Director of Skating for all Skate Canada Programs
Skate Canada National Trained Coach
Over 38 years of experience as a professional coach
– Competitive / Gold Skating Skills 1 – Star 10 Skills
– Gold Free Skate
– Novice Competitive Free Skate
– Canadian Gold Dances
– American (US) Gold Dances
– Dance Variation Test
– Jr. Competitive Dance
– Sr. Competitive Diamond Dance – Rhumba
– Gold Creative Dance
* Competed in the competitive stream as a Junior Ladies Competitor.
– Partial Level 3 – Theory & Technical
– NCCP Certified Level 2
– Certified Synchronized Skating
– Certified Can Power Skating Coach
– Certified Speed Skating Professional
I coach skaters from Star 1 up to and including the Star 10 Levels in the Skate Canada Star Skate Test system in all disciplines. My skaters have competed in the Star Skate Competition Stream in all levels as well as skaters in the Competitive Stream who competed in Pre–Juvenile, Juvenile and Novice in both Singles and Pairs at the Skate Canada Challenge level.
My Coaching Philosophy:
A coach is a mentor, a teacher and a role model with a positive influence on skater’s development. I am a positive coach that aims to improve the skater’s performances and focuses by unlocking a skater’s potential to maximize their potential.
My Expertise is in the development of all skaters in figure skating and hockey skills from the ground level up. I enhance their knowledge and skills to help them succeed in their abilities to be better athletes.
I also build confidence and positive character traits such as discipline, self-motivation, self-worth and excitement for life. My desire is to see the skater learn with the knowledge provided to them to effectively improve their skating skills. I set realistic goals and through encouragement, I praise the skaters for their efforts. I also feel communication is crucial for having a good relationship with the skaters. “A positive coach feels an obligation to their sport they coach. They love their sport and want to share that love and enjoyment with the skaters”.
I have been a Professional Skating Coach for over 38 years of which 32 years have been with the Campbell River Skating Club and I continue to welcome skaters of all ages for private and group lessons.
Please contact me at 250-923-6641 or by email at email@example.com