Challenge Coach Apprenticeship Program

  • Are you interested in taking your coaching career to the next level?
  • Do you want to see what to see what it will be like for your skaters at a high level event?

Skate Canada Alberta-NWT/Nun is pleased to once again be offering our Challenge Coach Apprenticeship Program.

November 29, & 30, 2019
Terwillegar Community Recreation Center

Facilitated by Greg Folk, 20 coaches will be selected to attend this 2 day training opportunity.

Once all applications have been reviewed, you will be notified if you have been selected to participate.

We are looking for coaches with a minimum Regional Certified Status

Application deadline date – November 14, 2019

Click Here to Apply

Special Olympics Coach Training for Skate Canada Coaches

  • Are you interested in becoming a volunteer coach for Special Olympics?
  • Do you work with skaters with disabilities in your home club?
  • Are you are 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 October 19, 2019
Seton YMCA in Calgary
9 am to 4:30 pm
25 spots available… first come, first served

Click Here to register

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 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.

Questions regarding the mentorship program, contact Leona Boyle by email:

Complete information about the program Click here

Click here to submit your application

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 “ ” 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 .
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 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.