Register for our Winter Session PreCanSkate, CanSkate, CanPowerSkate, or STARSkate


All of our skating programs are instructed by Skate Canada Certified Professional Coaches.  Please contact us at crowchild.skating@gmail.com to learn more about selecting a coach that is right for you!

Skate Canada STARSkate & CompetitiveSkate Coaches

Lynanne Bjerke

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Skating Accomplishments:

Triple Gold Tests (Freeskate, Figures, Dance); selected to perform in the 1988 

Winter Olympics Closing Ceremonies; 

coached 2016 Alberta Winter Games Champion 

(STAR 5 Freeskate) 

and StarSkate Champion 

(Introductory Interpretive)

Coaching Accreditation/Education:

NCCP Trained National Coach, 

32 years of coaching experience, 

with 15 years at Crowchild Skating Club; 

currently coaching STARSkate, CompetitiveSkate 

and private lessons

Accepting new students:Yes

Coaching rate: $14 per 15 minutes

Brenda Burger

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Skating Accomplishments:

Quadruple Gold Tests (Freeskate, Dance, Figures, Interpretive), Junior Competitive Test; former BC Pre-Juvenile and Juvenile Women Singles Champion, Juvenile Dance Pairs Champion, Alberta Pre-Novice and Novice Women Singles Champion (twice), and Skate Canada Challenge competitor (placed in the top 6); competed at the Junior Women Singles level before turning coach; coached skaters from Sectional to Skate Canada Challenge competitive levels as well as all STARSkate levels; 3M Coach of the Year Award recipient

Coaching Accreditation/Education:

NCCP Certified National Coach

NCCP CanPowerSkate Coach In Training

35 years of coaching experience; currently coaching STARSkate, CompetitiveSkate and private lessons. 

Accepting new students: Yes

STARSkate and CompetitiveSkate

Coaching rate: $16 per 15 minutes

Tomi Morris

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Skating Accomplishments: 

Quadruple Gold Tests 

(Free Skate, Dance, Skills, Interpretive), 

Adult Masters Free Skate competitor; 

5th place with Solstice Open at 2019 Canadian National Synchronized Skating Championships; current member of 

Solstice Synchronized Skating teams

(Open and Adult 1)

Coaching Accreditation/Education:

NCCP Certified Regional Coach – STAR, 

NCCP Certified CanPowerSkate Coach; currently coaching CanPowerSkate, STARSkate and private lessons.

Accepting new students: Yes

Coaching rate: $12.00 per 15 minutes

Shannon Waring (Misiewicz)

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Skating Accomplishments:

Former British National Team figure skater; 

trained at the National Ice Centre in 

Nottingham UK with other British team members as part of the National Ice Skating Association (NISA) training facility; Gold Tests (Free Skate and Elements)

Coaching Accreditation/Education:

NCCP Regional Coach In Training; 

Certified CanSkate Coach.  6 years of coaching experience with all ages from tots to adults in the UK and currently coaching PreCanSkate, CanSkate, STARSkate and private lessons.

Accepting new students: Yes

Coaching rate: $10.00 per 15 minutes

Skate Canada CanSkate Coaches

Nicole Joe

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Skating Accomplishments:

National competitor in Junior Women Singles, Skate Canada Challenge competitor in Senior Women Singles; Quadruple Gold Tests (Free Skate, Dance, Skills, Interpretive), 9-year

Alberta Select team member.

Coaching Accreditation/Education:

NCCP CanSkate Coach In Training

Keanna Nelson

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Skating Accomplishments:

Triple Gold Tests

(Dance, Skills and Interpretive)

Coaching Accreditation/Education:

NCCP Trained CanSkate Coach,

NCCP CanPowerSkate Coach In-Training; 

3 years of coaching experience.

Kimberly Paw

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Skating Accomplishments:

Junior Competitive Test, Triple Gold Tests (Free Skate, Dance, Skills)

Coaching Accreditation/Education:

NCCP CanSkate Coach in Training

Geerthana Somas

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Skating Accomplishments:

Gold Test (Free Skate); CompetitiveSkate Athlete Award recipient in 2013; Alberta Select team member; Skate Canada Challenge competitor in Pre-Novice and Novice Women Singles; competed at the Junior Women Singles level before turning coach.

Coaching Accreditation/Education:

NCCP CanSkate Coach in Training

Joan Cascadden

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Coaching Accreditation/Education:

NCCP CanSkate Coach in Training with 10 years of coaching experience. Specialized in coaching PreCanSkate and CanSkate for all ages: toddlers, teens and adults. Over 40 years coaching experience with skating, volleyball, badminton and field hockey.



Off-Ice Conditioning

Hayleigh Bell

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Skating Accomplishments:

2013 Canadian Junior Pairs Champion; National level competitor in Junior Women Singles; National level competitor in Senior Pairs; competitor on the Junior Grand Prix circuit; competed at two World Junior Pairs Championships.

Coaching Accreditation/Education:

Hayleigh trains with the Elite Oval Pathway training group; she is dedicated to helping kids learn how to be active for life and currently coaches off-ice conditioning and physical literacy.

Guest Coaches and their Skaters are Welcome!