Soniya Agarwal (CanSkate Coach)




Number of Years Coaching Experience:

Started coaching in 2022 at March Kanata Skating Club
Program Assistant for 7 years (2015-2021)


Coaching Philosophy:

My aspiration as a coach is to foster an environment in which skaters feel safe, confident and
most importantly, excited to develop their own skills. I aim to push their boundaries and bring out the best in each skater while also simply bringing a fun, positive environment on the ice. I hope to assist them in evolving their own training habits that can develop into life-long skills that translate into more than just sport. I hope to guide my skaters towards achieving the goals they set out, individualizing my approach for each skater. Skating is often driven by a competitive atmosphere, but I believe in celebrating all milestones, no matter the magnitude. I feel incredibly privileged for the opportunity to share my love for skating with my community.



  • NCCP Skate Canada CanSkate Coach In-Training
  • Emergency First Aid CPR/AED Level C
  • University of Ottawa student – Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science with a specialization in Cellular and Molecular Medicine
  • Speak fluently in Russian


Professional Highlights:

  • Gold Interpretive (Artistic)
  • Star 10 Skills
  • Star 9 Dances
  • Junior Bronze Freeskate Program and Elements
  • Competed and medaled at various yearly competitions


Personal Interests:

  • Reading, listening to music, doing research, lab work and playing the violin and flute.