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Meet our Coaches

At the Winchester Skating Club, we are very privilaged to have a number of trained and expeirenced coaches.   Each one of them is unique and thouroughly enjoy teaching.   Below is your chance to meet them off the ice.

Leanne van der Zweep

This is Leanne’s 17th year with the Winchester Skating Club. She is a National (Level 3) certified coach and has 19 years of coaching experience in all levels and disciplines, including competitive and test stream, freeskate, dance, skills, interpretive, choreography and off-ice.  Leanne also has a Master’s degree in sport psychology and a Ph.D. in child development. As an amateur skater, Leanne achieved her gold freeskate, skills, dances, and interpretive, as well as her Junior Competitive Test. She will be available on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and her fees are $12.00/15 minute lesson.

For any further information or questions please call Leanne at 613-448-2384.


Chantal Lewis

Chantal is Regional Level certified coach and has 16 years of coaching experience in the province of Quebec and Ontario. She achieved her gold level in Freestyle, 7th figure, Junior Silver in dance and Junior Single Competitive. Chantal was a competitive skater and did intensive training with international and Olympic level coaches and skaters. Through middle and high school, she participated in the “sports-etudes” program for figure skating.  She will be available for private lessons in all Star level sessions this season.

For further information or questions, please email Chantal at


Paula Jones

Paula has 18 years of coaching experience and is a teacher with the Upper Canada District School Board.  Her qualifications include: NCCP Level 1 Certified, Level 2 Theory, ISPC Dance, Singles, Adult, Certified CanPowerSkate.

Paula is currently available on Tuesdays and Saturdays and can be reached at

Amy Baker


Amy has been coaching for 21 years. She has coached for the Winchester Skating Club, the city of St Catharines, and the Special Olympics. She enjoys working with our youngest skaters. They never give up and just keep trying. It is really impressive!

Marina Crober

Marina is trained at the CanSkate level. She has been skating since the age of 3 and was a skater with our club for 16 years. She has completed her gold dances; as well as her gold skills. She has graduated from Carleton University with a degree in Child Studies and a minor in Spanish. She is now attending teacher's college at the University of Ottawa to become an elementary school teacher. She works and volunteers regularly at Winchester Public School, so don't be surprised if your kids recognize her from school!

For further information contact Marina: