is a professional with much
patience and always with a smile. Really friendly to the children, so to make them
relaxed to learn and appreciate the sport.
Best of all he made my grand daughter love skating and wanting to learn more,
and continue to strive to do the movements well.
I saw Nicholas teaching all grades, from beginner to very advanced,, really
wanting his disciples to succeed and do well in the tests. Encouraging, making a
Him teaching long hours makes him hard to get. But he is a gift to us.
GrandMother of Skye
Nick has a friendly and effective style to teaching. Our kids looked forward to
their lessons and their skills improved noticeably over one season. I would use
him again and would recommend him to others."
Father of Luc & Natalie
Nicholas is an inspiring, enthusiastic, and professional coach. My son not only
improved his skating and edge work, but he had tons of fun too! When you see
your child work hard, receive positive feedback from an enthusiastic coach and
witness your child get off the ice with a smile on his face, it is priceless! As a
parent, you want the best for your kids and it is clear that Nicholas shares that
Mother of Jonah
As someone who started figures skating as an adult, I was very lucky to have
Nick as one of my coaches. Dutch Waltz, Canasta Tango and Baby Blues, were
some of the dances I learned thanks to him.
Nick is very professional and patient, he pays attention to detail and puts lots of
effort on improving his students technique. He is also very friendly, kind and fun,
my classes with him were always very enjoyable; I also saw him coaching kids
many times and they were making good progress while having fun at the same
Another quality of him I appreciated a lot is how reliable he is, he was always on
time for the classes and never cancelled; but at the same time he was very
understanding and respectful of his students schedule, and always tried to
accommodate his time to the students needs. I can confidently say Nick is a great
skating coach and I highly recommend him for adults as well as kids.
Senior Development Engineer
Nick tailors his teaching approach to the individual needs of each child. He
provides an optimal mix of fun and instruction. As a result, my son not only
improved his skating in a short period of time but also his confidence when he
next began playing hockey. If you're looking for a skilled and seasoned skating
coach for your kid who is a pleasure to deal with then I highly recommend Nick.
Father of Joshua
I had been looking to make a change in coaching for months and no one was willing to help
until we were given Nick’s name. Nick helped me exit a very challenging and political
coaching situation. He took my very shy and reserved daughter on as a student and within
weeks the change in both her attitude and her enjoyment of skating were amazing. She
made more progress and improvement in three months with Nick than she had in the
previous 7 months with another coach. Nick’s enthusiasm and energy were contagious and
she once again remembered why she loved the sport. I would highly recommend Nick as a
Mother of Elodie
Nick Brann has been coaching my daughter in figure skating for the past three
years. From the moment they started working together, my daughter felt at home
with Nick - he is a great teacher, and very patient and supportive. So much of
skating is about trusting: trusting your skates, your balance, your strength. Nick
has helped my daughter establish that, and she loves the sport now.
Mother of Mallory
Nick has coached our daughter for the past three years. His teaching skills are second to
none, and his enthusiasm towards the sport of figure skating is contagious.
Nick is excellent at relating to children. He has turned the hard work of developing
advanced figure skating skills, into fun for our daughter. She loves her training sessions
Becoming a competitive figure skater requires a lot of time and commitment on everyone's
part. Nick is extremely committed to what he does and he is very patient.
Nick also has been an excellent mentor for our daughter. Not only has she developed
tremendously as a competitive figure skater under Nick's coaching, but Nick has also been
instrumental in teaching our daughter many important life skills at the same time.
Finding Nick to teach our daughter has been a great experience for our family. We would
highly recommend Nick to anyone who is looking for a top tier coaching experience.
Marni & David Morrow
Parents of Jaimie
Nick worked with my 12 year old son, James, a AA hockey player, for an intensive
spring session this year. His coaches noticed a big improvement in his skating -
particularly his speed and acceleration - at our spring tournament. James really
enjoys working with Nick. He feels that Nick pushes him hard in each session
and is noticing the results and is eager for more training with Nick this fall.
Mother of James
As a former high level competitor in figure skating, I wanted a kind and
compassionate coach for my daughter that was not only strong from a technical
and choreography perspective, but would also help foster a love for the
sport. Nick is the perfect choice for my daughter.
He is very professional, gentle, supportive and knowledgable about the figure
skating world both at the test and competitive levels. He is out there on the ice
every time with the kids showing them how to do a certain jump, spin or dance as
well as off ice conditioning. My daughter looks forward to going to figure skating
every time and having her lesson with Nick. I strongly recommend Nicholas as a
figure skating teacher.
Mother of Madaline
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Nick has been a great one on one skating coach for our 6 yr old Andrew. Andrew
likes hockey but we took the approach to focus on improving his skating before
having him join a team. After two years of group lessons we hired coach Nick to
give Andrew more attention then he was getting in the class. Big difference! Nick
was always punctual and friendly. Andrew was always eager and excited to see
and work with 'Coach Nick'. For the full 45 mins Nick would run Andrew through
the drills there was rarely a down moment.
Andrew now has a strong command of the basics and as he improves he will be
doing things the right way. We have Coach Nick to thank for that.
Father of Andrew