Having been both a skater and a coach at the March Kanata Skating Club, I am incredibly proud of the programs that we offer, the skaters that we support, and the incredible love of skating that we are able to pass on to them each and every session. It is so incredibly important to me to ensure that I am providing the best support and care that I can to each and every skater that is in my care. If I am able to pass on even a small amount of the passion for the sport, confidence, and sense of accomplishment that I have received over my years here onto the skaters I coach, then I will consider myself incredibly fortunate. I love working with skaters at the beginning of their journeys on the ice as it allows me to instill in them the sense of joy, accomplishment, and pride that comes from being able to take your first steps on the ice.
Every CanSkate and Pre-CanSkate lesson are a true gift for me because it is there that I can help the skaters shine, and sometimes this is for the first time. Once they know that they can accomplish their goals no matter how big or small on the ice, and that they will have fun and be supported at the same time, they can accomplish anything they set their minds too. It is a true honour and privilege to be a part of these first steps on the ice, and one that I will always cherish.