Coaches and Program Assistants

All of our programs are run by Skate Canada Professional Coaches. These coaches have gone through a training program run by the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP).

Fallis Thompson, Head Coach

Coaching since 2010

Provincial Coach (NCCP Level 2) Certified

Coaches all disciplines of skating in the StarSkate program, including synchronized skating

Member of the WSC Board of Directors and the Skate Canada Nova Scotia Board of Directors and Skater Development Committee

Completed her Gold Dance, Skills, and Interpretive tests and her Senior Bronze Free Skate Test

Katherine Hillier, CanSkate and StarSkate Development Coach

Coaching since 2011

Regional Coach (NCCP Level 1) Certified

Coaches all disciplines in the StarSkate program

Canadian Association of Food Service Professionals Committee Chair, Acadia Nutrition and Dietetics Society volunteer, Wolfville Farmers Market volunteer

Completed her Preliminary Dances, Senior Bronze Skills, and Senior Bronze Free Skate Test

Our Pre-CanSkate and CanSkate programs have trained Program Assistants working with skaters and assisting the coaches who run the program. These PAs are volunteers and many of them attend Acadia University. Their skating backgrounds vary from competitive figure skaters, hockey players, and ringette players. They lead skaters through the warm-up and cool down and run the circuit stations that the skaters rotate through.