Shannon Balabardin photo April 2016

– Certified Intermediate Starskate Provincial Coach (ISPC)
– Specializes in Choreography, Freeskate, Skills & Interpretive
– Coaches all levels of skaters – Beginner to Gold
– Coach of Western Canadian Champions in Synchronized Skating (Master’s Level)
– Professional skater with Disney on Ice for 6 years
– 12 years coaching experience

Shannon Balabardin, Skating Director
Canskate Coordinator


nikolai– Certified Intermediate Starskate Provincial Coach (ISPC)
– Coaches all levels of skaters – Beginners to Sr. Competitive
– Specializes in Freeskate & Choreography & Music editing
– Pro-motion harness coach
– Russian National & International Competitor at the Junior and Senior level
– Bachelor of Physical Education Degree – specializing in the coaching of Figure Skating
– 14 years coaching experience
– “Feature” skater in Disney On Ice
– Principal skater with Russian “Ballet on Ice”
– Development Team seminar Coach

Nikolai Balabardin, Future Stars Coordinator


Martine 2015
– NCCP Level 2
– Gold Medalist in Dance & Free Dance, Figures and Freeskate
– ISU certified in Compulsory, Original and Free Dance
– Jr. Bronze Dance medalist & International Competitor for Canada
– Western Canadian and BC Provincial champion
– Coached for over 30 years
– Coaches Beginners to Adults that are competitors, test stream or recreational skaters
– Holds a Bachelor of Education UBC

Martine McDonald


– NCCP Level 2 & Can Powerskate
– Completed her Jr. Bronze Dance & Sr. Bronze Freeskate
– Coached for over 17 years
– Has taught Canskate for several Skating Clubs in the Vancouver area
– Program Co-ordinator at Centre of Excellence for “Learn to Skate” program
– Director of Promotions at Canada Ice Dance Theatre for 2 years

Michelle Phaneuf



Shanelle Horobec-Available Thurs AM, Fridays and Sundays
-Primary Starskate NCCP Level 1 certified with Gold CEP Status
-Gold Medalist in Skills, Dance, Freeskate, Interpretive & Novice Competitive Singles
-Achieved “Honours with Distinction” on the Royal Academy of Dance Advanced One Ballet exam & on the A.I.D.T. Gold Higher Tap exam
-Attending SFU in Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance & minor in French
-Fluently bilingual in English & French

Shanelle Horobec



-Primary Starskate NCCP Level 1 certified

-Gold Medalist in Dance, Skills & Artistic

-Partners dance – Female steps up to Diamonds & Male steps up to Sr. Silver

-Coaches private & group up to Jr. Bronze level

-Has coached for 10 years in Ontario & Vancouver


Nancy Ford



Faye Marshall


Darcee Matthews