Coaches

All STARSkaters must have a professional coach. Some coaches team coach and you may have the option of working with more than one coach in some circumstances. If your skater will be absent from a lesson, please advise the coach ahead of time. All coaching fees are billed by and paid directly to individual coaches. At their discretion, coaches will also bill for extra sessions, making of music, competition attendance and mileage. You may want to consider the coach's skill level/style when determining the best fit. Contact coaches directly for inquiries about their availability.
Alexandra Brown CAROLYN ALLWRIGHT
Carolyn is an NCCP Level 3 certified coach who has taught in both small and large city clubs. Her experience in coaching is from the grass roots to international level. She has significant CanSkate coordination and administrative experience with programs of all sizes. She is a nationally trained Master Learning Facilitator delivering various levels of coaching certification courses and a Club Consultant for Skate Canada and Skate Ontario. Carolyn is a Team Leader for Skate Canada on the International circuit. She contributed to the LTAD committee and was selected to be a member of Skate Canada's CanSkate Resource Team. She volunteers within Skate Ontario and Skate Canada. Carolyn is not accepting students. She is available for enhancement, consulting with your skater/coach. These arrangements are to be made through your base coach.
Alexandra Brown ALEXANDRA BROWN
Alexandra is an NCCP certified Skate Canada CanSkate coach. She has skated, volunteered as a Program Assistant and coached at Skate Lasalle. Alexandra also coached the Windsor Lady Expos Mite softball team and is currently a Social Sciences student at McMaster University.
Karly Brush KARLY BRUSH
Karly has over 20 years skating experience and eight years of coaching experience. During her competitive skating career, she completed her Skate Canada Gold level Freeskate, Dance, and Skills tests. Karly has coached skaters from preliminary to gold level and is a StarSkate level 2 phase 1 coach. She is also a CanPowerSkate certified coach with experience instructing hockey players from beginner to high performance athletes. Karly is director of our Pre-Power Skating program and developed our Edges and Turns program.
Tammi Brush TAMMI BRUSH
Tammi has over 25 years skating experience, 15 years coaching experience and holds a Bachelor of Kinesiology degree from McMaster University. During her competitive skating career, Tammi completed her Gold level Freeskate, Dance and Skills tests. As a StarSkate Level 2, Phase 1 Skate Canada coach, Tammi has taught skaters from Preliminary to Gold level. Tammi is also a CanPowerSkate Certified coach.
Samantha Duffus SAMANTHA DUFFUS
Samantha is NCCP Primary STARSkate Certified with Intermediate STARSkate In-Training Status. Since 2012, she has had the pleasure of coaching professionally in Saskatchewan, Alberta and Ontario. Samantha has acquired Gold levels in Skills and Interpretive. She recently graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Biomedical Science from Guelph University.
Lisa Erb LISA ERB
With over 20 years of coaching experience, Lisa has her level 2 certification. She has also completed her level 3 Theory/GS/Technical and Practical in Freeskate. She has coached skaters from Preliminary to Gold in Freeskate, Dance, Skills and Interpretive.
Taylor Gracie TAYLOR GRACIE
Taylor is a Level 1 Primary STARskate certified coach with 5 years of coaching experience. Taylor actively skated at the Flamboro Skating Club for over 15 years and has achieved her Gold Skills, Dance and Interpretive tests. She has worked up to her Senior Silver Freeskate, and completed three Diamond Dances as well.
Krystyna Lazar KRYSTYNA LAZAR
Coaching since 1999, Krystyna has her Level 2 Certification, has completed her Level 3 Theory/GS/Technical in Freeskate, and holds a Gold Level in the Coaching Education Program. With 27 years of skating experience, she has coached skaters from Preliminary to Gold in Freeskate, Dance, Skills and Interpretive. Krystyna is also the FSC CanSkate Director, supervising PreCan/CanSkate, GroupSTAR, and Start to Skate Programs.
Ben Mulder BEN MULDER
Ben joins us as our new Dance Coach for 2017.
Caitlin Ogino CAITLIN OGINO
Caitlin has been coaching since 2005 and is level 1 Primary STARSkate certified. She is currently completing her level 2 ISPC certification and has experience with all levels of skaters from Preliminary to Gold levels in Freeskate, Skills, Dance and Interpretive.