OUR COACHES

The Kelowna Skating Club Centre of Excellence provides a team-oriented approach to coaching athletes. Our dynamic coaching team strives to ensure that the needs of our skaters of all levels are exceeded, in a progressive, challenging, and fun atmosphere.

Director of Skating

Jason Mongrain

  1. NCCP Level 5 Certified, Singles

  2. NCCP Level 2 Certified, Pairs

  3. NCCP Level 3 Technical, Pairs

  4. 24 years of coaching experience

  5. Coach/Choreographer of Provincial and National Champions, International Medalists

  • 2015 BC/YK Competitive Coach of the Year

  • Coached skaters through Skate Canada Senior Competitive, Gold FreeSkate and Gold Skills tests

  • Choreographer of BC/YT Sectional Artistic Award Winners

  • Skate Canada Technical Specialist – Singles and Pairs

  • NCCP/CBET Course Conductor

  • 2003 and 2007 Canada Winter Games Coach – Team BC

  • 2015 Canada Winter Games Coach - Team Yukon

  • Skate Canada Junior National Team Coach

  • Canadian Champion

  • 5 time BC/YK Sectional Medalist

Karen Mongrain

  1. NCCP Level 3 Certified Singles (Partial Level 4)

  2. CanPowerskate Certified

  3. 26 years of coaching experience

  4. Coach/Choreographer of Provincial Champions, National Champions, and International Medalists

  • 2015 BC/YK Competitive Coach of the Year

  • Coached skaters through Skate Canada Senior Competitive, Gold Freeskate and Gold Skills tests

  • Choreographer of BC/YT Sectional Artistic Award Winners

  • 2015 Canada Winter Games Coach - Team BC

  • Skate Canada Junior National Team Coach

  • Triple Gold Medallist

  • 5-time Sectional Champion

  • National Competitor

Crissy Rae

  1. NCCP Level 2 Certified Singles

  2. NCCP Level 3 Technical Singles

  3. 27 years of coaching experience

 

 

  • Coach/Choreographer of Provincial Competitors

  • Coached skaters through Skate Canada Gold Freeskate, Dance, and Skills tests

  • Triple Gold Medallist

  • Novice Competitive Singles and Pairs

Brittany Krieg

  1. NCCP Level 3 Certified

  2. 11 years of coaching experience

  • Coach/Choreographer of Provincial Competitors

  • Skate Canada Junior National Team Member

  • 4-time BC/YT Sectional Medallist

  • 3-time National Competitor

  • Skate Canada Western Challenge Gold Medallist

  • Senior Competitive Singles

  • Extensive knowledge of fitness training

Madison Lyon

  1. NCCP Level 3 Certified

  2. CanPowerSkate Certified

  3. 14 years of coaching experience

  • Coach of Provincial competitors

  • 3 time BC/YT Sectional Medallist

  • Western Canadian Competitor

  • Triple Gold Medallist

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree, University of Calgary

CanSkate Co-ordinator

Cambria Little

  1. NCCP Level 1 Cenrtified

  2. NCCP Level 2 (ISPC) Trained

  3. 9 years of coaching experience

  • Coach of Provincial competitors

  • Skate Canada Junior National Team Member

  • ISU Junior Grand Prix Competitor

  • 7-time BC/YT Sectional Medalist, Novice, Junior, and Senior Champion

  • 4-time National Competitor, Canadian Junior Silver Medalist

Karen Bond

  1. NCCP Level 2 Certified Singles

  2. NCCP Level 2 Certified Dance

  3. NCCP Level 2 Certified Pairs

  4. 36 years of coaching experience

  • Coach/Choreographer of Provincial Champions and Western Divisional competitor

  • Coached skaters through Skate Canada Gold Freeskate, Dance, and Skills tests

  • Okanagan Team Coach for the Provincial Pacific Starskate Competition 2006

  • Coaching skaters through Regional Competitions Pre Preliminary to Gold

Canpowerskate Co-ordinator

Michele Pacholka

  1. NCCP Level 2 Certified

  2. Canpowerskate Certified

  3. 37 years of powerskating coaching experience - worked with various coaches, including NHL, instructing over 10,000 students throughout Western Canada and in Denver, Colorado.

  4. Completed Quantum Speed Apprenticeship in 2005 with NHL Powerskating Instructors Steffany Hanlen and Vanessa Hettinger

  5. Instructed players ranging in skill level from Novice to Pro

  6. Powerskating Instructor for Kelowna Ringette Association, Pacific Northwest Hockey Club, All Stars Hockey and Kelowna Heat

Canpowerskate Instructor

Kelsey Byrne

  1. Kelsey Byrne has been a KSC powerskating student for the past 13 years. 

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