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Meet our team of expert coaches!




  • Provincial Coach Certified

  • National Coach in Training

  • 11 years coaching experience

  • Private, semi-private and small group lessons available

  • Coaching Fee--$12.00 1/4 hour lesson


Irina is a figure skating coach, choreographer and off-ice specialist. She is Provincial Coach certified and National Coach in training. 

As a skater, she competed for Russia nationally as a Senior Singles and internationally as a Senior Synchro skater. After finishing her competitive career she assisted/coached at her alma mater St. Petersburg Olympic School of Figure Skating. 

Irina received a Master's degree from the University of St Petersburg in Physical Education and Sport. She is also certified in First aid and CPR

A Professional performer for over 10 years in various ice shows/events around the world. 

Irina arrived in Canada in 2011, and began her Canadian coaching career in beautiful New Brunswick, then moving to Ontario and coaching in Quinte region, Kingston and Ottawa clubs with skaters of all levels from CanSkate to Junior. 

She also enjoys Yoga and Pilates and is a certified instructor in both.

Irina is the Head coach for Prince Edward County Skating club and coaches at the Quinte Skating club, She also provides freelance choreography all around Ontario. 

“Skating is an amazing journey! and My purpose is to make this journey for you as rich and full as possible!”



  • Coaching since September 2010

  • Regional Coach

  • Programs: CanSkate, Rising star, Star 1 and 2’s STARskate 

  • Available for private, semi-private and group lessons

  • Coaching Fee - $9.00 per 15 mins session

  • Email:

  • Phone: (613) 848-2803

Alex Shaw


Alex Shaw is a Quinte Skating Club alumnus beginning at the age of 4 and skating fifteen years with QSC. While skating she volunteered as a Program Assistant (PA) helping to support the club that was so integral to her life.  Alex returned as a coach with the Quinte Skating Club and has spent the past 8 years supporting new and experienced skaters as they ‘reach for the stars’.  Prior to coaching at QSC Alex coached in Prince Edward County and Trenton – the return to Quinte felt like coming home for her! Alex has been the carnival coordinator multiple times for the Quinte Skating Club and has devoted time supporting club special events like the Christmas Skating Party for the Star Skaters.  Her commitment to sports is further evidenced by her role on the local soccer board as statistician and her own dedication as a long-time soccer player and team coach’s rep. Alex skated for 5 years on the Prince Edward synchro skating team, before that skating one year with the St. Catharine’s Synchro Team.

Alex, as a busy mother of 3, is an Early Childhood Educator in a kindergarten class.  This, combined with her devotion to her skaters, is evidence of her passion for teaching and working with children. 



  • 15 years experience

  • Certification NCCP Level: National Coach Trained, Provincial Coach Certified 

  • Certified First Aid and CPR  

  • Base Coach, Resource, Dance, Skills, Choreography, Edges/Stroking 

  • Choreography and Resource Coaching 

  • Private Student Availability: Accepting students for Privates and Semi-Private Lessons Available

  • Coaching Fee: $10.50 per 1/4 hour session

  • Phone: 613-920-5254

  • Email:

Lindsay Newbery


Lindsay’s coaching philosophy is evident in all that she does. It is through her love of the sport that she provides a safe and enjoyable skating environment for every skater with whom she works. She is dedicated to each one of her students with the goal of helping them achieve their dreams. It is Lindsay’s desire that her skaters become well-rounded athletes and individuals.  She wants to help them maintain their passion for the sport while providing knowledge, good technique, creativity and a strong work ethic to help them become the best skaters they can be. 

Lindsay has 15 years coaching experience. She attended the 2013 and 2018 National Coaching Summit and numerous other coaching seminars learning from some of the best coaches: Brian Orser, Lee Barkell, Jeff Buttle, Christy Krall, Pasquale Camerlango, Lindon Johnson, Manon Parron, Bob Emerson, Doug Leigh, Michelle Leigh, Elisabeth Manley, Robert O’Toole, Darlene Joseph, Sandra Bezic, etc.  Lindsay has coached skaters to Sectional Medalists, Skate Ontario Provincial Medalists, EOSIC Medalists, Skate Ontario Super Series Finals, Skate Ontario Provincial Championships and Skate Canada Challenge. 



  • Regional Coach

  • Certified CanPower coach

  • 39 years coching experience

  • Private and semi-private lessons available

  • Fee: $9.50 per 15 minute session

  • Email:

  • Telephone: (613) 968-3230 (h) (613) 273-7200 (c)

Wanda Coons


Wanda was born and raised in Belleville. She has been coaching for 41 years and was a member of the Quinte Skating Club for about 13 years before turning professional.  She has also spent many years teaching at the Frankford and Tweed Skating Clubs.  For many years Wanda instructed power skating with the club and was fortunate enough to see some hockey players go on careers in the NHL.  Wanda loves to see skaters improve and be excited to celebrate their accomplishments.  Her main goal is to see the skaters have fun and enjoy their skating experience.



  • 37 years teaching experience

  • Certified Powerskating Instructor

  • NCCP Level 2 certified Provincial Level

  • NCCP Level 3 technical National In Training

  • NCCP Level 3 theory National In Training

  • St. John Ambulance certified (Expiry April 27, 2022)

  • Completed the training in Modules and exams on the new testing system.

  • Coaching Fee: $13.50 per 1/4 hour session

  • Phone: (613) 849-98131 (c) (613) 968-2852 (h)

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Janice Beer


Janice has been teaching skating lessons for the past 37 years.  She teaches all levels: CanSkate, Powerskating, STARSkate Intermediate and Senior skaters and Competitive skaters.  Janice also coached an adult Synchro team for four years as well as individual lessons to adult skaters.

Janice enjoys the sport because it develops the physical and mental ability of each individual skater.


Janice coaches in many of the surrounding area skating clubs. Everyone, Janice included, has a common goal for their children, to learn and to have fun. Janice enjoys working with skaters to develop their individual skills to make them the best they can be.  

Skating is a big part of Janice’s life since she stepped on the ice at 5 years old.  Janice skated and competed for the Quinte Figure Skating Club and attended many summer skating schools in Peterborough and Oshawa throughout her skating career.

Janice has been a CanSkate and hockey mom when her boys were skating.  They still love hockey – this lifelong love of skating and hockey comes directly from her insistence they master basic skating skills.

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  • National Coach

  • 36 Years Experience

  • Private and Semi-private lessons

  • Email:

  • Telephone: (613) 968-2007

Kim Crothers


Currently not taking on new skaters.

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