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Mitchell Skating Club – Program Coordinator

Michaila is a Certified CanSkate Coach and Trained Regional StarSkate Coach. She has been coaching for 8 years, currently coaching in Cambridge and Mitchell. As a skater, Michaila achieved all 5 Gold Skate Canada tests in Skills, Dance, Freeskate, Singles Interpretive, and Couples Interpretive. She now teaches all of these disciplines in addition to teaching CanSkate. Outside of the rink, Michaila studies Kinesiology and Psychology, and enjoys hiking, painting, and being with friends and family. 


Austin is an in-training Regional STARSkate coach. He is currently coaching in New Hamburg and Stratford as well.  Austin is currently still competing in freeskate programs at the provincial level. Austin has also achieved all of his gold tests. Outside of coaching and skating, Austin enjoys dragon boating with a local team. Austin looks forward to meeting all the new skaters this year.


Power Skating Coach

Kevin is a NCCP Certified Power Skating Coach with Skate Canada. Kevin has taught Power Skating for Twin City Hockey Skating School, Wilmot Wolverines, Girls Hockey Association, and the AAA Huron/Perth Lakers. He has also taught privately up to Jr. B Level. Kevin currently coaches all levels of the Skate Canada Program in New Hamburg and Stratford.
Kevin believes that proper techniques that are taught properly and practiced correctly will help skaters improve at a faster speed. Power skating helps the stronger players hone in on their skills and allows the weaker skaters the ability to catch up! Kevin’s goal with Power Skating is to provide all skaters with the knowledge necessary to help them enjoy their hockey or ringette experience!


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.