Coaching Staff and Volunteers
Vicki Newman (Saturday)
Emily started skating at the age of 8 years old at HESC, gradually fulfilling the role of Program Assistant and then training to become a Coach. Emily is in her fourth year as a CanSkate Coach. She has her Gold Interpretive, working on her Junior Silver Skills and finishing her Junior Silver Dances. Emily skated on the GoldIce Pre-Novice Synchronised Skating Team in Brampton for two years and now is a member of the Mississauga Ice Precise Adult Synchronised skating team.
- 10+ years skating experience
- Registered Skate Canada CanSkate Certified Coach
- Standard First Aid with CPR-C and AED certified
- Passed BackCheck Screening
- Completed Respect in Sport Activity Training
- Completed Making Ethical Decisions course
Sophia Thomas (Saturday)
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.