SASC Coaching and Instruction Staff

Please contact a coach of your choice for program availability and lessons.

 Technical and Choreography Coaching Staff  

Don Cowan, Director

NCCP level 3 Certified National. Partial 4/5. 30 years + coaching experience with skaters reaching Nationals. In those 30+ years I have worked with skaters reaching National Level Competitions with Provincial Champions in SK, MB, and AB. eg. Tomorrow's Champions, Junior Nationals, National U10 Youth Camp.

Eighth Figure, Gold Freeskate, Gold Dance, Junior Competitive Singles and Dance, Novice Competitive Pairs, and National Competitor. AB Team Coach for Canada Winter Games 2007(Whitehorse,YK), 2011(Halifax,NS)) AB Team Coach Mentor Coach Level 1 and 2. NCAP World Figure Skating Championships, London 2013. Other; Professional Powerskating Instructor Jr/Pro Am level experience, AB, BC(Enderby, Salmon Arm, Comox, Powell River). Owner/Operator of Potential Specialized Hockey Programs(13 yrs). Experience in Retail, Marketing, Design, 6yrs. Child Youth Care Worker (High Risk Behaviour Team) 7 years in Lethbridge, AB.

$15.50/15min    cowandon@hotmail.com

 

Deb Lyon

NCCP Level 3 Certified National. 30+ years coaching with Provincial Competitive Coaching, Nat'l & Internat'l experience. Novice singles competitior with Gold Test accredited in Skills & Dance. Currently focusing on Competitive Singles Freeskate, development of PreStar to Star 5 and Low and High Dance Test instruction. Knowledgable with CPC system & current competitive & StarSkate technical requirements. B. of Sc. & B. of Ed.

$14.00/15min    lyononice@shaw.ca

 

Lauren McCoy

NCCP National Coach In-Training (Level 3), Certified Provincial Coach (Level 2) & Registered Provisional Psychologist. 12 years professional coaching experience at all levels from PreCanSkate to Gold test recipients. Successfully completed Gold Freeskate, Gold Dance, Gold Skating Skills, and Gold Interpretive tests.

Lauren integrates her unique professional knowledge of psychology into the coaching and development of the athletes that she works with. Lauren has completed a Master of Science degree in Counselling Psychology (thesis-based; University of Calgary) and Bachelor of Science degree with Specialization in Psychology & Industrial Internship (University of Alberta). Lauren is also a registered provisional psychologist in the province of Alberta and is a Canadian Certified Counsellor. Most recently, she completed a doctoral level counselling psychology residency at the University of Alberta and is in the final stages of completing her Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Counselling Psychology. Her Masters and doctoral research have focused on athletic career transition experiences of elite athletes. Lauren has also developed a series of sport psychology seminars and has facilitated these seminars for groups of figure skating athletes across Alberta. Lauren strives to blend her coaching experience with specialized knowledge of mental skills to develop individualized strategies that help each skater maximize their potential - both on and off the ice.

$13.75/15 mins  lkmccoy2@gmail.com

 

Jadene Ferreira

NCCP Level 3 Certified National & Choreographer Skating Success™ Inc. Co-Founder, Creative Director BA Psychology, York University 2006 A National Level Choreographer since 2003, Jadene has cultivated her own unique approach to figure skating choreography and delivery of content to skaters across Canada. Now, as the Co-Founder & CDC of Skating Success™ Inc. (www.skatingsuccess.com). As a former competitive figure skater, achieving Triple Gold and Senior Ladies Competitive Status, along with her many years of dancing in a variety of disciplines, her training and development have given her a diverse skill set to draw from when creating ‘Movement Art’ both on and off the ice. Services Include: • Contemporary Choreography of individual & group routines • Performance Coaching Services for personal performance • Custom Costume Design; Dress line also available at ProSkate™ Edmonton • Personalized Choreography Videos – keep the learning going after your on-ice session and refine your artistic development • Personalized Make-Up Videos – achieve individual make-up look to compliment choreography of program for competition • Music Editing – Music research, editing, copies for client By sharing her knowledge and passion, Jadene continues to empower athletes to experience and express their own personal performance style through freelance Contemporary Choreography & Performance Coaching Services.

$17.50/15min.    skatingsuccess@shaw.ca

 

Alexa Arrotta

NCCP Level 1 Certified + CanFitPro Personal Trainer. As a Former Senior National Ice Dancer, stroking, edges, and choreography are Alexa’s strength and passion. Graduating from York University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Humanities/Child Studies, and also a CanFitPro Personal Trainer, Alexa has an immense amount of knowledge when it comes to skaters and what is needed mentally and physically. Former Skate Canada Junior National Ice Dance Team and Alternate for Junior Worlds, Top 6 at Senior Canadian Nationals, Former FreeSkater, and competed Nationally from 2007-2013. Having trained at world renown facilities like Mariposa, Lyon France, and Detroit Skating Centre, Alexa takes techniques and incorporates them into her own coaching strategies. With stroking and edges being essential to any skater, Alexa has worked with hockey players from the ages of 8 to Professionals in Europe. 

$13.50/15min   a.arrotta@hotmail.com

 

Jessica Bennet

NCCP Level 1 Certified. 3 years coaching experience. Jessica has her Junior Competive Freeskate, Gold Dance, Gold Skating Skills, Gold Artistic. Competed provincially. Jessica has a B.of Education Degree from the U of A and has been working with Edmonton Public Schools for the last 4 years as a Early Education and Kindergarten teacher.

$8.25 /15min    jrhamilt16@gmail.com

 

 

Hayley Zabolotniuk

NCCP Level 1 Certified. CanSkate Coordinator. 6 Years of Coaching Experience. Gold Freeskate, Gold Dance, Gold Skating Skills, and Gold Interpretive. Graduation student at the University of Alberta, studying Bachelor of Kinesiology and Education. Member of the St. Albert Skating Centre 12 years. AFLCA group exercise specialty leader.

$9.50/15min    hayley.zabolotniuk@hotmail.com

 

 

Teryn Coley

CanSkate Trained. 3 years coaching experience. Gold Freeskate, Gold Dance, Gold Skating Skills, and Gold Interpretive. Teryn has 16 years of skating experience and competed at the Senior Ladies competitive level. Teryn is currently working towards her Bachelor of Kinesiology at the U of A.

$6.50/15min    teryncoley@gmail.com

 

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