COACHES

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Alison MacLean 

Coach

Programs Coordinator 

Club Administrator

Board member - Member at Large-Coach

 

 Certification

  • In Training National Coach

  • Certified Provincial Coach

  • Certified Regional Coach

  • Trained Special Olympics Coach

  • Certified CanPower Skating Coach

  • STAR 1-5 Competition official/judge

 

Specialization

  • CanSkate, Free Skate, Skills, Dance, Choreography, and Interpretive

  • Music selection and editing

  • Custom costume design and construction

 

Coach’s Philosophy

Treat everyone with respect and teach strategies to achieve goals while developing strong life skills in a fun and safe environment.

 

Contact

 

Professional Experience

  • Coaching professionally since 1997

  • Coach at Club to National Level Competitions

  • Work with Special Olympics athletes 

  • Instruct all levels of sport (CanSkate to Adult)

  • Coordinated and conducted skating seminars

  • Development Committees

  • Coaches’ Representative

  • Skating Programs Coordinator

  • Club Administrator

  • Director and Assistant Director for Ice Shows

  • Worked on movie sets as stunt double, performer, and talent support

  • Design and construct costumes for individual skaters and synchronized skating teams

 

Personal Skating Experience

  • Senior Competitive Ice Dancer

  • 8 time National Level Competitor

  • Performed in many ice shows

  • Tests passed:

        Senior competitive ice dance

        Diamond Dances

        Senior Silver Free skate

        Gold skills

Candice Glover

Coach

Coaching Ojectives

Enjoys working with skaters of all ages and levels! 

 

 

Certification

  • Over 10 years professional coaching experience!

  • Provincial Coach Certified (2017)

  • Regional Coach Certified (previously called NCCP Level 1)

  • Completed Level 3 Theory

  • StarSkate and CanSkate coordinator at the Markham Skating Club

  • Coaching and Sport Development Diploma sport specific to Figure Skating at Humber College

  • CanPower Certified

  • CanFit Pro Fitness Instructor Specialist

  • CanFit Pro Children’s Fitness Coach

  • Fully certified emergency first aid

  • Making Ethical Decisions course completed

  • Star 1-5 trained

  • Respect in Sport module completed

  • Nominated for the 2014 Skate Canada Club and Recreational Coach Award of Excellence

Personal Skating Experience

  • Triple Gold medalist in Interpretive, Dance and Skills

  • Passed elements in isolation of the Senior Silver Freeskate test

  • Coached by Michele Britten and the late Scott Fountain

  • National competitor (2002) with Markham Skating Club’s Elite Edge Synchronized Skating team, coached by Tracey Jones and Wendy Clevely-Schultz

 

Private Lesson Availability

  • PreCanskate, CanSkate, Intermediate, Senior & Advanced/Gold

  • Dance partnering for all levels

  • Off-ice training (Certified Canfitpro Fitness Instructor Specialist 2013)

Contact

Phone # 647 223 8967

Email: candicekeast@gmail.com

Cydele Fadeeva 

Coach

Certifications:

  • Certified Ice Arena Programmer (CIAP)

  • US National and International Coach

  • NCCP Skate Canada Regional Coach Certified

 

Personal Experience:

  • Passed all Canadian and American Gold tests

  • Extensive Singles & Ice Dance Competition experience

  • Canadian National Silver Medalist 

Specialization:

  • Free Skate

  • Skills

  • Choreography

  • Dance

  • Ballet

  • Interpretive

  • Music Editing

  • Costume Design

 

Contact info:

email:cydele13@gmail.com

Phone #:416-705-1529

Professional Experience:

  • 6 year Star of Ice Capades

  • Producer, Director, Choreographer & Performer (Soloist and Adagio) in Professional Skating Tours for 12+ years

  • Skating Director and Program Coordinator for major US facilities for 18+ years

  • Trainer and Choreographer to World and Olympic competitors, and National Champions

  • Primary Coach to Gold Test achieving skaters

  • Conference and Seminar Presenter

  • Competition, Test Day and Ice Show Organizer and Director

  • Avid Supporter and Volunteer of all major Skating Events

 

Coaching Philosophy:

Teaching people to become good skaters, and teaching skaters to become good people.

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Samantha Leitch

Coach

Certification

  • Regional Coach Certified

  • Provincial Coach in training

  • Emergency First Aid and CPR/AED Level C

  • Bachelor of  Commerce with Honours, Marketing Major Graduate from York University (2017)

  • Bachelor of Health Studies from York University (completed coursework in August 2021; graduation expected by October 2021)

Specialization

  • Free Skate

  • Skating skills

  • Off-ice warm ups

  • Music cutting

Coach’s Philosophy

My focus is to get to know, develop, and train well rounded skaters. Growing up in this sport taught me so much, and I hope to pass down the skating skills, values, and life skills that I learned, to developing skaters. I look to nurture the joy that young athletes have for the sport, while motivating and instilling a confidence that will allow them to succeed.

 

Contact

Phone #: 905 767 2935

Email: samantha.leitch@hotmail.com

Professional Experience

  • Coaching learn to skate programs since 2013

  • Coaching figure skating since 2015

  • CanSkate Administrator at a local club from 2010-2011

  • 2013 & 2016 EOSIC volunteer

  • Attended seminars with Monica Lockie and Jen Jackson

  • Attended events focused on the new STAR 1-5 system, as well as the upcoming STAR 6- Gold testing system set to launch in 2019

  • Mentored under Monica Johnston and Ryan Gibbons

 

Personal Skating Experience

  • Gold Skills

  • Gold Interpretive

  • Gold Dance

  • Junior Silver Free skate (Part 1&2)

  • EOSIC Gold medalist in 2007

  • Member and competitor for my high school team in 2008 and 2011 at the Eastern Ontario High School Figure Skating Invitational

  • Member of the Iced Energy Adult I Synchronized Skating Team 2017-2018

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Vyvan Coxworth

Coach

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Stephanie Blair 

CanSkate Coach

Certification

  • Club Coach Certified

  • First Aid Certified

Personal Skating Experience

  • Skated singles for 7 years

  • Skated on a synchronized skating team for 6 years

  • Program Assistant at Uxbridge Skating Club for 4 years

  • CanSkate coach for 2 years

  • Bachelor of Education

Coaches Philosphy

I want to make skating fun for everyone and foster a lifelong love for the arena and the sports that happen in it.

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Emily Jarman

Coach

Certifications

  • Trained Regional Coach

  • Certified Club Coach

  • Trained Star 1-5 assessor

  • Certified First Aid and CPR Level C


Coaching Philosophy 

I hope to encourage skaters to be the best person they can be both on and off the ice in a fun, enjoyable and safe environment. 

 

Personal skating experience

  • Skated competitively for 10+ years 

  • Skated on Kawartha Competition Skating Team from 2019-Present

  • Achieved Gold Tests in Dance and Skills

  • Competed in various competitions in Canada and the US
     

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Emma Cummings

CanSkate Coach

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Johanna 

CanSkate Coach

Certifications:

  • CanSkate Coach in training

  • First Aid Certified

Personal Experience:

  • Passed all Gold tests 

  • Competitive singles and pair skater up to senior level

  • Canadian National Junior Silver Pair Medalist

  • Canadian National Novice Pair Medalist

  • Junior Grand Prix pair medalist

  • Represented Canada at numerous international competitions for pairs

Coaching Philosophy:

Helping people achieve their skating goals and enjoy the sport for life.