Young-Soon Benoit (Base Coach)



Currently accepting new skaters.


Number of Years Coaching Experience:

 Started coaching in 1982



I believe my passion for skating comes through on the ice as I strive to bring out the best in each skater. The use of good technique along with hard work, made easier by the love of skating, allows us to achieve our individual goals. Many lessons learned on the ice also help us in our journey through life. I am dedicated, conscientious, and take seriously the privilege of sharing my love and knowledge of skating with others.




Instruction Stream:

  • Certified Level 3 in Singles
  • Level 2 in Dance, Pairs and Synchronized Skating
  • Level 1 in Hockey
  • CanPower certified and have CEP Gold level.


Competition Stream:

  • Experience up to Junior Competitive Level Highest STARSkate


Professional Highlights:

  • 1980 World Professional Ladies Champion (Jaca, Spain) and 1978 Korean Ladies Champion.
  • Principle Skater for two years with Holiday on Ice in Europe.
I have coached skaters from Preliminary through to Gold Tests in Freeskate, Dance, Interpretive, Skills, and also Junior Competitive, my skaters have medaled at Invitationals, Interclubs, Recreationals and Sectionals and some have competed at Divisionals.


Area(s) of Specialization:

  • Freeskate
  • Choreography
  • Stroking
  • Dance
  • Interpretive Programs
  • Skating Skills
  • Synchronized Skating
  • CanSkate
  • PowerSkating
  • Off ice Stretching
  • Jumps


Personal Interests:

I enjoy Gardening, listening to good music, watching good movies and nature shows. I enjoy learning about different cultures and especially the diverse cuisines from around the world. I try to learn one new thing a day