Coaches & Assistants
To teach Skate Canada programs at the Ayr Skating Club, coaches must:
be National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) trained and/or certified by Skate Canada.
be a current registered professional coaching member of Skate Canada.
have completed a Skate Canada approved clearance check and positions of trust check.
hold a valid First Aid certificate.
Carolyn Allwright, Skating Program Coordinator
Carolyn is a Skate Canada Certified National Coach who has taught in both small and large city clubs. Her experience in coaching is from the grass roots to international level. She has significant Learn to Skate coordinator and administrative experience with programs of all sizes. She is a nationally trained Master Learning Facilitator delivering various levels of coaching certification courses, Carolyn was part of
the inaugural implementation of Club Consultants for Skate Canada and Skate Ontario. Carolyn is a Team Leader for Skate Canada on the International circuit including Junior and Senior Grand Prix events and ISU Championships. She contributed to the LTAD committee and was selected to be a member of Skate Canada's CanSkate Resource Team. She volunteers within Skate Ontario and Skate Canada.
Carolyn is not currently accepting new students for private lessons but may fill-in to provide lessons for our base coaches on occasion.
Program Assistants (PA) are an important part of a successful Pre Canskate / Canskate Program. They work alongside the professional coaches to help deliver a quality program. The PA program allows experienced skaters to serve as role models for our younger skaters, and practice their leadership skills. The PA program can also be used to complete high school volunteer hours.
The responsibilities of a PA include:
Setting up/cleaning up the circuits (toys, pylons) that each program requires
Assist young skaters on/off the ice, helping new skaters with standing, balancing, getting up, and stroking
Demonstrate the skills and lead the skaters through the program
Be a role model for all skaters participating in the session
If you are interested in becoming a PA, please contact the ASC