Micheline Metcalfe (Base Coach)

Email: michcalfe1@gmail.com

High Performance Coach

The ONLY NCCP Level IV coach in West Ottawa

Micheline Metcalfe (StarSkate, Competitive, Diamond Dances, Canskate, Professional Choreographer, Synchro Coach, Mentor Coach)

Private lessons available 

 

My coaching philosophy

First and foremost, is to infuse in all of my skaters, both young and the young at heart, an enthusiasm for skating. I believe that in order for my students to achieve their personal best, I need to have a consistent, positive, fun and encouraging approach.  I focus on quality basics and techniques to provide my skaters with a solid background to achieve their future dreams and goals. I strive to provide my services to the best of my ability at all times, and I further believe that the “skating experience” offers life skills that transcend a person’s time on the ice.  Skate For Life!

For the past 40 years, I’ve had the pleasure of coaching test skaters from Pre-Can Skate through to Gold level and competitive skaters from Pre-Juvenile to International levels. I’ve coached medalists in all disciplines and in all levels, including synchronized skating.

 

Fully certified NCCP Level IV

  • 1988 World Professional Ice Dance Champion
  • Professional Choreographer 
  • Synchronized Skating coach
  • CanSkate certified
  • Skate Canada Mentor coach
  • Fully Certified Level 2 Pairs
  • 1986 North American Open Silver Medalist
  • 1995 Inducted into Goulbourn Sports Hall of Fame
  • National Competitor – Single ladies and Dance
  • International competitor – Dance
  • Started coaching in 1978

Personal Test Levels Achieved:

  • Gold FreeSkate
  • Gold Interpretive
  • Gold Dance
  • Gold Free Dance
  • Gold Figures
  • Gold Skills
  • Senior Competitive Dance
  • Junior Competitive Singles
  • Junior Competitive Pairs

Areas of Specialization:

  • Fundamentals of skating
  • Starskate
  • Competitive Training
  • Figures
  • Free Skate
  • Dance
  • Edge Work/Stroking
  • Diamond Dances
  • Interpretive Programs
  • Professional Choreographer
  • Synchro
  • Off-Ice Conditioning
  • Harness Work