Coach Steve Muff instructing one of the groups of skaters in the Learn to Train Seminar at the Nelson and District Community Complex.

Nelson Skating Club hosts Learn to Train Seminar

Each season the Kootenay region of Skate Canada hosts a region-wide seminar with a high level coach or coaches.

Last month saw over 30 figure skaters from all over the Kootenays sharpening their skills at the Learn to Train seminar, hosted by the Nelson Skating Club.

Each season the Kootenay region of Skate Canada hosts a region-wide seminar with a high level coach or coaches.

This season the Kootenay region was proud to welcome Steve Muff, the director of skating at the Mt. Boucherie Skating Club in Kelowna, who is a Level 3 Coach and also the BC/Yukon section’s development director for the BC interior.

Skaters had on-ice classes with Muff that covered edges, steps and turns, jumps, spins and creative expression. The final on-ice class included a fun elements competition, pitting teams of skaters against each other to complete the highest scoring elements with the best possible execution.

Off-ice classes included dance classes with Lisa Schwab of Dance Umbrella and Slava Doval of Dance Fusion, as well as a Stretch and Flex class with Shauna Leduc. Nelson Skating Club coaches Sarah Gower and Yoshie Measures also ran an off-ice jump technique class.

Coaches from skating clubs in Beaver Valley, Rossland and Nelson attended the seminar to learn new techniques, drills and more as part of their professional continuing education program.

The seminar is timed to coincide with the early part of the season when skaters are preparing skills and programs for the competitive season which starts in December.

The Nelson Skating Club is a non-profit society run by volunteers, dedicated to developing skaters for every sport including hockey, ringette, speed skating and figure skating.

Just Posted

Leafs add 2 players at KIJHL trade deadline

Nelson also traded defenceman Tyson Soobotin to Castlegar

VIDEO: Kootenay drug users fight stigma with video series

The multi-part series from ANKORS is meant to align with the goals of the Nelson Fentanyl Task Force

Nelson police warn of counterfeit money in city

The department says it has received multiple reports of fake Canadian and U.S. cash

Nelson library asks city for 2 per cent funding increase

The increase would cover inflation, increased use, stagnant provincial funding, and a negotiated wage increase

Trail cannabis shop gets green light from province

The Higher Path hopes to open doors in next couple of weeks

VIDEO: Monday Roundup

The Star’s weekly news roundup

Indigenous energy summit includes session on pipeline ownership options

Steven Saddleback of the Indian Resource Council says a session will feature presentations on financing models

Japanese grand champion Kisenosato retires from sumo

The 32-year-old Kisenosato was the first Japanese-born wrestler in 19 years to gain promotion to sumo’s highest rank

UPDATE: Accused B.C. high school killer found fit to stand trial

Gabriel Klein is accused in the 2016 stabbing death of Letisha Reimer at Abbotsford Senior Secondary

Right-wing, neo-Nazi, white supremacist groups an increasing concern: Goodale

Ten people died in April 2018 when Alek Minassian allegedly drove a rental van down the busy stretch in Toronto

Canadian stock exchanges to conduct lottery for ‘POT’ ticker amid high demand

The symbol became available after fertilizer Potash Corp. officially merged with Agrium Inc. in early 2018

Millennial Money: Don’t let Instagram envy get you into debt

A full 48 per cent of U.S. households have credit card debt

Jury debates fate of man accused of killing 12-year-old B.C. girl 40 years ago

Police allege Garry Handlen told a cop how he abducted, sexually assaulted and strangled Monica Jack in May 1978

Most Read