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Coaching Team

 

The Yellowknife Skating Club has a highly qualified team of very dedicated, professional coaches who work together to ensure that each skater achieves personal excellence. All of our coaches have been certified through the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) and abide by Skate Canada’s Coaches’ Code of Ethics

The Yellowknife Skating Club coaching team asks that all skaters and parents adhere to the YKSC Policies and the Skate Canada’s Parent Code of Conduct.

Brenda Dalton

Cell:  (867) 445-9892

Email: brenda_backen@hotmail.com

  • 24 years of coaching experience
  • Special Olympics - Level 1 Certified
  • Provincial Coach Certified
  • National Coach Trained
  • Partial NCCP Level 3 Singles & Dance - (technical, theory)
  • Gold Dance
  • Bronze Freeskate 
  • Gold (8th) Figure
  • Special Olympics Provincial & National Team Coach for 2000, 2008.
  • AWGs Team Coach for 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2018.
  • CWGs Team Coach for 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2019.
  • Has served terms as: Club Coach Rep, Region Coach Rep with Skate Canada Alberta Section and NWT Coach Rep with the NWT Figure Skating Association. 
  • Experience organizing skating clinics.
  • Private Lesson Rate:      $12.00 for 15 minutes 

 

Tara Kaip

Cell: (867) 688-1233

Email: tara.kaip@outlook.com

  • 13 years of coaching experience
  • Provincial Coach Trained 
  • Fitness Training
  • Choreography 
  • Gold Dance
  • Gold Freeskate
  • Novice Competitive
  • Gold Skills
  • Gold Creative Dance
  • Gold Interpretive
  • AWGs Team Coach for 2012
  • Coached at STARSkate Finals
  • AWG's Team Member for 2004, 2006, 2008 (2008 Gold Medalist)
  • CWG's Team Member for 2007
  • STARSkate Gold Medalist (Gold Freeskate and Gold Interpretive)
  • Has served terms as:  Club Coach Rep, Region Coach Rep with Skate Canada, Alberta Section, and NWT Coach Rep with the NWT Figure Skating Association.
  • Experience organizing skating clinics, ice shows and test days.
  • Private Lesson Rate:       $12.00 for 15 minutes

 

Lemy Douleva

Cell: (867) 765-8180

Email:  l.douleva@hotmail.com

  • 5 years of coaching experience
  • Regional Coach Certified 
  • Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology (CSEP)- Certified Personal Trainer 
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)- Corrective Exercise Specialist
  • NAIT Personal Fitness Training Diploma
  • Choreography Specialist 
  • Pre-Novice Competitive
  • Gold Dance
  • Gold Freeskate
  • Gold Skills
  • 2008 & 2012 AWG team member
  • Gold medalist at STARSkate at the gold level (2013 & 2014)
  • Private Lesson Rate:     $8.50 for 15 minutes  

 

Jodi Brennan

Cell: (867) 445-1869

Email: jodibrennan@theedge.ca

  • 11 years of coaching experience (4 yrs as sole club coach)
  • Provincial Coach Certified 
  • 5 years of coaching experience
  • 6 years of certified skating judge experience
  • 1993/94 Newfoundland Coach of the Year
  • Experience with both individual and group choreography
  • Senior Bronze Dance
  • Senior Bronze Freeskate
  • AWG's Team Coach for 2018
  • Private Lesson Rate:   $10.00 for 15 minutes

 

Kim Myra

Cell: (902) 441-2586

Email: kkmyra@hotmail.com

  • 25 years coaching experience
  • Regional Coach Certified
  • StarSkate University with Monica Lockie, Skate Canada
  • Special Olympics Certified
  • Power Skating Coach
  • Chorography
  • Interpretive/Artistic
  • Competitive Adult skater – Nationals/Worlds
  • Off-Ice Jump/Stretch/Fitness Programs Instructor
  • Co-ordinating Clinics/Ice shows
  • Triple Silver Dance/Freeskate/Figures
  • Logistics Coordinator CWG 2011
  • Team Coach with St. Margaret’s Bay Skating Club 2001-current
  • Team coach with skaters who made it to Challenge & Nationals
  • Current YK Skating Club Coach Representative
  • Private Lesson Rate:   $12.00  for 15 minutes

 

 Lisa Do

Cell: (867) 445- 4828

Email: lisafmdo@gmail.com 

  • Over 5 years of Program Assistant experience
  • Certified NCCP CanSkate Coach
  • Member with the YKSC for over 10 years
  • Gold Freeskate
  • Novice Competitive
  • Gold Dance
  • Gold Skills
  • Gold Interpretive
  • AWG Team Member for 2004, 2006 – Bronze Medalist, 2008, 2010, 2012
  • CWG Team Member for 2011
  • STARSkate Competitor
  • Regionals and Sectionals Competitor 

 

 

 

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