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Skate Canada Professional Coaches

Skate Canada trains and certifies their coaches under the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) standards set by the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC). All coaches must go through Skate Canada’s NCCP and hold an active status. Throughout coach training, coaches earn different NCCP statuses to further their coach qualifications. In this respect, a coach’s NCCP status reflects the level they are qualified to coach. Any coach instructing in Skate Canada clubs or schools must have an active NCCP status and be registered as a Skate Canada Professional Coach for the current membership season.

LEIGH COWLEY 

email: c...@t...s.net

Spring and Summer Skating Director

Skating Accomplishments:
Gold Figure
Gold Freeskate
Gold Dance
Coaching Accreditation/Education:
NCCP Level I, II, Theory III
Over 30 years coaching experience
Coach and Trainer of Provincial Champions, Challenge Competitors and Junior National Competitors

LYNDSAY COWLEY

email:   s...@h...l.com

Skating Accomplishments:
Triple Gold
Silver Interpretive
Coaching Accreditation/Education:
ISPC Certified (formerly NCCP Level II)
Over 10 years coaching experience
Coach and Trainer of Provincial Level Competitive and Starskate Competitors

CJ FERNET

email:    c...@m...e.com

Winter Skating Director

Skating Accomplishments:
Gold Freeskate
Gold Dance
Gold Skating Skills
Junior Competitive Singles
Coaching Accreditation/Education:
NCCP Level 4 Task 3 Certified
Over 15 years coaching experience
Coach and Trainer of Provincial Competitive & STARSkate Champions, Challenge Competitors,National Medalists and International Competitors
Two years "Disney on Ice" Cast Member

DANITA MCCORMICK  403.938.0157

email:  d...@g...l.com

Skating Accomplishments:
7th Figure
Senior Silver Freeskate
Gold Dance
Coaching Accreditation/Education:
NCCP Level III Certified
Over 30 years coaching experience
Coach and Trainer of Provincial Champions, Challenge Competitors and National Competitors

LIZ BOLZON

email:   l...@l...c.ca

CanSkate/CanPowerSkate Coach

Skating Accomplishments:
Quad Gold 
Diamond Dances
Junior Competitive Singles
Coaching Accreditation/Education: 
NCCP Level I Certified, Level II trained
Skate Canada CanPowerSkate Certified Coach
Trainer of Provincial Medalists, Competitive, STARSkate and CanSkate
AB-NWT/Nunavut Gold Triathlon Champion, National Gold Triathlon Competitor
Master of Education, Physical Literacy

KRISTIN RAYCHERT 403.612.4351

email:  k...@h...l.com

CanSkate/Pre-STARSkate Head Coach

Skating Accomplishments:
Tripe Gold Test Skater
National Competitive Synchronized Skater
Coaching Accreditation/Education: 
10 years coaching experience
Provincial Coach Certified
Skate Canada CanPowerSkate Certified Coach
Trainer of Provincial level competitors

2014 Skate Canada CanSkate Coach University Participant
2018 Skate Canada National Coach Apprenticeship Program Participant 
Bachelor of Education
Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology

EMILY BERRY

CanSkate Coach

Skating Accomplishments:
Skate Canada Triple Gold (Dance, Skills, Interpretive)
Junior Bronze Freeskate
Coaching Accreditation/Education: 
Program Assistant for over 10 years
Canskate Club Coach in-training as of Spring 2018 
Bachelor of Health and Physical Education (in-progress)

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