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Our Coaching Team

The Gateway Skating Club has a professional team coaches who work together to ensure that all skaters achieve personal excellence. All coaches are trained through the National Certification Program (NCCP) and abide by Skate Canada's Code of Ethics.

Heather Heide

Director / National Coach - Certified / Base Level Technical Specialist

Qualifications and Experience: Over 25 years coaching experience, 2015 Canada Winter Games Team Coach (NWT), Coached Skaters to Challenge (inc. alternate for Canadians), Former National Competitor (Figure Skating & Speed Skating), International coaching experience.

Triple Gold, Jr Competitive Singles, Dance & Pairs

Shauna Stewart

Assistant Director / National Coach - Certified (Partial level 4) / M.A. Sports Psychology / BPE (Sports Performance)

Qualifications and Experience: Over 25 years of coaching experience, 2009 Edmonton Region and Alberta Section Coach Awards, Coach of provincial medalists, Coach of provincial team members, Trained in Dartfish Video Technology.

Nathan Chung

Junior Development Coordinator / Regional Coach (Trained)

Qualifications and Experience: 5 years coaching/partnering experience (up to Diamond Dances), Western Canada / Challenge Ice Dance competitor, Provincial team member. Bachelor of Science student, International coaching experience.

Quad Gold (Dance, Freeskate, Skills, Interpretive), Diamond Dance.

Amanda Dutton

CanSkate Coordinator / Regional Coach (Trained) / BAPsych

Qualifications and Experience: 5 years coaching experience. Bachelor of Arts student (4th year)

Shelley Douglas

National Coach - Certified/Partial High Performance / CanPower Skate Certified / BSc.Kin

Qualifications and Experience: Over 25 years coaching experience, Former senior competitive skater and National Competitor, Coach/Choreographer of provincial and national level skaters, Alberta Winter Games Coach 2006 & 2016, Coached skaters from beginner to Gold and Senior competitive singles.

Quad Gold, Sr Competitive Singles, Jr Competitive Dance

Vaughn Chipeur

Provincial Coach (Trained) / CanPower Skate (Trained)

Qualifications and Experience: Member of the 2010 Canadian Olympic Team, Member of the 2009 World Team, 2x Canadian National Men Silver Medalist, 6x Canadian National Medalist, 2009 World Team Trophy Medalist, International Medalist.

AURA Figure Skate Technical Representative and Brand Ambassador.

Nicole Houle

Regional Certified

Qualifications and Experience: 6 years coaching experience. Bachelor of Arts student

Triple Gold - Competitive Novice FreeSkate.

Christine Lirette

Regional Coach Certified

Qualifications and Experience: 8 years of coaching experience

Quad gold

Alysha Gill

Regional Coach (In-Training)

Qualifications and Experience: 4 years coaching experience. Investigative Studies Student.

Emily Vreudge

Regional Coach (In-Training)

Qualifications and Experience: 5 years coaching experience. Early Learning and Child Care Student.

Triple Gold, Competitive Novice FreeSkate


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