Coaches

Ricky Cockerill
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My coaching style is one of positivity and encouragement. My students need to be in the right place psychologically so I work hard on this aspect by motivating and encouraging them to strive towards personal bests. I love the sport of ice figure skating and also want my students to develop the same love for our beautiful sport.

Sarah Macgibbon
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Our aim at Skate Strong is to encourage progress through passion and hard work. Personally, I hope to share my skating skills and experience.

 

NZIFSA Introduction to Coaching
NZIFSA Level 2 Coaching Accreditation
Level 3 and 4 Advanced Personal Training

  • SM Training
Megan Kliegl

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My coaching philosophy is to have an environment that encourages skaters to learn and develop on and off the ice. Create positive attitudes in training, both in the good and bad times. Remembering that respect, discipline, sportsmanship and determination will always stand the test of time.

 

NZIFSA Level 1 Accreditation

Djuna Elkan
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Passion, Power, and Pride is what drives an ice skater. Passion for what you do, Power both mentally and physically, and Pride in your sport and your team.

Tanya Bakerman

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My focus is on the skater as a whole; proper technique, presentation, mental strength, positive attitude, and a joy for what you do.

Kaho Hirafune
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Skills gained in figure skating can be applied to all aspects of life. My aim as a coach is to not only enhance my skaters’ physical abilities, but also help them build a strong mental foundation to ensure they reach their full potential.

Kaitlin Chamberlain
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My values as a coach are driven by the idea that skaters who enjoy themselves and have a love for the sport will consequently have a great willingness to learn. My focus is on creating a positive and caring learning environment, enabling my skaters to push themselves to their full potential.

NZIFSA Level 1 Accreditation