“To work passionately towards instilling all my athletes with desire, determination, dedication and talent.”
As a former National and World International Figure Skating competitor and medal winner, Jacki has always had a passion for skating. She started at the young age of 6 and quickly fell in love with it, skating first for fun and skill, then moving on to competition. She trained 8 to 10 hours per day, 6 days a week, up through her retirement from competition, learning to master the art of edges and gaining strength in technique and speed.
Since then she has gone on to instruction in power skating, and has coached players with the NHL, IHL, OHL and Division One college hockey. She also continues to coach National and International figure skaters. Jacki truly enjoys teaching those that want to be competitive and those that want to improve their skating abilities.
Jacki’s constant pursuit of understanding and the desire for speed have driven her back to competition in the sport of speed skating. She is proud to be a Gold Medal winner in the World Masters Competition in Germany 2012.
Jacki’s focus is on the technique of skating and the way the body works. She teaches her students how to get pressure into the ice to generate speed, working with each player to find their individual technique and to understand how to use it to their advantage. Learning the technique of skating, including strides, crossovers, forward to backward movement, stopping and balancing drills, will help skaters in every other form of their skating ability.
With her extensive knowledge of figure skating and speed skating, Jacki works with her students until they get it, and feel the right approach. She goes above and beyond to help her skaters because she truly loves the sport.