Private Lessons

 

Private lessons are usually arranged for 10-15 minutes at a time. Arrangements are made directly with any of the coaches. Fees vary by coach and all payments are made directly to the coach. When you have selected a coach contact them to discuss fees, expectations, and date and length of the lessons. Once these areas have been discussed and an agreement reached, you have chosen your base coach.

As with all professional relationships, there are some matters of etiquette to observe:

  • You should discuss your needs and interests with several coaches before choosing one.
  • Coaches’ fees vary and it is proper to discuss fees prior to deciding on a coach.
  • If you cannot attend a scheduled lesson, you should advise the coach at least 24 hours in advance. Coaches may charge for lessons not cancelled in advance.
  • If you wish to change coaches, you must advise the coach of your intent and ensure that all outstanding bills have been paid.
  • In the event that you wish to add a coach, to concentrate on a specialised area, this is done in conjunction with the base coach and both coaches need to be part of the discussion.

You and your skater should discuss expectations with your coach at the beginning of the season and have a written plan from the coach to refer to re: tests, competitions, etc.

Jennifer Fleming

jenfigureskater@hotmail.com

(647) 523-3713

Availability: Most mornings and evenings

Certification: 

  • CanSkate Certified
  • Primary StarSkate Certified
  • ISPC Certification in Progress

Experience:  6 years

Disciplines Taught: Freeskate, STARSkate 1-5 skills

Skating Experience/Tests:

  • Jr. Competitive Singles
  • U.S. Sr. Competitive Freeskate
  • U.S. Sr. Moves in the Field
  • Coached and mentored by Olympic level Coaches
  • Gold Skills Tests
  • Gold Dance Tests
  • Gold FreeSkate Tests
  • Gold Interpretive Test
  • Jr. Competitive Test
  • U.S. Senior Competitive Test
  • U.S. Senior Moves in the Field Test

 

Notes:

  • Health, Wellness, and Fitness Graduate
  • CanFit Pro Nutrition Specialist Certificatio

Meghan Harrington

skatewithmeghan@gmail.com

Availability: All sessions please contact to discuss lessons opportunities

Certification:

  • Certified Skate Canada Provincial Coach (formerly NCCP level 2)

Experience: 9 years

Disciplines Taught: Singles (StarSkate and Competitive), Pairs, Artistic with specialities in choreography

Coaching Achievements:
  • Top 10 placement at StarSkate Championships Juvenile Competitive
  • 2014 Teen Interpretive U.S National Champion
  • 2016 Skate Ontario Champions in Open Pairs
  • CEP Level: Gold
  • Coached skaters through Gold Interpretive and Gold Freeskate tests
  • Coached skates through Ontario provincial Championships
Skating Experience:
 
  • Junior Competitive Ladies
  • Novice Competitive Pairs
  • Skated professionally for Disney on Ice for 6 years
  • Canadian National Competitor
  • 2016 Masters Dramatic U.S National Champion

Notes:  

Performed with Disney on ice in 6 worldwide tours.

Carolyn Gibb Lista

ceglista@hotmail.com

416-464-8650

Availability: All sessions, Monday to Friday

Certification:

  • Skate Canada Provincial Coach (formerly NCCP level 2)
  • Partial certification - Skate Canada National Coach in Theory and Dance (formerly NCCP level 3)
  • CanPowerSkate

Experience: 24 years

Disciplines Taught:  All disciplines, specializing in dance, skills at senior level

Skating Experience/Tests:

  • National Junior Dance Competitor
  • Senior Competitive Dance
  • Gold Dances
  • Gold Skills

Notes:

Diploma in Public Relations 

Stephanie Matthews

stephanie.matthews6@gmail.com

(416) 527-0413

Availability:  All sessions

Certification:  

  • CanSkate Certified
  • Primary StarSkate Certified
  • ISPC Certification in progress

Coaching Experience: 5 years 

Disciplines Taught: Singles-Freeskate, STARSkate levels 1-5

Skating Experience:

  • Novice Competitive Ladies
  • Gold Triathlon StarSkate
  • Gold Free Skate Tests
  • Gold Dance Tests
  • Gold Skills Test
  • Gold Interpretive Test

Sarah Rowsell    

sarah.rowsell@peelsb.com

Availability: All sessions except Sunday. Please contact to discuss lesson opportunities.

Certification

  • Primary Coach Certified
  • CanPowerSkate Certification

Experience: 20+ years

Disciplines Taught: Freeskate (STARSkate), Interpretive, Skills, Dance

Coaching Achievements:

  • Coached skaters at US National Showcase
  • Coached skaters through Gold Tests
  • Experience with Special Olympic Athletes

Skating Experience:

  • Gold Dances
  • Gold Artistic

Notes:

  • Bachelor of Education (Brock University)
  • Honours Bachelor of Physical Education (Brock University)
  • Pricipals Qualifications Part 1 and 2

 

Eric Ritter

Availability: Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday - All Sessions

Certification:  NCCP Level 1 Certified

Discipline Taught: FreeSkate (Competitive and STARSkate), Dance

Experience: 15 years

Discipline Taught: FreeSkate (Competitive and STARSkate), Dance

Coaching Achievements: 

  • Coached students through Gold and Diamond level dances.
  • Experience working with competitive level freeskate students working on double and triple jumps

Skating Experience:

  • Gold Freeskate
  • Diamond Dances
  • National Senior Level Competitive Freeskater
  • Novice Level Competitive Ice Dancer

Rebecca Sheppard

thebecca88@hotmail.com

(416)786-0639

Availability: All sessions

Certification:

  • Provincial Coach Certified
  • Completed Level 3 Theory and General Subjects (Technical)

Experience: 11 years

Discipline Taught: FreeSkate (Competitive and STARSkate), Interpretive, Skills, Dance

Coaching Achievements:

  • Coached Pre-Juvenile and Pre-Novice level competitive skaters in dance and freeskate
  • Have had skaters qualify for Skate Ontario (provincial) Championships in FreeSkate, Pairs and Dance
  • Skaters have won 4 provincial medals
  • Skaters have won 16 medals at U.S. National Showcase
  • Coached Skaters to 29 Gold Tests
Skating Experience:
  • Gold Interpretive
  • Gold Dances
  • Canadian Adult Nationals Competitor in Gold FreeSkate
  • Coached and Mentored by National, International and Olympic level Coaches
Notes:
  • B.A. in psychology from York University
  • Certificate in Sports Administration from York University (Kinesiology Program)
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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