Whistler Skating Club is committed to:
Conducting a variety of skating programs at the skill and age levels appropriate to the club's membership.
Operating on a non-profit basis for the general purpose of providing skating facilities at a reasonable cost to all members.
Providing Skate Canada qualified coaches for all programs.
Providing adequate insurance coverage for all members.
Board of Directors
President: Paul Girodo
Treasurer: Eva Bergersen
Director : Sarah Neilsen (member at large)
Coaches Representative: Dianne Diamond
Past President: Robert Risso
To contact any of the board members, please send an email.
"I absolutely love instilling the joy of skating in children. I am continually rewarded when I see my students perfectly executing an important skill, and wearing a broad smile each time they attain a goal on which they have been working so hard."
Two-time Bronze Medalist at Canadian Jr Figure Skating Championships and International Canadian Team Member
Skate Canada, Triple Gold Test: Figures, Free Style and Competitive
Master’s Degree in Sport Sociology/Sport Administration, Queen’s University
26 years of coaching recreational to international competitors
Can Skate, Star Skate Certified and Regional Coach Skate Canada certified
“Skating has been a passion of mine my whole life. The rink, is my second home and the people I have met throughout my skating journey, are my second family. I am honoured to be able to pass on my passion and knowledge to young skaters. I love watching them grow in their journey of skating and as young individuals. I will continue to push, encourage, motivate, support and share laughter together as we will enjoy this beautiful and tough sport!”
Gold Free Skate, Gold Dance, Gold Skills, Gold Interpretive
Competed up to the Novice level
National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) Certified status in both level 1 (Regional) and level 2 (Sectional) coaching in Figure Skating. Trained status in Level 3 (National).
Trained technical officials panel data input and video replay operator
Trained as a Technical Specialist and Assistant Technical Specialist with provisional official capacity
Ballet, Grade 8 Royal Academy of Dance and was in the advanced level
The University of Western Ontario Bachelor’s Degree of Business Management and Organizational Studies with a minor in French
“Skating has been apart of my life since I was a child and I find so much joy being on the ice and sharing my love of skating with participants of all ability levels. I love being involved in the learning and development of new skills; holding a child's hand for their first steps at CanSkate, seeing their eyes light up when they complete a challenging skill or supporting a skater in their dedication to achieve a personal best.“