Our Team

Figure 8 Skating Club has a team of wonderful coaches as well as an office manager.

Coaching Team

The coaching team instructs skaters in technical skill development, physical training, musical interpretation and mental preparation. All coaches have received training and certification through Skate Canada and the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP).


Shelley Douglas – Skating Director

  • National Coach Certified, partial High Performance
  • Over 25 years coaching experience
  • Skate Canada Skills Evaluator
  • Base Level Technical Specialist (BLTO) – in training
  • Hockey Skating Skills Coordinator experience
  • Bachelor of Science – Kinesiology, diploma in Manual Osteopathic Therapy

Personal Achievements:

  • Coach/Choreographer of provincial and national level skaters
  • Coached skaters from beginner to Gold and Senior competitive singles
  • Alberta Winter Games Coach 2006 & 2016
  • Former Senior competitive skater and national competitor
  • Senior Competitive Singles, Junior Competitive Dance
  • Gold Freeskate
  • Gold Skills
  • Gold Dance
  • Gold Artistic

Shelley’s Bio

skatingdirector@figure8skating.ca 


Justine Toppin – CanSkate Coordinator & Coach

  • Regional Coach Certified
  • 14 years coaching experience
  • Bachelor of Science, Masters of Science-Ecology, University of Alberta

Personal Achievements:

  • Gold Skills
  • Gold Dance
  • Sr Bronze Freeskate
  • Introductory Artistic

canskatecoordinator@figure8skating.ca 


Cassidy Connell – CanSkate Coordinator & Coach

  • Regional Coach Certified
  • 4 years coaching experience

Personal Achievements:

  • Gold Skills
  • Gold Dance
  • Gold Artistic
  • Sr Bronze Freeskate

Brielle Pulfer – Coach

  • Regional Coach Certified
  • 6 years coaching experience

Personal Achievements:

  • Gold Freeskate
  • Gold Dance/Partial Diamond Dance
  • Gold Skills
  • Gold Artistic

Juline Sieben – Coach

  • Regional Coach Trained
  • 9 years coaching experience

Personal Achievements:

  • Senior Women’s Sectional Competitor
  • Gold Freeskate
  • Gold Skills
  • Gold Dance
  • Gold Artistic

Reagan Barford – Coach

  • Regional Coach Certified
  • 5 years coaching experience
  • bilingual in French

Personal Achievements:

  • Gold Dance
  • Gold Artistic
  • Sr Silver Skills
  • Sr Bronze Freeskate

Abigail Hill – Coach

  • Regional Coach in Training
  • 1 year coaching experience
  • bilingual in French

Personal Achievements:

  • STAR 9 Skills
  • STAR 9 Dance
  • STAR 5 Freekskate

ChloĆ© Gauvreau – Coach

  • CanSkate Coach
  • 2 years coaching experience
  • bilingual in French

Personal Achievements:

  • 2020 Program Assistant of the Year Award – Skate Canada Alberta-NWT/Nunavut Section
  • Gold Skills
  • STAR 9 Dance
  • STAR 7 Artistic
  • STAR 5 Freeskate

Rochelle Beekman – Coach

  • CanSkate Coach
  • 1 year coaching experience
  • bilingual in French

Personal Achievements:

  • Junior Women’s sectional competitor
  • Gold Freeskate
  • Gold Artistic
  • STAR 7 Skills
  • STAR 7 Dance

Claire Slauenwhite – Coach

  • CanSkate Coach

Personal Achievements:

  • STAR 8 Skills
  • STAR 8 Dance
  • STAR 6 Freeskate

Lana Bezik – Coach

  • CanSkate Coach

Personal Achievements:

  • Partial Gold Dance
  • STAR 9 Skills
  • STAR 9 Artistic
  • STAR 7 Freeskate

Office Manager

Jacklyn Blades

Jacklyn is available to answer questions you may have on our programs and registration.

Office Hours at Kenilworth Arena:

  • Wednesdays 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm
  • Saturdays 11:15 am – 12:15 pm

Contact: info@figure8skating.ca