Having trained with Greg, played with Ryan, and worked alongside Michelle – I can confidently say the Burlington Pond is the ultimate skill development center for hockey players.
Ryan and Michelle not only achieved elite performance in their own on-ice careers, but have grown up in the hockey development and coaching environment. Their in-depth understanding of skill development and how hockey players learn, combined with masterful coaching and attention to detail, undeniably makes them industry leaders in making hockey players better.
Our son has been coming to your facility, since 2014. We’ve attended power skating, private lessons, semi private lessons, and many many weeks of half day summer camps throughout the seasons. We’ve also been to other facilities, for trainings and PA day camps, where their rinks may be larger, our love for your on ice training always remains the same and our son always wants to “go back to The Pond”.
Summer camps may be one of his favourite experiences, the councillors are always the same and know the kids by their first names! I was particularly impressed with week 8 this summer as I was amazed at how well coordinated the 3 groups of children, on and off the ice were being handled and managed by the councillors and your family. This morning our son was especially excited to play road hockey for his off ice time with his friends.
We look forward to many more years training with your family, whenever the skates hit the ice at The Pond we know we’re at home!
– Andrea Anastasiou and Family
“We have tried other places; The Pond is by far the best. Their programs are age and skill level appropriate. Greg, Ryan and Michele have a special way of instructing in a positive and motivating way. My son loves going to their classes. As a parent on the side line watching I appreciate their coaching style and their passion to teach. Everyone at The Pond is wonderful to deal with and we will continue to use The Pond”
– Satisfied Hockey Dad
“We are so pleased with your Rep Tune Up. It’s only been 2 sessions and we see so much skill development already. We have never seen anything like this!”
– Paul – Hamilton Ontario
“You can tell that the coaches at The Pond have a passion for teaching kids and have a genuine interest in their development“
– Satisfied “Pond” Parent
“My son was up at 5:30am asking to go to Camp at The Pond … For him to be up that early, you must be doing something right!“
– Satisfied Hockey Camp Customer
“Greg Moore’s professional experience and knowledgeenables him to individually craft a recreational hockey player to an elite hockey player utilizing small group learning. He coaches the players to learn precision, power, and agilitythat is essential to advance in the sport of hockey. Greg’s passion of hockey has influenced my son to excel beyond his potential whether it be the 3 on 3 hockey, defense-man clinics or power skating sessions. The pond has been a positive environmentfor my son to capture the spirit of hockey and achieve his personal best.”
“My son was in the hockey camp over the Christmas holidays. I just wanted to let you know that absolutely nothing could keep him away from that camp…he had the time of his life. All the people that were there that week were awesome to put it lightly…I would definitely recommend the camps there and would love to have Justin participate in more. In the past two years that he has played hockey, he has never been so happy or confident as he was on the ice at the Pond and now in BLOMHA”
-Satisfied Hockey Camp Customer
“Just want to say thank you, as our daughter loves skating. My husband and I are so impressed with the classesand happy Madison is having so much fun. The class is well organized and we are thankful for your time!!”
—Satisfied Learn to Skate Customer
“January 16th of last year our son Andrew, then 4 years old could not stand on a pair of skates for more than a couple of seconds. By the end of June, same year he was skating with long powerful strides, skating backwards with stability and confidence, using weight distribution when executing turns and had made great progress with crossovers. This is a direct result of the private lessons he enjoyed with Michele in combination with the group programs at The Pond. The private and group lessons are fun, hold a young child’s interest and above all achieve results. I absolutely recommend Michele Moore and The Pond”
—John Re: His son Andrew
“We utilized the Pond facility from the very beginning of last season to give our team extra practice and Ice time. The instruction that our team received was excellent and was designed to fit the positions being played. I believe the drills and instructions played a key role in helping our team win our loop and our playdowns.“
–Ian Deacon Head Coach2008-09 Minor Atom A/AA Bulldogs
“Thank you so much for the great job you do every Sunday.(Our son) has thoroughly enjoyed these classes and we really appreciate the time and individual attention the every one of you has given…You are all very kind and caring teachers.”
–(Preschool Skate) Satisfied Customer
“Over the past three summers skating at The Pond has helped me quicken my feet, strengthen my stride, and not only help me get to the Division 1 College Hockey levle but also compete. The combinatin of high tempo footwork and puck handling drills has improved my game immensely. Thanks Burlington Pond”
–Brent Vandenberg Niagra University NCAA Division 1 Hockey
“(Our son) Listened (to your valued instruction) — He used his ‘Assets‘ this weekend and was beyond thrilled to get the nod to go to Ottawa June 25th for Team Ontario.“