Our Coaches

Skate Oakville carefully selects coaches who represent our mission of nurturing a culture that supports skating in a fun and friendly environment and that challenges everyone to perform at their very best. They are also all certified through Canada’s governing body of skating and the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) so you can be assured you are getting high quality coaching.

When choosing a coach there are several things to consider; cost, availability and qualifications.  Please explore details below and feel free to make further inquiries to assure that you have all the information you need to make an informed decision.

Coaches rates will vary based on qualifications and experience.  On average you can expect to pay anywhere from $8.00 - $12.00 for a 10 minute private lesson.  Keep in mind that rates will vary if there is more than one person in the group (semi private or group instruction) and length of the lesson (10 minutes, 15 minutes, 30 minutes or more).  If you are unsure and are shopping around, be sure to ask the coach for a fee schedule before committing to any lessons.

Check to see if the coach is available on the sessions you are planning to skate on.  If you are interested in a specific coach, check their availability first and then try to skate on those sessions.  If skating on a certain day is more important, register for the session and then check with the coach, or Skating Club office for coach’s availability.

All coaches are required to be registered with Skate Canada, the governing body of skating in Canada.  This insures they are qualified as coaches, have current first aid and are insured.  The standard qualification levels are mandated by the Coaches Association of Canada and are based on the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP).  Coaches are designated through certification as CanSkate coaches or NCCP Levels (1,2,3,4,5).  As a point of reference you need to be Level 4 to coach at an Olympic games.  Coaches are also required to participate in the Coaches Education Program (CEP).  In this program they are rewarded points for participating in various types of activities such as Leadership, Continuous Education, Seminars, Conventions, workshops, planning, etc.  Every two years the Coaches are rated Gold, Silver or Bronze based on the points they have accumulated.

 

Learn To Skate Session Conveners

Karon Dalby

kskates@icloud.com 416-576-5490 Level of Certification: Level 3 National Coach, Level 4 in Progress Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training:      • 25+ years of coaching in all disciplines of ice skating and power skating • Technical Specialist-Skate Canada • Skate Canada-Central … Read More

Kathy Hannaford

khannaford@bell.net 905-973-5179 Level of Certification: High Five trained, Level 2 Certified Singles Rate: $54/hour Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training I am currently in my 28th year of professional coaching. I also skated and travelled with Disney on Ice … Read More

Robin Miller

robingmiller@icloud.com 905-464-5040 Level of Certification: NCCP 2 certified, Canpowerskating certified, Special Olympics certified, CanSkate Certified Rate: Contact for details Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training    Coaching in Oakville since age of 16 yrs old Gold medalist Competed novice … Read More

Lee Varteressian

leevskates@gmail.com 289-242-9010 Level of Certification: Level 3 Rate: Contact for details Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training Triple Gold Medalist Teaching in Oakville since I was 16 Competed at the Junior Level in free skate and figures I teach … Read More

Mary Warren

m.warren58@hotmail.com Level of Certification: Level 2 Certified in Freeskate, Skills and Dance Rate: Contact for details Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training 30 years coaching Learn to Skate and Starskate. 20 years Learn to Skate Convenor. Attend various Coaching … Read More

Learn To Skate Coaches

Jennifer Court

jennifer.a.court@gmail.com    Level of Certification: NCCP Level 1 Certified Rate: Contact for details Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training I have been a member with Skate Oakville since the age of seven. I competed in ice dance for 5 … Read More

Karon Dalby

kskates@icloud.com 416-576-5490 Level of Certification: Level 3 National Coach, Level 4 in Progress Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training:      • 25+ years of coaching in all disciplines of ice skating and power skating • Technical Specialist-Skate Canada • Skate Canada-Central … Read More

Deborah D’Alfonso

deborah.dalfonso@hotmail.co.uk 647-862-4138 Level of Certification: Primary Starskate certified, CCP Level 1, CEP Silver Status Rate: Contact for details Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training Figure skater for over 10 years, singles and synchro. Coaching for 10+ years, both recreational … Read More

Kathy Hannaford

khannaford@bell.net 905-973-5179 Level of Certification: High Five trained, Level 2 Certified Singles Rate: $54/hour Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training I am currently in my 28th year of professional coaching. I also skated and travelled with Disney on Ice … Read More

Robin Miller

robingmiller@icloud.com 905-464-5040 Level of Certification: NCCP 2 certified, Canpowerskating certified, Special Olympics certified, CanSkate Certified Rate: Contact for details Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training    Coaching in Oakville since age of 16 yrs old Gold medalist Competed novice … Read More

Kathryn Milovac

julygirl93@hotmail.com 905-580-5930 Level of Certification: NCCP Canskate, NCCP Primary StarSkate Rate: $42.00/hour Coaching Philosophy My coaching philosophy is to coach with the skaters best interest in mind. I strive to be a good role model to all skaters on and … Read More

Norma Petriska

norma.petriska@gmail.com 905-257-4705 Level of Certification: Fully certified Level 3, Certified Gold level for Coach Continuing Education Program for Skate Canada Rate: Contact for details Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training Background: Triple gold medalist in Figures, Free Skate and … Read More

Christopher Stokes

chris.stokes@rogers.com Level of Certification: NCCP Level 3 Certified, CEP Gold Status, Coaching since 1985, CANSkate University Graduate Rate:  Contact for details Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training Chair, Skate Canada Coaching Development Committee Officials Certification Technical Controller – Singles, … Read More

Lee Varteressian

leevskates@gmail.com 289-242-9010 Level of Certification: Level 3 Rate: Contact for details Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training Triple Gold Medalist Teaching in Oakville since I was 16 Competed at the Junior Level in free skate and figures I teach … Read More

Mary Warren

m.warren58@hotmail.com Level of Certification: Level 2 Certified in Freeskate, Skills and Dance Rate: Contact for details Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training 30 years coaching Learn to Skate and Starskate. 20 years Learn to Skate Convenor. Attend various Coaching … Read More

Kathy Zahakos

kathy.zahakos@gmail.com 416 737 0637 Level of Certification: Level 3 Freeskate Rate : $54/hr+hst Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training Coaching background I’ve been coaching for 20 years, 15 years in the Thornhill/Richmond hill area and 5 years on the … Read More

Rebecca Ahlin

Jacqueline Beriault

jberiault1@cogeco.ca  905-875-6552 Level of Certification: Canskate certified, Primary STARSkate Certified Rate:  $10 / 15 mins Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training:        I have been coaching for 4 years now. I teach 3yrs of age to adults. I am widely … Read More

Sandra Fielding

Daniela Fisico

Jennifer Fryer

Jenn.fryer@gmail.com           Level of Certification: Primary STARSkate Certified Rate: $50 per hour Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training:      Competed provincially at the Jr Ladies level Enjoyed the experience of varsity skating while at university. BA Kinesiology Doctor of Chiropractic Masters of … Read More

Donna Ireland

  direland5@yahoo.ca 416-937-3833 Level of Certification: NCCP Level 3 Certified, Can power Certified Rate:  Contact for details. Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training:      Coached at Sectional, Provincial, Challenge and National Championships. Certified Can Power Instructor  

Renee Labelle

Gabriela Mandato

Alexander Moses

Tara Schooley

Enid Stronach

Edie Wilson

ee.wilson@hotmail.com 647-920-3057 Level of Certification: ISPC Certification in progress Rate: $48/hour on-ice, $40-$80 for music sourcing and editing Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training — Triple Gold in Dance, Skills and Singles — Novice Competitive — 9 years of … Read More

Ainsley Chapman

Kim Edwards

Tracey Freitas

traceypacheco@rogers.com Rate: $52.00/hour Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training I have been coaching with Skate Oakville for over 15 years, and over those years I have taught skaters at all levels, and in many disciplines. My passion is choreography … Read More

Sharon Falk

Suzanne Corupe

sk8ingcoach77@gmail.com 905-741-2714 Level of Certification: ISPC Provincial Coach Certified (Level 2), National Coach Trained (Level 3 Theory and Technical) Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training: Skate Canada Professional Coach for 15 years (Canskate to Senior Competitive levels), Choreographer for 22 … Read More

Natasha Beaudoin

Zivana Bijelic

Emma Curtis

Jaime Dalby

2016-2017 Oakville EDGE Synchro Teams: Intro to Synchro                            

Celine Dubroy-McArdle

Tayler Smith

Stephanie Matthews

Megan McDonald

Debbie Allworth

deballworth@gmail.com Level of Certification: Primary STARSkate Rate: Contact for details Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training Skating has been a very important part of my life. I have competed in dance pairs for over 14 years at all levels … Read More

Mark Bradshaw

coachmarkbradshaw@gmail.com 416-457-6711 Level of Certification: Level 3 Dance Certified, Partial Level 4. National dance technical specialist trained. Rate: $17.00/15 mins + HST. Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training Mark specializes in teaching competitive ice dance and skating skills, turns … Read More

Jennifer Court

jennifer.a.court@gmail.com    Level of Certification: NCCP Level 1 Certified Rate: Contact for details Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training I have been a member with Skate Oakville since the age of seven. I competed in ice dance for 5 … Read More

Karon Dalby

kskates@icloud.com 416-576-5490 Level of Certification: Level 3 National Coach, Level 4 in Progress Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training:      • 25+ years of coaching in all disciplines of ice skating and power skating • Technical Specialist-Skate Canada • Skate Canada-Central … Read More

Carlie Dixon

cdixon83@gmail.com Level of Certification: ISPC Certified, Level 3 Technical Rate: $48/hour Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training    9 time Canadian National Medalist in Synchronized Skating (at Novice, Junior and Senior) 2002 Junior World Challenge Cup Champion Competed at … Read More

Kathy Hannaford

khannaford@bell.net 905-973-5179 Level of Certification: High Five trained, Level 2 Certified Singles Rate: $54/hour Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training I am currently in my 28th year of professional coaching. I also skated and travelled with Disney on Ice … Read More

Robin Miller

robingmiller@icloud.com 905-464-5040 Level of Certification: NCCP 2 certified, Canpowerskating certified, Special Olympics certified, CanSkate Certified Rate: Contact for details Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training    Coaching in Oakville since age of 16 yrs old Gold medalist Competed novice … Read More

Kathryn Milovac

julygirl93@hotmail.com 905-580-5930 Level of Certification: NCCP Canskate, NCCP Primary StarSkate Rate: $42.00/hour Coaching Philosophy My coaching philosophy is to coach with the skaters best interest in mind. I strive to be a good role model to all skaters on and … Read More

Norma Petriska

norma.petriska@gmail.com 905-257-4705 Level of Certification: Fully certified Level 3, Certified Gold level for Coach Continuing Education Program for Skate Canada Rate: Contact for details Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training Background: Triple gold medalist in Figures, Free Skate and … Read More

Brian Shales

shalesbrian@gmail.com Level of Certification: Level 1 Rate: $60/hr Pairs, $50/hr Singles, $50/hr Harness Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training -2x National Pairs champion ’03, ’05 -Top 7 at Junior Worlds ’05 -8x International competitor for Team Canada Specializing in … Read More

Christopher Stokes

chris.stokes@rogers.com Level of Certification: NCCP Level 3 Certified, CEP Gold Status, Coaching since 1985, CANSkate University Graduate Rate:  Contact for details Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training Chair, Skate Canada Coaching Development Committee Officials Certification Technical Controller – Singles, … Read More

Lee Varteressian

leevskates@gmail.com 289-242-9010 Level of Certification: Level 3 Rate: Contact for details Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training Triple Gold Medalist Teaching in Oakville since I was 16 Competed at the Junior Level in free skate and figures I teach … Read More

Peggy Ward

pegskate8@cogeco.ca 905-483-2503 Level of Certification: Fully Certified, Level 3, C.E.P. Level Silver & Gold, High Five Certified Rate: Contact for details Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training Coach for 25+ years all at Skate Oakville. Coach Free Skate & … Read More

Mary Warren

m.warren58@hotmail.com Level of Certification: Level 2 Certified in Freeskate, Skills and Dance Rate: Contact for details Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training 30 years coaching Learn to Skate and Starskate. 20 years Learn to Skate Convenor. Attend various Coaching … Read More

Kathy Zahakos

kathy.zahakos@gmail.com 416 737 0637 Level of Certification: Level 3 Freeskate Rate : $54/hr+hst Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training Coaching background I’ve been coaching for 20 years, 15 years in the Thornhill/Richmond hill area and 5 years on the … Read More

Tigran Arakalyan

Jacqueline Beriault

jberiault1@cogeco.ca  905-875-6552 Level of Certification: Canskate certified, Primary STARSkate Certified Rate:  $10 / 15 mins Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training:        I have been coaching for 4 years now. I teach 3yrs of age to adults. I am widely … Read More

Jennifer Fryer

Jenn.fryer@gmail.com           Level of Certification: Primary STARSkate Certified Rate: $50 per hour Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training:      Competed provincially at the Jr Ladies level Enjoyed the experience of varsity skating while at university. BA Kinesiology Doctor of Chiropractic Masters of … Read More

Michael Hopfes

michaelhopfes@hotmail.com 705-241-8002 Level of Certification: National Coach Certified and partial Level 4 Rate: $80 per hour plus HST Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training:      I am currently coaching skaters from beginner level to World level. Also I am giving … Read More

Donna Ireland

  direland5@yahoo.ca 416-937-3833 Level of Certification: NCCP Level 3 Certified, Can power Certified Rate:  Contact for details. Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training:      Coached at Sectional, Provincial, Challenge and National Championships. Certified Can Power Instructor  

Debbie Lee

Jennifer O’Brien

jobrien116@me.com 905-339-8703 Level of Certification: Level 3 certified, partial Level 4 Rate:  Contact for further details Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training:      28 years coaching experience in single skating and specializing in Synchronized skating. Coach of 8 Canadian Champions … Read More

Tara Schooley

Edie Wilson

ee.wilson@hotmail.com 647-920-3057 Level of Certification: ISPC Certification in progress Rate: $48/hour on-ice, $40-$80 for music sourcing and editing Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training — Triple Gold in Dance, Skills and Singles — Novice Competitive — 9 years of … Read More

Ainsley Chapman

Jacob Cryderman

Jacob.cryderman@hotmail.com        Level of Certification: ISPC Certified, Working towards National Level (Level 3) Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training:      I began skating in my hometown of Huntsville, ON, at the age of 9 my mother started commuted me to Barrie, ON … Read More

Tracey Freitas

traceypacheco@rogers.com Rate: $52.00/hour Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training I have been coaching with Skate Oakville for over 15 years, and over those years I have taught skaters at all levels, and in many disciplines. My passion is choreography … Read More

Sharon Falk

Suzanne Corupe

sk8ingcoach77@gmail.com 905-741-2714 Level of Certification: ISPC Provincial Coach Certified (Level 2), National Coach Trained (Level 3 Theory and Technical) Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training: Skate Canada Professional Coach for 15 years (Canskate to Senior Competitive levels), Choreographer for 22 … Read More

Director and Coach

Mark Bradshaw

coachmarkbradshaw@gmail.com 416-457-6711 Level of Certification: Level 3 Dance Certified, Partial Level 4. National dance technical specialist trained. Rate: $17.00/15 mins + HST. Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training Mark specializes in teaching competitive ice dance and skating skills, turns … Read More

Coaches

Debbie Lee

Roy Bradshaw

Director and Coach

Michelle Leigh

leighmichelle@hotmail.com 705-733-6653 Level of Certification: NCCP Level 5, Trained Skate Canada Evaluator Rate    $88.00 per hour plus hst Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training Novice Canadian bronze medalist. Coached at 3 Olympic Games, 16 World Championships, over 35 … Read More

Coaches

Mark Bradshaw

coachmarkbradshaw@gmail.com 416-457-6711 Level of Certification: Level 3 Dance Certified, Partial Level 4. National dance technical specialist trained. Rate: $17.00/15 mins + HST. Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training Mark specializes in teaching competitive ice dance and skating skills, turns … Read More

Karon Dalby

kskates@icloud.com 416-576-5490 Level of Certification: Level 3 National Coach, Level 4 in Progress Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training:      • 25+ years of coaching in all disciplines of ice skating and power skating • Technical Specialist-Skate Canada • Skate Canada-Central … Read More

Robin Miller

robingmiller@icloud.com 905-464-5040 Level of Certification: NCCP 2 certified, Canpowerskating certified, Special Olympics certified, CanSkate Certified Rate: Contact for details Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training    Coaching in Oakville since age of 16 yrs old Gold medalist Competed novice … Read More

Norma Petriska

norma.petriska@gmail.com 905-257-4705 Level of Certification: Fully certified Level 3, Certified Gold level for Coach Continuing Education Program for Skate Canada Rate: Contact for details Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training Background: Triple gold medalist in Figures, Free Skate and … Read More

Brian Shales

shalesbrian@gmail.com Level of Certification: Level 1 Rate: $60/hr Pairs, $50/hr Singles, $50/hr Harness Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training -2x National Pairs champion ’03, ’05 -Top 7 at Junior Worlds ’05 -8x International competitor for Team Canada Specializing in … Read More

Christopher Stokes

chris.stokes@rogers.com Level of Certification: NCCP Level 3 Certified, CEP Gold Status, Coaching since 1985, CANSkate University Graduate Rate:  Contact for details Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training Chair, Skate Canada Coaching Development Committee Officials Certification Technical Controller – Singles, … Read More

Lee Varteressian

leevskates@gmail.com 289-242-9010 Level of Certification: Level 3 Rate: Contact for details Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training Triple Gold Medalist Teaching in Oakville since I was 16 Competed at the Junior Level in free skate and figures I teach … Read More

Peggy Ward

pegskate8@cogeco.ca 905-483-2503 Level of Certification: Fully Certified, Level 3, C.E.P. Level Silver & Gold, High Five Certified Rate: Contact for details Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training Coach for 25+ years all at Skate Oakville. Coach Free Skate & … Read More

Kathy Zahakos

kathy.zahakos@gmail.com 416 737 0637 Level of Certification: Level 3 Freeskate Rate : $54/hr+hst Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training Coaching background I’ve been coaching for 20 years, 15 years in the Thornhill/Richmond hill area and 5 years on the … Read More

Tigran Arakalyan

Michael Hopfes

michaelhopfes@hotmail.com 705-241-8002 Level of Certification: National Coach Certified and partial Level 4 Rate: $80 per hour plus HST Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training:      I am currently coaching skaters from beginner level to World level. Also I am giving … Read More

Donna Ireland

  direland5@yahoo.ca 416-937-3833 Level of Certification: NCCP Level 3 Certified, Can power Certified Rate:  Contact for details. Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training:      Coached at Sectional, Provincial, Challenge and National Championships. Certified Can Power Instructor  

Debbie Lee

Janice Morgan

Tara Schooley

Edie Wilson

ee.wilson@hotmail.com 647-920-3057 Level of Certification: ISPC Certification in progress Rate: $48/hour on-ice, $40-$80 for music sourcing and editing Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training — Triple Gold in Dance, Skills and Singles — Novice Competitive — 9 years of … Read More

Jacob Cryderman

Jacob.cryderman@hotmail.com        Level of Certification: ISPC Certified, Working towards National Level (Level 3) Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training:      I began skating in my hometown of Huntsville, ON, at the age of 9 my mother started commuted me to Barrie, ON … Read More

Tracey Freitas

traceypacheco@rogers.com Rate: $52.00/hour Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training I have been coaching with Skate Oakville for over 15 years, and over those years I have taught skaters at all levels, and in many disciplines. My passion is choreography … Read More

Suzanne Corupe

sk8ingcoach77@gmail.com 905-741-2714 Level of Certification: ISPC Provincial Coach Certified (Level 2), National Coach Trained (Level 3 Theory and Technical) Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training: Skate Canada Professional Coach for 15 years (Canskate to Senior Competitive levels), Choreographer for 22 … Read More

Carlie Dixon

cdixon83@gmail.com Level of Certification: ISPC Certified, Level 3 Technical Rate: $48/hour Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training    9 time Canadian National Medalist in Synchronized Skating (at Novice, Junior and Senior) 2002 Junior World Challenge Cup Champion Competed at … Read More

Christopher Stokes

chris.stokes@rogers.com Level of Certification: NCCP Level 3 Certified, CEP Gold Status, Coaching since 1985, CANSkate University Graduate Rate:  Contact for details Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training Chair, Skate Canada Coaching Development Committee Officials Certification Technical Controller – Singles, … Read More

Jayda Everett

Jennifer O’Brien

jobrien116@me.com 905-339-8703 Level of Certification: Level 3 certified, partial Level 4 Rate:  Contact for further details Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training:      28 years coaching experience in single skating and specializing in Synchronized skating. Coach of 8 Canadian Champions … Read More

Michelle Snow

  mgallie@hotmail.com            Level of Certification: National Coach Trained Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training:      Coached the Oakville EDGE Juvenile team over the past 9 years achieving many accolades including Sport Oakville awards and Regional championships. Coached to a 3rd place finish … Read More

Christine Etkin

c.maccallum@gmail.com       Level of Certification: Primary star trained status Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training:      I am the coach of the Beginner II synchronized skating team, and this is my first time coaching here at Skate Oakville. I have been skating … Read More

Stephanie Girvan

stephaniegirvan@hotmail.com          Level of Certification: NCCP National Coach trained – Synchronized Skating, NCCP Provincial Coach certified – Synchronized Skating Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training:      – Synchronized Skating Coach since 2005 – Synchro categories coached: Beginner II, Juvenile, Junior Festival, Pre-Novice … Read More

Jaime Dalby

2016-2017 Oakville EDGE Synchro Teams: Intro to Synchro