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Coaches

 

All of our skating programs are instructed by Professional Skate Canada Coaches.  Skaters will receive instruction from a team of high quality club coaches.


Tomi Morris

Skating Accomplishments:

Quadruple Gold Tests (Free Skate, Dance, Skills, Interpretive), current Adult Masters Free Skate competitor; Competitive Synchronized Skating experience; National Bronze Medalist with Black Gold Open at the 2022 National Synchronized Skating Championships; 4x National Synchronized Skating qualifier. 

Coaching Accreditation/Education:

NCCP Provincial Coach Trained, NCCP Certified CanPowerSkate Coach; recipient of the 2020 National Synchronized Skating Coaching Apprenticeship Program; 12 years of coaching experience; currently coaching STARSkate, CanPowerSkate and private lessons.

Accepting new students: Yes

Crystal Dreyer

Skating Accomplishments:

15 years skating experience; Jr. Silver (Skills); 3 years synchronized skating experience with Black Gold Synchronized Skating Club. 

Coaching Accreditation/Education:
NCCP Regional Coach Certified; NCCP CanPowerSkate Certified; NCCP Hockey Canada Skating L1 Trained; 11 years coaching experience; currently coaching CanSkate, STARSkate and private lessons 

Accepting new students: Yes

 

Geerthana (Geeta) Somas

Skating Accomplishments:

Gold Test (Free Skate); CompetitiveSkate Athlete Award recipient in 2013; Alberta Select team member; Skate Canada Challenge competitor in Pre-Novice and Novice Women Singles; competed at the Junior Women Singles level before turning coach.

Coaching Accreditation/Education:

NCCP Regional Coach Trained; currently coaching CanSkate, STARSkate and private lessons.

Accepting new students: Yes

Jamie Kosonic

Skating Accomplishments:

2x Junior Canadian Synchronized Skating Champion, 2x Senior Canadian Synchronized Skating Champion, Senior British Synchronized Skating Champion, 2x Open Canadian Synchronized Skating Champion, Silver Junior World Synchronized Skating Medallist and a Bronze Senior World Synchronized Skating Medallist.

Coaching Accreditation/Education:

NCCP Regional Coach Certified; currently coaching CanSkate, STARSkate and private lessons. As well as a Sectional Technical Specialist.

Accepting new students: Yes

Megan Lye

Skating Accomplishments:

Triple Gold Tests (Dance, Skills, Interpretive), Diamond Dances, Competitive solo dance experience, Competitive Synchronized Skating experience; Member of Team Canada for 2020-2022 with Nova Senior, National Bronze Medalist with Nova Senior at the 2022 National Synchronized Skating Championships; 5x National Synchronized Skating qualifier. 

Coaching Accreditation/Education:

NCCP Regional Coach Trained; currently coaching CanSkate, STARSkate and private lessons.

Accepting new students: Yes

Kiersten (Kiki) Mailhot

Skating Accomplishments:

Triple Gold Tests (Dance, Skills, and Interpretive)

Coaching Accreditation / Education:

NCCP Regional Coach Trained; 7 years of coaching experience; currently coaching CanSkate, STARSkate and private lessons.

Accepting new students: Yes

Lexi Horon

Skating Accomplishments:

Double Gold Tests (Dance, Skills); Competitive Synchronized Skating experience, 4x National Synchronized Skating qualifier.

Coaching Accreditation/Education:

NCCP Regional Coach Trained; 5 years coaching experience.

Accepting new students: Yes

Lauren Gillespie

Skating Accomplishments:

Triple Gold Tests (Freeskate, Dance, Skills); placed 13th overall of all STAR 10 Women in the Alberta/NWT/Nunavut Section in the 2020 STARSkate Leading Edge Series. 

Coaching Accreditation/Education:

NCCP CanSkate Coach In Training; currently coaching CanSkate.

CJ Kmiecik

Skating Accomplishments:

Triple Gold Tests (Dance, Skills, Interpretive). Competitive Synchronized Skating experience; National Bronze Medalist with Black Gold Open at the 2022 National Synchronized Skating Championships; 5x National Synchronized Skating qualifier.  

Coaching Accreditation/Education:

NCCP CanSkate Coach Certified; currently coaching CanSkate.

Lauren Coombs

Skating Accomplishments:

Rhumba Diamond Dance, Gold Skating Skills, Silver Interpretive Singles and Senior Bronze Freeskate.

Competitive Synchronized Skating experience; National Bronze Medalist with Black Gold Open at the 2022 National Synchronized Skating Championships; 7x National Synchronized Skating qualifier.  

Coaching Accreditation/Education:

NCCP CanSkate Coach In-Training; currently coaching CanSkate.

Joan Cascadden

Coaching Accreditation/Education:

NCCP CanSkate Coach Certified with 12 years of coaching experience. Specialized in coaching PreCanSkate and CanSkate for all ages: toddlers, teens and adults. Over 40 years coaching experience with skating, volleyball, badminton and field hockey; currently coaching CanSkate

Lily Sharma

Skating Accomplishments:

Junior Sliver Dance and Skills

Coaching Accreditation/Education:

NCCP CanSkate Coach In-Training, currently coaching CanSkate

Alexis Willberg

Skating Accomplishments:

Triple Gold Tests.

Coaching Accreditation/Education:

NCCP CanSkate Coach In Training; currently coaching CanSkate.

Helmet Use Policy

Crowchild Skating Club requires all CanSkate participants (up to and including Stage 5) as well as all skaters in the CanPowerSkate program to wear a CSA approved hockey helmet while on the ice. All PreCanSkate participants must wear a CSA approved hockey helmet with a cage while on the ice. Skaters will not be allowed on the ice without the required helmet. Bicycle, multi-sport and snowboarding/skiing helmets are not acceptable.
 
Additional information regarding helmet use, including a description of a properly fitted helmet, can be found by clicking here.