(NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – October 1, 2020) – Total Package Hockey (TPH) has named Macauley Lukenda as the new Director of Tournaments and Special Events. The position will be based out of Nashville, where most of this season’s events will take place.
Lukenda comes to TPH following her time as the Program and Scheduling Assistant at Compton Family Ice Arena as part of Notre Dame Athletics. During that time, she also served as Notre Dame Figure Skating Club’s Team Assistant Coach, a power skating coach, Learn to Skate USA instructor and the Competition Chair for the 2021 U.S. Figure Skating Midwest and Pacific Coast Synchronized Skating Sectionals.
Lukenda received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Sport Management and Minor in Public Relations from Adrian College where she was a member of both the Varsity Figure Skating and Synchronized Skating teams. In 2017 & 2018, she was named national champion in figure skating. She brings all that knowledge to Nashville to enhance the experience of TPH tournaments.
“I think what excites me the most is expanding what’s already there,” said Lukenda. “There’s already groundwork set for tournaments. I’m really excited to expand them and build on them and really make it an overall experience for teams coming to Nashville and to other places. We’re going to make these tournaments more of an experience for everyone.”
With most tournaments taking place in Nashville, Lukenda will be focused on enhancing the experience for everyone coming to town for the events. Even during a pandemic, there are many opportunities to build the foundation in place.
“Nashville is such a great place with entertainment and experience,” said Lukenda. “Most of our tournaments are going to be in Nashville, so bringing that full experience of the city and what people think of it, will be important to bring to the rink as well as much as we can with the pandemic. Running a great tournament overall, and bring a great experience beyond hockey is what’s important.”
A wealth of knowledge in ice sports comes with Lukenda’s addition to TPH, and addition is already a valuable resource not just to TPH, but to players and families participating in tournaments.
Learn more about TPH tournaments here.