Special Olympics Coach Training for Skate Canada Coaches

  • Are you are interested in becoming a volunteer coach for Special Olympics?

  • Do you work with skaters with disabilities in your home club?

  • Are you interested in learning more about working with athletes with intellectual disabilities?

This session is being offered in partnership with Special Olympics Alberta, and Skate Canada: Alberta-NWT/Nunavut. This session is FREE OF CHARGE for Section coaches, but you must register to guarantee your spot. This session will focus on working with people aged pre-school to adult.

All Skate Canada coaches welcome - no pre-requisites in terms of coaching levels - you just have to have an NCCP number (all levels of coach welcome).

Saturday August 25, 2018
Winsport in Calgary
9am to 5pm

20 spots available... first come, first served
Registration will be open from July 23 - August 3

Coaches  & Clubs/Skating Schools Mentorship Program

Do you need support with day to day preparation, coaching management and tips on how to communicate and work best with your members? Would you like some technical support in any discipline from a mentor coach?

Skate Alberta-NWT/Nunavut is pleased to support the Coach Mentorship Program by paying the expenses of a mentor coach to come to your club. The club will incur the cost of the mentor coach fee.

A Club Board member and a club coach must apply together to participate in this program to make it effective.

More information to follow in Fall 2018.

If you have any questions regarding the mentorship program, please contact Leona Boyle by email to coaching@skateabnwtnun.ca.

Complete information about the program Click here

Coach Education On-Line Video Library


Free online workshops are now available! Topics include the NEW STAR 1-5, Jump Technique, Edges & Turns, Sport Science and more.

Skate Canada’s Education and Training Academy: 
1. Access “https://members.skatecanada.ca/login ” through your web browser. Log in using the credentials created at the time of registration. If you do not have a Username and Password, contact info@skatecanada.ca .
2. Once logged in select eLearning from the navigation menu near the top of the screen.

National Performance Centre:
To access workshops located here, go to npc.skatecanada.ca. For English workshops, go to the Toronto location, make an account or sign in and proceed to the NEWS tab. Some video albums will be located in the archived files.

Completion of the NPC workshops does qualify for professional development points and may be used towards your maintenance of NCCP certification with the CAC and Skate Canada. Please keep track of these activities in your personal files.