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Our coaching staff

We have 5 club coaches who teach our figure skating and learn to skate (CanSkate program) programs.  Each is certified by Skate Canada (NCCP) and brings their own on-ice and off-ice special experience & knowledge to our skaters.  Get to know our coaches' backgrounds. If you are looking for group or private figure skating lessons, please contact our Registrar to start the conversation!

Elizabeth Roman

  • National level coach (Coaching Association of Canada)
    • Level 3 - Singles, (completing Level 4)
    • Level 3 - Ice Dance & Level 2 - Pairs
  • 40 years of coaching experience all ages and abilities
  • Lead coach and creator of our NSSC group figure skating program
  • Skaters have achieved Gold test levels in Singles, Skills, Interpretive & Dance (Diamond level)
  • Coached skaters in Senior competitive tests - Singles & Novice competitive tests - Dance
  • Skaters have medalled at Regional, Provincial and National championships, BC Winter Games, Skate Canada Invitational
  • Special Olympics trained competition coach
    • Gold medalist men's Level 6 & ladies Level 3 - World Games
    • Gold medallists Level 2 pairs - World Games
    • National Team coach for Special Olympic World Games (2017)
    • Petro Canada Coaching Award of Excellence (2001 & 2017)
  • Committee experience in BC Region, Skate Canada LTAD & Skate Canada Special Olympics

Email Elizabeth at:  for information about our figure skating programs


Tannis Marshall

  • Regional Coach certified (Level 2)
  • Head CanSkate coach
  • Experience coaching STAR 1 to 10 men and women freeskate
  • Experience coaching ice dance
  • Evaluator for StarSkate competitors - Star 1 to 4
  • Volunteer coach with Special Olympics - Surrey


Rowena Lochhead

  • Regional Coach certified (Level 1)
  • Coached with NSSC since 2010
  • Competitive dance background
  • Specialize in dance movement in our off-ice programming
  • Focus on interpretive & choreography, Pre-Intro through Gold levels
  • Also coach adult competitors in Skate Canada & ISU competitions
  • Successfully completed all Diamond Dance tests


Evan Lochhead

  • Regional Coach certified (Level 1)
  • Specialty in physical training and kinetics
  • Experience coaching ice dance and freeskate
  • Partner for ice dance testing
  • Completing all Diamond Dance tests
  • Competitor, National STARSkate championships

Email Evan at:


Janet Gillespie

  • Regional Coach certified (Level 1)
  • Evaluator for StarSkate competitors - Star 1 to 4
  • Experience coaching Star 1 to Senior Silver women freeskate
  • Experience coaching Interpretive Bronze to Gold levels
  • Specializes in choreography movements


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