Coaches


Skate Winnipeg has high-level, dedicated and successful coaches. All would be deserving of the Coaching Manitoba – Coach of the Month award. If you want to nominate your coach, go to Coaching Manitoba – coach of the month


Head Coach – Margo Russell

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NCCP Level 3 Certified with 35 years coaching experience. Margo has coached all levels of skaters from Beginner to Senior Competitive, recently taking skaters to a National level in the 2009/2010 season. She enjoys teaching all levels and disciplines and specializes in coaching competitive skaters.

Awards:
2008/2009 Skate Manitoba Competitive Coach Award

Qualifications:
NCCP Level 3 Certified, Emergency First Aid, Respect in Sport Certification, CEP – Gold Level

Coaching:
All levels from CanSkate to Competitive Skaters

Fees:
Private Lessons – $11.00 / 15 mins

Contact:
margo_russell@mymts.net
(204) 253-2811

 

Avery Albrecht

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Qualifications:
Primary StarSkate Trained
Certified First Aid
Respect in Sport

Coaching:
CanSkate
StarSkate

Fees:
$6.25 / 15 mins

Contact:
averyalbrecht@hotmail.com

 

Tina Chen

Tina Chen

Tina returned to coaching in 2013. She has over 10 years previous coaching experience with competitive and recreational skaters from preliminary to USFSA senior freestyle, senior moves in the field, and gold dances. Her own skating background includes 3-time competitor at Canadian Championships in pairs (Novice) and dance (Junior). She enjoys working as part of a coaching team to assist in all areas of skater development, with a particular passion for style/choreography and dance.

Qualifications:
Regional Coach Certified (formerly Primary STARSkate Certified)
Emergency First Aid
Respect In Sport

Coaching:
Choreography/Style, Dance, Skills/Edges and Freeskate.
All levels.
Works primarily as part of a coaching team.

Fees:
Private lessons – $8.00 / 15 mins.

Contact:

tinamaichen@gmail.com

 

Carolyne Cybulsky

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Carolyne has been coaching for 14 years and used to skate competitively in Junior and also skated in the Triathlon in Star Skate Nationals. She has all her Gold Tests including her Juvenile Pairs and Junior competitive test! Carolyne has had skaters compete at Regionals, Provincials, Sectionals and also Junior Nationals. She enjoys teaching all levels of skating.

On the side, Carolyne also works with hockey teams improving their power and general skating ability. She even helps manage and coach her sons hockey team! Carolyne loves staying busy on the ice and having fun!

Qualifications:
CanSkate Certified
NCCP Level 2 Certified
NCCP Level 3 Certified Theory, General Subjects & Singles
CanPower Certified
Respect in Sport
First Aid

Coaching:
CanSkate
Private figure skating lessons – all levels
Power skating & hockey

Awards:
Senior Artistic Award 2004/2005
Skate Canada Section Volunteer Coach Award 2005/2006

Contact:

ccybulsky@gmail.com

204-290-0661 (cell)

 

Kevin Dawe

Coach Kevin Dawe

Kevin has a Bachelor of Science degree specializing in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo and a Masters degree in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Manitoba.  As a skater, Kevin completed his gold skills, dance and free skate and was a Senior competitive single skater training at the Mariposa School of Skating under Doug Leigh. Kevin was part of a coaching team that took a skater to the Canadian National Championships at the novice level in 2013.

Qualifications:
Primary StarSkate certified with over 12 years of experiences.

Coaching:
All levels from beginner to competitive skaters and all disciplines.
Provides lessons using  the portable “fish pole” harness to help skaters master their jumps quicker.
Works primarily as part of a coaching team with a special interest in jump technique.

Fees:
$9.00 / 15 mins.

Contact:

Kevin_48@hotmail.com

 

Heather Dunbar

 

Leora Lisi

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Leora has over 25 years coaching experience that includes Learn to Skate of all ages, StarSkate and PowerSkating.

Awards:
2010   Skate Winnipeg Volunteer Coach of the Year
2006   Global Coach of the Month

Qualifications:
NCCP Level 2 Certified
NCCP Level 3 – General Subjects – Theory – Completed
NCCP CanSkate  and CanPowerskate  Certified
Emergency First Aid Certified
Respect In Sport / Making Ethical Decisions –  Certified

Fees:
Private Lessons $7.50 / 15 minutes
** Group Lessons available by request

Contact: 

leoralisi@hotmail.com

 

Mattina Lisi

Mattina has been skating since she was 4 years old and began coaching in September 2016. She is currently competing as a Junior Lady, and is attending the University of Winnipeg. Mattina has passed her Gold tests in Skills, Dance, Freeskate, Interpretive, and Couples Interpretive. Mattina is excited to begin her coaching journey within her home club.

Qualifications:
CanSkate Trained
Regional Coach Trained (formerly Primary STARSkate trained)
Emergency First Aid
Respect in Sport

Coaching:
CanSkate
StarSkate

Fees:
Private lessons – $6.50 / 15 mins

Contact:

mattinalisi@hotmail.com

 

 

Deidre Russell

Deidre Russell

Deidre has been skating since she was 7 and began coaching in September 2012.  She has been on the Manitoba High Performance Team for 12 years and has competed 2 years at the Skate Canada National Championships. She enjoys bringing her own competitive knowledge to help out skaters of any age and level.

Awards:
2016 Skate Manitoba Club & Regional Coach Award of Excellence

Qualifications:
Regional Coach Certified (formerly Primary STARSkate Certified)
Emergency First Aid
Respect In Sport
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Coaching:
CanSkate
All levels of Figure Skating
FreeSkate, Dance, Skills
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Fees:
Private Lessons – $ 8.50 / 15 mins
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Roni Swischuk

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Roni brings 47 years of coaching experience to Skate Winnipeg. She has coached skaters at all levels from beginner to Novice Competitive in Singles, Dance and Pairs, as well as Novice, Junior and Senior in Synchro. Roni has taken many Synchro Teams to Nationals as well as Pre-Novice Dance Teams. She had a juvenile dance team at junior nationals in 2009 and has taken a skater to Skate Canada Challenge for the last 3 years. Roni has attended many PSA and Canadian conferences throughout the years.

Awards:
2016 Skate Canada Section Volunteer Coach Award

Qualifications:
NCCP Level 3 Certified – Singles, NCCP Level 3 Technical – Pairs and Synchro
NCCP Level 2 Hockey, Emergency First Aid, CEP – Gold Level
Star 1-5 Coach Assessor Trained

Coaching:
All ages and skills
PowerSkating

Fees:
Private Lessons – $12.00 / 15 mins

Contact:
ronis@mts.net
(204) 832-4826

 

Coach In-Training:

Janelle Hill

 

Freelance Coaches:

Dana McKee