Coaches

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Maddie Bard

Hi 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 had always wanted to be a coach from a young age, so when I got the opportunity to be a Program Assistant I jumped at the chance. I have been a Program Assistant for seven years. This past summer I did my CanSkate Coaches course and became a Trained CanSkate Coach. I am very excited to start this season as a coach for the first time. I am looking forward to passing on my love of skating to new skaters in the CanSkate program. See you on the ice! 

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Kathy Jankowski-Slegers

As a former coach with Waterford Skating Club I look forward to joining the club & taking on new students and to help 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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Courtney Mori

 

My name is Courtney Mori and I have been figure skating since the age of 3! I am currently a Skate Canada Regional Certified Coach and am qualified to coach any CankSkate or StarSkate level skater. My competitive singles skating career saw multiple Gold tests passed including Skills, Free Skate, and Singles Junior Competitive. I grew up in a small town and progressed to the big city of Barrie, Ontario where I was coached by elite professionals and skated alongside Olympic athletes.  When I’m not coaching, you can find me teaching as a Registered Early Childhood Educator. My coaching philosophy includes providing skaters with the tools for success in the skating world as well as life outside the arena. I am passionate about child development, nutrition, mental health, and physical literacy.  I am so excited to join the Waterford Tricenturena team to continue developing my coaching career, help our skater’s progress, and have fun!

Private lessons are available by email.

 

Lynda Thompson

I'm Lynda Thompson and this is my first 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.

Megan Wilson

My love for skating began at 5 years old when I enrolled in my first CanSkate program. I have always been excited to help other skaters so I became a Program Assistant as soon as I was able. I loved helping the younger kids develop their skating skills and couldn’t wait to start coaching. I started my CanSkate certification as soon as I turned 16 years old. I began coaching right away at the Paris Figure Skating Club where I trained and have been coaching since. This year I was approached by the President of the Waterford Skating Club to co-ordinate the CanSkate program and have absolutely loved it. My passion and love for coaching and working with children has led me to pursue a career in teaching. That new adventure will begin for me in September. I hope to continue coaching throughout university and after as I build my coaching portfolio. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with each and every skater this season and I hope to see you all again.