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Barbara has been a full-time professional skating coach for over 30 years. She has coached both figure skaters and hockey players nationally and internationally and is a Skate Canada triple gold medallist. She was raised in Vancouver, BC with her 3 hockey playing brothers. Her parents are founding members of The Arbutus Club which is celebrating its 50th Anniversary.
Besides being the Skating Specialist for players and teams in the CJHL, CHL, CIS, NCAA, AHL and NHL, Barb has trained the Canadian National Mens Alpine Ski Team for on-ice edging and prepared actors for skating roles. During her career she has coached hundreds of NHL players.
Barb is nationally certified in hockey as well as figure skating (NCCP Level 3+). She is the first female coach ever to be carded in Canada by a Junior “A” team. She uses her vast knowledge of edges, balance and counter-balancing, and combines it with her many years of off-ice speed and weight training, to create the most explosive and powerful hockey players.
She is known for her exceptional error detection and correction skills and uses her wealth of experience to achieve optimal results very quickly. Her passion for skating is evident to everyone she meets!