Skate Amherstburg's coaches nurture a culture that supports skating in a fun and friendly environment, one that challenges everyone to perform at their very best. They are all certified through Canada’s governing body of skating and the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) so you can be assured you are getting high quality coaching.

When choosing a coach there are several things to consider; cost, availability and qualifications.  Please explore details below and feel free to make further inquiries to assure that you have all the information you need to make an informed decision.

Coaches rates will vary based on qualifications and experience.  On average you can expect to pay anywhere from $4.50 - $12.00 for a 15 minute private lesson.  Keep in mind that rates will vary if there is more than one person in the group (semi private or group instruction) and length of the lesson (10 minutes, 15 minutes, 20 minutes or more).  If you are unsure and are shopping around, be sure to ask the coach for a fee schedule before committing to any lessons.

Check to see if the coach is available on the sessions you are planning to skate on.  If you are interested in a specific coach, check their availability first and then try to skate on those sessions.  If skating on a certain day is more important, register for the session and then check with the coach, or Skating Club office for coach availability.

All coaches are required to be registered with Skate Canada, the governing body of skating in Canada.  This insures they are qualified as coaches, have current first aid and are insured.  The standard qualification levels are mandated by the Coaches Association of Canada and are based on the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP).  Coaches are designated through certification as Club Coach (previously CanSkate coach), Regional, Provincial, National or High Performance coaches (previously NCCP Levels 1,2,3,4,5).  As a point of reference you need to be a High Performance (previously Level 4) to coach at an Olympic games.  Coaches are also required to participate in the Coaches Education Program (CEP).  In this program they are rewarded points for participating in various types of activities such as Leadership, Continuous Education, Seminars, Conventions, workshops, planning, etc.  Every two years the Coaches are rated Gold, Silver or Bronze based on the points they have accumulated.

Cathy Fox

Available for private coaching on all levels.
Certified National Coach
CanSkate Supervisor
Technical Director
Pro Representative

Shelley Knapp

Available for private coaching on all levels.
Certified Provincial Coach
Pre STARskate Supervisor
Synchronized Skating Coach

Janet Beaulieu

Please contact regarding availability for private lessons.
Certified National Coach

Lisa Neufeld

Please contact regarding availability for private lessons.
Certified Provincial Coach

Felicia Laramie

Available for private coaching on all levels.
Regional Coach Certified
PowerSkate Coach

Danielle Peltier

Available for private coaching on all levels.
Regional Coach Trained

Maegan Brush

Available for private coaching on all levels.
Regional Coach Certified

Leslie Blais

Available for private coaching on all levels.
Regional Coach Certified

Darian Tough

CanSkate/ Pre STARskate Coach

Kendre Grant

CanSkate/ Pre STARskate Coach

Johanna Gibb

CanSkate/ Pre STARskate Coach