The Wynning Team

OUR PHILOSOPHY

In June of 2003, Wynning Teams was formed for the sole purpose of managing two professional sports preformance teams: 1) the AFL's Chicago Adrenaline Rush Dancers and 2) the NHL's Chicago Blackhawks Ice Crew (which we still manage today).

By 2011, the owner, Wynne Lacey, had attained a master-level certification in performance coach training in hopes of offsetting the intense pressures the Chicago Blackhawks Ice Crew faced through three NHL Stanley Cup Championship seasons in six years (2010, 2013, 2015).  This performance training ensured that the Ice Crew not only "survived," but continues to this day to be a growing and dynamic part of the Blackhawks' Game Day Presentation and Marketing Department.

Today Wynne focuses her efforts mainly on the Wynning Teams' ProCHEER Division which stands for "Professional Cheerleading Hub for Entrepreneurship, Education, and Research." Check out the ProCHEER tab on this website for more information!

WYNNE LACEY, OWNER

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OWNER: Wynne Lacey was a dancing member and captain with the Chicago Bulls and the Milwaukee Bucks in the National Basketball Association (NBA). She also danced with and captained the Arena Football League's (AFL) Chicago Rush dancers before becoming a professional director of her own teams in 2003. Wynne is certified at the Master's level in professional Coaching through the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching (IPEC) and has also authored two books.

You can reach out to Wynne at wynne@wynningteams.com for speaking engagements and mentoring sessions.

 

JILL KARSTEN, TEAM DIRECTOR

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TEAM DIRECTOR: Jill has been involved in the figure skating industry for over 30 years with experience as a competitive figure skater, coach, dancer, program director and performer with the Ice Capades now specializing in technique, on-ice presentation and hockey skating skill development.  Bringing eight years of experience in development and management of professional sports entertainment teams in the NHL, AHL and MLS, Jill was promoted to Team Director of the Chicago Blackhawks Ice Crew in 2017 after 5 years as Coordinator. Prior to joining Wynning Teams, Jill managed the Rockford IceHogs Fire & Ice Girls professional sports promotion team for four years.

Jill also conducts skating clinics for NHL and AHL ice entertainment hopefuls and consults as a figure skating resource.

You can reach out to Jill at jill@wynningteams.com for figure and hockey skating lessons.