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.

Please visit our FAQ/Parent Resources page for more information.

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 Oakville office for coach’s availability.

Please visit our FAQ/Parent Resources page for more information.

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.

Please visit our FAQ/Parent Resources page for more information.

 

Learn To Skate Coordinator & Convenor

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

Learn To Skate Session Conveners

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

Rebecca Ahlin

Sandra Fielding

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

Learn To Skate Coaches

Chloe Choinard

Email: choinardc@gmail.comPhone Number: 343-645-6704 NCCP Level of Certification – Regional Coach Hourly Rate: $38.00Group Rate: $37.00 Coaching Experience, Skating Background and additional training I have been coaching since 2019, and I am a regional certified coach. I have experience teaching … Read More

Emma Dinda

emma.dinda@gmail.com Level of Certification: Certified Regional Coach Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training: I have been skating in Oakville since I started at the age of 3. I am currently still competing in Senior Ladies in Canada. I enjoy … Read More

Enid Stronach

Helene Carle

Contact Information (email and/or Phone Number)Email: skatersis2001@gmail.comPhone Number: 905-703-5903 NCCP Level of Certification: Regional Coach Hourly Rate: $54 Coaching Experience, Skating Background and additional training Coaching Experience, Skating Background and additional training5 years of coaching experience, 2x Senior National competitor, … Read More

Karon Dalby

kskates@icloud.com 416-576-5490   Level of Certification:  Level 3 National Coach, Level 4 Tasks in Progress, Certified Special Olympics, Certified Power Skating   Rate: Contact for details   Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training: 30+ years of coaching in all … Read More

Melissa Hopkins

Email*: Hopkins.melidsa@hotmail.com Level of Certification: Regional Certified

Emma Curtis

Paige Blackwood

Robin Miller

robingmiller@icloud.com 905-464-5040 Level of Certification: National Coach Rate: $69.00/hr Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training   35+ years of coaching experience, successfully developed skaters from beginner to Championship level. Coaching Philosophy Figure skating requires self-discipline, perseverance and determination. These … Read More

Stephanie Matthews

stephanie.matthews6@gmail.com Level of Certification: Canskate Certified Primary StarSkate Certified (formerly NCCP Level 1 Certified) ISPC Certification in progress   Rate: Contact me for more details.   Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training: Novice Competitive Ladies (Sub-Sectionals/Sectionals) Gold Triathlon for … Read More

Tilda Alteryd

Email: tildaalteryd@hotmail.comPhone Number: 365 338 9390 NCCP Level of Certification – Regional Coach Coaching Experience, Skating Background and additional training I grew up in Sweden and have most of my skating experiences there. Coaching is a passion for me and … Read More

Jessica Sawkins

Email: jess_sawkins@hotmail.com Phone: 519-993-8831 Level of Certification: Regional Certified, Provincial and National Trained multi sports completed Rate: Contact for more details Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training:10+ years coaching recreational and competitive skating, Junior Canadian Pairs Champion, Jr International … Read More

Heather Martin

Bennet Toman

Bennet Toman boosterbmt@hotmail.com Level of Certification: NCCP Provincial Coach Certified NCCP National coach in-training Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training: I coach all levels from Canskate to competitive singles. I coach skills, jumps, spins, and I choreograph programs. International … Read More

Brian Shales

shalesbrian@gmail.com 416-556-0234 Level of Certification: NCCP National Coach Rate: Hourly: $66 Group: $60 Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training: 10+ years experience coaching competitive skating Fishpole Harness Expert Former Junior & Novice Canadian Pair Champion 5 time Team Canada … Read More

Carlie Dixon

cdixon83@gmail.com Level of Certification: Provincial Coach Certified, National Coach Trained Rate: $50/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 … Read More

Céline Dubroy-McArdle

Céline Dubroy-McArdle belle-tinkerbell@live.com 905-580-7673 Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training: I have been skating in Oakville since the age of 4. I am a quadruple gold medalist in freeskate, dance, skills and interpretive. I also have my diamond dances. … Read More

Christopher Stokes

chris.stokes@rogers.com 905-598-1265 Level of Certification: National Coach Rate:  Contact for details Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training Coached skaters at Provincial, National, and International events Technical Specialist in Singles, Pairs, and Synchronized skating Star 1 – 4 Official/Clinic Leader … Read More

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

Debbie Lee

dleeskates@hotmail.com 905-467-0560   Level of Certification: Level 3 Ice Dance Technical Level 3 Ice Dance Theory Level 3 Ice Dance Practical   Rate: Private lesson – $18/15 min. Test supervision fee – $18 Packaging Fee – Solo Skaters: $50 music … 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

Donna Ireland

Donna Ireland

Emma Dinda

emma.dinda@gmail.com Level of Certification: Certified Regional Coach Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training: I have been skating in Oakville since I started at the age of 3. I am currently still competing in Senior Ladies in Canada. I enjoy … Read More

Helene Carle

Contact Information (email and/or Phone Number)Email: skatersis2001@gmail.comPhone Number: 905-703-5903 NCCP Level of Certification: Regional Coach Hourly Rate: $54 Coaching Experience, Skating Background and additional training Coaching Experience, Skating Background and additional training5 years of coaching experience, 2x Senior National competitor, … 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

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

Jeff Langdon

Jeff Langdon Level of Certification: -22 years of coaching experience. -National Level certified Coach(former NCCP level 3) -Principal Skater for Willy Bietak and Holiday on Ice -4 Time National Medallist -2 Time World Team Member(1997 and 1998)-1998 Olympic Team Member … Read More

Karon Dalby

kskates@icloud.com 416-576-5490   Level of Certification:  Level 3 National Coach, Level 4 Tasks in Progress, Certified Special Olympics, Certified Power Skating   Rate: Contact for details   Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training: 30+ years of coaching in all … Read More

Kathy Zahakos

kathy.zahakos@gmail.com 416 737 0637 Level of Certification: Level 3 Freeskate Rate : $56/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

Leesa Velenosi

Leesa Velenosi leesask8@gmail.com Level of Certification: NCCP National Coach Certified Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training: 29 years Coaching Experience Coaches and develops skaters of all levels. Has successfully developed skaters from beginners through Provincial levels, to National and … 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

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

Netta Schreiber

Netta Schreiber nettask8@gmail.com Level of Certification: NCCP Provincial Coach Rate Hourly Rate: $60 Group Rate: $43 Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training: Coaches Provincial Level Skaters Experience teaching off-ice dance classes to beginner through Olympic level athletes Specializes in … Read More

Melissa Hopkins

Email*: Hopkins.melidsa@hotmail.com Level of Certification: Regional Certified

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: $68.00/hour Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training 50+ years of coaching experience from CanSkate to the National level … Read More

Peggy Ward

pegskate8@pegskate8.com 905-483-2503 Level of Certification: NCCP National Level Coach Rate: Hourly: $72.00 Group: $69.00 Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training: 35 yrs+ Coaching at Skate Oakville Competitive Coach at Challenge, Provincial, Sectional level StarSkate level 12 yrs Show Skater … Read More

Robin Miller

robingmiller@icloud.com 905-464-5040 Level of Certification: National Coach Rate: $69.00/hr Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training   35+ years of coaching experience, successfully developed skaters from beginner to Championship level. Coaching Philosophy Figure skating requires self-discipline, perseverance and determination. These … 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 20 years (Canskate to Senior Competitive levels), Choreographer for 27 … Read More

Tara Schooley

Véronik Mallet

Email*:veronikmallet@hotmail.com Phone:418-965-0627 Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training: 2022 Canadian silver medalist2019,2015 Canadian bronze medalist2013-2022 international competitor8-time Team Canada member4 years of coaching experience Coaching Philosophy: To bring the skaters to their maximum potential in a positive and motivating … Read More

Tilda Alteryd

Email: tildaalteryd@hotmail.comPhone Number: 365 338 9390 NCCP Level of Certification – Regional Coach Coaching Experience, Skating Background and additional training I grew up in Sweden and have most of my skating experiences there. Coaching is a passion for me and … Read More

Jessica Sawkins

Email: jess_sawkins@hotmail.com Phone: 519-993-8831 Level of Certification: Regional Certified, Provincial and National Trained multi sports completed Rate: Contact for more details Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training:10+ years coaching recreational and competitive skating, Junior Canadian Pairs Champion, Jr International … 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

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

dleeskates@hotmail.com 905-467-0560   Level of Certification: Level 3 Ice Dance Technical Level 3 Ice Dance Theory Level 3 Ice Dance Practical   Rate: Private lesson – $18/15 min. Test supervision fee – $18 Packaging Fee – Solo Skaters: $50 music … Read More

Director and Coach

Bruno Marcotte

Bruno Marcot Level of Certification: NCCP National Coach Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training: Bruno is a former National and International Pairs competitor winning a bronze medal at the World Junior Championships. He has been coaching since retiring from … Read More

Coaches

Bennet Toman

Bennet Toman boosterbmt@hotmail.com Level of Certification: NCCP Provincial Coach Certified NCCP National coach in-training Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training: I coach all levels from Canskate to competitive singles. I coach skills, jumps, spins, and I choreograph programs. International … Read More

Brian Shales

shalesbrian@gmail.com 416-556-0234 Level of Certification: NCCP National Coach Rate: Hourly: $66 Group: $60 Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training: 10+ years experience coaching competitive skating Fishpole Harness Expert Former Junior & Novice Canadian Pair Champion 5 time Team Canada … Read More

Christopher Stokes

chris.stokes@rogers.com 905-598-1265 Level of Certification: National Coach Rate:  Contact for details Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training Coached skaters at Provincial, National, and International events Technical Specialist in Singles, Pairs, and Synchronized skating Star 1 – 4 Official/Clinic Leader … Read More

Debbie Lee

dleeskates@hotmail.com 905-467-0560   Level of Certification: Level 3 Ice Dance Technical Level 3 Ice Dance Theory Level 3 Ice Dance Practical   Rate: Private lesson – $18/15 min. Test supervision fee – $18 Packaging Fee – Solo Skaters: $50 music … Read More

Donna Ireland

Donna Ireland

Jeff Langdon

Jeff Langdon Level of Certification: -22 years of coaching experience. -National Level certified Coach(former NCCP level 3) -Principal Skater for Willy Bietak and Holiday on Ice -4 Time National Medallist -2 Time World Team Member(1997 and 1998)-1998 Olympic Team Member … Read More

Karon Dalby

kskates@icloud.com 416-576-5490   Level of Certification:  Level 3 National Coach, Level 4 Tasks in Progress, Certified Special Olympics, Certified Power Skating   Rate: Contact for details   Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training: 30+ years of coaching in all … Read More

Kathy Zahakos

kathy.zahakos@gmail.com 416 737 0637 Level of Certification: Level 3 Freeskate Rate : $56/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

Leesa Velenosi

Leesa Velenosi leesask8@gmail.com Level of Certification: NCCP National Coach Certified Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training: 29 years Coaching Experience Coaches and develops skaters of all levels. Has successfully developed skaters from beginners through Provincial levels, to National and … 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

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: $68.00/hour Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training 50+ years of coaching experience from CanSkate to the National level … Read More

Peggy Ward

pegskate8@pegskate8.com 905-483-2503 Level of Certification: NCCP National Level Coach Rate: Hourly: $72.00 Group: $69.00 Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training: 35 yrs+ Coaching at Skate Oakville Competitive Coach at Challenge, Provincial, Sectional level StarSkate level 12 yrs Show Skater … Read More

Tara Schooley

Director and Coach

Bruno Marcotte

Bruno Marcot Level of Certification: NCCP National Coach Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training: Bruno is a former National and International Pairs competitor winning a bronze medal at the World Junior Championships. He has been coaching since retiring from … Read More

Coaches

Brian Shales

shalesbrian@gmail.com 416-556-0234 Level of Certification: NCCP National Coach Rate: Hourly: $66 Group: $60 Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training: 10+ years experience coaching competitive skating Fishpole Harness Expert Former Junior & Novice Canadian Pair Champion 5 time Team Canada … Read More

Carlie Dixon

cdixon83@gmail.com Level of Certification: Provincial Coach Certified, National Coach Trained Rate: $50/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 … Read More

Carolyn MacCuish

Céline Dubroy-McArdle

Céline Dubroy-McArdle belle-tinkerbell@live.com 905-580-7673 Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training: I have been skating in Oakville since the age of 4. I am a quadruple gold medalist in freeskate, dance, skills and interpretive. I also have my diamond dances. … Read More

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