Coaches

To make arrangements for private or semi-private lessons (GroupStar or STARSkate programs) or if you have questions for our coaches, please contact Kathy Burzminski – Head Coach and GroupStar/STARSkate Coordinator –  at coaches@triareaskatingclub.com.

Lisa Bakken
40 years of experienceLisaQualifications: NCCP and Skate Canada National Certified (Level 3) and partial Level 4. New Star 1-5 program, New CanSkate, First Aid, CPR Certified and Respect in Sport. Gold Figures, Gold Freeskate, Gold Skills, and CanPowerSkate. Lisa is a certified coach of national and recreational StarSkaters with choreography and ballet training.

 

Tanya Bray
25 years of experience
DSCF8240 Qualifications: NCCP and Skate Canada Provincial Certified (Level 2), partial National Certification (Level 3), New Star 1-5 program, New CanSkate, First Aid and CPR Certified, High 5 and Respect in Sport, Gold Dances, Gold Skills, Gold Interpretive, and Gold Freeskate (accredited). Tanya has coached skaters to gold achievement in all four disciplines of figure skating and diamond level in dance (achieving their Quad Gold Award). Experienced in triathlon events. Trained skaters who have qualified and competed at Sectionals and Winter Games and won the StarSkate championships. Tanya is a mentor coach to regional (Level 1) coaches.

 

Kathy Burzminski, Club Director
31 years of experienceKathyQualifications: NCCP and Skate Canada Provincial certified (Level 2), New Star 1-5 program, New CanSkate, First Aid and CPR Certified, High 5 and Respect in Sport, Gold Dances, Gold Skating Skills, Gold Freeskate, and Gold Interpretive. Kathy has coached skaters to gold achievement in all four disciplines of figure skating and has trained skaters who have qualified and competed at Sectionals, Winter Games, and placement in the Leading Edge Series. She competed nationally in pairs herself and has been a coach for the Alberta Junior Development Team with pre-novice skaters. Kathy is a mentor coach to Regional (level 1 coaches).

 

Jordi Cocks
8 years of experience
photo Qualifications: NCCP and Skate Canada Regional Certified (Level 1), Provincial Coach-in-Training (Level 2), Certified in the New Star 1-5 program, New CanSkate and CanPower, First Aid and CPR Certified, High 5, and Respect in Sport, Gold Interpretive, Gold Dances, Gold Skating Skills, and trained in Gold FreeSkate. Jordi is certified as a Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology Personal Trainer. She is a National Academy of Sports Medicine Youth Exercise Specialist. Jordi has also been doing Eskimo Fitness Testing for four years. She has studied sports performance, corrective exercise, nutrition, mental training, biomechanics, AFLCA group fitness and TRX suspension training.

 

Christine Parker, Group Coordinator
15 years of experience
coach pic Qualifications: NCCP and Skate Canada Regional Certified (Level I), New Star 1-5 program, New CanSkate, First Aid, CPR Certified, and Respect in Sport. Gold Dances, Sr. Silver Skating Skills, and Jr. Silver FreeSkate. Christine has coached skaters from CanSkate to PreNovice level and has coached skaters that have achieved Triple Gold status. She has had skaters qualify for Alberta and Arctic Winter Games and skaters who have placed at StarSkate championships. Christine has five years’ experience coordinating StarSkate programs and 12 years’ experience coordinating group programs.

 

Tara Parsons
25 years of experience
TaraQualifications:  NCCP and Skate Canada Provincial Certified (Level 2), partial National Certification (Level 3), New Star 1-5 program, New CanSkate, CanPowerSkate (with hockey background), First Aid, CPR Certified and Respect in Sport. Tara has coached students to Gold achievement in all four disciplines of figure skating, Diamond level in dance, and has had students achieve Quad Gold Awards. Tara’s students have reached finals and have had podium finishes in many Regional and Provincial competitions. Experienced in triathlon events, theatre on ice, and ice show management, Tara is also a mentor coach to regional (Level 1 coaches).

2019/2020 Group Program Coaches

Our group program coaches are instrumental to the success of our learn-to-skate programs:

Nicki Berg
Renee Caouette
Elaine Higgins
Shanon Leggo
Avery Rudnisky
Amanda Sinclair
Danielle Woolnough

View our Parent/Skater Coach Guidelines here.