Private lessons are mandatory on all test sessions. They are necessary to learn and perfect the required skills to succeed in the Skate Canada Starskate (test) program. Parents may choose a club coach for their child from the list of professional coaches provided. Many skaters also supplement their lessons with our specialty coaches. The Board of Directors has contracted and verified the qualifications of these coaches for skaters at the Orillia FSC. Only NCCP certified coaches with the permission of the Board of Directors may coach at this club. Lessons are given in 15 minute sessions and are charged directly to the parent. Private lessons are not required on Canskate sessions, but are available if you would like them.
Coaches are not permitted to solicit parents or skaters according to Skate Canada rules. Parents and coaches enter into a private agreement which may be ended at the discretion of the coach or parent. It is often best to choose a coach for the season and then reevaluate your needs at the end of the year. You may have more than one coach to work on the different disciplines in skating.
Parents, in conjunction with the coach, decide what their goals are for their child and how many lessons they wish to have per week to fit their budget and desires. You may wish to ask your coach to give your child group lessons with one or two other skaters to reduce costs. You can expect your coach to communicate with you regularly on how your child is progressing and what tests they will be ready to try and when. It is the skater’s responsibility to inform their coach of an absence from a lesson or you may be charged for that missed lesson.
If you have questions regarding our programs, please call a board member or the program director.
Head Coach : Tracey Zwiers
Competitive: Markus Leminen
Little Stars: Erin Csumrik-Shaw
PreCanSkate & Canskate: Tracey Zwiers
Power Skating : Michelle Mundell
Head Coach Tracey Zwiers
$13.50 per 15 minute lesson
Tracey was awarded the 2011 and 2012 Skate Canada Club and Recreational Coach of Excellence. In 2012 she was selected to the CanSkate Resource Team for Skate Canada. Tracey is in her 28th season of coaching. She is Level 3 Certified; Special Olympics National level coach and coaches all levels from PreCan to Gold StarSkate both at the recreational and competitive levels. She is a quadruple Gold medalist in Figures, Skills, Freeskate and Dance. Tracey was named the top 20 Best of the Best CanSkate Coaches in Canada in 2009, COS Volunteer Coach for 2005, COS Club Coach for 2000, and is also sits on the coaches committee of the Skate Ontario Section. She lives in Orillia with her husband Jeff, her children Jayme and Thomas
$11.00 per 15 minute lesson
Erin, a former member of the OFSC for 15 years, is in her 9th season of coaching. She has a Degree in Psychology from Wilfrid Laurier, is a triple gold medalist in Dance, Skills and Interpretive and was on the Junior National Synchro team. Erin competed and coached as a member of the Laurier Varsity skating team. Erin is Skate Canada ISPC Certified from the PreCanskate to the Gold Starskate Level. Erin also works full time at McGregor on the Water and lives in Orillia with her husband Mitchell and two daughters, Hannah and Quinn.
$11.50 per 15 minute lesson
Laura began figure skating at the age of three at the Orillia Figure Skating Club. She continued to develop her skating skills in both Orillia and Barrie for many years. Laura competed at the senior level in Ice Dance at the Canadian National Championships, and represented Canada at International competitions around the world. She has been coaching for 9 years and enjoys passing on her learned knowledge and experience. Laura is Skate Canada ISPC (Level 2) trained.
705 220 7628
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Marisa Norris is in her 5th year of coaching figure skating. Marisa comes from the Coldwater FSC and the Oro Skating Club where she was the Head Coach at both. Marisa is Regional Coach Certified (Level 1) and recently completed her Provincial Coach courses and is Provincial Coach Trained. Marisa skated herself for 17 years in the town of Glencoe ON where she grew up and obtained her Gold's in the 3 disciplines of Free Skate, Dance and Figures (skills). Marisa moved up to the area 4.5 years ago and currently lives in Midland with her husband Paul and two step children part time. Marisa is very excited to be joining the Orillia FSC this season.
$13.00 per 15 minute lesson
Susan has been coaching for 27 years and competed at Nationals for 7 years, becoming a National Team of Canada member. She is a quadruple gold medalist in Figures, Skills, Freeskate and Dance and has her Senior competitive freeskate test. Susan placed 2nd at Nationals and 8th at Junior Worlds. She is certified Level 3 coach, with Level 3 technical & theory. Susan lives in Orillia with her husband Brad and two children, Karlee and Kole and she works for Dr. Makar (General Surgeon).
$15.00 per 15 minute lesson
James Callan was born and raised on Lake of the Woods and lives in Barrie with his wife Adrienne and three boys Jaxon, Aidan and Preston. He was a six time national ice dance competitor. James has over 24 years experience as a dance coach.
$14.00 per 15 minute lesson
Markus is the 7 time Finnish National Freeskate Champion. He is a Level 3 singles certified coach, and coaches in Orillia and at the Mariposa School of Skating. Markus has guest coached for Finland’s Junior Team, and also in New Jersey and Hong Kong. Markus lives in Barrie with his wife Kylee. Markus offers Harness & Jump Lessons as a specialty freeskate coach.
Michelle has 20+ years as a figure skating coach and became certified with Skate Canada’s CanPowerSkate program in 1980. She began working with the National Training Rinks in 1997 with all programs including learn to skate. She is a certified CanPowerSkate course Facilitator and is currently the head writer for the NEW Skate Canada CanPowerSkate program. In 2012 Michele was the assistant power skating coach to Marc Powers at Hockey Canada U18 & U22 Women's training camp. Currently Michele is the Head Power Skating instructor for Mexican Hockey Federation Women's National Team.