Dedication. Expertise. Passion.
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.
I have been coaching for 11 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.
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.
Kara is an Occupational Therapist who loves skating and her dog, Rudy! She lives in Saskatoon with her husband, Paul. Kara has 11 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 excited to be back on the ice coaching this skating season to inspire skaters to develop their life-long love of skating.
Tara is Regional Coach certified and is working towards her Provincial Coach certification.Outside the rink she has completed her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology, and completed herGold Standard Personal Training certification through CSEP. Tara also keeps busy with her RealEstate Photography business, SnapHouss Saskatoon.As a competitive athlete Tara represented Team Saskatchewan, Quebec and Team Canada.With over 10 years on Team Saskatchewan, she competed at many National Championships aswell as Saskatchewan and Canada Winter Games. As a Junior Pair skater, she is a three-timeNational medalist and singles skater silver medalist. In 2014, she competed internationally onthe Grand Prix circuit and qualified for the Junior World Championships in Bulgaria.Tara is very excited to be joining Clavet Skating Club this season!
CanSkate & STARSkate Coach
Alison has been with the Clavet Skating Club for over 15 years, starting in the CanSkate program and progressing through the StarSkate program. During her time as a skater, she successfully passed her Gold FreeSkate, Skating Skills, and Dance tests. She is a Certified CanSkate and Regional Coach.
Alison coached at Clavet for 4 years prior to moving to Minneapolis, MN, to attend the chiropractic program. She is currently a chiropractic student, completing her preceptorship at Confederation Chiropractic and will graduate as a Doctor of Chiropractic in March 2024.
Alison has always loved skating, and looks forward to sharing her passion with the skaters this season. She hopes to inspire people to be life long athletes, and to give back to the community that helped her grow as an individual.
To assist our coaches and help all CanSkaters on the ice some of our STARSkate skaters volunteer their time.