Micro Ice Training Centers offer players and parents some of
our areas most experienced and successful hockey instructors. We know
that the instructor makes the difference, and we have the ones you want 7 days a week, 12 months a year.
We are here for YOU! Each coach brings a specialized skills development
program to the ice. As a whole, they have made an investment in our
area's hockey community and are dedicated to enhancing the performances
of each individual. With a professional and committed attitude, each
coach operates under the mission of developing a young skater's potential growth through skill building exercises.
When you skate at Micro Ice, you are partaking in more than just another school or camp; you are a part of a "training center." At Micro Ice, yesterday's dream becomes today's reality. Below you'll find some additional information about our team:
David Breen: program Director
Current assitant coach at Bentley University and USA Hockey Certified coach.
David Breen grew up in North Andover and played for several local programs including Phillips Academy, the Valley Junior Warriors, and Merrimack College. At Merrimack, David was the 2002-2003 Hockey East Top Scholar Athlete. He remembers well the championship game of the 2002 RPI/HSBC Holiday Hockey Tournament where he helped Merrimack win its first ever Division I tournament.
David completed his college career at Trinity College in Hartford, CT where he both played and later went on to be an assistant coach. After Trinity, David was an assistant coach for the Winsor School, an all-girls school in Boston. David was also the first head coach of Merrimack College's ACHA Division II Club Hockey Program. Prior to joining Micro Ice, David has been an assistant coach for Curry College's men's team, which competes in the NCAA Division III's ECAC Northeast league.
In addition to David's college playing and coaching experience he has extensive experience teaching and coaching hockey skills for Dynamic Skating. For over twelve years, David has worked with current and former NHL skills and skating coaches, along with NCAA coaches, regarding cutting edge techniques and concepts in player development. During his time working for Dynamic Skating, David developed a variety of teaching methods which allow him not only to demonstrate development concepts but most importantly to communicate these to players. David has experience delivering on multiple mediums to accommodate different learning approaches. This includes on-ice instruction, video instruction and traditional "chalk boarding." David has broad experience teaching many aspects of hockey skills including skating, shooting, passing, and stick-handling to players of all levels having worked with ADM level players to professionals.
Erika Hammar: Skating Instructor
Erika has 22 years of coaching experience. She is a USFS (US Figure Skating) and PSA (Professional Skating Association) member and Category A Level instructor. She has coached and developed Regional, Sectional, National and International Competitors in both ladies singles and synchronized skating. She trained under a master rated and olympic coach as well as a US Skating Hall of Fame member. Erika competed nationally and internationally in synchronized skating where she won 4 Sectional Titles, 3 National Titles and 2 International Bronze Medals with the Lexington, MA based team, The Haydenettes.Erika teaches various disciplines of skating such as Freestyle, Moves in the Field, Lean to Skate, Choreography as well as Power and Edge Skating for Hockey Players.
Erika holds a BS in Nutrition and Food Science from Simmons College in Boston, MA.