MEET OUR

Fully Qualified Coaches

Mayfield Figure Skating Club has a team of professional coaches that work together to ensure every skater achieves personal excellence. All of our coaches have been trained through the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) and abide by Skate Canada’s Code of Ethics.

At Mayfield Figure Skating Club, we coach in a group setting.  Each skater will work on all skating disciplines (Artistic, Dance, Free Skate – Elements, Free Skate – Program, Skills and Synchro) with several highly qualified coaches to get exposure to all types of teaching styles and professional development.

Lisa Bakken

National Certified Coach
Provincial Certified Coach
Regional Certified Coach
CanSkate Certified Coach

Qualifications:

  • 44 years of Coaching Experience
  • NCCP Level 3 Certified
  • Skate Canada: Star 1-5 Coach Assessor
  • Skate Canada Skills Evaluator: Star 6 – Gold
  • Alberta Edge Power Skating Club; Founder & Head Coach
  • Mayfield Figure Skating Club; Founder (1992), Head Coach (1992-2004)

Personal Achievements:

  • Gold Dance, Gold Interpretive (accredited), Gold Figures, Gold FreeSkate
  • BA (Bachelor of Arts) Recreation Administration

Allie Capstick

Regional Certified Coach
CanSkate Certified Coach

Qualifications:

  • 7 years of Coaching Experience
  • NCCP Special Olympics Community Sport Coach – Trained
  • Skate Canada: Star 1-5 Coach Assessor
  • Senior Competitive Singles
  • Competed at Skate Canada Challenge (Senior Women)
  • Competed at Alberta Winter Games
  • Speed Skating Level 3 Competitive Development

Personal Achievements:

  • Gold Artistic, Gold Dance, Gold FreeSkate, Gold Skills. Partial Diamond Dances
  • BKin (Bachelor of Kinesiology), Major: Adapted Physical Activity
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography Student

David Howe

National Certified Coach
Provincial Certified Coach
Regional Certified Coach
CanSkate Certified Coach
CanPower Certified Coach

Qualifications:

  • 35 years of Coaching Experience
  • NCCP Level 5 Certified
  • Skate Canada: Star 1-5 Coach Assessor
  • Former National Team Coach, World and Olympic Coach (in Pairs, FreeSkate, and Dance)
  • Coach of Canadian Champions, and many International Medalists
  • Coach of Canada Winter Games, Arctic Winter Games and Alberta Winter Games

Personal Achievements:

  • Gold Dance, Gold FreeSkate, Silver Interpretive, Gold Pairs, Gold Skills

Kara Fizzard

Regional Certified Coach
CanSkate Certified Coach

Qualifications:

  • 9 years of Coaching Experience
  • Skate Canada: Star 1-5 Coach Assessor

Personal Achievements:

  • Gold Artistic, Gold Dance, Gold Skills, Star 8 FreeSkate
  • BEd & BSc (Bachelor of Education & Bachelor of Science), Major: Mathematics
  • French Immersion Junior High School Teacher
  • Bilingual: English/French

Sydney Hong

Regional Trained Coach
CanSkate Trained Coach

Qualifications:

  • 1st year Coach
  • Skate Canada: Star 1-5 Coach Assessor
  • 1 years as a Synchro Skater (ESSC: Pre-Novice)

Personal Achievements:

  • Star 6a & 6c Dance, Star 7 FreeSkate, Star 6 Skills
  • High School: Grade 10 Student

Reegan Hutton

Regional Trained Coach
CanSkate Certified Coach

Qualifications:

  • 4 years of Coaching Experience
  • Skate Canada: Star 1-5 Coach Assessor

Personal Achievements:

  • Gold Artistic, Star 10 Dances, Star 6 FreeSkate, Gold Skills
  • BEd (Bachelor of Education); Elementary Education Student (working on last semester)

Faith MacGregor

Regional In-Training Coach
CanSkate In-Training Coach

Qualifications:

  • 1st year Coach
  • 3 years Program Assistant Experience

Personal Achievements:

  • Star 5 Artistic, Star 9a Dance, Star 7/6 FreeSkate, Star 7 Skills
  • High School: Grade 12 Student

Courtney Mielnichuk

Regional Certified Coach
CanSkate Certified Coach

Qualifications:

  • 7 years of Coaching Experience
  • Skate Canada: Star 1-5 Coach Assessor
  • ESSC Pre-Novice Synchronized Skating Coach
  • Competitor at Skate Canada National Synchronized Skating Championships

Personal Achievements:

  • Gold Artistic, Gold Dance, Gold Skills, Star 8 FreeSkate
  • PhD Candidate in Astroparticle Physics

Ntalia Odnokon

Regional Trained Coach
CanSkate Trained Coach

Qualifications:

  • 1st year Coach
  • 7 years Program Assistant Experience
  • Skate Canada: Star 1-5 Coach Assessor
  • Choreography Master Class by Skating Success
  • 1 year as a Synchro Skater (ESSC: Pre-Novice)

Personal Achievements:

  • Star 9 Artistic, Gold Dance, Star 8/7 FreeSkate, Star 8 Skills
  • High School: Grade 11 AP Honours Student

Lana Pidde

Regional Trained Coach
CanSkate Trained Coach

Qualifications:Coach

  • 2nd year Coach
  • 2 years Program Assistant Experience

Personal Achievements:

  • Star 9 Artistic, Star 9a Dance, Star 5 FreeSkate, Star 8 Skills
  • High School: Grade 12 Student

Christine Reddick

Regional Trained Coach
CanSkate Certified Coach

Qualifications:

  • 6 years of Coaching Experience
  • Skate Canada: Star 1-5 Coach Assessor
  • Novice Competitive Singles

Personal Achievements:

  • Star 9b Dance, Gold FreeSkate
  • Early Childhood Level 3 Certificate

Rhea Sherman

Regional Certified Coach
CanSkate Certified Coach
CanPower Certified Coach

Qualifications:

  • 10 years of Coaching Experience
  • 5 years Program Assistant
  • Skate Canada: Star 1-5 Coach Assessor
  • Star 1-4 Judge In-Training

Personal Achievements:

  • Star 7 Artistic, Star 8b Dance, Star 5 FreeSkate, Star 8 Skills
  • BA (Bachelor of Arts), Major: Economics
  • Bilingual: English/French

Autumn Capstick

CanSkate In-Training Coach

Qualifications:

  • 3 years of Coaching Experience
  • 1 year Program Assistant Experience

Personal Achievements:

  • Star 9b Dance, Star 6 FreeSkate, Star 8 Skills
  • U of A: BA (Bachelor of Arts) 4th Year Student, Major: Psychology, Minor: Sociology

Sarah Ford

CanSkate Certified Coach

Qualifications:

  • 5 years of Coaching Experience
  • 8 years of Program Assistant Experience
  • 4 years as a Synchro Skater

Personal Achievements:

  • Gold Artistic, Star 9a Dance, Gold Skills, Star 8 FreeSkate
  • BKin Hons. (Bachelor of Kinesiology); Inactive R.Kin (Ontario)
  • MScOT (Occupational Therapy) Student

Sadie Friesen

CanSkate In-Training Coach

Qualifications:

  • 1st year Coach
  • 1 year of Program Assistant Experience

Personal Achievements:

  • Star 6a Dance, Star 2 FreeSkate, Star 5 Skills
  • High School: Grade 11 Honours Student

Kaley Graham

CanSkate In-Training Coach

Qualifications:

  • 1st year Coach
  • 2 years as a Synchro Skater (ESSC: Pre-Novice)

Personal Achievements:

  • Star 6a & 6c Dance, Star 3 FreeSkate, Star 5 Skills
  • High School: Grade 12 Student

Katie Woo

CanSkate In-Training Coach

Qualifications:

  • 1st year Coach

Personal Achievements:

  • Star 9b Dance, Star 8/9 FreeSkate, Star 6 Skills
  • High School: Grade 12 Student

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Elvis Stojko