IMPROVE YOUR SKATING...BALANCE and EDGE WORK
Lisa Clark has been teaching skating for over 25 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%.
All of Lisa’s children play at high levels of hockey. Her eldest son Emerson , played four years in the Ontario Hockey League with Oshawa and Windsor and is now playing Professional Hockey for the AHL's San Jose Barracuda. Middle son, Everett  is a member of the Jacksonville Icemen in the ECHL after spending four years in the Ontario Hockey League with Mississauga and Flint. Christian , the youngest was drafted by the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League and plays for St. Thomas in the GOJHL.
“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 - Orr Hockey Group
I have had the opportunity to work with Lisa Clark for the past four years. During that time, I have noticed significant improvement in my skating style and performance. I have found Lisa's drills allowed me to incorporate the skills practiced, into game situations. She is a great communicator and allows constructive dialogue to modify drills as you go. I credit Lisa with helping me get to the level that allowed me to be drafted last Summer and I will continue to work with her in the off season.
MacKenzie Entwistle - Hamilton Bulldogs OHL, Arizona Coyotes prospect
Over the course of the last few summers I wanted to work on improving my skating ability. I was recommended to go to Lisa’s skates when I started and I have worked with her ever since. She has always treated me kindly and pushed me to be my best. Her teaching style is a perfect fit for me, she makes every skate a challenge but also a fun experience. Working with Lisa I improved my edge work, balance and developed a more well-rounded skating stride. Every drill is explained clearly and she takes us through step by step on how she wants it to be demonstrated. Lisa has made me a better hockey player and I would recommend her skates to anyone.
Morgan Frost - Soo Greyhounds - Philadelphia Flyers prospect
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 - Don Mills 03 AAA Forward
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 really 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 - projected 1st round pick in 2018 OHL Priority draft