Elizabeth Medland Spence (Base Coach)

Email:   elizabethmedlandspence@gmail.com

Number of Years Coaching Experience:

March-Kanata Skating Club: First year, 4 years total

 

Philosophy:

My coaching philosophy is to create a safe environment where skaters are free to be themselves, allowing them to grow, not only as skaters but as human beings. I aim to help skaters develop their skills while growing their love of skating, by being patient and attentive to their needs and demonstrating a strong basic technique. I think that, as coaches, it is important to remember that we are helping to build people, not just athletes, so we must lead by example, with kindness, respect, and compassion. I believe that skating is for everyone and want to be able to share my love of the sport with them.

 

Qualifications/Certifications:

NCCP Regional Coach
NCCP Canskate Coach
Standard First Aid and CPR C + AED

 
BSc in Neuroscience and Mental Health, with minors in Psychology and Biology (Carleton 2021) Currently completing BSc in Psychology at Carleton University
Education in concussions, stress and mental health, and child developmental psychology
 

Areas of Specialization:

  • Freeskate (especially spins)
  • Skills