Learn to Skate & STARSkate Coaches

Jennifer Auston
Director of Skating


  • NCCP National Coach (Level 3) Trained
  • NCCP¬†Provincial Coach (Level 2) Certified
  • 18 years coaching experience
  • Star 1-5 Assessor Certificate
  • Certified fitness & nutrition instructor
  • CanPower Certified
  • Coached skaters to Gold tests in all disciplines
  • Coached skaters up to 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


Danielle Sidsworth
Director of Learn to Skate Programs


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

Mary Chidiac
Assistant Director of Learn to Skate Programs

  • NCCP CanSkate Coach Trained
  • 11 years skating experience
  • 7¬† years program assistant experience
  • Gold Tests Passed
  • Former Competitive Skater

Grace Osted
Club Coach

  • NCCP Regional Coach Trained
  • Silver tests passed
  • 6 years coaching experience
  • 3 years canskate program assistant experience
  • 15 years skating experience

Christina Turnquist
CanSkate Coach

  • 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
Club Coach

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