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Our Coaching Team is led by our Head Coach, Jessica Grajczyk.

The Kimberley Skating Club operates a Team-Coaching format for StarSkate. This will allow skaters to build their skills and abilities by learning from more than one coach and benefiting from each coach’s technical strengths. Skating requires technical skills, mental preparation, physical training, and musical interpretation. The coaching team will guide the Kimberley Skating Club skaters in all of these areas. The coaching team shapes the nature of the club and the atmosphere on the ice and ensures that all skaters feel supported by everyone in the club.

Our Head Coach, will coordinate coaching sessions for each skater, based on the number of lessons the parents have agreed to. The lesson(s) may be group, private or semi-private and will be planned based on the skaters goals and coaching team scheduling and availability. Parents will be invoiced by the individual coaches directly at the end of each month.

 

Jessica Grajczyk, Head Coach

Jessica has been involved with the sport of figure skating for over 20 years. During her time as a skater, she completed her gold status in free skate, skills, dance and interpretive, and was a competitive skater for several years. She retired from skating in 2015 at the Junior level to attend the University of Regina. 

Jessica earned her Bachelor of Kinesiology with a major in human kinetics and a concentration in high performance training in 2020. She also holds a personal training certification through the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology.

In 2020, Jessica decided to return to the sport of figure skating and is now a Regional Trained coach. She is also a trained Special Olympics and CanPowerSkate coach. Once Jessica has completed her regional certification, she plans on beginning her provincial coaching.

 

 

 

 

 

Kelsey Paterson

Originally from Osoyoos, Kelsey has been looking forward to settling back in a small town and Kimberley has proven to be the perfect fit! 

Kelsey is a certified Provincial Coach and a National Coach in-training. She is CanSkate and CanPowerSkate certified, and is also a trained Special Olympics Competition Coach. 

Upon returning from her time with Disney On Ice, Kelsey began her coaching career at the Mt. Boucherie Skating Club in West Kelowna. She spent 6 years with the club, specializing in off-ice training and creative development, while completing a Diploma in Human Kinetics from Okanagan College. She then moved to the lower mainland to complete her Bachelor of Physical Education and Coaching from Douglas College and her Bachelor of Education from Simon Fraser University.

Kelsey is so passionate about this sport and the countless life lessons it teaches beyond the jumps and spins. When not in the rink or teaching, she enjoys spending time outside with her husband exploring all of the incredible hiking and biking trails that Kimberley has to offer.

 

 

Daniela Hewison

Daniela is a certified Regional Coach and is CanPowerSkate Certified.  She is currently working on her Provincial Coach status. Daniela has coached many skaters at all levels in her coaching career from the babies in Kinderskate to Junior Competitive levels. "It is a privilege to watch these skaters grow up in the sport and eventually bring their own children back to the club"

Before becoming a coach, Daniela was a competitive singles skater who represented both Cranbrook and Kimberley Figure Skating clubs along with the Rocky Mountain Sports Academy. She has completed the Gold Freeskate test, Gold Dances, 7th Figure Test, Senior Silver Skills, Bronze Interpretive and the Novice Competitive Singles test.

In addition to coaching skating, she is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with the Yoga Alliance and teaches off-ice classes for the club.