I was recently invited (with Martin Hlinka / Skills Coach) to run a 1-week clinic in Yekaterinburg, Russia (Pavel Datysuk’s hometown).

The clinic was held in Kurganovo, a sporting complex 40 miles outside of the city.

The facility has dormitories, an ice arena (2 rinks), swimming pool, soccer & tennis courts, weight room, wooded trails & lakeside beach.  It feels very much like Brainerd, MN.

The clinic was for top Peewee age players in Yekaterinburg (and surrounding areas).  We worked with each group twice a day (90 minutes sessions) and challenged them with various skating & skill progressions.
The players were very eager to learn & were very coachable.  It was a great experience.

– Troy Stevens