STARSkate Coaches

Each skater who registers for a STARSkate session must also have selected a coach for private lessons.

  • Private lessons are an agreement between the skater, parent and the coach. This is independent of the ASC; the ASC endorses all of our coaches equally and will not recommend a coach. The ASC assumes no responsibility for private lessons, such as fees charged or scheduled times. When you are interested in hiring a private coach, contact is made directly with the coach. Coaches’ pictures, contact information and Bio's are listed below.
  • When you are selecting a private coach, you should discuss availability, fees, lesson types and number of lessons per week. In order for the coach to meet all of your needs, contact the coach as early as possible. It is the skater’s responsibility to inform their coach if they are going to be absent from a lesson.
  • A STARSkater’s main coach will teach all disciplines – freeskate, skills and dance. As a skater becomes more advanced, his or her coach may recommend adding a specialist coach – in dance, choreography, etc – to supplement lessons from the skater’s main coach.

All ASC professional coaches are specially trained and certified by Skate Canada, which includes coaching proficiency as well as First Aid training and insurance.  Our coaches’ qualification level -- as mandated by the Coaches Association of Canada -- are based on the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP). Our coaches are certified as CanSkate coaches or NCCP levels (1 through 5). As part of maintaining their coaching certification, our coaches each participate in continuous learning through Skate Canada.

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Pam Brown

Phone Number:  905-767-0661 
Email: sk8brown@rogers.com
Certification: Level 2 Certified
Experience: 30+ Years
 
 

Sherri Desroches

Phone Number:  905-427-6733  
Email: sherri.desroches@rogers.com
Certification: Level 2 Certified / Special Olympics Community Sport Coach / Special Olympics Competition Coach
Experience: 30+ Years
 

Dawn Forgeard

Phone Number:  416-573-4227 
Email: dawn.forgeard@sympatico.ca
Certification: Level 2 Certified / Level 1 Certified Special Olympics
Experience: 23+ Years
 

Nancy Eastman-Harding

Phone Number:  905-431-7667 
Email: gr8sk8@hotmail.ca
Certification: Level 1 Certified / Level 2 Theory & Technical / Level 2 Certified Special Olympics
Experience: 30+ Years
 

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