Lisa Clark Skating
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IMPROVE YOUR SKATING...BALANCE/EDGE WORK/CONFIDENCE
Lisa Clark has been teaching skating for over 30 years. After a successful career teaching and choreographing figure skating, she’s now teaching hockey players exclusively. Lisa, who resides in Whitby, Ontario currently works with numerous hockey teams and has several regular private lesson clients [male and female] in the Toronto and surrounding area.
Focusing on teaching the technical side of skating, including working on improving balance and edges and eliminating wasted energy through bad technique, Lisa has great results in improving her clients' confidence level on the ice and as a result, increasing their speed and agility. Just as most professional, junior and minor hockey league players now focus their off-ice training around core strength exercise, Lisa works to eliminate the natural tendency of players to slouch or crouch over and she does this through a series of unique drills designed to increase a player's core strength and on ice stability.
Quick feet are very important for a hockey player and Lisa has integrated a series of drills to increase acceleration and foot speed. Her ability to integrate improved balance with a more explosive stride has allowed her to help make significant improvements in her clients' skating. Lisa takes great personal interest in her clients and can often be seen at games monitoring their skating development. She leaves no stone unturned in trying to make her clients better skaters and because of this, her clients trust her implicitly. When a player trusts the instructor, they buy in 100%.
“Lisa really helped me better my skating by introducing me to new techniques and reinforcing the movement patterns I was already familiar with. She also gave me very helpful cues to remind myself of when skating without her which allowed me to
continually get better. Stepping up my skating with Lisa has allowed me to elevate my game to the next level and I can’t thank Lisa enough.” Luke Moncada – Captain - North Bay Battalion - Ontario Hockey League
“I have known Lisa since I was about 5 / 6 years old. I started out skating at a young age but as the years progressed, I picked up bad habits in my skating stride and poor posture. I started skating with Lisa on and off where she focused a lot on edge work. Ever since I learned the technique to edges with Lisa people have always complimented me on my edges but always ended the compliment with “you need to work on your stride and posture.” It was so frustrating for me to hear this constantly because I thought I was working on my stride and posture. I thought I was doing proper training to correct my development. Turns out, skating with Lisa, on and off, didn’t help me at all. I needed Lisa’s consistent instruction and encouragement. This past summer I devoted 20 plus hours of training with Lisa, consistently, where we not only worked on edges, stride and speed but Lisa worked on my confidence and finding a way for me to believe in myself. Lisa was always the one person who said “Brennan, you CAN skate, it’s not that you can’t skate. You just need some fine tuning and you need someone who will give you the attention and focus in order to iron out some of the tweaks.” As soon as I heard Lisa say this to me, she lifted my spirits. While on the ice with Lisa, I was surrounded by players of high calibre, from current OHL players, recently drafted players to those hoping to be drafted, all of which wanted to bring their skating to the next level. The important part of being on the ice with Lisa is the ability to ask questions without being made to feel stupid. If I asked Lisa a question about the drill she wanted us to perform, she always took the time to break it down for me, even giving me reasons WHY it’s so important, in-fact Lisa is such a visual instructor that it would be extremely difficult not to succeed in your skating development goals while under Lisa’s instruction. Many hockey schools and power-skating instructors send ‘other’ instructors out to instruct their sessions, leaving players wondering who they will have as instructors from one session to the next. Many do not provide correction or detailed explanations, but Lisa Clark is not like other hockey schools or power-skating instructors. Lisa is ALWAYS on the ice at her scheduled sessions. Lisa is ALWAYS the instructor from session to session and Lisa will ALWAYS provide detailed explanations to every drill. I didn’t realize it at the time, as I was training with Lisa to improve my overall skating ability and appearance, but Lisa was also building my confidence at the same time. When I got to Lisa this past Summer, she knew I was low in confidence and didn’t believe in my own skating ability. She knew there was so much negativity spread around me about my skating ability, so instead, Lisa reversed all that negativity and turned every bit of it into a positive. She made me smile everyday. She made me want to go to power-skating. Let's admit it, most people dread power-skating, or skating with no pucks). Every time I was on the ice with Lisa my desire and confidence grew more and more and then finally Lisa said “Brennan, I want you to believe in yourself as much as I do”. I can’t thank Lisa enough for being such an amazing person. I now have a boat load of confidence when I hit the ice with my team, and I continue to work on building the confidence. Lisa’s not only my skating instructor (and the ONLY one I will skate with) but she’s also my friend. Lisa is brilliant at what she does, she loves what she does and every skater on the ice can feel her love radiate. I continued with skating sessions with Lisa into the fall/winter season and do not plan on any more on and off sessions with Lisa rather my plan is to be skating with Lisa for as long as she’ll skate with me. She truly is the best I have ever skated with. Thank you, Lisa, for not only being my instructor but my friend as well.” Brennan Othmann– Flint Firebirds – Ontario Hockey League [2nd overall pick].
“About a year ago or so, I started skating with Lisa. Over the course of that past year, not only have I thoroughly improved on all aspects of my skating ability, I have overall also become a better person. When working with Lisa, she provides detailed explanations and knowledge into making me a better skater. When I started with Lisa, I had trouble staying low and bent on a consistent basis, and my upper body movement was poor. Now, I have developed muscle memory and it comes to me automatically to stay low always and keep my upper body calm and still. Lisa always brings a positive attitude and bright appearance into our skating session and she always makes laugh. She believes in the skaters she works with and she puts her heart and soul to support their development. After trying many different skating instructors, there is none close to Lisa as she has made my skating as strong as it is now. I really notice the difference of how it is much easier to maintain a strong, powerful, and effortless stride the whole shift. Thanks Lisa! You are the best!!!” Jesse Fishman – Kitchener Rangers – Ontario Hockey League
“I️ learned so much from Lisa skating, she’s not only taught me things on the ice, but off the ice too. I️ consider her not only as a coach but as a friend too. I️ learned so much for her skating. When I️ first started out I️ would hop while I️ skate and my arm would be all over the place, but over time she made drill specifically for me to help me with those things I️ needed to work on. Lisa taught me how to do tight turns quick. We would start at the bottom of the circle and we would do explosive crossovers around it and quickly do three tight turns. Being a bigger guy tight turns would give me an edge over the smaller guys and would make my game that much better. Lisa’s drills are next to none, they keep me focused during the skating session. I’ve gone to a lot of different instructors, but Lisa’s skating was by far the best. What I️ liked best about her teaching style is she incorporates game like situations, cool moves you should try. We use a puck after we master the skating without one. She’s not only a great instructor but she’s a great person. She will joke around tell us why we do that drill. In all she is the reason my skating is where it is and why I️ can beat defence wide, I️ owe a lot to her.” Stephen Halliday – Dubuque Fighting Saints – USHL
“Several of our NHL, OHL and NCAA prospects have worked with Lisa Clark and she has made a tremendous positive impact of each player's overall skating ability. I have worked with many skating coaches over the years and Lisa is without a doubt, one of the very best. I highly recommend her.” Jeff Jackson – WASSERMAN/ORR HOCKEY
Our 2009 Don Mills Flyers Atom team has been fortunate to work with Lisa over the last year both in a small group and a team setting. Lisa is wonderful at keeping the players focused as they listen and watch her demonstrate the drills while paying attention to the details. Lisa always takes time to make sure every player understands and also takes the time to correct players constantly. All our players have shown great improvements in many areas of skating including edges, stride length and posture to name a few over the past year. The players get excited to hear when Lisa is coming out and we credit Lisa to having a huge part of our success and progression as a team. Thanks, so much Lisa. Jamie Edwards – Coach 2009 Don Mills Flyers AAA – Currently ranked #1 on My Hockey Rankings.
I focus on Privates, Semi-Privates and Teams. For more information please contact me by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or cell: 905 447 1488.
SUMMER 2020 - LISA CLARK SKATING – CAA CENTRE
My CAA Centre sessions in Brampton will run Wednesday's starting on June 24 until Wednesday, August 19 [nine weeks]. These sessions fill fast so be sure to book sooner than later.
Noon – 1 p.m.
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
A total of 12 skaters will be signed up for each session. Cost is $575.00 per skater.
Limited spaces available.
To register or for any questions please contact Ken Hornick at 905 467 9077.
CAMPUS OSHAWA DROP IN SKATE
I do a drop-in session every Tuesday at 4:45 p.m. at Campus Ice Centre, 2200 Simcoe St N, Oshawa, ON L1H 7K4. All welcome.
If you need a skating video analysis, please contact Ken Hornick 905 467 9077 for more info.