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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 Pro Coach

Contact -   519 941-2777

Coaching Credentials

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. 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 medallists in the disciplines of Skills, Dance & Freeskate, as well as, Interpretive. Many of Patty's former students have gone on to be Professional Coaches, University level Competitors, Skate Canada Evaluators and Ice Show performers. 

Years as a SkateCanada Coach - Over 25 years, NCCP Theory, Technical Level - 3, NCCP Practical Dance Level - 2

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

Availability - Patty is available on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Patty is the Canskate and Starskate Coordinator for the Fergus Skating Club and the PA program instructor.



Deb Montgomery
SkateCanada Primary STARskate Coach
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.

Deb will be with us this season on Wednesdays and Fridays. The Fergus Skating Club is pleased to welcome Deb to our coaching team! 

Amy Hearder Broom

Skate Canada Professional Coach

Contact -   519 941-2777

Coaching Credentials

Amy will not be available for 2018-19 season.

Amy is a Skate Canada professional coach with 8 years of professional coaching experience and also coaches at Dufferin-Peel Skating Club in Orangeville. She is also a NCCP Regional Coach and is STAR certified. Amy holds her First Aid training certificate as well.

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