Paul Matheson Bio
Skating Development Coach
As a full time professional skating instructor for over 25 years Paul has been fortunate to be able to work with elite athletes both in hockey and figure skating throughout his career. His unique role at the Internationally renowned Mariposa School of Skating is that of a specialty coach dealing only with edges, power, and skating technique for skaters of all levels and ages. Matheson’s figure skating coaching resume includes an extensive list of National, International, and Olympic level competitors that he continues to work with today.
As a long time hockey player Paul has taken that skating experience and knowledge and then carefully applied it to hockey players to help produce players that are not only faster but more balanced and agile. To date he has worked with and continues to work with players in minor hockey, junior hockey, NCAA, and many professional hockey leagues including the NHL.
Matheson is a believer in the concept of developing “individual skill”, and from that belief helping players get out of their comfort zones to build a better skating foundation. Once that foundation starts to build the player can begin to improve and expand their skating skill set to include weapons for a wide variety of situations on the ice.