PEOPLE

Dr. Kelly Lockwood - Associate Professor & Sport Scientist
Rodney Winchester - Bachelor of Recreation & Leisure Studies (Manager)
Trevor Allin - Bachelor of Kinesiology & Master of Science
Lee Fiedler - Bachelor of Kinesiology & Master of Science
Dan Harriss - Bachelor of Kinesiology & Master of Science Candidate
Briar Komenda - Bachelor of Kinesiology & Master of Science Candidate
Eric Walter - Bachelor of Kinesiology
Andrew Winchester - Bachelor of Kinesiology & Master of Science

Each member of our staff has attained a minimum of a bachelor's degree in kinesiology or a related field. Whether your goal is to improve your technique, rehabilitate, or learn to skate, our staff are there to provide you with the knowledge and direction you require to insure that your training or rehabilitation is done in a safe and effective manner.

However, it's not just expertise and professionalism that set our staff apart. All of our staff are or have been intimately involved in the game of hockey. Their enthusiasm makes training in our facility a personally rewarding experience. Not only will you be physically prepared, you will also be confident in your abilities when it comes time to use them.

Please read more about our team members in their individual staff biographies.

Kelly Lockwood - Associate Professor & Sport Scientist

Kelly Lockwood

Dr. Kelly Lockwood is the President and Lead Scientist of The Skating Lab Inc. She is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Education & Kinesiology at Brock University. Dr. Lockwood has been working with athletes for over 25 years. Her extensive experience in Sport Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology and High Performance Athletic Development has been blended into the proprietary training programs offered by The Skating Lab. This experience and expertise provides each Skating Lab participant with optimal assessment utilities and training methodologies for any on-ice sport.

Rodney Winchester - Bachelor of Recreation & Leisure Studies (Manager)

Rodney Winchester

Rodney Winchester comes to us with a long history of involvement in hockey. He has played for a total of 23 years including five years at the Junior level, two years of Senior Men AAA and two years of Varsity with Brock University. He continues to play in various leagues in the GTA. He has been an opponent of, taken and stopped shots, against such players as Rick Viave and Peter Zezel. Beyond his playing experience, Rodney has worked with Hockey Opportunity Camps coordinating the Leadership in Training. Throughout high school was recognized for many of his sporting achievements, 4th year male athlete of the year, plus Playoff MVP his first year in Junior Hockey.

Rodney's desire to work within the sport industry and specifically, in hockey, makes him a valuable member of our team. He has had 5 years of experience working in the commercial section of the sport industry holding a position with NIKE. Rodney joined us at Skating Lab Inc.@ Chesswood Arena in Toronto in 2007 and now has moved into a managerial position at Skating Lab Inc. @ Wave Hockey in Burlington.M

Rodney graduated from Sheridan College '99 in Police Education and has a degree from Brock University '2004 in Recreation and Leisure Studies.

Trevor Allin - Bachelor of Kinesiology & Master of Science

Trevor Allin has been a student of the Skating Lab program. Trevor graduated from Brock University in 2005 with a Degree in Kinesiology. The focus of his undergraduate thesis was investigating assessment protocols using the skating treadmill for youth hockey players under the supervision of Dr. Lockwood. He continued his education at McMaster University and has just completed a M.Sc. examining a ratio of anaerobic to aerobic power in young hockey players from ages 10 to 20 years. Beyond of his academic accomplishments, his experiences as a player himself and in training young hockey players brings significant value to the Skating Lab. Trevor worked summers of treadmill training at Brock University, training athletes of all ages and abilities and has also been involved in training young hockey players as a part of the Sports Academy program designing off-ice, in and out of season hockey specific training programs for middle school children.

Lee Fiedler - Bachelor of Kinesiology & Master of Science

Lee Fiedler graduated from Brock University with a Bachelor of Kinesiology (June 2005) and completed her Master's of Science in Kinesiology at Brock University in June, 2009. Lee has an extensive background and expertise in training and conditioning for both recreational and competitive youth. She is CPTN certified herself as a trainer and contributes significantly to the training of other trainers through this network. Lee is both a player and advocate of the sport of hockey and more importantly sees the benefits that training can bring to a sport.

Dan Harriss - Bachelor of Kinesiology & Master of Science Candidate

Dan Harriss is a recent graduate from Brock University. He completed a Bachelors of Kinesiology (2007) and is now starting a Master of Science in the Dept. of Physical Education and Kinesiology with a focus in high performance training and athlete development under the supervision of Dr. Lockwood. The focus of his undergraduate thesis was to investigate Degree of Separation (DOS) in ice hockey players using the skating treadmill as a testing and training modality. He will continue these investigations as part of his master's research. As an athlete and coach, Dan has gained a wealth of hockey experience. He played Junior B hockey in St. Catharines and has coached the Junior Varsity team at Ridley College over the past two seasons. He understands the hard work and perseverance it takes to make it to the next level. Dan has a passion for training and the development of young athletes. He is a welcomed addition to the Skating Lab team.

Briar Komenda - Bachelor of Kinesiology & Master of Science Candidate

Briar Komenda graduated from Brock University with a Bachelor of Kinesiology (June 2007). She is currently pursuing a Master's of Science in Kinesiology under the supervision of Dr. Kelly Lockwood, with a focus on training and conditioning of elite level hockey players. Briar has an extensive background in hockey, and is now training the Brock Badgers Women's Hockey Team. She played for the Badgers for five years, was the captain of the 2006-07 team, and continues to play in community leagues. In addition to being an athlete herself, Briar has also coached both hockey and power skating. She is certainly a role model in the lab for our young aspiring athletes.

Eric Walter - Bachelor of Kinesiology

Eric Walter

Eric Walter graduated from Brock University with a Bachelor of Kinesiology (June, 2010). Eric is avid hockey player himself, playing since age 5 and still participating in recreational leagues during his spare time. In addition to playing hockey, Eric considers himself a multi-sport athlete, participating in badminton, football, and freestyle wrestling at both the high school and club level. Eric exercises his passion for sport and fitness and is also certified through CPTN as a personal trainer (2007). In addition to one-on-one training with clients, Eric has also organized and instructed several youth camps at Brock University directed toward athletic performance. Training with athletes of a young age is what I am most passionate about.

Andrew Winchester - Bachelor of Kinesiology & Master of Science

Andrew Winchester

Andrew Winchester graduated with a Bachelor of Kinesiology from Brock University in 2003. He also completed a Master's of Science degree investigating the science behind skate sharpening under the supervision of Dr. Lockwood also at Brock University. Through his studies, he has acquired both the theoretical knowledge and the practical 'know how' of not only how to sharpen skates but how to select the optimal sharpening for a specific player or type of performance.

Andrew has worked in the On Ice Performance Laboratory at Brock University as a "treadmill trainer" since its conception in 2001. His experience in treadmill training and analyzing human movement makes him an instrumental member of the Skating Lab. He has trained athletes of all ages and abilities for the purpose of skill development and biomechanical research investigations.

Andrew is a biomechanics geek that loves the challenge of helping each skater get the most out their treadmill experience.

We've got training down to a science.