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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).

Jean Klooster
519 856-4313

Coaching: 40 years

Certification: NCCP Level 2 Certified

Availability: Tu/Fr/Su

Teaches:  CanSkate,PreSTARSkate & STARSkate (Freeskate/Skills/Dance/Interpretive) 

Dance Partnering

Specialization / Additional Skills: Dance & Skills

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Amanda Tully

Coaching: 10 years+

Certification: NCCP Level 2 Certified (Regional) 

Available: Tu/Fr/Su

Teaches: Canskate, Starskate and Competitive

Specialization / Additional Skills: FreeSkate, Dance & Choreography

Amanda is a former senior competitive skater and specializes in jumps and spins.  She is also passionate about  helping students connect to the creative component of their skating.

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Helene Carle

Coaching: 5+ years

Certification: NCCP Level 2 Certified (Regional) 

Available: Tu/Fr/Su

Teaches: Canskate, Starskate and Competitive

Specialization / Additional Skills: FreeSkate & Choreography

Helene has competed twice at the Senior National level and hopes to offer her expertise to all levels in a fun and supportive way!

Susan Ritchie

Coaching: Over 25 years

Certification: NCCP Level 2 Certified (Level 3 in progress)

Teaches - Susan is currently coaching our Adult synchronized skating team, Luminice!  She has coached skaters from STARSkate, to OUA level, to synchronized skating and has shared her passion for coaching across Canada!

Crystal
Humphries
 

Coaching: Over 25 years

Certification: Skate Canada Certified Canskate Coach and Star 1-4 competition evaluator

Availability: Crystal volunteers her time Tuesdays and Thursdays to assist and oversee our programming. You will also see Crystal judging at Star 1-4 competitions!

Specialization/ Additional Skills - Having played hockey and figure skating, Crystal is skilled in helping our skaters so that they are ready for whatever skating path they choose in the future!

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