ESSC Team

Coaches

Our coaches strongly believe in working together to provide the best experience and opportunities for all ESSC members. All of our coaches are registered Skate Canada professionals and are happy to welcome new skaters to our teams.

  • Program Assistants: Ella Oke (Beginner), Hallie Pfeifer (Juvenile) & Carla Kus (Pre-Novice)

Christine Lirette

CanSkate Coordinator

Christine is an NCCP Regional certified coach with over 10 years of coaching experience. She has been part of the ESSC coaching team since 2018. As a skater, she passed her quadruple gold tests and went on to skate on the adult synchronized skating team for two years. She completed her BSc in 2017 and is now working towards becoming a speech language pathologist assistant.

Kiera Greenly

Learn to Synchro/Beginner

Kiera is a recent B.Ed graduate and is now beginning her teaching career. Kiera has been a Skate Canada NCCP coach since 2018 and has also assisted with ESSC teams in the past. Kiera was a synchronized skater herself for over 15 years in both Alberta and BC! She loves the sport and cannot wait to share her passion with younger skaters.

Alyssa Sherwin

Juvenile

Alyssa is a NCCP Provincial trained coach. With over 25 years experience in synchronized skating, Alyssa has competed at the local, national and international levels. For the past 10 years, Alyssa has been a member of our coaching team, most often with our Juvenile and Pre-Novice teams. Off the ice Alyssa works as a Physical Therapist at the Grey Nuns Hospital, having received her degree from the University of Alberta.

Courtney Mielnichuk

Pre-Novice

Courtney is a Regional trained NCCP coach and has been a part of ESSC’s coaching team since 2018. She now has over twenty years of synchro experience and has represented Alberta and ESSC at both the Intermediate and Open levels. Courtney is extremely dedicated to synchronized skating and is invested in the development of skaters and the success of our teams. Outside of the arena she is working towards completing her PhD in Astroparticle Physics at the University of Alberta.

Executive

Our executive is a hardworking group of volunteers devoted to the success of our club. We are always looking for new members to join our board and for new ways to expand our expertise!

  • Interim President – Tricia Feigel
  • Vice President – Vacant
  • Treasurer – Angela Bennett
  • Secretary/Travel Coordinator – Carla Kus
  • Ice Allocator – Tammy Pfeiffer
  • Bingo Chair – Karen Oloske
  • Membership Chair – Amy Gao
  • Publicity/Recruitment – Heather de Kok
  • Fundraising Chair – Lisa McKendrick-Calder
  • Member at Large – Melissa Suley