Present Coaches


 MICH METCALFE

High Performance Coach

The ONLY NCCP Level IV coach in all of Southern Alberta!

Micheline Metcalfe (StarSkate, Canskate, Professional Choreographer, Synchro Coach, Mentor Coach)

Private lessons availablemichcalfe1@gmail.com

My coaching philosophy, first and foremost, is to infuse in all of my skaters, both young and the young at heart, an enthusiasm for skating.  I believe that in order for my students to achieve their personal best, I need to have a consistent, positive, fun and encouraging approach.   I focus on quality basics and techniques to provide my skaters with a solid background to achieve their future dreams and goals.  I strive to provide my services to the best of my ability at all times, and I further believe that the “skating experience” offers life skills that transcends a person’s time on the ice.  Skate For Life!

For the past 39 years, I’ve had the pleasure of coaching test skaters from Pre-Can Skate through to Gold level and competitive skaters from Pre-Juvenile to International levels.   I’ve coached medalists in all disciplines and in all levels, including synchronized skating.

 Fully certified NCCP Level IV

  • 1988 World Professional Ice Dance Champion
  • Professional Choreographer
  • Synchronized Skating coach
  • CanSkate certified
  • Skate Canada Mentor coach
  • 1986 North American Open Silver Medalist
  • 1995 Inducted into Goulbourn Sports Hall of Fame, (Ontario)
  • National Competitor – Single ladies and Dance
  • International competitor – Dance
  • Started coaching in 1978
  • Started with MHSC April 2016

Personal Test Levels Achieved:

  • Gold FreeSkate
  • Gold Dance
  • Gold Free Dance
  • Gold Figures
  • Gold Skills
  • Senior Competitive Dance
  • Junior Competitive Singles
  • Junior Competitive Pairs

JORDANNE GOLD – SR COACH

CANSKATE and CANPOWER CERTIFIED

ISPC CERTIFIED (partial)

Private lessons availablejordannegold@gmail.com

Coaching since 2008, I have gained experience coaching all levels of skating in many disciplines. My experience comes from coaching full time, running multiple clubs as well as coaching part time while attaining my Bachelor’s Degree in Business. I have had the opportunity to be a head coach as well as being a part of a coaching team. As a professional coach my focus is to develop, implement, and grow the Skate Canada programs in a safe, effective, and fun environment. I work to develop the client’s technical skating skills as well as the psychological benefits that are involved with sport and physical activity.

CanSkate- up to date with the most current session format

StarSkate- Have worked with both recreational and competitive skaters of all ages

Adult Skate

PowerSkate– Strong experience in coaching power to midget level hockey & facilitating CanPower testing sessions

Off-Ice Training- Strength training- Goal Setting, &Visualization

  • Certified in Athletic Injury Management by the Sports Medicine Council of Alberta
  • Gold Skills, Dance and Interpretive
  • Junior Silver FreeSkate
  • Competitive Dance in Ballet, Jazz and Modern

KAITLAN COYNE – SR COACH

CANSKATE and CANPOWER CERTIFIED

PRIMARY STARSKATE (partial completion)

Private lessons availableterrykaitlan.c@gmail.com

Hello Skating Families!!

 I would like to give you a little bit of a background on myself; also included is my contact information as well as billing information. Let me just start by saying I am super excited for this upcoming winter season and getting to know all of you!!

I am originally from Rocky Mountain House, Alberta. I was a part of the Rocky Figure Skating club for 12 years. During this time, I competed in many competitions and passed many tests, including

my Senior Silver Interpretive. I took three years off of skating after graduating high school, to pursue my lifelong dream of going to Marvel College in Red Deer and become a journeyman hairstylist. After college, I moved to Medicine Hat.

In 2012, two years after moving to Medicine Hat, I realized I really missed skating and joined Cypress School of Skating. Since joining this club, I have accomplished my Junior Bronze Freeskate, and currently working through my Senior Silver Dances as well as my Senior Silver Skills. I also competed as an adult at the South Region Competition; this was my first competition in six years!!

I became CanSkate Certified in 2013 and CanPower certified in 2015. I currently have a few more things to finish up before becoming Primary StarSkate certified. After becoming certified, I will attend the Intermediate StarSkate course and complete the necessary requirements to become certified.

As for my rates, my hourly rate is $36/hour, therefore $9/15 min private lesson, $5 each/15min semi private lesson and $5each /15 min group lesson. I bill monthly, via email. I accept email money transfer as well as cheques.

Skating has always been a huge part of my life, and I look forward to many years of coaching and sharing my passion and love for the sport to all skaters! Inspiring young skaters is a wonderful feeling!

If you ever have any questions, I am more than happy to answer them! Feel free to email me.

JUSTIN SCOTT – COACH

CANPOWERSKATE CERTIFIED

Private lessons available jscott_quick82@hotmail.com

Justin is a power skating professional, with over 10 years of coaching experience at the elite level and 8 years as a professional power skating specialist.  Justin’s unbelievable success lies in his ability to adapt to the individual’s strengths and weaknesses. Justin offers a unique expertise that allows his athletes to increase strength, speed, power, and agility immediately. With his positive energy, enthusiasm, and motivating personality, Justin makes skating, hockey and training, challenging, fun and easy to attain.

With over 10 years of experience teaching and coaching in Alberta and Saskatchewan, Justin prides himself in developing powerful strides, explosive acceleration, speed, quickness, balance, and agility in his athletes.

Justin is a power skating professional, with over 10 years of coaching experience at the elite

level and 8 years as a professional power skating specialist.  Justin’s unbelievable success lies in his ability to adapt to the individual’s strengths and weaknesses. Justin offers a unique expertise that allows his athletes to increase strength, speed, power, and agility immediately. With his positive energy, enthusiasm, and motivating personality, Justin makes skating, hockey and training, challenging, fun and easy to attain.

With over 10 years of experience teaching and coaching in Alberta and Saskatchewan, Justin prides himself in developing powerful strides, explosive acceleration, speed, quickness, balance, and agility in his athletes. Justin teaches this through proper technique, form, body positioning, weight distribution and stride development. Skating technique must be taught, learned, and practiced over a period of years. Power skating speaks to the athletic body and athletic mind and brings the best out of your game. Justin has taught power skating to those from the Can Skate to the CHL level.

As an intermediate Coach Level 2, Justin relates very well to the players concerns and needs. He takes his experiences and develops a program that focuses on skill development, technical skills, individual tactics and team systems. His passion is helping aspiring hockey players take their game to the next level to the extent that he currently owns Performance Edge Sport Testing, a real time method of assessing and benchmarking player skill development. Through testing, Justin will enhance the athlete’s ability to reach their set goals, improve safety and provide visibility to potential recruiters.  He understands and has been fortunate to work with players and teams who the drive, desire and determination have needed to obtain individual and team success.

Justin can be made available for private or semi-private lessons.

  • Professional coach since 2004
  • NCCP Hockey Level ll Practical and Technical
  • CanPowerSkate Certified
  • Hockey Coach Intermediate/Coach 2
  • Coach Development 1
  • Planning a Practice- Hockey
  • Teaching and Learning – Hockey
  • Make Ethical Decisions – Hockey
  • ACAC Hockey – Briercrest Clipper Alumni
  • Owner of Performance Edge Sport Training

JASON DUCHSCHERER – COACH

CANPOWERSKATE CERTIFIED

Private lessons availableJasonduchscherer@prrd8.ca

Jason brings his love of hockey to all the skaters on the ice. He is a dedicated and passionate coach, who has calming and generous spirit.  He has coached various hockey teams from initiation to midget and has 15 plus years of hockey coaching experience.  During the day he is a school Principal, which aids in his ability to talk and relate to the kids.  In addition to coaching hockey, he has coached volleyball, badminton, track and field, baseball, softball, soccer, basketball and cross country.  He has had the honor of coaching many of his teams to zone championships.

He has also coached Team Alberta Softball to Nationals 3 times winning a 4th place, bronze and capping off with silver.

  • Introduction to coaching certification
  • Coach Level 1 certified – Hockey
  • Development Level 1 certified – Hockey
  • Safety Training certified – Hockey
  • Hockey Skills Training

BRIANNA JONES – JR COACH

CANSKATE CERTIFIED

I am 17 years old, and am graduating at McCoy High School this year. I began skating at 2 years old and at 8 years old I joined the Medicine Hat Skating Club, and continue to skate with them today. Out of the 15 years I have been skating, I have passed my Gold skills, Gold interpretive, and I am currently working on my last Gold dance and my Junior Silver freeskate. This is my second year coaching with Medicine Hat Skating Club. I began coaching because I look forward to sharing my love of skating with my students, and want to share my knowledge of skating with them. 

 

ABBIE METCALFE

OFF ICE TRAINOR

  • Has danced for 15+ years
  • Trained at Canada’s National Ballet School in Toronto
  • Had a permanent offer into the Ecole Superierure de ballet du Quebec in Montreal
  • Trained in both Russia Ballet and RAD program
  • Passed all her dance exams with distinction, which means the highest level that can be achieved in ballet

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