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About Our Coaches

A SkateCanada Professional Coach is the first point of contact with your child on the ice at the Fergus Skating Club. He or she is also the best source of information about your child's progress and on-ice development. We encourage parents to speak with coaches in person, via email or over the phone to get the direct, helpful feedback your skater needs.
Certification: Coaches must have National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) training and they must also be a current registered professional coaching member of Skate Canada. They must have completed a Skate Canada approved clearance check and positions of trust check, police check, and hold a valid First Aid Certificate.

Coaches Code of Ethics: As a condition of membership, Skate Canada Professional Coaches agree to respect and abide by the Skate Canada Coaches Code of Ethics at all times. Professional coaches are required to provide a copy of this code to all of their clients. You can also find the details here -

Patty Lambertus

Skate Canada Freelance Professional Coach

Patty is the Canskate and Starskate Coordinator for the Fergus Skating Club and the PA program instructor, as well as coaching all levels of skating.

Coaching Credentials                                                 Over 25 years as a Skate Canada Coach                NCCP Theory, Technical Level -3,                NCCP Practical Dance Level - 2

 Patty has coached many Competitive Singles Skaters from Pre-Juvenile all the way to the Senior level. She has coached numerous Skate Canada Gold Test medalists in the disciplines of Skills, Dance & Freeskate, and Interpretive. Many of Patty's former students have gone on to be Professional Coaches, University level Competitors, Skate Canada Evaluators and Ice Show performers

Philosophy - Patty encourages skaters to learn life skills through the sport of skating. A well-trained skater is a healthy and fit athlete. Goal setting, time management, sportsmanship and fun are equally as important as skill development for success in sport and life. 

Fees - Private Lesson: $13 per 15 minutes, Group Lesson: $13 per 15 minutes, shared equally by skaters

Availability - Patty is available on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Contact -   519 941-2777




Leigha Bailey
Skate Canada Certified Regional Coach
Leigha is a coach at heart and life-long athlete. Her love of teaching began at age nine, when she started helping as a PA for Canskate at the Fergus Skating Club. She was inspired by a love of helping others learn and later became a teacher with the Upper Grand District School Board. Leigha is excited to be coaching back at her home rink in Fergus.
Janet Weinstein
In Training Club Coach

Janet is a former skater with Fergus Skating Club.  She is also a recent college graduate.

Sophia Thomas
In Training Club Coach

Sophia is a Skate Canada Gold Free Skate and Skills medalist, as well as a Junior level competitor and Honour Roll Student.

Deb Montgomery
SkateCanada Primary STARskate Coach
 Unavailable this year !
Deb is a Primary STARskate coach and has been certified with Skate Canada since 2001. Deb enjoys sharing her passion for skating with skaters of all ages and levels in a fun and positive environment. She has coached in Newmarket (where Olympian Gabby Daleman first started skating) and in Richmond Hill. In 2005 Deb was awarded Coach of the Year from the Richmond Hill Skating Club. Currently Deb is also coaching with the Hespeler Skating Club and the Tavistock Skating Club. 
Deb has been an adult skater since 1998 and has completed her gold test levels in dance and skills. For the past 5 years she has been skating with a competitive adult synchronized skating team at the National level. Her team was the top place finisher at the Skate Ontario Adult Competition last season.


Sarah MacDonald                          Skate Canada Certified Professional Coach

Sarah coaches Starskate and Canskate

Coaching Credentials:                                             25 + years as a Skate Canada Coach           NCCP: Level 3  

Sarah has coached many skaters to Gold Test levels.  She has coached skaters who passed Novice & Junior Competitive Tests

Specialization/ Additional Skills: Sarah loves to teach jumps and spins. 



Amy Hearder Broom

Skate Canada Certified Professional Coach

Contact -   519 941-2777

Coaching Credentials  

Amy is an NCCP Regional Coach and is STAR certified. She has 10 years of professional coaching experience and also coaches at Dufferin-Peel Skating Club in Orangeville. 

Amy has received the Skate Canada Gold Test Medalist in Free Skate, Skating Skills, Dance and Interpretive. She skated at the Senior Competitive Singles Test level and was a National Championships Competitor in the Senior Ladies category in 2005 and 2006.




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