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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: 29 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 and we would like to acknowledge him for all his involvement with the Club and years of service. He will still be doing Skate Sharpening for the Club so watch for updated information regarding this.

Happy Retirement.

Linda Carson

Linda Carson

lindacarson@rogers.com
Linda is now retired and we would like to thank her for all the years of service to our Club.She was always there when the skaters needed her and you may see Linda at the rink as a fill in when necessary. 

Happy Retirement.

Julie Gryniewski

Julie Gryniewski

lj_gryniewski@yahoo.ca
905-820-1964
Coaching: 29 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: 29 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
Connie MacKenzie

Connie MacKenzie

mackenzie.connie@gmail.com
905-467-9452
Coaching: 45 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: 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: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 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: 43 years
Certification: Provincial Coach Certified, National Coach Trained
Availability: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Teaches: STARSkate Competitive/ FreeSkate/ Skills/ Dance, CanSkate
STARSkate Dance Partner
 

Alex Sinicyn

                                                            availability  Monday , Tuesdays

 

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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