The Wynning Team


In June of 2003, Wynning Teams was formed for the sole purpose of managing two professional cheerleading 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 of what is now a total of three 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 and the Wynning Teams staff have made it their priority to share these same self-confidence training techniques with performers of all ages in many different arenas because of the amazing benefits it brought to the members of the Ice Crew both in the uniform and out.

Wynne Lacey


OWNER: Wynne Lacey has transformed herself from dancing as a professional cheerleader on the basketball court to becoming a Universal Cheerleader for Human Potential. Wynne is truly an uncritical, enthusiastic supporter of anyone wanting to win in the Game of Life; partnering with individuals to reach their highest potential and inspiring teams to achieve WYNNE-WIN situations for all.

Wynne 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 (see LockHer Room section).

You can reach out to Wynne at for speaking engagements and mentoring sessions.


Jill Karsten


MANAGER: 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 manages the Chicago Blackhawks Ice Crew as a representative of Wynning Teams.   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 for figure and hockey skating lessons.