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    Welcome to Optimal Performance

    If you're looking for a full day, high energy skill development camp for your child age 7 and up, OP is for you.  If you value teaching over simply time on ice.  If you value individual teaching, hands on coaching and an environment where bad habits are corrected. If you value a well-rounded approach which includes dryland, multi-sport exposure and time for socialization and good ol' fashion summer fun. If you value academics and behavior in addition to time on ice.

    If this sounds good to you, join us. If you are looking for free skate sessions and loose, unstructured supervision, we know there are other great programs for you.

    • If you've tried a few summer hockey programs and something is always missing, this is for you.
    • If you want specific teaching and coaching for your age 7 to 15 year old hockey player, this is for you.
    • If you value full day programs in an environment designed for fun and improvement, this is for you.
    • If you value a one-stop shop where you can trust your campers best interests are first, this is for you.

    Meet Our 2024 OP Summer Partners

    OP is proud to announce the following partnerships and enhancements for Summer Development 2024

    Christian Grunnah will run the first and last weeks of camp while Scott Bond will be on Tuesday and Thursdays.

    Power Skating

    Featuring Christian Grunnah, GPS Hockey (8 x) and Scott Bond (16x), True Foundation.

    40 Sessions on Ice

    Elite approach to edgework, speed, and agility. High energy, intensity + fast pace.

    40 Hours of Golf

    Pro-instruction + play with age-appropriate equipment at Island Lake Golf Course.

    Field Trips + Fun

    Conquer Ninja Warrior, plus Centennial Swim, Lacrosse + Soccer development.


    Skahan Sports Conditioning, strength + conditioning, Sean Molin, Between the Pines.

    NEW! Half Days

    Summer Camp offers 1/2 day option for Bantam/Peewee and U15/U12 plus full days. 

    Optimal Performance Owner + Lead Instructor

    Rick Kisskeys, Owner + Lead Instructor at Optimal Performance is a graduate of Centennial High School. After graduating, hockey brought Rick to Great Falls, Montana where he played 3 years of Junior A Hockey. Junior Hockey was a great stepping stone as he transitioned to Minnesota State University-Mankato to play at the Division I level. post-collegiate career, he joined the U.S. Army and has served over the past 17 years. Both the Army and hockey have taught him the importance of discipline and what it means to belong to something. Welcome to OP!