Learn to Skate & STARSkate Coaches


Jennifer Auston
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 Novice 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

Courtney Iwaskow
Club Coach

-on maternity leave-

  • NCCP Level 1 Certified
  • NCCP ISPC Level 2 Trained
  • CanPower Certified



NicoleNicole Arnett
Club Coach


  • NCCP ISPC Certified
  • NCCP Level 3 Trained
  • NCCP Level 4 Task #4 (Nutrition for Optimal Performance)
  • Bachelor of Education
  • Coaching Science Diploma
  • Gold Tests Completed (Free, Skills, Dance, Interpretive, Figures)
  • Junior Competitive
  • Certified CanPowerSkate Instructor
  • BCRPA Fitness Theory
  • 16 years Coaching Experience


Alison AikinsAlison
Club 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






Greg GalliazzoGreg
CanSkate & Club Coach

  • Regional Coach (Level 1) Trained