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.
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.
Contact - email@example.com 519 941-2777
Skate Canada Regional Coach
Becky has been in love with the sport of Figure Skating from a young age. She has completed her Gold Test in Dance as well as Interpretive Dance. She is working on her Gold Skills and Gold Interpretive in her spare time. Her love for coaching began when she was a PA at 12 years old. At the age of 16, Becky began coaching Canskate but then decided to go travel for many years. Nine years ago,
Becky discovered Adult Synchronized Skating and began competing at the National level. Her team was the top place team at all Synchro events last year. This is when she started teaching with Skate Ontario again. Her first love is teaching Canskate, but loves teaching all elements of figure skating as well as choreography.
Skate Canada Regional Coach
6x Canadian National Competitor
7x Northern Ontario Champion
2010 Ontario Trillium Cup Champion
Principle Skater with Disney On Ice
5 years coaching experience
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.