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COACHES BIOS

 

 

Rhonda Booth

Rhonda Booth, NCCP Level 2 Phone: (306)239-4377 Email: r.booth4189@gmail.com

 $8.50 per 15 minute lesson

 Coaches all disciplines to gold level (freeskate, dance, skills), U of S CACE and BAC Certificates, Partial NCCP Level 3, CEP status Bronze, 26 years coaching experience, Coached Provincial Competitive up to Novice, CanPowerSkate certified. Test Levels: Gold Skills, Gold Dance, Jr. Silver Freeskate, Accredited; Gold Freeskate and Gold Artistic.

 Coached in La Ronge and Warman-Osler Skating Clubs.

 Philosophy: To give back to the skating world through instruction. I love to coach with high energy and respectful discipline so skaters can feed off my energy. My students fuel my passion for the sport through watching them achieve their goals and dreams. Providing a safe and constructive teaching style allows skaters to benefit emotionally and technically to the best of their ability. Providing positive self-image, nutrition, and the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle is part of coaching a successful athlete, skating is second. I aspire towards these benefits lasting a lifetime towards all aspects of life, not just skating.

 

 

NICOLE GRYBA

Nicole Gryba has been skating since she was 4 years old. Growing up with a passion for edges and spins, the skating rink become her second home. Nicole represented Clavet Skating Club for 13 years where she acquired her Jr. Bronze Freeskate, Gold Skills and Gold Dance. As a long-time member she was honoured with various club awards over the years, including STARSkater of the Year in 2004. In 2005, Nicole decided to end her training as a skater and become a certified coach.

Nicole was hired by the Clavet Skating Club in 2005 to give private lessons to STARSkaters in the areas of skills, freeskate, dance, and also coached an Adult Learn-to-Skate program. After the 2008/2009 skating season, Nicole decided to move on from the Clavet Skating Club to pursue her career in Marketing.

Upon Nicole’s relocation back to Saskatoon, she coached the CanSkate and STARSkate programs in Delisle for the 2013-2014 season.  Nicole started coaching for Warman Osler Skating Club for the 2016-2017 season. 

Nicole is passionate about working with youth and believes her skaters’ success is her success. She encourages all her students to find inspiration through goals, self-discipline, exploration, creativity, and old-fashioned hard work. Nicole thrives on watching her skaters grow in their skating abilities and personal development.

Nicole’s qualifications:

  • 5 years coaching experience
  • Skate Canada Primary STARSkate Certified
  • Skate Canada ISPC Trained
  • Certified Standard First Aid CPR/AED Level C
  • Completed CanSkate Coach Online Training Module (2012)
  • Completed Make Ethical Decisions Evaluation (2012)
  • Skate Canada Test Completed: Gold Skating Skills, Gold Dance, Jr. Bronze Freeskate

 

 DANNY JAMES

Danny grew up skating in the Lloydminster FSC with her entire family being active members of the club. She attended spring, summer and fall skating schools in Edmonton and Saskatoon throughout her 14 years of skating. Danny achieved her gold dance, bronze variation dance, junior silver freeskate and gold skills. When she was 17 years old Danny made the transition from skater to coach and throughout her 25 years of coaching she has taught in many clubs including Maidstone, Lloydminster, Dundurn, Clavet, Martensville  and is currently entering into her second season with the  Warman Osler Skating Club.
 
Danny has three children who only increased her time spent in a rink. She was an active member on the Clavet Skating Club executive for many years and spent countless hours as a proud mom in the stands at both hockey tournaments and skating competitions. Danny also took up synchronized skating for a few years, winning a bronze medal with her team at the National Championships.
 
Outside of the rink Danny is an accountant and owns a bookkeeping business. In her spare time she enjoys travelling, watching live sporting events and concerts. Danny loves to share her passion for figure skating with her students and watching them grow as skaters and people.
 
Qualifications:
  • 25 years coaching experience
  • Skate Canada Primary ISPC Certified
  • NCCP Level 2
  • Certified Standard First Aid CPR/AED Level C
  • Completed CanSkate Coach Online Training Module
  • Completed Making Ethical Decisions Evaluation (2010)
  • Completed Respect In Sport Program (2013)
  • Continuous Education Program CEP Bronze Status
  • Skate Canada Tests Completed:
    • Gold Skills
    • Junior Silver Freeskate
    • Gold Dance
    • Bronze Variation Dance

 

HEATHER MARTIN

Heather has been coaching for 24 years and is NCCP National Coach in Training (Level 3 in training) and also Special Olympics Community Sport Coach trained. Heather has served on the Saskatchewan Coaches Core Committee for 6 years and as Chairperson for 3 years. She has also served the Region 8 Coaches Representative for the past 8 years. One of her greatest experiences was coaching for a season in Gore, New Zealand where she was took 5 skaters to nationals, 2 brought home bronze medals.

In 2010, Heather was nominated by her peers for Canada’s Chunky Soup Coach of the Year. In 2012 she received the Skate Canada Saskatchewan Club Coach of the Year award and in 2016 she received the Skate Canada Saskatchewan Volunteer Coach of the Year award.

As a skater, Heather accomplished her Gold Figure, Freeskate, Dance and Artistic. She spent 2 years on the provincial team as a junior competitive skater and also spent 5 years as a competitive synchronized skater which took her all over Canada.

Away from the rink, Heather is a full time Office Manager/Administrator for Nomad Therapies. She is married with 2 kids, 2 dogs and a lizard! She is very excited to share her passion for the sport with our skaters in Warman and with her son Ryder, who will be skating with our club this season!

 

Kellie Miller

My name is Kellie Miller. I am 21years old and currently living in Saskatoon in my 4th year of post secondary schooling in social work. As for my skating career, I earned my Gold in Skills, Gold in interpretive, Senior Silver dance, Pre-Novice Freeskate, and Senior Silver freeskate (although I do have the Gold element component of freeskate test). I started skating when I was five years old and retired from competitive skating at 16. I skated with the Shellbrook Skating Club until about 10 years old and moved to the Prince Albert Skating club when I moved out north of Prince Albert; in the summers from age 7-16 I skated in the Saskatoon Summer School. At age 12, I was on the competitive development team and competed Pre-Novice from then on until I retired. In my early skating career in Shellbrook and Prince Albert I was coached by Clyde and Tracey Hammer, once they moved I was then coached by Carla Jenkins and Tasje Sharron. In summer school I was coached by Dale Hazell, Nicole Yam (Watt), Padget Rediger, and Blaise Kirchgesner. I have competed all over Saskatchewan and attended competitions in Manitoba. As for my coaching career, I program assisted with the Prince Albert Skating Club from 12-16 where I then took my Canskate course. At the end of high school I believed I was done with the skating world and I never took my level one so my Canskate certification ran dry. But fast forward one year later I found myself wanting to get back on the ice, so I retook the Canskate course fall 2015 and resumed helping with Prince Albert Canskate programs and helping with the Shellbrook Canskate programs. Fall 2016 I took my level one course (I am currently level one trained) and begun helping with both Prince Albert and Shellbrook Starskate programs. I am currently working on the videos to send in (hopefully within the month-fingers crossed!). My coaching philosophy is that I believe everyone who joins skating has a purpose, either for fun, to win, for exercise, etc. I always want to make sure the purpose their in skating is positive and will serve as a basis for growth as an athlete and person. So I find it very important to always keep the skaters engaged in their goals, involved in their progress, and knowledgeable about where they are heading next! 

 

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