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Welcome to the Mount Pearl-Paradise Skating Club!



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Skate Canada trains and certifies coaches through the Coaching Association of Canada’s National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP). All coaches must maintain the following requirements to be in good standing:

  • Skate Canada Coaching Membership
  • Skate Canada NCCP Status
  • Valid First Aid Certification
  • Background screening
  • Completion of Respect in Sport Training Activity Leader Training
  • Completion of the Skate Canada Code of Ethics

Club Coaches

Daisy Power

Director of Coaching
Certification: Provincial Coach Certified
Bio: Daisy has over 20 years experience coaching at all levels of skating. Currently Daisy coaches Pre-CanSkate, CanSkate, Synchro, STAR and Competitive skaters. She is currently the Director of Coaching at MPPSC.
Ashley Bishop Certification: Provincial Coach Trained
Bio: Ashley brings 10 years of coaching experience to our club.
Lori Brett Certification: National Coach Certified
Lori has over 20 years of coaching experience. She has coached skaters/teams at the National and International Level with highlights including Junior Grand Prix events in Germany and Bulgaria. Currently teaching the CanSkate, IntroSTAR, Junior, Intermediate and Senior sessions with the Mount Pearl-Paradise Skating Club.
Joanne Burry Certification: Provincial Coach Certified/National Coach in Training
Bio: Joanne has been coaching 30 years (since 1992) and MPPSC is the 3rd club she has been associated with in that time. Joanne coaches all levels from Pre-CanSkate through Senior level skaters, including skaters in the StarSkate and CompetitiveSkate streams. Joanne has served as Club CanSkate administrator for past 10 years.
*Open to accepting students (availability dependent)
Danica Dean Certification: Regional Coach Certified
Bio: Danica
 has been a coach since 2017. Since moving to St. John's in 2019, she has been coaching with MPPSC. Danica currently coaches synchro, STARSkate, and helps out with CanSkate as needed. On STAR sessions, Danica team coaches with Emil Francis. Outside of the rink, Danica is a French student at MUN and skates with the Adult 1 Starlites.
Emil Francis Certification: Regional Coach Certified
Bio: Emil has 
been coaching since 2018 and has been with MPPSC since 2021. He currently coaches CanSkate, STARSkate, and Synchro programs. Outside the rink, Emil is a university student and researcher pursuing political science and gender studies. Emil team coaches with Danica Dean. 
*Currently accepting new skaters to their team
Lindsay Hillier Certification: National Coach Trained
Bio: Lindsay has coached the Pre-CanSkate, CanSkate, STARSkate, CompetitiveSkate and Synchro programs for the past 14 years. 
Not currently accepting new skaters
Brittany Morgan Certification: National Coach Trained
Bio: Brittany has 14 years of coaching experience in Dance, Skills & Freeskate. 
Not currently accepting new skaters
Neal Thorne Certification: National Coach Certified
Neal has 21 years coaching experience. Currently coaches Pre-Canskate, CanSkate, IntroSTAR, STARSkate, and Competitive skaters.
Kevin Walsh Certification: NCCP Level 4, Seneca College Coaching Diploma
Bio: Kevin has coached over 37 years with the Mount Pearl-Paradise Skating Club at all levels of skating. Kevin has coached National and International competitive skaters. Currently Kevin coaches Pre-CanSkate, CanSkate, Synchro, Test and Competitive skaters.
Not currently accepting new skaters.
Miranda Walsh Certification: Provincial Coach Trained
Bio: Miranda has been coaching for ten years. She is a triple gold level skater herself, and a is a past competitive skater. Miranda is presently coaching singles and synchronized skating, and is a K-6 French teacher.
Sarah Walsh Certification: Regional Coach Certified
Bio: Sarah has been coaching for five years with our club. She coaches Pre-CanSkate, CanSkate, IntroSTAR, and STARSkate/Competitive skaters on our Junior and Intermediate sessions. Outside of the rink, Sarah is an active member of the Royal Canadian Naval Reserves and a member of the Adult 1 Starlites Team.

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