Freelance Coach- STARSKate, CanSkate Opportunity- Meaford Skating Club

The Meaford Skating Club has been involved in our small, tight knit community for many years.

Our Board of Directors provides our skaters and coaches with a supportive and collaborative environment.  We work together with our municipality to ensure our ice allocation is sufficient to grow and develop our programs.  Comprised of former skaters, Head Coach and keen parents, our Board is innovative and encouraging of new ideas and program development.

We are proud to call the Meaford & St. Vincent Community Centre our home.  We are fortunate to be undergoing a  facility renovation and upgrade in the next couple of years and our Club president is engaged in the focus group for this project.

We currently run a 20-week winter season (October – Mar) offering the following programs:

  • CanSkate/PreCanSkate – Tuesday & Friday– 45 minutes
  • Shooting Stars (Intro to STARSkate – Canskate stage 4-6) – Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday – 45 minutes Tuesday & Friday, 1 hour Wednesday
  • STARSkate (1 – Gold) – Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday– 2.25 hours

We’re seeking a freelance coach to join our team; someone who has a love of skating, technical knowledge and an ability to keep skaters engaged in our programs.  Our club currently has a head coach who is willing to share the Club Coaching tasks and we will provide opportunities for coaching beyond freelance capacity such as group lessons and stroking sessions; A CanSkate assistant coach has also been required in recent years given our enrollment and is a possibility moving forward.  Our current enrollment is 12 STARSkate Skaters, 7 Shooting Stars and 40 CanSkaters.

In addition to the freelance opportunities at the Meaford Skating Club, a neighbouring club in Owen Sound is seeking a Head Coach for their program.  OSSC and MSC have enjoyed a long-standing neighbourly relationship and have shared coaching, test day and dance partnering resources for many years.  No ice conflicts exist between these two clubs and this presents an opportunity to grow two programs.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Regional Coach Trained status or Higher
  • Registered: to be a Registered Skate Canada Professional Coach, full payment is required of all registration fees and insurance premiums annually by Skate Canada.
  • In Good Standing: To be a Registered Skate Canada Professional Coach in Good Standing, the following is required:
  1. Must hold a valid first aid certificate.
  2. 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.
  3. NCCP certified coaches must maintain a renewed NCCP certification status as per the Coaching Association of Canada’s (CAC) Maintenance of Certification Policy.
  4. Have agreed to the Skate Canada Code of Ethics.
  5. Completed the Respect in Sport Activity Leader Training. A coach must be re-certified in this training every 3 years.

How to Apply

Interested coaches are invited to submit a resume and covering letter to the Board of Directors via email:

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