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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

STARSkate / CompetitiveSkate Coach, Spring and Summer School Director


Skating Accomplishments
Gold Figure
Gold Freeskate
Gold Dance

Coaching Accreditations / Education
NCCP Level I, II, Theory III
Over 35 years coaching experience
Coach and Trainer of Provincial Champions, Challenge and Junior National Competitors

 

LYNDSAY COWLEY

STARSkate / CompetitiveSkate Coach



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 Competitiors

 

CJ FERNET

Winter Skating Director, STARSkate / CompetitiveSkate Coach, Off-Ice Instructor


Skating Accomplishments
Gold Freeskate
Gold Dance
Gold Skating Skills
Junior Competitive Singles

Coaching Accreditation / Education
NCCP Level 4, Task 3 Certified
Over 20 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

STARSkate / CompetitiveSkate Coach


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

 

ELIZABETH BOLZON, M.Ed.

STARSkate / CompetitiveSkate, 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
Coach and Trainer of Provincial Medalists; Competitive, STARSkate and CanSkate
Skate Canada Alberta-NWT/Nunavut Gold Triathlon Champion, National Gold Triathlon Competitor
Master of Education, Physical Literacy

 

KRISTIN RAYCHERT, B.Ed.

Head CanSkate / Pre-STARSkate Coach
403.612.4351


Skating Accomplishments
Triple Gold
National Competitive Synchronized Skater

Coaching Accreditation / Education
Provincial Coach Certified
Skate Canada CanPowerSkate Certified Coach
Over 10 years coaching experience
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
Triple Gold (Dance, Skills, Interpretive)
Junior Bronze Freeskate

Coaching Accreditation / Education
Program Assistant for over 10 years
CanSkate Coach in-training
Bachelor of Health and Physical Education (in-progress)

 

NATALIE SCHELL

Pre-STARSkate / CanSkate Coach


Skating Accomplishments
Gold Skills 
Gold Dance 
Gold Interpretive 
Senior Silver FreeSkate 

Coaching Accreditation / Education
Certified CanSkate Coach 
Regional Coach In-Training 
Program Assistant for over 6 years 
Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (in progress)

 

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