Coaches

Alexandra Casier

After being put into skates and sent on my way at the age of 3, my love for the sport of figure skating has never gone away. I am a NCCP Certified Canskate and Regional Coach with so far, 8 years of coaching experience and hopes to achieve Certification at the Provincial level soon. Throughout my years of skating I became a quad gold skater, passing my gold skills, free skate, dance and interpretive tests. I competed at both the gold star-skate and novice competitive levels, and was a competitor for the Western Ontario provincial team in 2012. I also competed 2 years at the Varsity level while studying my bachelors degree in Sociology at Brock University. And now as an adult, you can now find me skating synchro - something I wasn’t the biggest fan of as a child but have fell in love with after returning back to my hometown. Recently I have been focused on building a new synchro program for all of Norfolk County and surrounding clubs to participate in. The overall goal is to provide opportunity for skaters to skate as a team and have multiple teams at different levels to represent our small towns in a big way.  

 

My coaching philosophy has always been to take pride in coaching skaters on and off the ice as the sport of figure skating requires a large amount of physical and mental strength to succeed. As a coach, I have the opportunity to share my passion of figure skating to upcoming athletes and as I want skaters to achieve all their goals throughout the sport, I also strive to ensure they develop life skills, build individuality and be proud of the sport they do. 

Private lessons are available by email.

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Janine Mandryk

Born and raised in Delhi Ontario, Janine started skating at the age of 4.  After years of training/testing and competing she finished her amateur career at the age of 18 with 4 Skate Canada Gold Medals in Freeskate, Dance, Compulsory Figures, and Skills.  She competed at the Novice Competitive level and along with Competitive Skating came numerous intense hours of On Ice Power Stroking, Off Ice Conditioning and Ballet at the Can Am Skating School in Guelph, Ontario.  Janine travelled with Ice Follies/Disney Feld Productions, which gave her some exciting experience in the field of Show Production. She truly loved producing over 20 years of Ice Shows and Exhibitions.  After returning home to coach 25 years of Figure Skating, Janine took a brief 5 year break to pursue a career in Networking and Sales in a Health and Fitness company which has further enhanced her experience and Knowledge in the field of Health and Fitness on Ice.

She has a tremendous love of all Skating and Sport and believes that having a solid caring connection with her students is key in developing a Competitive Edge in all aspects of their personality, from Discipline and Drive in Training, to Goal Setting, Good Sportsmanship and Working together with other coaches and parents to ensure the student is getting what they need to be the best they can be.

Private lessons are available by calling 519 428-0669.

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.

 

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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.