Our Coaches

Gail Malette ( Director of Skating and Head Coach)

  • 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
  • email: malette@rogers.com

Jennifer Cunningham

  • Coaching since 2007
  • NCCP Regional Coach Certified
  • Coaches Canskate and Starskate (private lessons)
  • French and English
  • email: jenniferlcunningham@hotmail.com

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.
  • Theyuillfamily@hotmail.com

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
  • damoursk@hotmail.com

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)
  • carolinecote1@live.ca
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

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.

Rosalie Desforges –

bio coming soon

Cassandra Page –

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