RAYA WILLOUGHBY began skating in 2000 and is a 4-time Malaysian National Champion, representing her country on the international competition circuit. Willoughby founded PEAK Performance Power Skating to help players play at their PEAK.
She began coaching figure skating and hockey in 2010 and has worked with players of all ages and skill levels. As a member of PSA and USFS, Willoughby is also a USFS Gold Medalist. Willoughby has elite expertise in coaching power skating and has worked with numerous players that have gone on to play in the USPHL, NAHL, SJHL, AJHL, ACHA, NCAA, FHL, EIHL, ECHL, AHL, and NHL.
During 2015-2018, Willoughby coached the Penn State Men’s Division 1 Hockey Team as their Power Skating Coach, working on edges, agility, transitions, and overall skating skills. Willoughby had the privilege of working closely with PSU Head Coach, Guy Gadowsky, as well as the 2017 BIG 10 Champion team. Additionally, Raya was also the Head Power Skating Coach for Pegula Ice Arena’s 8U, 10U, and 18U Skills Clinics for 4 years.
Currently, Willoughby is the Power Skating Coach for the Richmond Generals USPHL Elite and Premier teams. She is passionate about improving player abilities through breaking-down gameplay and strives to keep players engaged and having fun while pushing them to their limits. Willoughby creates individualized lesson plans for players for 1-on-1 private instruction as well as in group and team settings.