one of North America's top hockey skating coaches and well known
for her totally original approach to coaching, Wendy's impressive
list of clients includes players in the
NHL, AHL, US Jr. National team, USHL, NCAA, AJHL, ECHL, EJHL, OPJHL
and more. She was the power skating instructor for the Portland
Pirates when they were the
minor league affiliate of the Washington
Capitals. She still works with
the Caps as the skating coach for their summer youth hockey camps.
Wendy has been the power skating director for the Power
Play Hockey School since 1994,
the head skating coach for the Washington
Little Capitals (Tier 1AAA)
for a decade, and the skating coach for the Ashburn
Xtreme since the club's inception.
Additionally, she works as a guest instructor for numerous college
and youth teams and runs her own hockey skating program, ColdRush
Hockey, with hundreds of weekly students at every level of the game.
Wendy's speaking engagements include being a featured presenter
at both the first and second International Hockey Skating Symposiums
in 2003 and 2005 in Detroit Michigan, the ISI conference, Boston,
June 2006, and regularly presenting information to youth ice hockey
coaches as a CEP instructor for USA Hockey.
2005 released instructional DVD, "Breaking Out of the Ice Age,
The Next Generation of Hockey Skating", was met with rave reviews
by the international hockey community, and her patented Force Cords
training equipment is used by professional and amateur players worldwide.
Wendy recently added one more title to her professional resume,
"columnist", writing monthly pieces on hockey skating
for Center Ice and EDGE magazines.
Wendy lives just outside Washington DC in Loudoun County Virginia
with her daughters, Cierra and Kylie, husband Jeff, and rescue dog
The Inside Scoop
Wendy's childhood figure skating
coach is Olympic Coach Audrey Weissiger.
Wendy is a former national collegiate
all-star water skier.
After graduation from Texas A&M
University, Wendy worked as a television news reporter and
editor for a CBS station in Texas.
Wendy's dad is a soap-opera actor,
seen on "Days", "GH", and "Passions"
Wendy's 2nd cousin is baseball's
Rick Dempsey, 1983 World Series MVP.