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Club coaches teach figure skating and learn to skate (CanSkate program) programs.  All our coaches are Skate Canada Certified and bring their own unique on and off-ice training, knowledge & experience to our skaters. 

If you are looking for group or private figure skating lessons, please contact our Registrar to start the conversation!


Meet our Coaches!


Elizabeth Roman

  • National level coach (Coaching Association of Canada)
    • Level 3 - Singles, (completing Level 4)
    • Level 3 - Ice Dance & Level 2 - Pairs
  • Over 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 to Senior competitive tests - Singles & Novice competitive tests - Dance
  • Skaters have medaled at Regional, Provincial and National championships, BC Winter Games, Skate Canada Invitational, and Special Olympic World Games
  • Special Olympics trained competition coach- Head coach for multiple Provincial, National and World Games
  • Petro Canada Coaching Award of Excellence (2001 & 2017)
  • Skate Canada/BCYT Coaching Award of Excellence 2006
  • Committee experience in BC Region, Skate Canada LTAD & Skate Canada Special Olympics

Email Elizabeth at: for information about our figure skating programs


Tannis Marshall


  • Provincial Coach trained and National Coach in training (Level 3)
  • Coaching with NSSC since 1997
  • Head CanSkate coach
  • Experience coaching STAR 1 to 10 men and women Freeskate
  • Experience coaching Ice Dance, Skills, Syncho and Interpretive
  • Evaluator for StarSkate competitors - Star 1 to 5
  • Volunteer coach with Special Olympics - Surrey
  • Recipient Skate Canada, BC/Yukon Section Frank Nowasad memorial Coaching award (2011)
  • Regional Coaching Committee 1997-2016 & Regional Development Leader
  • Email Tannis @


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


Margaret Nycholat


  • National Level Coach. MY BELIEF: Working together is Unity. Thinking together is Success.
  • Level 3 Certified in Singles (1 task left to complete Level 4)
  • Level 3 Certified in Dance
  • Level 2 Certified in Pairs
  • Certified CanPowerSkate Coach
  • Annie's Edge Clinic Conductor
  • Level 1-3 Clinic Conductor in Singles and Choreography
  • Past Technical Advisor/Provincial Coach for Alberta Section
  • International and National Level Competitor
  • Coach of International and National Skaters
  • Organized various clinics for both coaches and athletes in all disciplines
  • Volunteer - Section Coaches Representative and Guest Speaker for the National AGM for Choreography, Skating Skills, CanSkate, and Coaching Ethics conference discussions

Email Margaret at:


Leanne Butler


  • Regional Coach certified (Level 1)
  • 8 years as a performer with Disney on Ice
  • Successfully completed Gold Freeskate and Skills
  • BC Sectional Competitor

Email Leanne at:


Ben Mangabat


  • Certified Club Coach (CanSkate)
  • Regional Coach In-Training
  • Successfully completed the Gold Freeskate Test
  • Past competitive skater at Regional and Provincial Championships

Email Ben at:


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