CanSkate Coaches

All SMFSC professional coaches are specially trained and certified by Skate Canada. They are contracted by Streetsville Meadowvale FSC to teach our CanSkate and Pre-STARSkate group lessons, as well as to lead stroking sessions for our STARSkate/Competitive skaters.

All of our CanSkate coaches have extensive experience in teaching proper skating technique to our members of all ages and at all levels.

Private lessons available for CanSkaters

In addition to CanSkate group lessons, our coaches are available for 10-minute private lessons at the beginning of each CanSkate session once your skater is in Stage 3 and looking to continue on to our Starskate program. Our coaches are self-employed and set their own hours and rates.

If you are interested in having your skater work one-on-one with a coach, please speak directly with one of our CanSkate coaches listed below to find out more about their personal style, coaching approach, rates and their availability.


Leslie Baker

Leslie Baker

leslie.baker@sympatico.ca
905-464-4310
Coaching: 26 years
Certification: Level 3
Availability: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Teaches: CanSkate Coordinator, CanPower Certified, STARSkate Freeskate/ Skills/ Competitive/ Dance, Dance Partnering
Specialization / Additional Skills: Choreography

Allen Carson

Allen Carson

allencarson@rogers.com
905-821-7826
Coaching: 42 years
Certification: Level 3
Availability: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Teaches: CanSkate, CanPower Certified, STARSkate Competitive/ Freeskate/ Skills/ Dance, Dance Partnering
Specialization / Additional Skills: Pairs, Skate Sharpening

Linda Carson

Linda Carson

lindacarson@rogers.com
905-821-7826
Coaching: 42 years
Certification: Level 2 (3 Technical & Theory)
Availability: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Teaches: CanSkate, STARSkate Competitive/ Freeskate/ Skills/ Dance, Dance Partnering
Specialization / Additional Skills: Pairs, Dance

Julie Gryniewski

Julie Gryniewski

lj_gryniewski@yahoo.ca
905-820-1964
Coaching: 26 years
Certification: Level 3
Availability: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Teaches: CanSkate, CanPower Certified, STARSkate Competitive/ Freeskate/ Skills/ Dance
Specialization / Additional Skills: Choreography, Music Editing

Lawrence Gryniewski

Lawrence Gryniewski

lj_gryniewski@yahoo.ca
905-820-1964
Coaching: 26 years
Certification: Level 1
Availability: Tuesday and Thursday
Teaches: CanSkate, CanPower Certified, STARSkate Dance, Dance Partnering
Specialization / Additional Skills: Music Editing, Dance

Amanda Kolapak

Amanda Kolapak

akolapak@gmail.com
647-520-9085
Coaching: 14 years
Certification: Level 2
Availability: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Teaches: CanSkate, STARSkate Competitive/ FreeSkate/ Skills/ Dance

Susan Ritchie

Susan Ritchie

skating@susanritchie.ca
519-496-6372
Coaching: 22 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 and Saturday
Teaches: CanSkate, STARSkate Competitive/ FreeSkate/ Dance/ Skills, Power Skating, Synchronized Skating
Specialization / Additional Skills: Music Editing

Judy Swallow

Judy Swallow

judy.soulutions@gmail.com
647-235-9443
Coaching: 35 years
Certification: Provincial Coach Certified, National Coach Trained
Availability: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Teaches: CanSkate, STARSkate Competitive/ FreeSkate/ Skills/ Dance

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

Katherine Leaper

Nina Sartor

Ashley Simoes-Ponce


SMFSC 2017-2018 Mentorship Program Coaches

These STARSkaters were selected to our Club’s Mentorship Program for 2017-2018. They will be certified as CanSkate coaches and will be completing their mentoring hours during our CanSkate program:

Amelia Botelho

Katherine Beri

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