About Us

Perfect Skating is based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and runs programs
and clinics across the National Capital Region, Montreal and the Ottawa Valley.
Perfect Skating programs and clinics are also customized and brought to players
and teams around the world. Inquire at info@perfectskating.ca to develop
a custom program for you or your team!

A professional player in Europe for more than 10 years and a member of the
1997-98 Canadian National Team, Shawn Allard has been a winning player
all of his life. In addition to his extensive playing career, Shawn spent the
2007-2008 and 2008-2009 seasons as head coach of the Epinal Dolphins of
the French Elite League where he holds every coaching record in the club’s
history. Before settling back in Canada, Shawn joined the staff of Lausanne HC,
Switzerland and capped off the year winning the 2009 playoff championship.

From NHL and European Pro’s to kids in their first years of competitive hockey,
Shawn has a vast experience of coaching at all levels. Throughout his career
Shawn has been known as a perfect skater, leader and master communicator.
Over the years Shawn has developed these three skills into the Shawn Allard
Perfect Skating System, creating a program that not only focuses on power
but perfects all aspects of skating.

A man committed to the community, Shawn serves as Chairman on the board
of directors for Hockey Stars for Hope, and is active with the Heart and Stroke
Foundation and Hockey Ministries International. Challenged by insurmountable
odds, Shawn is the only professional hockey player in history to compete with
a pacemaker.

Shawn has settled in the Ottawa Region with his wife Andrea and children
Sutton, Tristan, Owen and Ashley and has now dedicated himself to unleashing
the Perfect Skating System to the world.

"Perfect Skating is Hockey's Number One Weapon"  - Nathaniel Marx

Nathaniel Marx first skated on ice at the age of three. He learned the fundamentals from his mother, who was a figure skater and speed skater.

After hockey playing and coaching careers, Nathaniel is now a professional On Ice Movement and Performance Specialist. For 18 years he has worked with many amateur and professional players. He has worked with players from the Nashville Predators of the NHL, Concordia University, SG Cortina Italy Series A, NCAA, Major Jr and Pro players from different countries throughout the world. In addition to Nathaniel's busy schedule, during the summer months of July & August he travels to Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy and the Netherlands to work with Amateur and Professional Athletes.

Nathaniel has combined a professional knowledge of skating and hockey with a passion for teaching. He has earned respect as a skilled instructor in Canada and beyond.

Nathaniel lives in Vaudreuil - Dorion, Quebec with his wife Natasha and their daughter Mikayla.


Are you an energetic skater that exceeds expectations and has passion to help
others be at their best? Perfect Skating has Full and Part time
opportunities for Skating Coaches looking to turn Power to Perfect! If you feel
you have the dynamism to join the Perfect Skating Revolution, send us your
resume at info@perfectskating.ca!