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OUR COACHING TEAM

 

The Gateway Skating Club has a professional team of 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/Partial High Performance / Base Level Technical Specialist

Email: nationalcoach.heather@gmail.com

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, Junior Competitive Singles, Dance & Pairs

Nathan Chung

Junior Development Coordinator / Provincial Coach - Trained / BSc

Qualifications and Experience: 

8 years coaching experience, Partners up to Diamond Dances, Skate Canada Challenge National competitor, Alberta Select Team Member, Coached Jr Development Team Member, Bachelor of Arts in Urban Planning student.

Quadruple Gold (Dance, Skills, FreeSkate, Interpretive), Diamond Dance.

Alysha Gill

Canskate Coordinator / Regional Coach - Certified / DInv

Email: learntoskate@gatewayskatingclub.org

Qualifications and Experience:

7 years coaching experience, Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Policing student.


Shelley Douglas

National Coach - Certified/Partial High Performance / CanPower Skate Certified / Base Level Technical Specialist / BSc.Kin / MOT

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.

Skate Canada Skills Evaluator.

Quad Gold, Sr Competitive Singles, Jr Competitive Dance


Nicole Houle

Provincial Coach - In-Training / BA (Hons)

Qualifications and Experience:

9 years coaching experience.

Triple Gold, Competitive Novice FreeSkate.

Amanda Dutton

Regional Coach - Certified / BAPsych / BEd

Qualifications and Experience: 

7 years coaching experience, Elementary school teacher.

Christine Lirette

Regional Coach - Certified / BSc

Qualifications and Experience:

Over 10 years of coaching experience, Synchronized skating experience.

Quadruple Gold (FreeSkate, Dance, Skills, Interpretive)

Emily Vreugde

Regional Coach - Certified

Qualifications and Experience:

7 years coaching experience, Early Learning and Child Care Diploma, Bachelor of Early Childhood Curriculum Studies student.


Julia Chua

Regional Coach - Trained

Qualifications and Experience:

Junior competitive skater, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science student.

Quadruple Gold (FreeSkate, Dance, Skills, Artistic)

 

 

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