Qualifications: NCCP Level 3 Certified, Level 4 Tasks - LTAD & Sports, Canadian Sport System, CanPowerSkate Certified, Region 3 EOS Coaches Rep, Approved Eastern Ontario Section Mentor Coach, Gold Level Achieved in the Coaches Education Program
Personal Skating Success: Quadruple Gold – Gold Figure, Gold Skills, Gold Freeskate, and Gold Dance, Novice and Junior Competitive Singles, Sectional Level Singles and Pairs, Ontario-Winter Games Pairs Competitor
Coaching Record: Coached skaters to Sectional, Provincial and National Level. Coached several skaters from Preliminary to Triple Gold Test Level, Coached skaters to Quadruple Gold Test Levels
2011 - EOS CanSkater of the year
2011 - Novice Men's Sectional Champion EOS. 15th place Novice Men's Skate Canada Eastern Western Challenge & 5th place Pre-Novice Pairs Skate Canada Eastern Western Challenge- Regina Sk. 12th place Novice Men's Skate at 2012 Canadians Moncton NB, Jr. Bronze Ladies EOSIC Champion 2012 qualifier to All Ontario's in North Bay. Skater selected to attend Skate Canada Competitive Camp as one out of 25 skaters Canada wide.
2012/13 - Novice Men's Skate Canada Challenge - 10th, Novice Pairs Skate Canada Challenge 2nd, Canadian Tire National Figure Skating Championships Novice Men 8th, Novice Pairs 2nd.
2013 - Selected along with 24 other coaches Canada wide to participate in the National Coach Apprenticeship Program at Worlds in March 2013
2015 - EOSIC Gold Free Women's Champion & Gold Triathlon Women's Champion (highest points recorded).
Skate Canada Challenge 2016 Junior Women's finish 27 out of 54 skaters
Related Education: Diploma in Recreation Leadership, Certificate in Fitness and Lifestyle Management
Available to Coach: Recreational Skaters, Advanced CanSkate, Intermediate and Senior Skaters, Elite, PowerSkating
26 Years of coaching experience.
Rate: CanSkate - $14.25 per 15 minutes
Pairs - $14.00 per 15 minutes
Group and Semi Private lessons available.
Philosophy: As a coach I believe that we are guiding these skaters to be successful individuals first and skaters second. Sport regardless of its nature has so much to offer. Camaraderie, the ability to cope with failure and success, to be positive of their self image, learn about nutrition and the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle. I believe in teaching skating skills properly from the very beginning so that skaters can succeed throughout their skating career. As a skater progresses the skills become more difficult therefore good basic skating skills, hard work and perseverance will get you further.