Our Coaches

Gail Malette

Head Coach and Director of Skating


  • Coaching since 1985
  • NCCP Provincial Coach Certified
  • NCCP National Coach in training
  • CanPowerSkate certified (teaches power skating to high level of hockey players)
  • Coach Canskate, Junior Stars, STARS and competitive skaters (private lessons)
  • French and English
  • Other Interests- running, walking, travelling and spending time with my family

Renee Yuill


  • Coaching since 2000
  • NCCP Regional Coach Certified, Trained Special Olympics
  • French and English
  • Substitute Coach for PreCan, Canskate and STARskate
  • Other: I have been part of the community for 30+ years. With my early childhood education and recreation background I am able to bring my knowledge to the rink as a coach. Skating is my passion, I have had the opportunity to teach many young skaters in Rockland.

Jennifer Cunningham


  • Coaching since 2007
  • NCCP Regional Coach Certified
  • Coaches Canskate and Starskate (private lessons)
  • French and English

Kristen D’Amours


  • NCCP Regional Skate Canada Certified Coach, since 2010
  • Coaches Canskate, PreCanskate, PreJunior and StarSkate (private lessons)
  • Assistant Coach for Rockland’s Gold Rush Synchronized Skating Team
  • Competed on the Nepean Ice Passion Synchronized Skating Team, 2007-2011
  • Program (Canskate) Assistant for the Rockland Skating Club, 2003-2010
  • City of Ottawa Skating Instructor for the Recreational Skating School, since 2009
  • Graduate Certificate for Autism and Behavioural Science, 2015-2016
  • Honours Graduate in Fitness and Health Promotion, 2012-2014
  • HIGH FIVE Certified for Principles of Healthy Child Development, 2016
  • City of Ottawa trained in “Increasing Positive Behaviour in Children”, 2015

Caroline Côté


  • Coaching professionally since 2011 (fully bilingual)
  • NCCP Provincial Coach Certified
  • NCCP National Coach in-training
  • 2014 Skate Canada Canskate Coach University Program Graduate
  • Gold Level CEP (Continuous education program)
  • Synchronized Skating – provincial and national level competitor
  • Former Synchronzied Skating Coach for Starlight Beginner II, Starlight Elementary and GoldRush Elementary
  • Coaches Canskate, STARskate and CompetitiveSkate (private lessons)

Kiera Yuill


  • Coaching since 2020
  • STAR Gold-level skater in Freeskate, Dance, Skills, Artistic
  • Diamond-level Dancer and
  • competitive figure skater for 17 years
  • STAR 5 provincial champion in 2017
  • NCCP Canskate and PreCan coach certified
  • NCCP Regional coach in training
  • Other: I love coaching and helping others fall in love with skating and
    learning to live active lifestyles. My other hobbies include reading,
    writing and CrossFit

Cassandra Page

  • Coaching since 2021.
  • NCCP CanSkate Certified
  • Bilingual: French and English.
  • Currently a Diamond-level dancer and Competing Star skater STAR 5 and 7 freeskate.
  • Achieved STAR 10 Skills and Artistic tests.
  • Other: I’ve been skating since I was 4 years old. I was the 2014 Provincial silver medalist in ice dancing.  2023 13+ STAR 5 Freeskate Provincial Champion.

Rosalie Desforges

  • Coaching since 2022
  • NCCP CanSkate coach in Training
  • Program Assistant for the Rockland Skating Club, 2013-2022
  • Bilingual
  • Other: I have been a skater since the age of 6 with the Rockland Skating Club and now, I’m excited to take on a new role as a coach for my community. My favourite place has always been the arena so I’m very motivated and happy to be able to pass along my love for skating at the CanSkate and Pre-Canskate levels, as I’m continuing my journey as a skater.

Noemie Perras Demers

  • Coaching since 2022
  • New motivated Coach
  • NCCP CanSkate Coach in Training
  • Coaches Pre-CanSkate, CanSkate
  • Program Assistant for Pre-CanSkate and CanSkate since 2016
  • Languages: French and English
  • Current Starskater STAR 6 (Freeskate), STAR 10 (Dance), STAR 9 (Skills), competitor and 2022 Star 5 Provincial Bronze Medalist