Dominic Turgeon, Head Coach
Dominic has close to 30 years coaching history, having been an N.C.C.P. level 3 certified coach since 1995. Throughout those 30 years he has consistantly trained both competitive and recreational level skaters to a high standard of quality and discipline. A former Triple Gold and Junior competitive skater, Dominic was trained by three different World and Olympic level coaches, most notably Dough Leigh of the Mariposa School of Skating.
Cleve Shilingford, Club Coach, Powerskating, (250) 245-1415
Cleve Shillingford is a Skate Canada Power Skating Coach for the Fuller Lake Skating Club for over 10 years. He has taught kids of all ages and levels. His strength is in his ability to take kids that have difficulty skating and teach them to be effective skaters. He believes kids need to have fun when they are learning new skills. That keeps them coming back. Cleve is also the 2nd Vice President in charge of skating and development for Cowichan Minor Hockey Association. Many of his students have went on to play competitive hockey. The kids are evaluated at every level and are given a report card at the end of the season letting them know what they need to work on. Cleve uses his 42 years of playing hockey both at the recreational and competitive level to assist him in letting his students know when a taught skill should be used when playing hockey. Cleve believes that being and effective skaters not only makes the game more enjoyable but reduces the chance of the player being injured on the ice.
Lorraine Francisty, Club Coach
Lorraine has over 39 years of coaching experience and is NCCP fully certified Level 3 & Partial Level 4, CEP: Gold Status. She completed her Gold Freeskate, Gold Dances, Bronze Rhythm Dance, Junior Competitive Dance, Novice Competitive Singles and Gold Skating Skills Class 1. Lorraine also has many years of experience coaching Synchronized Skating.
Paris Hanke, Junior Club Coach
Paris has been skating for 11 years at the Fullee Lake Skating Club. She started assisting with the CansSkate program7 years ago and has continued on to take her CanSkate coaching course. For the past year, she has coached under Shannon McKinlay, helping run the CanSkate program. Paris is a full time VIU student but loves spending her free time at the rink.
Amber Ree, Junior Club Coach
Amber has been skating with Fuller Lake Skating Club since the age of 5. She took her Skate Canada NCCP Canskate Coaching course in August of 2016 and has been working alongside head coaches to help create Interpretive's for the younger skaters. Amber has completed her Gold Interpretive, Gold Skills, Gold Dances and is currently on her Senior Silver Freeskate.
Kailee Bowman, Team Coach
Kailee has 10 years of professional coaching experience and has her Fitness Leadership Diploma and is NCPP Level 3 Certified. She completed her Diamond Dance, Gold Interpretive, Gold Skills, Junior Silver Freeskate, and Pre-Novice Competitive Dance Tests. Kailee specializes in coaching Singles, Dance, Skills, Interpretive, Chereography, and Special Olympics. Kailee was the Provincial Champion for Interpretive, former Provincial Competitor in Freeskate, Triathlon, Interpretive and Skills.
Adrian Matei, Team Coach
Adrian is a four-time Romanian national silver medalist, competed at the World Junior Championships, European Championships and ISU Grand Prix competitions. Adrian skated professionally in ice shows for seven years, in which five of those years were with Disney On Ice. He has been coaching for 4 years and has his partial NCCP Level 2. Adrian will maily be working on jumping technique, spinning, stroking, off ice rotation and harness work.
Kassi Clairmont, Team Coach
* Biography coming soon!
Luisa Shillingford (250) 245-1415
Test & Regristration
2876 Fuller Lake Rd
Telephone Luisa Shillingford @ 250-245-1415
For specific skating level inquiries or to arrange lessons, please contact one of our coaches.