COACHES

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Alison MacLean 

Programs Co-ordinator - CanSkate, Rising Stars and StarSkate

Coaches Representative

 

 Certification

  • In Training National Coach

  • Certified Provincial Coach

  • Certified Regional Coach

  • Trained Special Olympics Coach

  • Certified CanPower Skating Coach

 

Specialization

  • 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

  • Coached at National Level Competitions

  • Volunteered with the Special Olympics

  • Instruct all levels of sport (CanSkate to Adult)

  • Co-ordinated and conducted skating seminars

  • Development Committees

  • Coaches’ Representative

  • Skating Programs Coordinator

  • Director and Assistant Director for Ice Shows

  • Worked on several 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

 

Coaching Ojectives

Enjoys working with skaters of all ages and levels! 

 

 

Certification

  • Completed NCCP Level 1

  • Completed NCCP Introduction to Competition A and B

  • Completed Level 3 Theory

  • Achieved Coaching and Sport Development Diploma sport specific to Figure Skating (2006)

  • Over 200 hours of mentoring experience with National level coaches

  • ISPC trained in all aspects (sport science, stroking skating skills, singles, dance and pairs synchronized skating)

  • CanPower Certified (2006)

  • First Aid Certified

  • Making Ethical Decisions course completed

  • Attended Annie’s Edges Seminar with Anne Shelter (2010)

  • Coach of Markham Skating Club’s Elite Edge (2009-2013)

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

  • Bronze status Continuing Education Program for Professional Coaches

  • Star 1-5 trained

  • CanPowerSkate & Off-Ice Training Coordinator for the Markham Skating Club

 

 

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

Samantha Leitch

 

Certification

- Regional Coach Trained
- In final year of Bachelor of Administrative Studies Specialized Honours program in Marketing at York University

Specialization

-Freeskate

-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 Adminiskater 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

- Mentored under Monica Johnston and Ryan Gibbons

 

Personal Skating Experience

- Gold Skills
- Gold Interpretive
- Gold Dance
- Junior Silver Free skate (Part 1&2)
- Local competitor through the StarSkate stream in the Eastern Ontario Section
- 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

Derek Brittain - Dance Coach
derekgbrittainsk8er@hotmail.ca
905-903-8038

 

 

Adam Carnaffan - CanSkate Coach

 

 Cydele Fadeeva - CanSkate Coach

 

Certifications:

Certified Ice Arena Programmer (CIAP)

US National and International Coach

NCCP Canadian Coach status (in progress)

CanSkate Trained

 

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:

cydele@fontasy.ca

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.

Stephanie Blair - CanSkate Coach

 

Theresa Scott - CanSkate Coach