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COACHING TEAM

Our coaching team is a dynamic part of the Federation Skating Club that molds and shapes the atmosphere on and off the ice. Their enthusiastic dedication to the skaters and our programs enables them to pass on knowledge and build the basics skills of all our skaters.

Each coach has obtained national certification from Skate Canada and NCCP (National Coaching Certification Program) and routinely updates their training, education, first aid and background information.

Skaters receive the technical skills (basic skills, spinning, jumping and footwork), mental preparation, physical training (stamina, strength, flexibility), and musicality (how to skate with the music with their skills and physical expression) that allows them to progress their skating ability and appreciation. 

To arrange private StarSkate lessons, please contact a StarSkate coach using their email.

 

STARSKATE COACHES

Jenna Hodnefield

 Email:   j.hodnefiel1@gmail.com

  • Regional Coach Certified 
  • Program Coordinator 
  • CanPowerSkate Trained
  • 6 yrs experience coaching CanSkate and STARSkate (includes STAR Competition experience)
  • 7 yrs Program Assistant experience
  • Gold Skills, Gold Interpretive, Gold Dance, Rhumba Diamond Dance, Senior Bronze Freeskate
  • BSc in progress at U of A

Abigail Seewald

 

 Email:  a.seewald98@gmail.com

  • Regional Coach Trained
  • Program Coordinator
  • 6 yrs experience coaching CanSkate and STARSkate
  • 4 yrs Program Assistant experience
  • Specializes in edges & stroking and ice dance
  • 16 yrs Dance experience (RAD Ballet, Ballroom, Indian and Bollywood)
  • Gold Skills, Senior Silver Freeskate, Diamond Dance and Gold Interpretive
  • 4th, 6th at 2012 Nationals & Two time Gold medalist at AB/NWT/NUN Sectionals Novice & Junior Ice Dance
  • BSc in Biology and Psychology completed, MPH in progress
Roya Damabi

Email:  skater.roya@gmail.com

  • Provincial Coach Trained
  • Regional Coach Certified
  • CanPowerSkate Certified
  • 15+ yrs experience coaching CanSkate and STARSkate
  • Senior Silver Skills, Junior Bronze Freeskate, Senior Silver Dance
Rhea Sherman

Email: rheajsherman@gmail.com

  • Regional Coach Certified
  • CanSkate Coach Certified
  • CanPowerSkate Trained
  • 6 yrs experience coaching CanSkate and STARskate
  • 5 years program assistant experience
  • Junior Silver Skills, Junior Bronze Freeskate, Junior Silver Dance and Bronze Interpretative
  • BCom in progress at Campus Saint-Jean - University of Alberta
  • Bilingual (French - English)
  • Skate Alberta-NWT/Nunavut Membership Relations Committee Member

Emily Johnston

Email: emilyyjohnstonn3@gmail.com

  • Regional Coach In-Training
  • Club Coach Certified
  • 4 yrs experience coaching CanSkate and STARSkate
  • Gold Skills, Gold Dance, Silver Artistic and Preliminary FreeSkate
  • Skate Alberta/NWT/Nunavut Central Region Volunteer Coach of the Year 2018
  • BSc in progress at U of A

 

LEARN TO SKATE COACHES

 

Linda Kemigisha

 

  • Club Coach in-Training
  • 7 yrs Program Assistant experience
  • Pre-novice competitor & Star 9/Gold competitor
  • Gold skills, Gold dance, Gold interpretive, Gold freeskate, 2 Diamond Dances

Ee-Han Godfrey

 

 

  • Club Coach Certified
  • 2 yrs experience coaching Canskate
  • 2 yrs Program Assistant experience
  • 12 yrs Hockey experience 
Marie- Terez Abou Rjeily
  • Club Coach in-Training
  • 3 yrs Program Assistant experience
  • Synchro skating experience
  • 2nd at Mountains Regional in Pre-Novice Synchro
  • Star 5 Skills, Star 2 Dance, Star 2 Freeskate
  • Avid photographer, piano player