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SMSC Coaches

All SMSC coaches are contracted by the Club to coach group lessons on our CanSkate and Pre-Junior StarSkate sessions, as well as Stroking for STARSkate/Competitive sessions.

Coaches are self-employed and set their own hours and fees. If a skater has exceeded the terms of payment and an unacceptable past due payment has not been met the coach may decide that a skater may not test until they have paid their coaches bill.

All Pre-Junior Skaters and STARSkaters must have made arrangements for private lessons from one of SMSC's coaches. For more details on how to find a coach for your skater, and how to work with a coach, please see the STARSkate Coaches page.

CanSkaters can also arrange to have their skater work directly with an individual coach for private lessons during the warm-up period of CanSkate sessions.

Please contact our Coaches directly to find out their availability on your preferred sessions. Here is a complete listing of all coaches and their contact information.

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Leslie Baker

Leslie Baker

leslie.baker@sympatico.ca
905-464-4310
Coaching: 27 years
Certification: Level 3
Availability: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Teaches: STARSkate Competitive/ Freeskate/ Skills/ Dance, Dance Partnering, CanSkate Coordinator, CanPower Certified
Specialization / Additional Skills: Choreography
Coaching: 20 years, national and international skaters, as well as beginners from ground up
Certification: Skate Canada Certified, Olympian, former National British Ice Dance Champion, Olympic, World and European competitor
Availability: Wednesday
Teaches: STARSkate Dance, Dance Partnering, Power Skating & Stroking
Specialization / Additional Skills: Ice Dance, Choreography

Allen Carson

Allen Carson

allencarson@rogers.com
905-821-7826
Coaching: 45 years
Certification: Level 3
Availability: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Teaches: STARSkate Competitive/ Freeskate/ Skills/ Dance, Dance Partnering, CanSkate, CanPower Certified
Specialization / Additional Skills: Pairs, Skate Sharpening

Linda Carson

Linda Carson

lindacarson@rogers.com
905-821-7826
Coaching: 45 years
Certification: Level 2 (3 Technical & Theory)
Availability: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Teaches: STARSkate Competitive/ Dance, Freeskate/ Skills/ Dance Partnering, CanSkate
Specialization / Additional Skills: Pairs, Dance

Julie Gryniewski

Julie Gryniewski

lj_gryniewski@yahoo.ca
905-820-1964
Coaching: 27 years
Certification: Level 3
Availability: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Teaches: STARSkate Competitive/ Freeskate/ Skills/ Dance, CanSkate, CanPower Certified
Specialization / Additional Skills: Choreography, Music editing

Lawrence Gryniewski

Lawrence Gryniewski

lj_gryniewski@yahoo.ca
905-820-1964
Coaching: 27 years
Certification: Level 1
Availability: Tuesday and Thursday
Teaches: STARSkate Dance, Dance Partnering, CanPower Certified
Specialization / Additional Skills: Music Editing, Dance

Amanda Kolapak

Amanda Kolapak

akolapak@gmail.com
647-520-9085
Coaching: 15 years
Certification: Level 2
Availability: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Teaches: STARSkate Competitive/ FreeSkate/ Skills/ Dance, CanSkate

Connie MacKenzie

Connie MacKenzie

mackenzie.connie@gmail.com
905-332-1151
Coaching: 43 years
Certification: Level 3
Availability: Upon Request, through Base Coach
Teaches: Consultant for STARSkate FreeSkate/ Skills/ Dance
Specialization / Additional Skills: Special Olympics

Susan Ritchie

Susan Ritchie

skating@susanritchie.ca
519-496-6372
Coaching: 23 years
Certification: Level 2 Certified, Level 3 Theory and Technical, Multiple Level 4/5 Task Completed. Graduate of the Advanced Figure Skating Coaching Techniques program at Seneca College.
Availability: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Teaches: STARSkate Competitive/ FreeSkate/ Dance/ Skills, Power Skating, Synchronized Skating, CanSkate
Specialization / Additional Skills: Music Editing

Judy Swallow

Judy Swallow

judy.soulutions@gmail.com
647-235-9443
Coaching: 40 years
Certification: Provincial Coach Certified, National Coach Trained
Availability: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Teaches: STARSkate Competitive/ FreeSkate/ Skills/ Dance, CanSkate
STARSkate Dance Partner
 

Alex Sinicyn

Katia Fedyushchenko

Additional CanSkate Coaches
These coaches only teach on our CanSkate sessions and are available for private lessons while your skater is in Canskate:

Katherine Beri

Amelia Botelho

Lisa Kaspari

Nina Sartor

Ashley Simoes-Ponce

SMSC Mentorship Program Coaches

These STARSkaters were selected to our Club’s Mentorship Program. They will be certified as CanSkate coaches and will be completing their mentoring hours during our CanSkate program:

 

 

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