Coaches & Assistants

To teach Skate Canada programs at the Ayr Skating Club, coaches must:

Carolyn Allwright, Skating Program Coordinator

Carolyn is not currently accepting new students for private lessons but may fill-in to provide lessons for our base coaches on occasion.

Megan Kroetsch, Learn-to-Skate Lead Coach

Coaching Certification: Club Coach Certified - CanSkate

Years of Experience: 13 years

Experience: Certified Canskate & Pre-Canskate Coach (10 years), Lead Coach & Canskate Coordinator with ASC (3 years). Specialized in coaching beginners of all ages and abilities. Honours Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art, University of Guelph. Graduate Certificate in Leadership Development, Conestoga College.

Personal Skating Accomplishments:


*not available for private lessons

Tammy Van Scheyndel, Support/Learn-to-Skate Coach

Coaching Certification: Regional Certified

Years of Experience: 25+ years

Experience: Coached in local skating clubs including Kitchener Waterloo, Cambridge, and New Hamburg teaching various levels and ages including Pre-Canskate, CanSkate, StarSkate, Adult Canskate and previously CanPowerSkate.

Personal Skating Accomplishments: 

Rate: $12.00/15 mins

Megan Gualtieri, Learn-to-Skate Coach

Coaching Certification: Club Coach Trained - CanSkate

Years of Experience: First year

Experience: Megan has trained as a skater with the Ayr Skating Club since 2016 and has been a Program Assistant for our Learn-To-Skate programs for the last several seasons.  Having now completing her coaching training, Megan is making her debut as a CanSkate Trained coach this season.

Personal Skating Accomplishments: 

Program Assistants

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:

If you are interested in becoming a PA, please contact the ASC