About Us

Elevate Ultimate

Danie and Ari started Elevate Ultimate in 2016 with the dream of providing professional coaches to young Ultimate frisbee players, and growing the sport that they both played and loved.

Fast forward to 2019 and they are achieving their dream one day at a time. Elevate put frisbees in the hands of over 5000 youth this year through In-School and After-School programs, and is looking to expand across the Lower Mainland and eventually Canada.

Read more about Danie and Ari below, and we look forward to helping you Elevate Your Game!

Danie Proby

  • 9 years of playing experience
  • Assistant coach for U20 Team Canada Women in 2019/20
  • Player and captain of the University of Victoria women's team (2009-2014)
  • Player for Traffic & SHH Ultimate-Vancouver's top women's club teams (2015 - Current)
  • Competitive National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) certification
  • Eight years of coaching experience including six years in the Middle East with Ultimate Peace
  • Board of Director of BC Ultimate

Ari Nitikman

  • 12 years of playing experience
  • Under-19 BC Provincial team in 2014
  • Professional player for the Vancouver Nighthawks in 2015 and Vancouver Riptide in 2016
  • Player for Furious George-Vancouver's top men's club team (2016-Current)
  • Player for U24 Team Canada Mixed (2017, Bronze) and Men (2019, Silver)
  • Competitive National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) certification

Co-Founders in Action

Ari Nitikman with a big backhand for the score

Danie Proby with a HUGE block against Ottawa Stella