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SMSC Coaches

All SMSC coaches are contracted by the Club to coach group lessons on our CanSkate and Pre-Star 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-Star Skaters and STARSkaters must have made arrangements for private lessons from one of SMSC's coaches.

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. Below 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: 30 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
Allen Carson

Allen Carson

allencarson@rogers.com

Allen is now retired HOWEVER he will still be doing Skate Sharpening for the Club so watch for information regarding this at the arena

 

Julie Gryniewski

Julie Gryniewski

lj_gryniewski@yahoo.ca
905-820-1964
Coaching: 30 years
Certification: Level 3
Availability:

Tuesday, Wednesday ,Thursday and Friday

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: 30 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: 18 years
Certification: Level 2
Availability: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Teaches: STARSkate Competitive/ FreeSkate/ Skills/ Dance, CanSkate
Susan Ritchie

Susan Ritchie

skating@susanritchie.ca
519-496-6372
Coaching: 26 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: Tuesday,  Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Teaches: STARSkate Competitive/ FreeSkate/ Dance/ Skills, Power Skating, Synchronized Skating, CanSkate
Specialization / Additional Skills: Music Editing
STARSkate Dance Partner
 

Alex Sinicyn

                                                                         availability   TBD

 

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

Lisa Kaspari

Nina Sartor

                                             Ashley Simoes-Ponce                                                                                           Taylor Smith

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:

ON HOLD UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

 

 

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