Barrie Arena
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Barrie Instructors

We pride ourselves in quality experienced Instructors

Contact our office to book ice for your training camps this season. Our on-ice staff is available to assist in the design and implementation of your camps. We can also assist your team with Hitting Clinics, Shooting Clinics, Systems, Power Play, PK, and other essential areas of hockey. Contact the Office for Pricing and Ice Availability.


Marcie Pieprzak

  • NCCP Level 2 Certified Skating Coach
  • 31 years teaching skating.

Debbie Booth

  • NCCP Level 1 Technical Course – Canadian Figure Skating Association
  • OMHA " Speak Out " Program
  • OMHA Development 1
  • Gold Level Free Skate
  • Gold Level Dances
  • Senior Competitive
  • Powerskating Instructor 1994 – Present

Alex Waring

  • Instructor 3 years Newmarket NTR
  • Instructor 5 years Barrie NTR
  • Player Newmarket Redmen AA
  • Player York Simcoe Express AAA
  • Experience Bradford Bulls.

Tomas Sample

  • Player Couchiching Terriers Jr. A
  • Drafted to OHL 2003 Sudbury Wolves
  • Traded to Sarnia Sting
  • Player Laredo Bucks CHL.

Greg Redquest

  • Player OHL Jr A Peterborough Petes
  • Hamilton Fincups
  • Oshawa Generals
  • 1st goalie drafted in 1976 NHL Entry Draft to Pittsburgh Penguins ( played 3 years )
  • Goalie coach Barrie Colts OHL
  • York University OUA
  • Goalie coach Owen Sound Attack OHL
  • 15 years Head Goalie Instructor NTR.

Ryan Stapleton

  • 4 years of  instruction experience at NTR Barrie.
  • '10 – '12 member of the Midland Flyers Jr. C

Len Pieprzak

  • Facility Manager/Director of Marketing, Programs, Leagues
  • 13 years Instructor NTR Barrie.

Charlie Giffin

  • St. Lawrence University:  NCAA Division 1 Hockeyt.
  • Professional Player:  Chomutov, Czech Republic May 2008 – Feb 2009, Freiburg, Germany Oct 2009 – Jan 2010.
  • Signed an IIHF pro contracvt with KLH Chomutov in the Czech 1 Liga and a tryout agreement with Freiburg Wolves in the German Bundesliga.

Daniel Tkaczuk

The National Training Rinks, Barrie, is very pleased to announce that Daniel Tkaczuk will be our Head Powerskating / Skills Instructor.

Playing Career:

  • 1st overall pick in the 1995 OHL Draft.
  • Barrie Colts captain '96 – '99. 1st All Star Team in '99.
  • Calgary Flames, NHL, 1st Round pick in '97.
  • Represented Hockey Canada at U17, U18 & World Junior Championships where he earned a Silver medal & 1st All Star.
  • Played 12 years professionally. NHL '99 – '11, AHL, ECHL & Europe Leagues.

Coaching:

  • Owen Sound Attack – OHL Skills coach '11 – '12.
  • Powerskating & Skills Instructor at National Training Rinks Barrie '11 – '12.
  • Instructor at sk8on 2007 +
  • President of iHockeyTrainer.com – Website dedicated to skill development.
  • Barrie Colts AAA – Skills Coach '11 – '12.
  • The Hockey News – Insider for Skills & Tips from the Pros 2011 +.
  • Personal Trainer, Dryland & Skills to many Major Junior & Prto players 2009 +.

John McCullough

  • '06 – '09 Member of Newmarket Hurricanes & Couchiching Terriers OPJHL. Playoff MVP in 2008 for the Terriers.
  • '09 – '11played for University of Ontario Institute of Technology (CIS).
  • Academic All-Canadian CIS for '09 – '11.
  • 8 Years of instruction experience at NTR Barrie

Zach McCullough

  • ’05 – ‘08 played for Owen Sound, Sudbury & Ottawa of the Ontario Hockey League, where he helped the Wolves to the Eastern Title in ‘07.
  • '08 – '12 played for University of PEI (CIS).
  • 8 years of instruction experience at  NTR Barrie.