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Coaches

Coaches are invaluable in the development of an athlete’s skills. They are teachers and mentors for the thousands of young athletes they interact with in their day-to-day work. They work not only with athletes but also the athlete’s parents in setting realistic goals and the training required to reach their potential and their goals. All Skate Canada coaches are required to be trained and/or certified in the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP).

Becoming a Skate Canada Professional Coach requires planning and commitment to the profession. A certified coach is an experienced, skilled and dedicated professional. Coaches have a huge impact on the lives of their skaters and coaches always need to be aware of this fact and conduct themselves in a professional manner. Coaches need to constantly educate and update themselves in order to be effective.

Currently, all coaches who work at Skate Canada member clubs and Skating Schools must meet the minimum criteria as outlined in Rule 2401 of the Skate Canada Rule Book and other provisions set from time to time by the Skate Canada Board of Directors, and be registered professional coaching members of Skate Canada.

Vision For Coaching

As Skate Canada Professional Coaches we believe coaching is a privilege earned through our commitment to:

  • Competently and professionally serving the athlete as a role model, teacher, coach, athlete manager, strategist, and volunteer.
  • Developing a well-rounded individual and creating a positive and safe sport environment that will promote physical development and well-being, mental development and positive self image, social skills development, creativity and artistic development, discipline, self-reliance and independence, and principles of fair play and good sportsmanship.
  • Providing quality service to and being accountable to the athletes, parents, clubs and schools, community, and Skate Canada.
  • Sharing knowledge with athletes, parents, coaching peers, clubs and schools, volunteers and Skate Canada.
  • Actively engaged in continuous improvement and education and overall professional development
  • Maintaining an open-minded attitude to new ideas and change.Supporting the 2014-2018 Skate Canada Strategic Plan.
  • Conducting oneself in a manner that is befitting of a coaching professional and that is compliant with Skate Canada and ISU rules, regulations and policies.

Who We Are

Vision

Inspiring all Canadians to Embrace the Joy of Skating.

Mission

Skate Canada will have a continuing legacy of champions and be recognized as a leader in the delivery of skating programs.

Values

Healthy Lifestyle

Skating instills a love of physical activity that contributes to the health and happiness of all who participate.

Life Skills

Goal-setting, discipline, perseverance, and lessons about competing with integrity, winning fairly and losing gracefully are skills that are valuable in all aspects of life.

Building Community

Pursuing learning and reaching goals in the company of others creates a sense of community and a willingness to give back to one’s larger community.

Creativity/Innovation

The collaborating process between coach and athlete, instructor and skater, ice and movement is integral to innovative physical and aesthetic self-expression.

Excellence

Excellence is being the best skater, competitor, coach, official, administrator or leader you can be.

Test Chair Test Chair tania@cintek.com
Sarah Gower Coach/Director info@nelsonfigureskatingclub.com.
President Director lgdutch@shaw.ca
Mandy Paulsen President/Coach m.paulsen@telus.net
Lorraine Kreuzer Treasurer lkreuzer@netidea.com
Lisa Skubovius Coach/director lisaskubovius@hotmail.ca
Kathryn Johnston Official Kathryn_Johnston@telus.net
Debbie Mandryk Director debbiemandryk@msn.com
Coach Coach
Allana Ferro Official aferro@telus.net