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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 info@triareaskatingclub.com

 

All our StarSkate coaches have their New CanSkate and Star 1 - Gold, First Aid/CPR and Respect in Sport Certification.

 

Kathy Burzminski

Head Coach &

GroupStar/StarSkate Coordinator

32 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).

 

Christine Parker

Group Programs Coordinator

16 Years of Experience

Qualifications: NCCP & Skate Canada Regional Certified (Level I). Christine has coached skaters from CanSkate to PreNovice level, and has coached skaters that have achieved Triple Gold status. She has had skaters qualify for Alberta and Arctic Winter Games and skaters who have made the podium at StarSkate Championships.

 

Lisa Bakken

41 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 Bray

26 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 Cocks

8 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 Parsons

26 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).

 

2019/2020 Group Program Coaches

 
Our Group Program coaches are NCCP/Skate Canada Certified,
First Aid/CPR Certified & completed Respect in Sport,
and are instrumental to the success of our Learn-to-Skate programs
 
Nicki Berg
Renee Caouette
Elaine Higgins
Shanon Leggo
Avery Rudnisky
Amanda Sinclair
Danielle Woolnough