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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:

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

Troy Wed am and 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:  416 522-5502

         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:  416 556-7975

         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"


    


 

 

 

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

 

 

 

  Samantha Leitch

 Phone Number: 905 767-2935

 email: samantha.leitch@hotmail.com 

 

 

 

Coaching Certification:

Regional Coach Trained

Personal Skating Achievements:

Triple Gold (Tests Dance Skills, Interpretive)

Junior Silver Freeskate Test (both parts)

Years Coaching:

Coaching learn to skate since 2013

Coaching Figure skating since 2015

Coaching Experience:

Pre-Canskate

CanSkate

StarSkate

Skating Related Achievements:

Attended seminars/events on the Star 1-5 program and have been actively teaching it and assessing it since 2016.

Philosophy:

"I believe in developing and training well rounded skaters.  Growing up in this sport taught me so much, and I hope to pass down the skating skills, values and life skills that I learned, to develop skaters.  I look to nurture the joy that young athletes have for the sport, while motivating and instilling a confidence that will allow them to succeed."

 

                               

                                    Ainsley Gaston 

                         Phone Number: 647-972-8915

                          Email: ainsley15g@gmail.com 

 

 

 

     Coaching Certification: 

             Personal Coach in Trainig 

     Personal Skating Achievements:

             Triple Gold – Gold Dance, Gold Interpretive, Gold Freeskate

             2 Time Ontario Sectional Bronze Medalis2014 Ontario Winter Games Women Competitor

             Novice Women’s Medalist

             2017 Starskate Provincial Championships – Represented Easter Ontario in Gold Women

            Most of competitive career spent training 25 hours per week at the Richmond Training Centre,                    alongside many Olympic and World Figure Skating Champions

     Coaching Experience:

             Program Assitant for 3 years at Uxbridge Skating  Club before beginning my coaching career in                 2018. Last season I coached at Uxbridge Skating and Stouffvile Skating Club. For the 2019                         season I will also be coaching at the Beaverton Skating Club.

             Program Levels Taught: All levels and ages in CanSkate to competitive skaters including off- ice                 training.