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Heather Berezowski

CanSkate Director and CanSkate upgrade lessons only

Born and raised in North Battleford, I have been a member of the Skate Battleford club for most of my life. I started in CanSkate and went on to achieve triple gold status when I was actively skating.

My life has always revolved around skating, with my coaching career starting in high school as a Program Assistant in the CanSkate program. During university, I completed my CanSkate and Regional coaching courses and became head coach of the Medstead Skating Club for 3 years. Following that, I moved into town and have been coaching at Skate Battlefords in whatever capacity needed, eventually taking on the role of CanSkate Director in 2021.

The CanSkate program is meant to be the basis for those kids interested in any type of ice sport and I strive to have representation from hockey, figure skating, and speed skating present. Most of all, it is meant to be FUN! As an elementary Phys. Ed. Teacher during the day, I know what that is all about!

Contact Heather at moc.liamg@ikswozereb.rehtaeh

Jessica Reese

Base Coach

I was born and raised in Hague, Sk. where my love for figure skating first began as a skater and also where my coaching career began! As a skater, I completed partial gold dance, senior silver skills, junior silver free skate, and bronze interpretive.

I have been coaching for 8 years, I am a Certified Regional Coach and am currently working towards my Provincial Coach Trained status. Over the past few years, I have been freelancing and substitute coaching out of Skate Saskatoon.

I currently reside in Martensville with my husband and our cat Ellie. Away from the ice I am a registered veterinary technologist and have worked in small animal hospitals for the past 4 years. I also am a part of the executive board and foster for SCAT Street Cat Rescue.

I am very excited to be a part of the coaching team within the club and to be working alongside everyone this season. I look forward to mentoring and motivating every skater to help reach their goals and share in the joy of skating!

Contact Jessica at moc.kooltuo@rennep-acissej

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Greg Melchior

Discipline Coach

Greg is a rancher with a passion for the disciplines and art of Figure Skating. He brings to the ice surface a commitment to help skaters on their Pathway to Success.

 Greg is always on board with skaters and their goals and aspirations.  Training each of the disciplines in detail is an important part of my work off and on the ice.

Off-Ice practice is a variety of stationary floor exercises on the harness, spinners as well as explore independent exercises that train muscle memory and improve technique.   On-ice focus Greg keeps skaters engaged and on task improving and increasing physical, mental focus and stability.

Greg is a huge asset to Skate Battlefords Coaching Team producing excellence in Skating.

Contact Greg at 306-441-5583

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Cynthia (Cindy) Tymoruski

Base Coach

Coaching for 45 years, 40 of which have been with Skate Battlefords. I have had the privilege of working with many volunteers over the years who have put in a great deal of time, energy and commitment into creating the outstanding skating club we offer today.

We are inclusive, proactive and have produced gold level and competitive skaters. Amazing coaches, evaluators and most important life long friendships.

My purpose in creating the Pathway to Success is to encompasses team collaboration between coaches, parents and skaters so they can achieve personal goals. We not only coach skating technique but also life skills and perseverance. Embracing the often; difficult process to produce the desired success.

On behalf of Skate Battlefords it is our commitment to be recognized Provincially as an inclusive skating club, providing a Pathway to Success for all populations to skate and succeed. The possibilities are endless and exciting.

Contact Cindy at ten.letksas@sedirts

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Neil Tymoruski

As a National Level Certified Coach with 36 years coaching experience, I also have a Bachelor of Applied Child Studies degree and a Diploma in Child and Youth Care Counselling through Mount Royal University.

As Skate Canada: Saskatchewan Section Program Coordinator I plan and administer; The Rising Stars and Star Seminars plus the Black Boots Seminars. I’m part of the Athlete Development Program, always on the look out for aspiring skaters who want to excel in the sport.

I enjoy being a resource coach and part of a team to help other coaches, skaters and parents with the direction needed to be successful in their skating goals.

Contact Neil at moc.liamg@iksuromytn

Coach Structure

  • Parents have the opportunity to plan, coordinate and manage their skater’s time & lessons.
  • Connect with & hire the Coach or Coaches of your Choice
  • Two Options for hiring a coach
    • BASE COACH; Provides direction on all skating disciplines and goals
    • DISCIPLINE COACH; Provides direction on the specific discipline hired for
      • Disciplines; Skills, Dance, Freeskate Elements & Program, Artistic
  • Once you Connect with your Coach/Coaches, plan a discussion to work out
    • Package your child will be skating. (4, 6,8,10, hour package, what days & times)
    • Number of lessons (coaches will provide guidance)
    • Strategies for goals and time lines
  • Decide on payment options

View our 2023-24 Coaching Parent Guidelines PDF here.

Fill out Skate Battlefords Coaching Request Form PDF here. This form is fillable if you access it with a laptop or desktop computer. Once complete, save the form with changes, then email it to the coach you are requesting.