Testimonials

TESTIMONIALS 
 
PLAYERS

“Diana helped me focus on fine tuning specific skills that were important in preparing myself for the upcoming season. She takes each skill and breaks it down into a step-by-step process that is easily understood and really works.”

Chris Pronger, 2015 Hockey Hall of Fame
Former NHL Player
Norris Trophy Winner
Olympic Champion
Stanley Cup Winner
 
“To Demand Less From Yourself Is To Expect Less In Return”—“After I read this quote, I knew I had to find some way to improve my ability to skate in the NHL. Diana has given me the ability to look at the technical side of each skill and her knowledge has helped me in the execution. In the last few years of working with Diana, I have noticed that the power transfer, through an improved stride and style, has left me with greater ability to compete, with a greater level of confidence, in bringing my game to a new level. Thanks for everything!”

Todd Ewen
Former 11 year NHL Professional
Stanley Cup Winner
 
“Diana exhibits unbelievable patience and determination when teaching hockey skills to my sons, Matthew and Brady. They have improved dramatically under her direction.”

Keith Tkachuk
Former NHL Player
USA Olympian
 
“Diana teaches the skating basics along with edge working power skating while making it fun for the kids. I have seen a dramatic improvement in my son Brett’s skating since he has been working with Diana.”

Scott Young
Former NHL Player
USA Olympian
 
“Diana knows how to teach the techniques of skating to hockey players as well as anyone I know. One of her greatest assets is she really cares about each player as an individual as well as a hockey player.”

Bob Bassen
Former NHL Player   
 
“A dynamic instructor who holds hockey players’ attention using a great combination of authority and organization, along with fun drills and games. Very noticeable improvement in players’ skills after one week session.”

Blake Dunlop
Former NHL Player
 
 
“I highly recommend Diana Schaefering to all players looking to make their skating elite. She has helped me with my speed, my stride, edges and overall skating mechanics. I can’t thank her enough!”

Grant Frederic
Green Bay Gamblers, USHL 
 
 
COACHES

“Diana Schaefering was a visiting instructor for us at Minnesota’s Hockey Finesse International Hockey School. We had a staff of 110 years of hockey accumulative experience. But Diana taught US a lasting lesson when she tildes a rule that she always teaches with: “Doing something FAST with poor technique only ingrains a bad habit. The only way to make sure a player will continue proper technique at full speed is to start slow, develop muscle memory through proper repetition and as the skill progresses, continue to add more speed.”

Bob O’Connor
Former National Coach in Chief, USA Hockey
1984 U.S. Olympic Assistant Coach
 
 
“Diana was quick to fit in with the participants of the school, along with the Whaler’s players. She kept the players’ attention from the start and set the stage for disciplined learning. Her expertise was a definite asset to the school.”

Mike Veisor
Former Director of Amateur Hockey Development
Hartford Whalers
 
 
“Diana Schaefering is the best skating instructor I have seen in 30 years of working hockey schools. Her instruction on edges and body position is the most thorough coaching for hockey players from youth to professional I’ve witnessed. That, along with one on one coaching ability, her upbeat personality and presentation. provides a great environment to learn and improve your skating.”

Bill Butters
Former NHL Player
Former Asst. Coach University of Wisconsin
 
 
“Diana Schaefering is the best power skating instructor I have ever seen. She has a way of making sense of the very mechanical and technical aspects of the skating stride and fundamentals for both professional and beginning players. Unlike other skating programs, you will improve your skating stride, your balance, your power and your overall game with her unique system.”

Joe Baldarotta
Former Men’s Head Coach, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point and SUNY Cortland