Brittany Rowe received her CanSkate Coach Certification on May 22.
Rowe who now resides in Redvers, grew up in Carlyle and started figure skating at the age of 12 when she joined the Carlyle Skating Club.
To receive certification a skater has to have completed a threeday CanSkate Course, which she attended in Regina in April 2019. Once completing the course the skater has three years to complete all the other necessary requirements laid out by CanSkate.
First up for Rowe was completing the Mentorship Interview that is done with a Certified Skate Canada coach.
Next up the skater needs to produce two videos of oneself coaching two different CanSkate lessons. Rowe chose a “balance circuit” and a “control circuit” for her videos, which are then submitted to the SkateCanada website becoming part of the skater’s individual portfolio.
The skater’s portfolio also includes the mentorship interview and the skater’s coaching philosophy, coaching goals and the skating development philosophy that the applicant will use once receiving certification, to teach the skaters.
Rowe was able to complete these requirements in one year.
Rowe took over the CanSkate coaching position at the Carlyle Skating Club in November of 2019 where she had prior experience working as a helper with other coaches for several years. She developed a keen interest in coaching through these experiences and plans to coach this coming fall in Carlyle. She will attend the Regional Coaching Course this September, in Regina, which will take three days to complete.