Director of Hockey
Clark is returning as Director of Hockey for his third season, and as Head Coach of the Bantam A and Squirt A teams at the Winter Club.
Playing Career – Exeter High School, Deerfield Academy, Union College (Captain) NCAA Division 1 (1997-2001). Played professionally for the St. Louis Blues and Ottawa Senators minor league affiliates.
Coaching Career – 17 year coaching career including the New Canaan Winter Club (7 years) and Mid-Fairfield, Skills Instructor at Elite Hockey Camp, BU Hockey Camp, and Phillips Exeter Academy Hockey Camp. Clark is the Hockey Director at the New Canaan Winter Club and Darien Ice House, Head Coach at New Canaan High School, and Founder and Head Skills Coach of the Hockey Skills Academy.
Director of Figure Skating
Christi is returning for her seventh year at the Winter Club and fourth year as Head Pro. She is a graduate of Principia College with a BA in Fine Arts. Over the course of her competitive amateur career, Christi trained in St. Louis MO, Dallas TX, Madison WI, and in Denver CO and Colorado Springs at the Broadmoor. As a coach, Christi began working with skaters all over the Midwest. She has worked with a range of skaters from beginners to National competitors, and is also a Power Skating coach. She was the Skating Director at the Ice Zone (practice home of the St. Louis Blues), and helped to develop the figure skating program at the acclaimed Shattuck-St. Mary’s School in Minnesota. Upon moving to Connecticut, she has worked with skaters at the Darien Ice Arena, Terry Connors, Fairfield Ice Academy, and launched the Skating school at Sono Ice House. Christi is a former Strength and Conditioning coach, Metabolic Typing Advisor, and Holistic Lifestyle coach. She is a gold medalist in figures, freestyle, and field moves.
Rink and Clubhouse Manager
Our rink managers and their assistants act under the direction and with the authority of the Board of Governors. Justin, Bruce, Rick, Jay, Larry, Jake, and all of the guys make it look easy, but there is a lot of hard work and long hours that goes into making the Club operate so smoothly. It is a difficult task to run the daily schedule of the Club, its programs, machinery, equipment, and the clubhouse for the safe enjoyment of the membership. Cooperation and respect are essential.
The Board and Membership will be forever grateful to Bruce Bartolo who has been part of the New Canaan Winter Club for over 40 years, mostly in the capacity of Rink Manager. During that time, Bruce and his staff have worked tirelessly to ensure our outdoor rink has thrived in all weather conditions. We are especially lucky that Bruce has passed down all of his knowledge over the years and this extends to his son Justin Bartolo who now serves as the full time rink manager.