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Coach Matthew Smith


Email:

matthewryansmith733@gmail.com


Training / Education:

- N.C.C.P. Primary STARSkate Certified

- STARSkate 1-5 Assessor Certified

- Skate Canada Regional Coach

- Certified Skate Canada Canskate Coach

- Ballet, ballroom, modern, contemporary

- Member: The Ice Men (men's charity synchronized skating team)

- Ph.D., Art and Visual Culture, Western University


Competitive Experience:

- Canadian National Figure Skating Championships (Junior)

- Canadian National Figure Skating Championships (Novice)

- Canadian National Ice Dance Team (Novice)

- Coaches: Roy and Sue Bradshaw, Canadian Ice Dance Academy (Toronto)
- 26+ years skating experience


Specialties:

- Ice dance (Star 1 - Diamond)

- Stroking (all levels)

- Skills (Preliminary - Sr. Silver)

- Canskate (Stages 1-6)

- Freeskate (Preliminary - Jr. Bronze)


Tests Passed:

- Junior competitive dance

- Gold dance

- Gold skills

- Gold creative dance

- Sr. bronze freeskate

- Bronze artistic (singles freeskate)