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Our Coaches

JENNIFER PORTER

Jennifer has been a head coach of the Mitchell Skating Club since 2015. She started skating with the club at the age of 2 years old. During her skating career she has trained 4 years with the Mariposa Club in Barrie ON. Jennifer succeeded as a triple gold medalist in Free skate, Dance and Figures (which is now known as skills). She has competed at a Junior competitive level and also has her Senior competitive test complete. Jennifer has been coaching for 20 years with her Level 2 certification. Off the ice Jennifer enjoys hunting,fishing,camping and spending time with family.

TINA BURNETT

Tina Burnett is a certified Regional STARSkate Coach and certified CANSkate Coach. This is Tina’s 8th season coaching figure skating. She coaches all skating disciplines; FreeSkate, Skills, Interpretive and Dance from the STAR 1 to Gold levels as well as the CanSkate programs. As a skater, Tina was a triple Gold skater, achieving Gold in Skills, Interpretive, and Dance and reached Sr. Silver in FreeSkate. She has also been successful competing at a national level with synchronized skating teams. Outside the rink, Tina is an Early Childhood Educator teaching Kindergarten and enjoys spending quality time with her husband and two daughters.

DINAH ROSE

Dinah has been a Registered level one skate Canada coach for 14 years. She previously coached at the Tavistock and District Skating Club where she was a former skater and completed her Gold Skills and Dance tests.  Dinah brings experience to the Canskate and STAR programs. This will be her second season at the Mitchell Skating Club. Dinah and her husband Adam have three young daughters who are also learning their way around the rink! 

TRUDY FIELD

Trudy Field is certified as a Provincial STARSkate, CanPowerSkate, and CANSkate Coach. Trudy has been coaching skating for approximately eighteen years in a number of clubs. She currently coaches in Monkton, Milverton, Wellesley, and Mitchell.  She coaches all skating disciplines; FreeSkate, Skills and Dance from the Preliminary to Gold levels as well as the CanSkate and  CanPowerSkate programs. As a skater, Trudy reached Gold levels in Skating Skills and Dance, and Jr. Silver in FreeSkate. Trudy lives in Wellesley with her husband and two children.  She loves to see those ‘a-ha’ moments when a skater has mastered a skill and feels a sense of pride and achievement.