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Our CANSKATE Coaches


Marie Palladini-Hamelin


Coaching Philosophy: 

To help young athletes reach their full potential as a skater while enjoying their time on the ice. The combination of my passion for the sport & support from parents, alongside the skater's dedication, commitment & desire to accomplish their goals...I believe any athlete can make their dreams come true:)

Coaching Credentials:

Certified National Coach/Level 3
Certified CanPower Coach 
Gold CEP
Star 1-5 Skate Canada Assessor trained


Gold freeskate
Gold dance 
Gold figures
Novice competitive singles & pairs

Available to Coach:

All levels & disciplines from Star 1 to Gold and competitive level skaters.

Paula Jones



18 yrs. coaching


NCCP Level 1 Certified, Level 2 Theory
ISPC Dance, Singles, Adults
Certified CanPowerSkate
Teacher with the Upper Canada District School Board


Lisa Ross


31 yrs. coaching


NCCP Level 2 Certified - Singles, Level 3 Technical
Diploma in Recreational Leadership


Kathryn Cumming

Coaching Philosophy:

My coaching approach is to allow children to gain confidence and technique by having fun, so that they learn implicitly and are motivated to accomplish their best.

Skating Experience/Tests:

Gold Figures
Gold Free Style
Gold Dances
Gold Skills
Sport Specific Off-Ice Training

Coaching Certifications:

Skate Canada Regional Coach (formerly NCCP level 1)
Partial certification - Skate Canada Provincial Coach Technical (formerly NCCP level 2)

Coaching Experience:

22 years