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Maddie Bard

My name is Maddie Bard. I started in WTSC's own CanSkate program at four years old. I completely fell in love with the sport and haven't stopped skating since. I have been coaching CanSkate at WTSC since 2019 and recently became a Skate Canada Regional STARSkate coach. I have completed my gold interpretive. I am currently in school to earn my bachelors degree in Youth and Children's Studies and have further plans to become a teacher. I am looking forward to helping young skaters grow their passion for skating! 

Eden Cody

WTSC welcomes Eden Cody as the newest member of our coaching team.  Eden has skated at WTSC since she first stepped on the ice.  She is a longtime volunteer as a program assistant in out CanSkate learn to skate program.  Eden is now a Skate Canada trained CanSkate coach for this season.

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Kathy Jankowski-Slegers

As a coach with Waterford Skating Club I look forward to taking on new students and helping them achieve their goals.  As a Skate Canada Nationally Trained Professional Coach with 40 yrs experience, I enjoy & have extensive experience working with all ages & abilities, from Learn to Skate – Gold Level, including Adults and Hockey Players up to NHL.  I am proud to say I have over 80 Skate Canada Gold Medalists: Figures, Free Skate, Dance, Artistic, Interpretive & Skills.  As a Skater representing Port Dover Skating Club I competed Internationally & won many medals & placed 6th & 8th at Nationals (Professional) then joined Delhi Precision (Synchro) Team where we became International Champions.  Also I had the opportunity to perform solo at Maple Leaf Gardens twice at AHL Toronto Marlies game and V.I.C.K.Y. show which was a benefit for visually impaired skaters.

Lastly I am very proud of my daughter Sophia who became a Skate Canada Quintuple Gold Medalist and for having the courage to skate with me to achieve our Skate Canada Couples Gold Interpretive.  Sophia has also taken her first steps to coaching after volunteer coaching for many years.

 

Looking forward to a successful year.

Private lessons are available by email.

 

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Holly Kingston

Hello, my name is Holly Kingston. Skating has always been my passion and my happy place.  I grew up on the ice in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia from a young age of 3. Learning to skate on our neighborhood river, the lake at our cottage and the many backyard ice rinks I begged my dad to install.  I started taking skating lessons through CanSkate at the age of 4 and began figure skating and playing Ringette at the age of 5.  My true passion was playing Ringette and I played competitively in Cole Harbour, NS (home of Sydney Crosby) from the age of 7-17 winning many provincial and maritime tournaments with my team.  

Coaching has always been my obvious next step as I thoroughly enjoy interacting with and teaching children and volunteer work has always been a big part of my life.  I moved to Waterford in 2021 and began volunteering with CanSkate in the fall of 2022. I enrolled and completed my coaches training over the winter of 2023 and began coaching in Waterford in the spring/summer of 2023. 

 

I’m looking forward to what more I can bring to the Waterford skating community in the upcoming years ahead.  

Lynda Thompson

I'm Lynda Thompson and this is my third year coaching in Waterford.  For the past 25 years, I have coached at the Hamilton Skating Club, but moved out Selkirk four years ago.  I have worked with all levels of skaters, from Canskate to Adult skaters to National Competitors.  I am truly enjoying my connection with the Waterford Skating Club and its members.

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