Carolyn is a National Level certified coach who has taught in both small and large city clubs. Her experience in coaching is from the grassroots to international level. She has significant CanSkate coordination and administrative experience with programs of all sizes.
Carolyn is our Club Administrator and Consultant. Her full-time position is with Skate Canada as a Coach Development Coordinator.
With over 30 years of coaching experience, Lisa has her Provincial Coach certification and is currently National Coach Trained. She has coached skaters from Preliminary to Gold in Freeskate, Dance, Skills and Interpretive.
Coaching Philosophy: My coaching philosophy is anchored in providing a meaningful experience to my skaters while enhancing their skills and values in life through sports.
I coach with enthusiasm, providing knowledgeable instruction and discipline in a constructive manner that ensures an enjoyable experience and endows the skater with physical and emotional benefits for a lifetime.
My passion for figure skating is an enduring one and having the opportunity to share that passion with others is a dream come true.
Lisa is available Mon, Wed, Thurs, Sat.
TAMMI BRUSHContact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tammi Brush Regional Coach Certified & CanPowerskate Certified, Currently working toward Provincial Coaching Certification Skate Canada Triple Gold Skater - Gold Freeskate, Gold Dance and Gold Skills Bachelor of Kinesiology
Coaching Philosophy: To motivate, inspire and guide skaters of all ages and levels to set and reach their goals and achieve their maximum potential in terms of skill and competence on the ice.
To succeed in this effort, I will coach with vigor and enthusiasm, providing knowledgeable instruction and discipline in a constructive manner that ensures an enjoyable learning experience and endows the skater with self- esteem, as well as, physical and emotional benefits for a lifetime.
Availability: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
KARLY BRUSHContact: email@example.com
Regional Coach Certified & CanPowerskate Certified, Currently working toward Provincial Coaching Certification Skate Canada Triple Gold Skater - Gold Freeskate, Gold Dance, Gold Skills, Recreation and Sport Management
Coaching Philosophy: Give 150%, 100% percent of the time. Be present and focus on holistic development which emphasizes mastering skills, personal growth, and a positive mindset.
Provide tailored training plans to maximize learning, effective communication and foster a supportive environment that encourages discipline, resilience and improvement. Build character on and off the ice for a lasting impact!
ALEX BROWNContact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Coaching since 2014 Regional Coach Certified Gold skills, Senior Silver Freeskate and Dance Honours Bachelor of Science in Human Behaviour
Coaching Philosophy: My coaching philosophy is that a coach should be enthusiastic, welcoming, and attentive to their students in order to create a motivating environment.
I aim to work with my skaters to achieve their specific goals while continuing to challenge them and showcase their abilities. I hope to build strong mentoring relationships with my skaters and to share my love of the sport with them.
Availability: all sessions
CLAIRE MacINNESContact: email@example.com
Skating since 2005 Trained Regional Coach Gold Skills, Gold Dance, Gold Elements, Senior Silver Freeskate Honours Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and Public Policy & Psychology minor
Coaching Philosophy: It’s my passion for skating that inspires my love for coaching. It allows me to be knowledgeable, positive, excited, and disciplined. Fostering a supportive environment allows skaters to develop passion for the sport.
Bringing a positive attitude and being present for each skater creates a lasting impact both on and off the ice. As a coach I strive to teach skaters discipline, create individual training plans, and support their goals whether big or small.
Availability: all sessions
LOUISA MATHESONContact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Skating since 2014 Canskate certified coach - 2022 Trained regional coach - 2023 In school for: Honours Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science with a specialization in Radiographic Imaging at McMaster University
Coaching Philosophy: My current coaching philosophy is fuelled by my love for the sport and the many opportunities it provides to athletes.
A large focus of my philosophy is to place a strong focus instilling a vast basis of basic technical skating skill knowledge into young skaters as basic skills are of the utmost importance in all facets of skating.
Creating a strong basis of skating skills and knowledge allows skaters to grow into the sport and achieve any goal they set their mind to.
To compliment this, I believe that skating should be fun and engaging for all and it is extremely important to me that skaters enjoy their time on the ice.
Availability: Mondays & Saturdays
JAYMIE MARAContact: email@example.com
Skating since 2005 CanSkate Certified and CanPower Trained Gold Skills, Gold Dance, Gold Interpretive, Senior Sliver Elements, Senior Silver Freeskate Currently studying Veterinary Technology
Coaching Philosophy: is that a coach should be welcoming, enthusiastic and adaptive to their students in order to create a motivating and engaging environment.
I aim to connect with my students to provide them a unique and personalized experience, and adapt to their learning styles. I will challenge skaters to try new skills, but also work on highlighting their strengths and abilities.
My goal is to share my love of skating, but also teach skills to be used both on and off the ice.
Availability- CanSkate Only
MAIRI MIDDLETONContact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Coaching since 2018 Canskate Coach Certified Skate Canada Quad Gold Skater in Skills, Freeskate, Dance, and Artistic Currently working towards a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering
Coaching Philosophy: My goal in coaching is to share my love of skating with everyone who gets on the ice!
As a lifelong skater, I have seen the positive influence that sport can have, and through my coaching I hope to create a welcoming environment that helps athletes find joy and fun in their skating.
Availability: Canskate and Start to Skate sessions
CRYSTAL ZHOUContact: email@example.com
CanSkate in Training Coach Gold Skills, Junior Silver Freeskate, Senior Bronze Dance
Coaching Philosophy: I strive to spark a passion for sports in my athletes. I provide a welcoming environment for my skaters to achieve their goals.