Our CANSKATE Coaches

Marie Palladini-Hamelin

My coaching philosophy is 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

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)
  • StarSkate

Coaching Experience: 22 years