The Sunderland Skating Club offers a comprehensive program, guided by Skate Canada that teaches balance, control and agility skills in a fun and active group environment. Our certified coaches, with assistance from our Program Assisstants, guide our skaters to work hard while promoting fun, fitness and participation.
Coach’s Philosophy: I believe leading a healthy, balanced lifestyle leads to an athletes success. In coaching, I try to guide my athletes in achieving all goals; skating, fitness, physical and mental health, and anything else they seek to achieve. In this process, I believe that having fun is essential. Finding each skaters individual balance point for work and play is my coaching strategy.
-coaching figure skating for 5 years
-coaching dry land training for 4 years
-canskate and primary starskate certified
-competitive skating experience
-gold status in all four skating disciplines
-diamond status in ice dance
-fitness and health enthusiast
2014 - Present
Coach’s Philosophy: I will provide a positive & supportive coaching experience for my skaters, while making sure they have fun. I will guide them through skating and teach them important life lessons throughout their growth.
Certification: NCCP CanSkate Coach Certified, Regional Coach Certified, Provincial Coach Trained and National Coach in Training.
Specialization: Synchronized Skating,Teamwork, Skating Skills, Event/fundraising planning, Strong Administrative Skills
Professional Experience: Coaching since 2010, Mentored under Ingrid Felluga & James Callan
Personal Skating Experience
~ Gold Skills, 2 time Senior World Bronze Medalist, Gold Dance 5 time National Champion
~ Senior Bronze FreeSkate, 2 time National Silver Medalist
~ Gold Interpretive, 2011 & 2013 Canadian Senior Bronze Medalist
~ Competitive Synchronized Figure Skater, 10 years on Team Canada competing Internationally
~ Competed competitively for 22 years
2014 - Present
Gold Dance, Gold Skills, Jr. Bronze Freeskate, Bronze Interpretive, Pre-Novice Competitive Dance
National Competitor at the Pre-Novice Dance level
Guest Skater at Ice Shows
Primary Starskate Certified (level 1), ISPC theory, and technical (level 2)
Coached for 10 years