Coaches

JanJan Calnan

Jan completed her BA studies in Psychology at Carleton University and is a National Level (3) certified coach. She passed her Senior Competitive Singles; Gold level in Freeskate, Figures, and Dance; as well as accredited Gold Skills. She has over 30 years of coaching experience in recreational and competitive skating, has coached from Preliminary to Gold level skaters in all disciplines, and has coached competitive skaters in singles up to the Novice and Gold level and in pairs up to PreNovice to Provincial and National events.

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MargoMargo Guerette

Margo began coaching as an amateur coach as a teenager in Aylmer, Quebec. Her love of kids and the excellent Skate Canada skating programs kept her involved for another 16 years. After taking time off to raise her three sons, Margo returned to coaching. She is a level II trained coach (Provincial Coach) and is currently working on her Level II certification. Margo maintains a gold level status in the Skate Canada Continuing Education Program by attending seminars and workshops to keep her skills and knowledge current.

Leia Hopkins

Leia is currently a student at Carleton University completing her Bachelors in Child Studies with a minor in French. She has hopes to also complete her Masters of Education within the next few years.

Most of her free time is spent at the rink teaching her love of Figure Skating – with a Certified Level 1 Regional Coach certification. She has been a certified CanSkate coach for 4 years and continues to stay current with Skate Canada programming and looks forward to learning many new aspects of coaching.

Robyn Matheson

Robyn has been coaching for 10 years at both Metcalfe and Rideau Skating Clubs. She is fully level I certified. She has been skating for 18 years and has completed her Gold Freeskate Elements, Jr. Silver Dances and Senior Bronze Skills. She has taught skaters of many ages and levels from Canskate to Starskate and also adult programs. She believes in helping her students to do their best while having fun. Off-ice Robyn is a teacher with the Ottawa Catholic School Board.


Melissa Sargent

Melissa is a Certified Regional Level coach who has been coaching for over 10 years. She had skaters participate in the STAR 1 – 5 assessment pilot program and soft launch which has better prepared her for coaching the new STARSkate program. Melissa attends seminars, information sessions and completes Skate Canada’s e-learning courses to stay up to date. Melissa is also a Skate Canada CanPowerSkate Coach and NCCP trained for Special Olympics and Coaching in Ontario Schools.She completed her Bronze Interpretive, Skating Skills Class 1 (Gold), Gold Dance, Gold Elements and Senior Silver Freeskate.

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BrandiBrandi Young
Brandi has been coaching for 20 years and is a fully certified Level 3 Coach. She has also provided Mentoring for Level I Coaches.

As a skater, Brandi completed her Gold Freeskate, Gold Interpretive and Diamond Dances. She has taught skaters from CanSkate to Gold Level in Freestyle, Preliminary to Diamond level in Dance and Preliminary to Gold level in Skills. She has attended seminars by Brian Orser, Jan Ullmark, Frank Carroll , and Manon Perron and looks forward to attending many more seminars in the future.

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