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).


519 993-2133

Coaching: 10 years

Certification: NCCP Level 1 Certified

Availability: Tu/Fr/Su

Teaches: PreCanSkate & CanSkate

PreSTARSkate & STARSkate (Freeskate/Skills/Dance/Interpretive)

Specialization / Additional Skills: STARSkate, Synchronized Skating & Biomechanics of Human Movement

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

519 362-7923

Coaching: Over 25 years

Certification: Trained Can Skate Coach

Availability: Tuesdays and Fridays.

Teaches - Pre-Can Skate, Can Skate and Pre-Star Skate( Shooting Stars), Pre-Power

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

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!