Education & Seminars

Alberta Section Coach Apprenticeship Program

Facilitated by Skate Canada: Alberta – NWT/Nun Technical Specialists Devan Nychka, Robin Forsyth, and Dallas Daniel

This Virtual Coach Apprenticeship Program  is aimed at coaches with Pre-Juvenile and Juvenile level skaters and is open to coaches with a minimum Regional Certified coaching status.  We will be selecting 10 coaches to participate in this program.

The idea behind the ASCAP is:

  – Gaining insight into how a Technical Panel calls the skaters elements

  – Learning strategies for maximizing program scores

  – Provide a safe place to ask technical questions in a small group setting

Sessions will be broken down into 4 components and will be 1 hour each.  Sessions will focus on Jumps, Spins, Step Sequences and the calling of elements

Click Here for more information and to submit your application

Coach Education On-Line Video Library

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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:

Click here for complete information about the program 

Click here to submit your application

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.