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OUR COACHES

 

PHFSC coaches are contracted by the Club to coach group lessons on our Pre-CanSkate & Parent,  CanSkate, Advanced CanSkate, and Introduction to STARSkate sessions. 

A private coach is required for our Junior STARSkate and Senior STARSkate sessions. 

 

A list of all PHFSC coaches and their contact info can be found below. 

Please contact our Coaches directly to determine their availability on your preferred sessions.

 

Beth Garland

 

Email

beth.garland42@gmail.com

 

Years of Coaching 

36 years

 
Certifications
National Coach/Level 3 Certified 

STAR 1-5 Assessor 

Disciplines Taught

Skills, dance, freeskate

 

Education

- - 

 

Celina Kosmala

 

Email

celinakosmala@gmail.com

 

Years of Coaching

12 years

 
Certifications
Regional Coach
STAR 6-Gold Skills Coach Assessor
 
Disciplines Taught
Skills, dance, freeskate, artistic, and choreography 

Education

Bachelor of Education

 

Heather Boyd

 

Email

hscboyd@gmail.com

 

Years of Coaching 

16 years

 
Certifications
Regional Coach
 
 
 
Disciplines Taught
Skills, dance, freeskate 
 
 
Education
Bachelor of Arts   
(with honours)

Alyssa Poynter

 

Email

alyssa.a.poynter@gmail.com

 

Years of Coaching

8 years

 
Certifications
Regional Coach

STAR 1-5 Accessor 

 
Disciplines Taught
Skills, dance, freeskate 

 

Education

Bachelor of Arts

Master of Science

How to choose a coach?

Hiring a coach is done privately between the parent and the coach. Communication is very important. It is a parent/skater decision on who to hire to coach their skater. Take a moment to review the coaches’ biographies on our website.

Some factors to consider when hiring a coach are: 

  • What is the coach’s availability for lessons? (i.e. number of lessons per week)
  • What is the coach’s fee structure? (15 minute private lessons vary - dependent on the number of year coaching, the level of the certification and the background of the coach)
  • Other factors to consider can include billing procedures, cancellation procedures and how open the coach may be in providing semi-private lessons.