"To foster in the development of youth hockey players in a team oriented fun and challenging environment"

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 Dynamic Skating will be conducting on ice skills for the 2022/2023 season as they have done in the past for many years.  Dynamic Skating is owned and operated by John McLean, Tom Ford, and Kim Brandvold.  Three of the best skills development instructors in the area. 

John McLean » Lead Director

Not many people in hockey can speak of a career similar to John McLean. After a successful college career at Boston College where he became a captain for the Eagles, John's career was cut short because of injury. After his playing career, John became one of the top instructors in the world within skating and skills and also coached at the D1 college level for BC and Merrimack College.

John has served NHL teams in various roles, Tampa Bay Lightning and the Boston Bruins have both employed John.

He currently is the head coach for Malden Catholic School, where he has had more success than any coach in the state over the last 7 years, highlighted by 5 Super 8 titles. 

John and his wife Cynthia live in North Andover MA with their son John.

Tom Ford » Director

Tom is known throughout the country as one of the most dedicated and knowledgable instructors in Hockey. Through great passion and focus Tom has worked with many of the top players in the area and helped their success, reaching NHL, AHL, D1 and other levels of hockey.  Skating and Skills instructor for UML for past several years, and more recent the Boston Bruins.  Tom has run the Bulldogs Camp each summer pre-season. Tom resides in North Reading, MA with his wife and their 4 children.

Kim Brandvold » Director


Kim was born and raised playing hockey in Oslo, Norway. He played for U16, U18 and U20 Junior National teams in Norway, followed by playing at Umass Lowell. After graduating from Umass Lowell in 2006, Kim played professionally for a year in the minors.

After retiring from playing hockey, Kim began working with Micro Ice Training Center in North Andover, MA as its first General Manager. During his time at Micro Ice, Kim began to work with Dynamic Skating's longtime hockey professionals John McLean and Tom Ford, and later joined the staff as a full time director for the company. At Dynamic Skating, Kim works with players of all ages and abilities and is very passionate about teaching the game to all of the skaters he encounters. 

Kim has served as the Skating and Skills coach for the Boston Bruins, where he worked with both prospects in Providence and full time players in Boston.  Kim is now an assistant coach at Boston University.

Kim Brandvold assigns instructors to the Bulldog's Program who work with the players throughout the season. 
  Ken Kuzyk (alumnus of Boston University and former NHL player and also served as head coach at RPI and St Anselm) has been one of the instructors assigned each week to the Bulldog's program.   Dynamic Skating brings a tremendous value.  Click the following link to get to the Dynamic Skating website. http://www.dynamicskating.com/