Steven Stamkos Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL)
"Jari and the rest of the SK8ON staff have been a big part of my hockey development as a hockey player over the past 16 years. I have been attending weeknight skates, summer camps and private lessons since I was 8 years old. SK8ON has helped me develop my skating agility and puck handling skills while maintaining a fun attitude. Their unique drills and teaching techniques keep me on my toes and wanting more. SK8ON hockey school is definitely a great place to have fun while gaining confidence and improving your game. I look forward to working with SK8ON as I progress though my hockey career. Thanks SK8ON your friend.'"
Bobby Orr Orr Hockey Group
"Jari Byrski and SK8ON's program is for the player who is seriously determined to improve. While attending SK8ON, the improvement of our NHL Players and prospects have realized in their skating and overall skills has been tremendous."
Brent Burns San Jose Sharks (NHL)
"This camp is simply the best one out there; you improve so much so quickly in all aspects of the game. All the instructors make sure you have fun doing it. With Jari not only will your skills improve but your confidence will get so much stronger. Thanks and lets keep working."
Wojtek Wolski Metallurg Magnitogorsk (KHL)
"SK8ON has been the hockey school of my choice since I started playing hockey at the age of 7. Jari has made hockey fun by providing a great environment, which boosted my confidence and helped me mature over the years both as a hockey player and as a person. From private lessons, summer camps, and weeknight skates, each time I step on the ice with Jari I seem to learn something I can use in game situations. SK8ON hockey school has allowed me to excel at every level of hockey and made me into the player I am today."
Jason Spezza Dallas Stars (NHL)
"Jari and SK8ON are the epitome of hockey schools. His passion for skating and instructing is translated to his students. Thanks! Lets Keep Working! Your Friend"
Connor McDavid Edmonton Oilers (NHL)
"Working with Jari and his team is one of the most unique and fun ways to work and get better in all areas of your game. He brings an energy to the rink that you don't see everyday and it pushes you to be better through each session. His creative drills make it fun and challenging at the same time to make you better in different situations you might face in each game! Definitely recommend working with Jari and his team! "
Jeff Skinner Carolina Hurricanes (NHL)
"I have been a student of Jari's for many years. His creative approach to skill development and his incredible enthusiasm and energy produce results. I am certain that Jari has had a significant, positive effect on me. No matter what stage you are in your hockey development, Jari's techniques and instructions are sure to make you a better hockey player."
Alex Pietrangelo St. Louis Blues (NHL)
"SK8ON has been very instrumental in developing my game as a player, allowing me to adapt to the next level. My footwork and puck handling skills have become much better since I began attending the private lessons and summer camps about 7 years ago. The great attitude that people at SK8ON bring to the rink, allows for a fun time while maintaining a strong work ethic I am excited to continue working with SK8ON as my hockey career progresses. Thank you."
Michael Cammalleri New Jersey Devils (NHL)
"Jari and SK8ON Hockey School has really allowed me to improve on my skills set with unique stickhandling drills."
Aaron Ekblad Florida Panthers (NHL)
"Jari is the most unique and effective expert skills instructor I have ever had the opportunity to work with. He provides his clients with a set of puck-handling, shooting and skating drills that not only give you the full package to play the game, but the mentality that you are unstoppable. The game is fun and so is SK8ON which has fueled my passion to keep moving forward. Im proud to call Jari my friend and Im looking forward to increasing my abilities with his guidance. Thank you Jari and the SK8ON staff. "
Trevor Daley Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)
"SK8ON programs have been the best thing I ever did for my hands to keep them soft and as quick as my feet. That simply makes me want to learn more and more, not just the drills for my hands, but also for my agility, quickness and shooting."
Sam Bennett Calgary Flames (NHL)
"Jari and Sk8on has provided me with awesome skill development and has really helped me with my skating, shooting and puck skills. Its always a challenge and a lot of fun working with Sk8on. Thanks for all the help Jari ! "
Randy Lee Assistant General Manager, Ottawa Senators Hockey Club
"The Ottawa Senators utilize the expertise of Jari Byrski from SK8ON to run the puck skills sessions at their annual Development Camp for the organization's top prospects. We have witnessed first hand the impressive results of the program and teaching approach through the ongoing work with Jason Spezza.
The puck skills session were delivered with a unique combination of intensity and energy that made the session highly challenging and enjoyable at the same time. The overwhelming feedback we received from our prospects and coaching staff was an extremely useful session and would pay significant dividends for our organization by translating into significant improvements in on-ice performance for these players."
Luke Richardson HEAD COACH, BINGHAMTON SENATORS
"Jari & SK8ON has a great skill's program that has helped many players in the Ottawa Senators organization advance there ability to become better players. SK8ON has a great combination of skill development and knowledge with the Amazing personality of Jari, it inspires players to work and have confidence to reach outside there comfort zone to push and get better as players.
I was so impressed with their abilities to teach the importance of puck handling skills, I brought my 2 daughters to work with Jari and his staff. Morgan has gone on to play NCAA woman's hockey at Cornell University for 4 years. She also won a Gold medal with Canada's woman's U-18 team in 2012 all attained with the help of Jari and SK8ON. I would recommend to anyone!"
Michael Del Zotto Philadelphia Flyers (NHL)
"SK8ON has done wonders for me. Coming into the OHL with lots of pressure on me I wanted to make sure I came in with confidence. SK8ON did just that for me. Receiving private lessons made my first 3 steps along with my overall speed that much better allowing me to keep up in the"O" as I did in minor hockey. The (private) lessons really challenged me to soften and quicken up my hands and it has paid off. Not only were the (private) lessons very tough they were also lots of fun. I couldn't be happier that I received private lessons in the summer because it has done nothing but benefit me as a player and a person. Thanks a lot SK8ON."
Manny Malhotra Montreal Canadiens (NHL)
"Through the skills and techniques that I have learned at SK8ON, I have seen an improvement not only in my ability to handle the puck but in my confidence level in my overall game. One aspect I enjoy the most is the new and unconventional drills that keep you challenging yourself physically and mentally every season. Thank you to Jari and all the instructors. I am looking forward to working with you a great deal in the future."
Bryan Bickell Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)
"Starting at Sk8on as a teenager and returning as a professional hockey player, Jari and his team create skills which then develop into confidence. I have returned to Sk8on for the last two summers fine tuning those skills and here I stand as part of the Stanley Cup winners last season. Sk8on hockey school is defintely a great place to have fun while gaining confidence and improving your game. Thanks guys."
Michael Dal Colle New York Islanders (NHL)
"The skill development I have experienced over the years with Jari and Sk8on is unparalleled. I consider Jari a great teacher and my mentor."
Eric Staal Minnesota Wild (NHL)
"SK8ON Hockey Camp helped me improve on my stick handling and skating, I really enjoyed it and I am glad I had the opportunity to be part of Jari's unique drills. The instructors are great and there is a lot to learn with SK8ON."
Cody Hodgson Buffalo Sabres (NHL)
"Jari and his instructors at SK8ON teach the skills that are necessary to compete at any level. I've been going to SK8ON since 2002 and continue to do so to work on puckhandling, agility and skating. Sk8ON is great for professional, junior and minor hockey players of all abilities."
Jay Harrison Carolina Hurricanes (NHL)
"Jari brings new elements to puckhandling that will help improve any type of player into a confident stickhandler. SK8ON creates a fun, positive, learning environment for players of all ages and makes your hockey school experience a memorable one."
Brian McGrattan Calgary Flames (NHL)
"Jari, thanks to SK8ON hockey for teaching me the fundamentals to become a better player. I thank you for all the patience you have for me shooting pucks and slashing your stick, Jari, you are a great teacher and friend."
Ashley Riggs Canada's Under 22 Woman's Hockey Team
"SK8ON was the first and only hockey school I ever went to and I truly believe I am where I am today because of SK8ON. It teaches you every on-ice skill a hockey player needs to play the game, while having sooooo much fun, you actually forget your working hard. Thank you it's been great."
Ben Eager Edmonton Oilers (NHL)
"It's fun to learn from Jari in a very enjoyable atmosphere. His different approach to teaching helped improve my hockey skills. Jari is the best."