Barbara Williams, power skating legend, vows to ‘never slow down’

She made history in 1977, becoming the power skating coach for the New York Islanders, a position she kept through their Stanley Cup run in the early 1980s. She was the first woman to ever hold that position in league history.

News 12 Staff

Mar 31, 2021, 10:04 PM

Updated 1,192 days ago

Share:

Barbara Williams, a Long Island trailblazer and power skating legend, is a force to be reckoned with – on and off the ice.
She made history in 1977, becoming the power skating coach for the New York Islanders, a position she kept through their Stanley Cup run in the early 1980s. She was the first woman to ever hold that position in league history.
Today, she continues to push student skaters to their limit.
“I'll never slow down,” she told News 12. “God gives me the talent and I just go.”
She has also written four books and says there's a movie in the works about her life.


More from News 12