Welcome to the Tri Area Skating Club
Where Success Begins
Fun, achievement, and fitness: these are the goals of the Tri Area Skating Club.
Whether it be standing up and gliding on skates for the first time, landing that first triple salchow jump,
skating to increase fitness, or improving technique for hockey and ringette,
the Tri Area Skating Club has programs designed to assist skaters in achieving these goals.
We are a family-oriented club with programs for all ages and skill levels.
The club was formed in 2013 when the Stony Plain and Parkland Skating Clubs joined forces
to offer families a wider range of Learn-To-Skate and competitive skating programming.
Affordable and convenient lessons are offered at the Glenn Hall Arena in Stony Plain
and the Tri-Leisure Centre in Spruce Grove.
We are a Skate Canada sanctioned program with nationally trained NCCP Certified coaching staff.
StarSkate Coaching Staff
To make arrangements for private or semi-private lessons (GroupStar or STARSkate programs) or if you have questions for our coaches,
please contact Kathy Burzminski - Head Coach and GroupStar/STARSkate Coordinator - at firstname.lastname@example.org
All our StarSkate coaches have their New CanSkate and Star 1 - Gold, First Aid/CPR and Respect in Sport Certification.
Head Coach &
GroupStar/StarSkate Coordinator32 Years of Experience
Qualifications: NCCP & & Skate Canada Provincial Certified (Level 2), & High 5 Certified. Kathy has coached skaters to gold achievement in all four disciplines of figure skating and has trained skaters who have qualified and competed at Sectionals, Winter Games, and placement in the Leading Edge Series. She competed nationally in pairs herself and has been a coach for the Alberta Junior Development Team with Pre-Novice skaters. Kathy is a mentor coach to Regional (Level 1 coaches).
To Be Determined
Group Programs Coordinator
Lisa Bakken41 Years of Experience
Qualifications: NCCP & Skate Canada National Certified (Level 3) and partial Level 4 and CanPowerSkate. Lisa is a certified coach of national and recreational StarSkaters with choreography and ballet training.
Tanya Bray26 Years of Experience
Qualifications: NCCP & Skate Canada Provincial Certified (Level 2), partial National Certification (Level 3) & High 5 Certified. Tanya has coached skaters to gold achievement in all four disciplines of figure skating and diamond level in dance (achieving their Quad Gold Award). Experienced in triathlon events. Trained skaters who have qualified and competed at Sectionals and Winter Games and won the StarSkate Championships. Tanya is a mentor coach to Regional (Level 1) coaches.
Jordi Cocks8 Years of Experience
Qualifications: NCCP & Skate Canada Regional Certified (Level 1), Provincial Coach In-Training (Level 2), CanPowerSkate &High 5 Certified. Jordi is certified as a Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology Personal Trainer. She is a National Academy of Sports Medicine Youth Exercise Specialist, also has been doing Eskimo Fitness Testing for four years. She has studied sports performance, corrective exercise, nutrition, mental training, biomechanics, AFLCA group fitness and TRX suspension training.
Tara Parsons26 Years of Experience
Qualifications: NCCP & Skate Canada Provincial Certified (Level 2), partial National Certification (Level 3) & CanPowerSkate (with hockey background). Tara has coached students to Gold achievement in all four disciplines of figure skating, Diamond level in dance, and has had students achieve Quad Gold Awards. Tara’s students have reached finals and have had podium finishes in many Regional and Provincial competitions. Experienced in triathlon events, theatre on ice, and ice show management, Tara is also a mentor coach to Regional (Level 1 coaches).
2020/2021 Group Program Coaches