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Coaching Staff and Volunteers

Our Coaches

Coaching Opportunity


The Hillsburgh Erin Skating Club (HESC) has been providing quality skating instruction for all abilities and ages for over 52 years. We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic, child loving CanSkate Coach or CanSkate Coach in training for our upcoming 2023-2024 season. 


Our regular season starts mid-October and runs until the end of March. This position is for Saturdays from 1-330pm.  There may also be an opportunity to assist with our Wednesday evenings sessions. Sessions will include Parent and Tot, PreCan and CanSkate.  


CanSkate Qualifications:

  • Club Coach CanSkate in-training or higher

  • Must be in good standing with Skate Canada


Additional Qualifications:

  • Reliable and committed

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Comfortable teaching group lessons

  • Have a love for skating and enjoy working with children / adults

  • Must be able to commit to working in a team environment

  • Committed to developing skaters in a fun, positive environment


HESC offers the opportunity to develop and grow your skills and career alongside other CanSkate and Professional Coaches. If this position interests you, please send your resume and cover letter to us at 

We can't wait to hear from you! 

Vicki Newman          (Saturday) 


Vicki comes to the Hillsburgh Erin Skating Club with over 25 years of coaching experience!

  • NCCP National Trained Coach

  • Trained in STAR 1-Gold Skills, Freeskate, Artistic and Dance

  • Skate Canada Coach of Excellence Award winner

  • CANSkate Coach of Excellence 

  • Adult Competitor 

John MacMullen              (Wednesday)

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John comes to HESC with over 26 years of Coaching experience! He has achieved Gold Dance and Senior silver FreeSkate and is also NCCP trained in Baseball and Basketball.

  • CanSkate Certified 

  • StarSkate Level 1 Certified 

  • CanPower Certified 

  • StarSkate support Coach

  • Dance Coach/Partner

Maren              (Wednesday)


Hey there! I’m so excited to be joining the HESC team on Wednesdays this season! I have been skating with Skate Canada Orangeville since I was 6 years old and have recently taken the next step to begin coaching. Skating has created life long friendships for me and given me so many exciting opportunities. Besides skating, I love to coach and play soccer. Working with children is something I have always loved to do, whether it be in a sports setting, or everyday at my job as a camp counsellor. I’m looking forward to getting to know everyone at HESC and learning new things everyday! See you on the ice! - Maren

  • CanSkate Coach in training 

  • 3 years Program Assistant experience

  • Skate Canada PA of the year 2021-2022 (Orangeville)

  • Youth Mentor, Rep Soccer player 

Anna                 (Saturdays)


Hey my names Anna and I’m so happy to be a coach in training here at Hillsburgh-Erin skating club! I’ve been skating since I was 5 years old and haven’t stopped since! I enjoy multiple sports like Rugby, Swimming, Volleyball, and Figure Skating! When I’m not at the arena I can be found reading a book or catching up on my favourite show. I hope everyone has an amazing season at our club and I look forward to teaching everyone! 

⁃    Anna

  • CanSkate Coach in training

  • 7 years Program Assistant experience

  • Skills Star 6

  • Dance Star 7

  • Free Skate Star3


Role Models, Leaders, Supporters

Our volunteers and program assistants are invaluable members of our club. They are responsible for assisting the coaches in teaching and in many aspects of the CanSkate program. Having their help on the ice ensures that we can maintain a 1:10 or lower coach/program assistant-to-skater ratio. This ratio guarantees the best and safest delivery of our CanSkate program by allowing more personalized support leading to greater skater success and quicker progression. All of our volunteers and program assistants have been trained by a member of our professional coaching staff.

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