Learn to Skate & STARSkate Coaches

Jennifer AustonFullSizeRender
Director of Skating


  • NCCP National Coach (Level 3) Trained
  • NCCP¬†Provincial Coach (Level 2) Certified
  • 16 years coaching experience
  • Star 1-5 Assessor Certificate
  • Certified fitness & nutrition instructor
  • CanPower Certified
  • Cariboo North Central Region Skater Development & Competition Chair
  • Coached skaters Prelim to Gold tests in all disciplines, Pre-Novice pairs and Junior Competitive singles

Barbara EimerBarbara Eimer
Assistant Director of Skating


  • Certified Figure Skating Coach with over 20 years experience, including coaching in Poland, Switzerland & Canada
  • Certified ballet and gymnastics instructor
  • Coordinator of the adult skating program
  • Coordinator of the off ice program
  • On and off-ice choreography and ballet with professional competitors up to Senior level and members of the National Team
  • Coached for the Polish national Figure Skating team in Warsaw
  • Participated n the Swiss National Championships and various National and International competitions in free skating and interpretive at all levels

Alison AikinsAlison
Dance/Adult/Special Olympics Coach


  • Specializing in Dance
  • NCCP ISPC certified – Level 2 Singles, Dance, Skills, Free
  • 42 years coaching experience
  • Special Olympic Certified
  • Instructed many skaters to Gold and partial Diamond Dances



Danielle Sidsworth
CanSkate & Club Coach

  • NCCP CanSkate Certified
  • NCCP Regional Coach (Level 1) Trained
  • Gold tests and skated competitively


Holly Burke
CanSkate Coach in training

  • Gold tests passed
  • 10 years skating experience
  • 5 years canskate program assistant experience





Olivia Jenaway
CanSkate Coach in training

  • NCCP CanSkate Trained
  • Gold & Silver Tests Passed
  • 11 years skating experience
  • 7 years canskate & junior academy program assistant experience



Grace Osted
CanSkate Coach

  • NCCP CanSkate Certified
  • Silver tests passed
  • 5 years coaching experience
  • 3 years canskate program assistant experience
  • 15 years skating experience





Christina Turnquist
CanSkate Coach in Training

  • Born & Raised in Prince George!
  • NCCP CanSkate Coach Trained
  • 12 years skating experience
  • 5 years program assistant experience
  • 2017 Bronze Medallist at Super Series Final for Silver Interpretive
  • Silver Tests




Allyse Smith
CanSkate Coach in Training

  • NCCP CanSkate Coach Trained
  • 15+ years skating experience
  • 10+ years program assistant experience
  • Senior Bronze FreeSkate & Dance Test Passed
  • Junior Bronze Skills Test Passed