Cathy's pro coaching career started in Calgary, Canada (1984) after she achieved (CFSA/Skate Canada) Triple Gold Figure Skating & NCCP coaching certifications. Cathy is widely regarded as one of the West Coast's premier hockey skating development coaches and has taught tens of thousands of lessons to athletes ranging from youth minor level hockey players through NCAA Division I, PWHPA, OHL, AHL, KHL, USA National Team, Olympic Team members & NHL over the past 38 years. Cathy's methods and accomplishments have been recognized nationally for her work with hockey players in the Wall Street Journal, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, NHL.com, and local publications. She is also a presenter for The Coaches Site and a participating coach in the NHL Coaches Association- Female Development Program.
NHL players coached by Cathy | Joe Pavelski | Kevin Labanc | Viktor Tikhonov | Tommy Wingels | Jody Shelley | Jonathan Cheechoo | Cam McIntyre | Mikel Boedker | Hunter Mckown | Dustin Wolf
NHL families coached by Cathy | Brent Burns | Pete DeBoer | Joe Thornton | Evgeni Nabokov | Patrick Marleau | Rob Zettler | Jamie Baker | Randy Hahn | Brad Stuart | Alex Korolyuk | Owen Nolan | Mike Grier | Rob Blake | Mike Ricci | Tony Granato | Wayne Primeau | Bernie Nichols | Mike Potenza | Viktor Tikhonov | Wes Howard | Scott Hannan | Jonathan Cheechoo |
After relocating to San Jose in the mid-1990’s, Cathy established, Power Hour, the Bay Area's first formal hockey power skating program. For the past 18 years, she has performed on ice power skating clinics and lessons at the San Jose Sharks and Barracuda training facilities as well as traveling to other venues for skating and training camps. In 2018, Cathy opened Extra Hour Hockey Training, California’s largest synthetic ice skill development facility which houses Northern California’s only skating treadmill.
Our mission is to provide elite hockey skating instruction to players of all skill levels and to elevate their competitive advantage on the ice. We believe skating is by far the most significant edge a player can have; adding this skill set to an athlete’s overall performance is the ultimate goal of our profession.