Loyalist Skating Club is always looking for new volunteers to help run our programs. If you are interested in helping in any way, please contact us.
Loyalist Skating Club
Derek Smith Provincial Coach
Derek began his skating career right here at the Loyalist Skating Club in 1974 and began coaching in 1990 after a competitive career in both Novice Pairs and Junior Dance. He has Triple Gold test status as well as Novice Competitive Pairs and Senior Competitive Dance. Derek spent 12 years travelling around the region partnering dance tests as well as coaching competitive skaters. Derek is always looking to help the skater reach their potential as well maintaining the fun and enthusiasm of the sport. Derek works full time at his business – ABA Skate and Dance.
Alexandra Wright Regional Coach
Alex began coaching in 2017 after retiring from a nine-year competitive skating career at the age of 16. In her skating career, she trained part-time in Ottawa and trained up to the Novice competitive level. She placed 5th at the Skate Ontario provincial championships at the Pre-Juvenile level, and placed top 10 in the short program at Sectionals in Eastern Ontario at the Pre-Novice level two years in a row. She has Skate Canada Quadruple Gold Test status, and recently became a Skate Canada Base Level Technical Official. Alex is working now as both a consultant freeskate coach and choreographer, as well as a contracted CanSkate coach. She takes interest in personal fitness and weight training and is always looking to help skaters reach their potential by attending workshops and seminars to maximize her coaching abilities.
Lindsey Bilow Regional Coach
Stephanie Spencer Regional Coach
Stephanie has been coaching since 1996, and began coaching here at LSC in 1999. She has attended several workshops and coaching seminars sanctioned by Skate Canada to keep up-to-date on changing program requirements. Stephanie works full time at a daycare and shows a passion for working with children both on and off the ice. Stephanie's biggest goal in coaching is to always push her skaters to reach their goals and maximize their potential, as well as strive for their best personal results at competitions. Stephanie is always encouraging her skaters to compete and set new goals for each season and competition, all while ensuring skating is a positive and fun environment for the skaters.
Caterina Russo-Smith Club Coach
Volunteer Board Members
President/Registrar: Dianne Lesage
Vice President/Test Chair: Krista Robertson
Treasurer: Joanne Jones
Secretary: Trudi Wright
Fundraising Chair: Michelle Rogers
CanSkate/STAR 1-5 Liaison: Trudi Wright
Coaches Representative: Stephanie Spencer