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

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CanSkate Motivational Workshops for Program Assistants and Coaches

Saturday September 28, 2019
Time 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday October 5, 2019
Time 110:00 am - 4:00 pm

Click here for more information.
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Synchro Development Seminars

*The focus will be on synchronized SKATING skills, and may or may not cover synchro elements* therefore, you do not have to be a current synchronized skater to attend!

Sunday September 22, 2019
9am – 5pm
Edmonton - NAIT Campus

Presented by Lynne Koper and Shirley Solkowski
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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: info@skateabnwtnun.ca

Complete information about the program Click here

Click here to submit your application

Synchro Coach Mentorship Weekend

The Section is hosting a mentorship weekend for qualifying coaches and teams (Novice, Intermediate, and Open) OCTOBER 5 & 6 in RED DEER.

Marilyn Langlois from Les Supremes in Montreal will be the facilitator.  She is a high performance, Canadian Champion, world-calibre synchro coach, whose teams have been junior and senior world competitors for years. The Section qualifying teams have each been given a 3-hour time-slot to work one-on-one with Marilyn.  She will be providing guidance, advice, technical feedback, and help to each team/coach on their programs for this season.  She will also provide mentorship for coaching in general.

We are extending the opportunity to all of our coaches (and synchro officials) to attend and observe from rink side. This will be an amazing opportunity for the coaches with teams on the ice with Marilyn, but also for coaches of development levels (Beginner – Pre-Novice, and Adult) to hear from Marilyn and see her in action.

For this year’s initiative, there is no cost to Section coaches or officials to attend and observe but you must register for a spot.


Click on the link below to register:


For any questions, contact Lisa at lisa@skateabnwtnun.ca


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.