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COACHING TEAM

                    

         

PRIVATE LESSON COACHES


  

 

Shelley Douglas

Director

Private Lesson Coach


National Coach - Certified | Partial High Performance

CanPower Skate Certified

Qualifications and Experience:  26 years coaching experience, 12 years as Sr Competitive Skater/former National Competitor, Coach/Choreographer of Provincial and National level skaters, Alberta Winter Games Coach 2006 & 2016, Coached skaters through all levels from beginner to Gold and Senior competitive singles, BSc Kinesiology. 

Test Record: Quad Gold, Sr Competitive Singles and Jr Competitive Dances

 

privatelessons@gatewayskatingclub.org



Carla Stolz

Jr. Academy Coordinator

Private Lesson Coach


 National Coach - Certified | Partial High Performance

 

Qualifications and Experience: 35 years coaching experience; Coach/Choreographer of Provincial, National & International Medalists in singles & pairs.  Coached Skaters through Skate Canada Senior Competitive and Gold free skate. Triple Gold-Medal Tests.  

 

stoltzskate@gmail.com


Leona Boyle

Rec Program Coordinator

Private Lesson Coach 


National Coach - Certified

Qualifications and Experience: 40 Years coaching at all levels from beginner to Gold Tests, Diamond Dance Coach, Skate Canada Club Consultant & CanSkate Resource Team Member, CanSkate Coach Course Learning & CanSkate Motivational Workshops Facilitator, Current Coaching and Administrative Coordinator - Skate Alberta-NWT/Nunavut Section Office, Bachelor of Education Degree with 25+ years teaching experience.

 

learntoskate@gatewayskatingclub.org



Heather Brown

Private Lesson Coach

 National Coach - Certified

Qualifications and Experience: 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).

 

heather.kaye.brown@gmail.com


Desiree Tytgat

Private Lesson Coach
Provincial Coach - Certified
National Coach - Trained
 

Qualifications and Experience: 10 years coaching experience from CanSkate to Junior competitive.  Former Disney on Ice Cast member and Junior competitive skater.  RMT Registered Massage Therapist with training in orthopaedic assessments, K-Tape pro therapist,  Equine/Canine Therapist.

Test RecordJunior Competitive Freeskate, Triple Gold Award (Gold Dance, Gold Skills, 

Gold Freeskate)

 

dtytgat@hotmail.com



Jordyn Eberts

Off-ice Coordinator

Private Lesson Coach


Regional Coach - Certified 
Provincial Coach - Trained 
 

Qualifications and Experience: 7 years experience coaching CanSkate to competitive level skaters, Senior Competitive Skater, Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Fine Arts.

Test Record:  Senior Competitive Freeskate, Gold Dance, Gold Skills, Gold Freeskate, Silver Interpretive


Raymond Schultz

Off-ice Coordinator

Private Lesson Coach


Provincial Coach - Certified

National Coach - Trained

 

 Qualifications and Experience: 6 years of Full-time Coaching and Partnering experience, 3 years of Pro-Motion On-Ice Mobile Harness experience ,12 years of Competitive Skating experience.

2011 Junior Pairs Champion of Canada, 2011 Alberta Sports Hall of Fame: Junior Team of the Year Award, Two-time International Bronze Medalist (Pairs), 2011 Junior World Championships - Gangneung, South Korea - 5th Place (Pairs), 2009 Junior World Championships - Sofia, Bulgaria - 6th Place (Pairs), Senior National and International Competitor for Canada.

BA - University of Alberta - Major: Sociology Minor: Philosophy Transport Canada Certified - Commercial Pilot (CPL) - Aeroplane

rrschultz@ualberta.ca


Cristan Lockhart

Private Lesson Coach
Provincial Coach - Certified 
CanPowerSkate Certified
 

Qualifications and Experience:  10 years coaching experience; National Silver Medalist – Junior Synchronized Skating 2001.

Test Record: Jr Silver Freeskate Elements, Gold Dances, Gold Skills, Gold Interpretive, Bronze Rhythm

crislock@hotmail.com


Nick Kelly

Private Lesson Coach


Regional Coach - In Training

Qualifications and Experience:  Coaching since March 2018, Professional Skater for Disney on Ice 2007-2017.

Test Record: Jr level test, National Competitor. 

 

nick.kelly89@outlook.com


Nicole Houle

Private Lesson Coach


Regional Coach - Certified

Qualifications and Experience:  4 years coaching experience, 5 years PA experience.

Test Record: Novice Competitive Freeskate, Gold Freeskate, Gold Skills, Gold Dances, Silver Interpretive, Sr. Silver Dances.

 

niconicoleh22@gmail.com

  


  RECREATIONAL COACHES


  

Nathan Chung

Group Rec Coach


Regional Coach - In Training

Qualifications and Experience: 3 years Canskate Coach, 2 years coaching/dance partnering, Competitive Novice Ice Dancer.

Test RecordQuad Gold - Gold Dance/Freeskate/Skills/Interpretive, Partial Diamond Dance 


Carolyn Playdon

Group Rec Coach


CanSkate Coach - In Training

Qualifications and Experience: 3 years coaching and 6 years CanSkate PA Experience.

Test RecordSr. Bronze Free Skate, Sr. Bronze Dance, Sr. Bronze Skills, and Bronze Interpretive.


Emily Vreugde

Group Rec Coach


 

Regional Coach - In Training Coach

Qualifications and Experience: 1 year of coaching experience, 4 years of CanSkate Coaching experience.

Test RecordGold Freeskate, Gold Skills.


Amanda Dutton

Group Rec Coach


Regional Coach - In Training

Qualifications and Experience: 3 years Canskate Coach, 5 years Program Assisting.

Test RecordGold Skills, Sr. Silver Dances, Silver Interpretive, and Jr. Silver FreeSkate.


Alysha Gill

Group Rec Coach


CanSkate Coach - Certified

Qualifications and Experience: 2 years CanSkate Coach, 5 years Program Assisting.

Test RecordSr. Bronze Freeskate, Jr. Silver Dance, Sr. Silver Skills.

 

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