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Our Coaches

 

The Leduc Figure Skating club offers a unique team coaching strategy for all of its members. We are pleased to announce we currently have 8 Professional Coaches providing a variety of programming for LFSC Skaters. Many of our coaches actually learned to and continue to skate right here in Leduc! 

This group of coaches strives to provide the best instruction, support and encouragement for every LFSC skater whether they are in their first ever PreCANSkate class or a Senior level STARSKater. They bring  a wealth of experience and technical training to our programs, offering unique strength and abilities. One thing all of these individuals have in common is an incredible passion for skating and dedication to helping each skater achieve their very best! 

 

HEIDI ISHERWOOD

  • Skated with the Leduc FSC originally in the Black Gold Centre from age 5 and up. Test skater and dance partner, competed regionally within Alberta and skated on the Leduc Precision Teams (now known as Synchro). Coaching is one of Heidi’s main passions.
  • 25 years coaching experience all levels
  • Coaching Learn to Skate, CanSkate, CanPowerSkate, StarSkate, all disciplines
  • Intro to STARSkate Director and CanSkate Director (shared)
  • Level 3 General Subjects and Singles Coaching training
  • ISPC (formerly Level 2) trained in stroking/skills, singles, synchro/pairs, interpretive and ice dance
  • Primary STARSkate certified since 1993 (formerly Level 1)
  • Hockey Coach Level 1
  • Zone 5 Figure Skating Team Coach for the 2018 Alberta Winter Games
  • Test Record: Gold Dance (Novice Competitive Dance), Senior Bronze FreeSkate, 6th Figure, Bronze Artistic (Interpretive)
  • "Take The Lead" Grant recipient 2012. Acknowledged by Skate Canada from InMotion Network.  Awarded as a female professional coach working with girls. 
  • Level 1 Multi Sport Coach: Softball Alberta & Hockey Alberta
  • First Aid, Making Ethical Decisions, Respect in Sport - Coach Level Complete
  • Graphic Sign Arts Certificate: NAIT
  • Partial Education Assistant - Grand Prairie Regional College

 

SHANNON JORDAN

  • Bio coming soon!

 

AMBER BALL

  • 19 years coaching experience
  • Provincial Certified Coach (formally NCCP level II
  • Diamond Dances
  • Gold Dances
  • Gold Interpretive
  • Gold Skills
  • Junior Silver Freeskate
  • National Novice & Junior Ice Dance Competitor
  • Member of National Ice Theatre Company
  • Choreographer for National Ice Theatre Company
  • Zumba Instructor Certification

 

JAYLA NOKOHOO-BADRY

  • CanSkate Coach Trained
  • Primary STARSkate Coach in Training
  • Three Years of CakSkate and ITS Coaching Experience with LFSC
  • CanSkate Director (shared)
  • 3rd Year Education Student at the U of A
  • Junior Bronze Free Skate
  • Gold Dances
  • Sr Bronze Skating Skills

 

EMILY JOHNSTON

  • 8 years skating with the WFSC and 5 years skating with the LFSC
  • Third year coaching with both the WFSC and LFSC
  • CanSkate Trained coach and Regional Coach In-Training
  • Currently completing Gold Dances, Gold Skills, and Gold Interpretive
  • Full-time first-year science student at the University of Alberta, in addition to coaching five days a week
  • Skate AB/NWT/NUN Central Region Volunteer Coach of the Year 2018

 

ERIKA DE RUITER

  • Gold Dance
  • Gold Skills
  • Gold Interpretive
  • Senior Bronze Freeskate Part 1
  • CanSkate Trained
  • 3rd year coaching with LFSC
  • 1st year Science Student at U of A
  • 13 years of skating with LFSC