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Position: Club Coach/ Director of Skating (Jan 16th)

The Smithers Figure Skating Club (SFSC) is seeking a Director of Skating for the 2019/2020 season and beyond.  This is a salaried position that includes both on ice and off ice duties in a 12 month contract. The skating season runs from late August-March.  The position, commencing in July 2019 or sooner will serve SFSC and its skating members in overseeing the operations of all

Skating Club programs.  The successful candidate must be a team player and be prepared to work with a coaching team and be involved in all aspects of club activities including; off ice classes, coaching PreCanskate, CanSkate, PreSTAR, STARSkate, and CanPowerSkate.  Learn more about our club at  The SFSC is healthy active skating club with over 95 members.  We have 12-15 hours of ice per week. 


Brief Job Description:

  • Provide leadership, supervision and coordination for the SFSC programs and coaching staff
  • Ability and desire to coach all levels from CanSkate to Gold Level including dance and be on the ice during all of our sessions
  • Provide group and private lessons
  • Act as primary Coach Liaison for the Board of Directors
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work with skaters and parents and board members
  • Provide leadership and coordination for special events

            such as annual Carnival, Club Competitions, local skating performances, Awards Banquet, and                            Guest Coach Seminars.


The candidate requires the following qualifications:

  • Minimum NCCP Level 2 Regional Coach (or currently seeking) and preferred CanPowerSkate certified.
  • Completed new Star 1-5 module and testing.
  • Previous Coaching experience
  • Active member of Skate Canada in good standing


Please contact

Smithers Figure Skating Club

Box 2147 Smithers, BC V0J 2N0

Or via

Attention: Carrie Collingwood & Luba Kasum


Smithers and the Bulkley Valley has much to offer...fabulous hiking, mountain biking, nearby lakes to fish, swim, canoe or boat, 2 golf courses and many trails and green spaces.  Amenities include swimming pool with fitness centre and squash courts, art gallery, library, world class cross country and downhill skiing, a vibrant local arts and music scene and much more... Smithers has a quaint downtown main street with many boutique stores and coffee shops.  To learn more about Smithers and its vibrant community visit

SKATE ESTERHAZY (Dec 17th) is currently looking to fill a coaching position for the 2019/20 skating season.   *Applicant must be a professional in good standing with Skate Canada. 

* Programs offered through our club are CanSkate and STARSkate, including competitive level skaters.

*SKATE ESTERHAZY runs a fall School during the month of September.  Our regular season runs from the beginning of October to the end of March. 

*Program days are Sunday to Friday.

* In an average week there is 18 hours of ice time available with each day varying from 2.5 to 3.75 hours. 

*Esterhazy is located approximately 80 km South of Yorkton.  There may be opportunities for other coaching in the surrounding communities. 

*SKATE ESTERHAZY would be willing to assist applicant in finding other employment in the community.

SKATE ESTERHAZY is an active club.   If you are motivated, enthusiastic, enjoy the sport and enjoy working with kids we are looking for you.


Please send your application to …


ATTN: Carol Nagy

Box 722

Esterhazy, Sk.

S0A 0X0

Email to

APPLICTION DEADLINE – January 31, 2019

Prairie Edge School of Skating is currently seeking a Professional Skate Canada Certified Coach (Apr 26th)

Position: Skate Canada Certified Figure Skating Coach

Term: Full-time permanent

Location: Home Club is Moose Jaw based but applicant must be willing to travel throughout Saskatchewan.  Coaching/training will be done in Moose Jaw rinks and travel throughout Saskatchewan is required for attending competitions.

Job Description:          

  • Instruct athletes in CanSkate, Rising Stars, Junior Academy, Synchro, STARSkate and Competitive Skate. 
  • Plan, develop and implement edge classes, stroking classes and off-ice classes.  Off-ice classes to consist of jump technique, positioning, flexibility, strength and conditioning. 
  • Identify talented athletes and assist with progressions into required programs 
  • Plan athlete competitive schedules             
  • Motivate and prepare athletes for competitive events      
  • Analyze and evaluate athletes performances and modify training programs as necessary    
  • Plan, complete and submit yearly plans for competitive athletes   
  • Provide progress reports and communicate with parents and guardians of athletes      
  • Assist with planning and organizing an annual ice show  
  • Be enthusiastic and positive and follow Skate Canada Coaches Code of Ethics                 
  • Be willing to work in a team environment and work directly with a team of coaches and a volunteer board to ensure accurate organization and delivery of all programs      
  • Additional responsibilities include proper training techniques, developing individualized training schedules and long term athlete development                  
  • Hours of work include days, evenings and weekends. Flexible schedule.  


  • Be a registered Skate Canada Professional Coach in Good Standing
  • Minimum Regional Coach (Primary STARSkate / Level 1) Certified and ability to attain Provincial Coach (ISPC) Certification and National Coach (Level 3)
  • Pairs experience is an asset        
  • Experience at a national and/or international level either as a coach or a competitor is an asset        
  • Superior interpersonal, organizational, leadership, coaching and technical skills required  
  • Gold/Senior level free skate or equivalent a must    
  • Synchro, choreography and/or show experience is a definite asset       
  • CanPowerSkate Certification an asset (or willing to attain)           
  • Skate sharpening experience                                                                                                                                         

Contact Information:

Prairie Edge School of Skating

Box 1421

Moose Jaw, SK Canada                                                                                                            S6H 4R3


Contact phone: Chelsea Blaczczok (306)630-8260

All interested applicants may send their resume and cover letter to Chelsea Blaczczok, club president, at or mail to the above address.