Coaches Corner

Michele RoweinР Michele has been involved in Synchronized Skating for over 30 years! She has a strong competitive history as both a skater and as a coach. She has competed across Canada, the USA and most notably in Italy and France where she represented Canada as a member of the national team! Michele has experience coaching ALL levels of synchronized skating and currently coaches our Open and Adult II teams. She also supports our coaching staff and works on skill development with our Pre-Novice team. She is NCCP level 3 certified and has proudly medaled as a coach at multiple competitions across Canada.
We are lucky to have Michele for her creativity, synchronized skating and coaching experience! Her knowledge and love for the sport of synchronized skating is an asset to her skaters and our club!
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Alyssa Warren- Sherwin– ¬†Alyssa’s love for synchronized skating began as a skater. She has over 18 years experience in the sport of synchronized skating and has competed at the local, national and international level! Alyssa started her coaching career as an assistant coach with the ESSC Beginner team while also coaching and administrating our CanSkate program. She grew in her role as primary coach to our Beginner and Juvenile skaters from 2013-2015 and currently is head coach of our Pre-Novice team.
Alyssa is loved by her skaters for her gentle spirit, caring heart and her shared love of skating! It has been a pleasure to watch her develop as a coach and a leader within our club!
When Alyssa isn’t on the ice or planning synchro programs, you will find her being mom to her two young boys or caring for clients as a Physical Therapist.

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Susan Neville– ¬† Susan is an accomplished individual and synchronized skater as well as a successful coach! She brings us over 20 years of coaching experience in various skating disciplines with specifically, over 7 years in synchronized skating. Susan, an NCCP Level 2 coach will be leading our Juvenile team for the 2016-17 season. The girls are so excited to skate for their “new” coach! Susan fits right in with our synchro family and we are so excited to make some new memories with her this season!
In addition to coaching, Susan will also be skating with Edmonton Ice Edition (Adult II). We are so grateful for the contribution she is making to our club as both a coach AND as a skater!
When Susan isn’t on the ice, you will find her being mom to her two children or leading classes as a Group Fitness Instructor. She truly is a triple threat — accomplished skater, successful coach AND a fitness expert!

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Kiersten Jackman– ¬†You might recognize Kiersten from one of our many synchronized skating programs — she has starred in many! Kiersten began skating at the age of 4 and has achieved gold levels in interpretive and skills and diamond level in dance! At age 18, Kiersten began competing with ESSC in synchronized skating. She has proudly represented our club at many local, provincial and national level competitions on our Intermediate and Open teams coached by Michele Rowein.
Kiersten became interested in coaching synchro while acting as a program assistant with our Juvenile and Pre-Novice teams and administrating and coaching our CanSkate programs. It was in these roles where we began to see her true coaching potential. Kiersten’s organizational skills, patience, kind soul and synchro creativity shine through when she is working on the ice with our young skaters!
Kiersten is a Primary StarSkate Certified Coach and is entering her fifth year of coaching. She has experience coaching multiple levels of skating from CanSkate up to the StarSkate levels.
It is a unique scenario to be a young coach AND skater! Kiersten’s skaters have witnessed her in synchro action and that builds a deep respect and admiration between skater and coach! We are excited for her to lead our youngest skaters into the sport of synchronized skating! We know she will develop a love for the sport in each one of them that will keep them skating for many years to come!

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Megan JacksonР We welcomed Megan to the ESSC coaching team this summer! Megan will be administrating and coaching our CanSkate programs for the 2016-17 season. She has built a team of amazing coaches and program assistants to provide a top-quality CanSkate program that will focus on fun and skill development for our youngest skaters! Our fall programs kick-off on September 24th!
Megan is an accomplished skater with Gold Skills and Dance, Introductory Interpretive, and Senior Bronze Freeskate! She brings to our club, 3 years of coaching experience in CanSkate and STARSkate. She is a Primary STARSkate Trained coach!
Megan’s coaching philosophy is to help her skaters learn how to reach their goals through hard work and dedication to the sport. Her passion to continue learning from mentor coaches and educational opportunities has allowed her to develop a variety of coaching techniques to tailor to each skater.
When Megan isn’t on the ice, you will find her studying as a Primary Education student at the University of Alberta! We know that the experience you gain teaching young children on the ice will follow you into the classroom in your future!

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