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Pairs skaters BrookeMcIntosh & Brandon Toste

Brooke McIntosh & Brandon Toste

April 26, 2018

At my very first private lesson when I was eight-years-old, my coach did a pairs lift with me at the end of practice for fun, which I absolutely loved and I have never looked back. -Brooke Being on the ice, I feel a sense of happiness that I can’t find anywhere else. I truly love […]

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Varsity coach Katie Dortono

Katie Dortono

April 25, 2018

“For the level that I am coaching at, if the skaters aren’t enjoying themselves then I’m not doing my job. I believe it’s possible to be a great skater and still have fun, so I strive to keep challenging my skaters technically without losing sight of the fun aspects of skating.”   Job: Coach Teacher […]

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Synchro skaters Liam Carr, Robbie-Lynn Puspoky and Tara Brandie

Liam Carr

April 25, 2018

“Only in synchro is each and every movement so closely tied to one another.  We depend on one another in a way that just isn’t experienced with other team sports and we skate individually but as one.”   Program: Synchro, Dance Level: Junior (S), Junior (D) Skating club and town: Ilderton Skating Club, Ilderton “I started […]

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Joni McPhail

April 25, 2018

“Every skater is different.  Appreciate their strengths and help them find the strength and ability to overcome their weaknesses and fears.  Know when to be supportive and know when to give them a push and focus on the positive.”   Job: Director, Coach Teacher of: Learn to Skate-Gold Skating club and town: Skate Oakville, Oakville […]

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Official William Lindsay

William Lindsay

April 25, 2018

“I began my training as an official when I was still competing. I felt this really opened my eyes because I learned what judges are looking for when watching a program.”   Job: Judge, Evaluator, Referee, Technical Specialist, and Technical Controller Programs/Levels: Gold Level – Freeskate, Dance, Skating Skills, Interpretive (E). Diamond Level – Dance (E). Challenge […]

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Carleton University Varsity Coach Laura Kilpatrick

Laura Kilpatrick

April 24, 2018

“I’ve found that coaching not only allows me to be a part of the figure skating community, but as a university team skating coach it also allows me to be part of the university sport community, supporting student-athletes to continue their sport goals while simultaneously completing higher education degrees.”   Job: Coach Teacher of: Varsity/Collegiate […]

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Official Susanne Morgan

Susanne Morgan

April 23, 2018

“Become involved in the sport that teaches you so many life skills – dedication, organization, time management and volunteering – and give back so others have an experience like you did.”   Jobs: Official, Evaluator, Technical Representative Levels/Programs: Novice Singles, Pre-Novice Pair and Juvenile Competitive Dance (O). Gold Level in all disciplines (E). Local, Provincial […]

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Varsity skater Katie Desveaux

Katie Desveaux

April 23, 2018

“Skating has been such a huge part of my life, and I know I wouldn’t be where I am today without it.”   Program: Varsity – Singles & Synchro Skating university and town: Brock University, St. Catharines Previous skating club and town: Scarboro Figure Skating Club, Scarborough After eight years of competitive ice dancing, including […]

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Varsity skater Denis Margalik

Denis Margalik

April 23, 2018

“[Figure skating] is a sport and an art, and because of the ice, it’s able to provide the foundation to be able to blend the two into a thrilling and beautiful show.”   Program: Varsity – Singles Skating university and town: Western University, London Previous skating clubs and towns: Canadian Ice Academy, Mississaugua & Richmond Training Centre, […]

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STARSkater Mary Furlong Kelly

Mary Furlong Kelly

April 23, 2018

“Stay positive. Set goals and do your best. Don’t let negativity get in your mind; there will always be bad days and good days.”   Program: STARSkate Level: Star 7 (short), Star 6 (free) Skating club and town: Thunder Bay Figure Skating Club, Thunder Bay “Figure skating means basically the whole world to me,” says […]

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