CSC Coaching Staff
Since 1992 the Clavet Skating Club has attracted high calibre coaches who help us support the philosphy of skating is fun to learn, inspirational to watch, and requires the training and athleticism of any rigorous sport along with the grace and agility of a ballerina, the speed of a sprinter, the creativity of an artist and the talent of an entertainer.
Shelby Sawatzky - Head Coach
I have been coaching for 10 years and am regional certified but working towards achieving my provincial certification. I am also CanPower Certified. Away from the rink, I have completed my Bachelors of Education specializing in Elementary Education. I am currently teaching grade 4 in Clavet.
As a skater, I have accomplished my Gold Freeskate Dance and Skills. I spent 10 years on Skate Canada Saskatchewan's High Performance Team.
My coaching philosophy is that skating has given me so much that I want to give back through the power of instruction. I coach with energy, honesty and excitement. I strive to provide a safe space for children to be themselves while ensuring work ethic and positive self worth that lasts a lifetime.
Lauren Mitchell - Rising Star and Jr. StarSkate Coach
My skating career started at the Clavet Skating Club where I developed a love for the sport! I started coaching to share my passion for skating with others. Throughout my years with the club, I have had the opportunity to develop life long friendships, memories, and skating achievements. During my time as a skater, I successfully passed two Gold level tests. Now, as a coach, I am Regional Certified. Away from the rink, I am currently in my fourth and final year of completing my Crop Science degree at the University of Saskatchewan.
Mikaela McFall - CanSkate Coach
I have been a part of the skating club for 12 years and I am excited to help coach the CanSkate program. I completed two gold level tests as a skater and I have also completed the Club Coach Course and working towards completing my trained and certified status. As a skater I enjoyed the positive and encouraging environment the coaches and club created. I hope to create the same encouraging and learning environment while coaching on the ice. Off the ice, I am currently working towards a degree in accounting at the University of Saskatchewan.
Kara Hollinda - StarSkate Coach
Kara is an Occupational Therapist who loves skating and her dog, Rudy! She lives in Saskatoon with her fiancé, Paul. Kara has almost 10 years of coaching experience in CanSkate, Rising STARs, STARSkate and Beginner Synchronized Skating. She has her Gold Dance, Skills, and Interpretive tests as well as her Senior Bronze FreeSkate test. Kara is very grateful and excited to be back on the ice coaching this skating season!
Colette Kernaleguen - CanPower and StarSkate Coach
Colette is currently a 4th year Kinesiology student at the U of S. She has been coaching for 6 years. Colette coaches CanPower and STARSkate in Clavet. Coaching is her passion! She also enjoys an active lifestyle that includes yearly trips to Jasper and participating in activities with her nieces and nephews. Colette is looking forward to working with the skaters this year to help them achieve their goals!