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Thunder Bay Skating Academy

P.O. Box 10516, Thunder Bay, ON, P7B 6T9


Job Description

This position reports directly to the Pro-Liaison Chairperson & the Director of Skating and is responsible for providing group instruction on the CanSkate sessions, ensuring that each skater receives qualified instruction.  The coach will focus their efforts to contribute to the delivery of a CanSkate program which meets and surpasses the program delivery standards set by Skate Canada. 

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Ensure program delivery meets and exceeds Skate Canada standards

  • Ensure skater safety at all times (ice conditions, activities, etc.)

  • Participate actively in all group lessons, leading when required, providing support through technique correction of skaters when not leading. 

  • Encourage skaters in participation and training in a positive way

  • Help skaters remain focused on tasks through positive motivation

  • Keep records of lessons delivered and attendance (skater & coach)

  • Keep up to date and be aware of all Skate Canada technical communications

  • Attend and participate in all coaching technique meetings

  • Assist with on-ice set-up to facilitate learning as needed

  • Currently registered Skate Canada Professional Coach in Good Standing

An hourly wage based on experience and certification is paid for all on-ice and off-ice program delivery hours.

Currently our club operates from September to June delivering CanSkate and CanPowerskate programs at various arenas in Thunder Bay. We run approximately 25 hours of ice per week during the fall/winter season.

The programs we offer include, but are not limited to:

  • CanSkate

  • CanPowerSkate

Applicants should submit cover letters and resumes to [email protected] no later than Friday, August 30th, 2024.

All resumes received will be held in the strictest of confidence.

Coaches selected for an interview will be required to provide proof of the following:

  • Registered: To be a Registered Skate Canada Professional Coach, full payment is required of all registration fees and insurance premiums as determined annually by Skate Canada.

  • In Good Standing: To be a Registered Skate Canada Professional Coach in Good Standing, the following is required:

    • Must hold a valid first aid certificate

    • Screening must be done through the company approved by Skate Canada. Following review of the results of this screening, the status must show as “Clear” in the Skate Canada profile of the coach.

    • Must hold a NCCP status of Club Coach In-training or higher

    • NCCP certified coaches must maintain a renewed NCCP certification status as per the Coaching Association of Canada’s (CAC) Maintenance of Certification Policy

    • Have agreed to the Skate Canada Code of Ethics

Completed the Respect in Sport Activity Leader Training. A coach must be re-certified in this training every 3 years