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Joanne Hillis: Professional Coach with Skate Canada since 1990, over 25 years with HSC, Provides Private lessons at all levels.
Qualifications: Primary Starskate certified, Level 1 Certified in Theory, Technical, Practical, Certified Oct -1992 Level 2 in Theory: General/Tech. John’s First Aid, and Back Check completed
Skating Qualifications: Sir Bronze, Free Skate, Gold Dance Test, Skating Skill Class3, Adult Artistic A Test-Singles, Fifth Figure and ½ Sixth Figures.
Fun Fact: Joined HSC as a 5 year old and has never left! Daughter Kyla has had a successful gold level skating career with HSC as well. Son Josh plays travel hockey with the Hespeler Minor Hockey, Hespeler family through and through!!!!
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Kim Yzerman: Professionally coaching for 18 years with HSC.
Coaching Qualification: Level 2 - Sport Science, Skills, Stroking trained,
NCCP Level 1 Certified, St John’s First Aid & CPR
Qualification:Gold Skills, Gold Dances, Junior Silver Free Skate and 5th Figure
Fun Fact: Trained with the Champion Training Centre for 13 years and competed at the WO sectional level. Has a background in jazz, tap, ballet and gymnastics. Works with the WRDSB as an Educational Assistant and has 13 years of experience assisting children with special needs.
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Jill Dunk: Coaching for 9 years
Coaching Qualification: Can-skate Coach 2003, Can-power Coach Certified, Primary Trained –Waiting for Marks on Video
Qualification: Can-Skate, Can-Power
Fun Fact: Skated in Acton, Done Competitive skating Dance and Intrepretive. Next Goal is to obtain Special Olympics Certification
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Jill Strome: Coaching for 13 years all with HSC.
Coaching Qualification: Level 2
Qualification: Gold Dance, Seventh Figure, Sr. Silver Free-skate (elements), Jr Silver Free-skate (program), Honorary member of HCS since 1987
Fun Fact: Skated professionally with Disney on Ice for 4 years. Skated in over 15 countries around the world
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Brittany Deschamps:
Coaching Qualification: Skate Canada Canskate Level
Qualification: Junior Bronze Freeskate, Junior silver skating skills, Silver Interpretive and Gold dances.
Fun Fact: I have been skating with the Hespeler skating club for 23 years now and i have been coaching for 4 years. This past summer I got married at centre ice at Hespeler arena!

HSC Coach
Sandy Fullerton: Professional Coach with Skate Canada for over 30 years.
Coaching Qualification: Certified Level 2, Level 3 Dance, Special Olympics Certified, Red Cross First Aid Certified, Graduate of the NCCP Diploma Program at Seneca College.
Qualification: Gold Freeskate, Gold Dance, Variation Dance, 7th Figure.
Fun Fact: I trained at The Unionville Skating Club. I competed as a single skater and as part of their synchro team. I was Head Coach of a Special Olympics skating program for 10 years.

HSC Coach
Stephanie Hutt-Taylor:
Coaching Qualification: Professional SkateCanada CanSkate Certified Coach. Certified Personal Trainer. NCCP Level 1 & 2 Certified for Multi-Sport. Bachelor of Honours in Kinesiology. Master’s of Science in Exercise Sciences.
Qualification: Sr. Silver Dances and Gold Skating Skills. Sr. Bronze Freeskate (Part 1 & 2).
Fun Fact: I learned how to skate at HSC when I was three years old. Fell in love with the sport of skating and competed/trained as a figure skater for various clubs including the U of T team. Now, I’m happy to be back where it all began.

Assistant Coach:
Kyla Hillis

Hespeler Skating Club
Board Members

Kyla Hillis
President ⁄ Communications
Alyson Sipple
Beth Sipple
Registration Chair
Lara Duarte
Test Chair
Joanne Hillis
Administrative Coach
Brittany Deschamps
Coaches Rep ⁄ Fundraising
Tana Nash
Laura Gies
Kaitlin Davies
Kyle de Beus

Parents are welcome to attend our monthly Board meetings. If you are interested in becoming a Board member please e-mail us.