STOUFFVILLE SKATING CLUB COACHES

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

Cost 

Coaches rates will vary based on qualifications and experience.  On average you can expect to pay anywhere from $9.00 - $15.00 for a 15 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.

Availability 

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. 

Intermediate and Senior skaters, please note that our male dance coach/partners are available as follows:

 Brett Schrader – Tuesday’s

Troy Hockley Wednesday’s in the AM and One (1) Thursday a month

Brett Tues, Troy Wed am and 1 Thurs/month, Danny Wed am.  Please be sure to select the session your dance coach/partner that you will be testing with is available.  If you are unsure please check with your coach for more details. 

Qualifications

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 game.  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 contact our Coaches directly (contact info listed below) to find out their availability on your preferred sessions. 

 

 

       Hans Ahlgren

         Phone Number:  905-910-1444

         Email:  hansake@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

Coaching Certification:                  

Level 3 Certified

Star 1 - 5 Program Training

Star 1 - 5 Coach Assessor Training

Personal Skating Achievements:

Former Scandinavian Men’s Champion

Performer with Holiday on Ice

 Years of Coaching:

            30 +

 Coaching Experience:

Pre-CanSkate - Supervisor

CanSkate - Supervisor

Advanced CanSkate

Adult/Teen Learn to Skate

StarSkate (Junior, Intermediate, Senior)

Many years of experience in Choreography, including directing several professional Ice shows

Skating Related Achievements:

Working with his wife Judy, they have had numerous skaters awarded gold test medals in FreeSkate, Dance, Pairs and Interpretive tests.

 Philosophy:

 “Hans and his wife Judy are very interested in the development of all of their skaters, helping them to reach their goals”


 

     

     

      Judy Ahlgren

         Phone Number:  905-910-1444

         Email:  ahlgren.judy@gmail.com

  

 

 

Coaching Certification:                  

Level 3 Certified

Star 1 - 5 Program Training

Star 1 - 5 Coach Assessor Training

Personal Skating Achievements:

Former Canadian Dance Champion

World Competitor

Years of Coaching:

30 + 

Coaching Experience:

Pre-CanSkate - Supervisor

CanSkate - Supervisor

Advanced CanSkate

Adult/Teen Learn to Skate

StarSkate (Junior, Intermediate, Senior)

She has trained several Canadian Dance and Pair Champions and has coached

Competitors in International competitions including both Junior and Senior World Championships

Skating Related Achievements:

Working with her husband Hans, they have had numerous skaters awarded gold test medals in FreeSkate, Dance, Pairs and Interpretive tests.

 Philosophy:

 “Judy and her husband Hans are very interested in the development of all of their skaters, helping them to reach their goals”


 

 

 

Janet Williams

 Email:  jmlswilliams@gmail.com

 

 

 

  

 Coaching Certification:                  

Level 2 Certified/ISPC Singles

Level 3 Theory & Technical

Star 1 - 5 Program Training

Star 1 - 5 Coach Assessor Training

First Aid & CPR Trained & Certified

Level 1 Technical Gymnastics

Personal Skating Achievements:

Honours Graduate, Seneca College Advanced Figure Skating Coaching Diploma

Mentored with Canadian National & Olympic Level Coach

Skate Canada CEP Honour Roll

 Years of Coaching

25

 Coaching Experience:

CanSkate Choreography FreeSkate Skills Dance

StarSkate - Junior Session Supervisor

Skating Related Achievements:

Coaching journey at various clubs including the academy, has helped me personally build a strong foundation of life skills and rewards by coaching athletes for lifelong success.

 Philosophy:

"The ability to skate is wonderful, but the opportunity to share it with you is a privilege"

I highly value the opportunity to coach and foster growth and development through the sport of skating, while inspiring confidence and building a strong technical foundation to empower skaters to their full potential.

My goal is to nurture their dreams while having fun, build their confidence and provide them with a sense of accomplishment.


 

 

 

  

Lynda Khanna

Phone Number:  416-464-7613

Email:  lyndakbutler@yahoo.ca

  

 

Coaching Certification:                  

Level 2 Certified

Skate Canada Power Skating Course

Star 1 - 5 Coach Assessor Training

Personal Skating Achievements:

Completing my Novice Competitive and my 6th Figure

 Years of Coaching

Started Coaching at the age of 23

 Coaching Experience:

Pre-CanSkate

CanSkate

Advanced CanSkate

Adult/Teen Learn to Skate

StarSkate (Junior, Intermediate, Senior)

Skating Related Achievements:

Associated with the Stouffville Skating Club for close to 45 years.  First as a skater at 5, then eventually as a Coach

Philosophy:

"My main mission would be to help promote fitness, confidence and a love for the sport in a positive rewarding way"


 

  

 

Natalia Antonacci

Phone Number:  416-707-5283

        Email: nrichiq@yahoo.com

   

  

 

Coaching Certification:                  

Level 2 Intermediate StarSkate In Training

CanPower Certified

CanSkate Certified

Star 1 - 5 Coach Assessor Training

Level 2 International Inline Skating Instructor Certified

Aqua Fitness Instructor

Personal Skating Achievements:

TBA

 Years of Coaching

15+

 Coaching Experience:

Pre-CanSkate

CanSkate

Advanced CanSkate

Adult/Teen Learn to Skate

StarSkate (Junior, Intermediate, Senior)

Skating Related Achievements:

Personal skating goals are Gold FreeSkate, Senior Silver Dances and Skating Skills 3

Philosophy:

TBA


  

 

 

Troy Hockley

Phone Number:  705-559-8769

        Email: ccl.hockley@gmail.com

   

  

Coaching Certification:                  

Level 1 - Primary StarSkate Certified

ISPC Theory

Level 2 Technical

CEP Bronze

Personal Skating Achievements:

Gold Dance

Gold Skills

Jr. Bronze FreeSkate

Bronze Interpretive

Pre-Novice Competitive

National Competitor at the Pre-Novice Dance Level

Guest Skater at Ice Shows

 Years of Coaching

10

 Coaching Experience:

Skate Canada Pickering Club - 10 years, Ajax Skating Club - 7 years, Whitby Skating Club 7 - years,

Peterborough Skating Club - 5 years, Uxbridge Skating Club - 5 years, Millbrook Skating Club - 4 years,

Oshawa Skating Club - 4 years, Little Britain Skating Club - 4 years, Port Perry Skating Club - 3 years,

Port Hope Skating Club - 3 years, Souffville Skating Club - 2 years, Trenton Skating Club - 1 year,

Sunderland Skating Club - 1 year, Cobourg Skating Club - 1 year

Skating Related Achievements:

Designed and implemented a Skating Program for Apsley Skating Club - 4 years (a Non-Skate Canada Club)

Volunteer Coach for 2 years prior to getting certification

Philosophy:

"To further my skating education and to bring a fun and encouraging atmosphere to my students to help them achieve their goals"


    

    

 

 Sue Bradshaw

 

   

 

 

 

  Coaching Certification:                  

Level 4 Certified

Personal Skating Achievements:

British Ice Dance Champion

European Ice Dance Bronze Medalist

World Ice Dance 4th

 Years of Coaching

44

 Coaching Experience:

Taught many Canadian Dance Champions/Medalists

Domestic-International/Junior Worlds

Pre-CanSkate

CanSkate

Skating Related Achievements:

Working with skaters to achieve Preliminary-Gold FreeSkate, Skills and Dance/Competitive Dance

Philosophy:

"To help each and every skater to achieve their personal goals and develop a love of the sport that will last their lifetime"


 

 

 

Cheryl Hockley

Phone Number:  905-621-8500

        Email: c.hockley65@gmail.com

 

 

 

Coaching Certification:                  

Level 2 (IPSC) singles

Level 3 Theory & Technical

First Aid Certified

Star 1 - 5 Program Training

Personal Skating Achievements:

Gold Freeskate, Dance & Figures

Novice Competitive Test

Sectional Competitior

Bronze Interpretive

 Years of Coaching:

            30 +

 Coaching Experience:

Pre-CanSkate, CanSkate, Advanced CanSkate

Adult/Teen Learn to Skate

StarSkate (Junior, Intermediate, Senior)

Cheryl has coached skaters to the provincial level and adult national level

Director and Choreographer for many Ice Shows

Skating Related Achievements:

Mother of 4 boys (1 National Competitor, 2 National and International Competitors)

Coached skaters to Gold Test Levels in Freeskate, Skills, Dance, Interpretive and Couples Interpretive