McKenzie Crawford

McKenzie Crawford

  Freelance Coach

My name is McKenzie Crawford, I am a former National and International competitor. I have been on tour in Europe for the past seven years as a Principal Female Soloist. I have worked with many different companies including Royal Carribean International, Stage Entertainment: Holiday on Ice, and Stageworks Worldwide Entertainment. 

Taina Lickers

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  Adult and Youth Synchro Coach

Ty has been involved in synchronized skating for over 30 years as a skater and a coach. Her greatest accomplishments as a coach have been taking the Six Nations Iroquois Traditions to their first National Championships in 2001 where they finished 6th and in 2011 taking the Crystal Formations to their first National Championships where they finished 15th.  

As a skater, Ty has skated for many teams throughout Central and Western Ontario at the Juvenile through Adult levels, including Junior and Senior Competitive. She has competed at the National level for many years and has been a part of many winning teams. Ty's greatest accomplishments as a skater include:

  • 2007 Canadian Adult Competitive Champions with Mississauga Ice Precise 
  • 2008 Canadian Adult Competitive Champions with Ilderton Classic Jets
  • 2011 Canadian Adult 1 Silver Medalists with Ilderton Classic Jets.

Lee-Ann McMillan


  Freelance Coach
PrePower/Power Director
CanSkate Assistant

- Level 3 Certified Skate Canada Coach
- CanPower Hockey Certified Skate Canada Coach
- World Competitor Senior Pairs, Canadian National Team Member
- 4 time National Championship competitor & 4 time medalist, Canada Winter Games, Ontario Winter Games, Divisional & Sectional Competitor and medalist
- Quadruple Gold Medalist: Gold Freeskate, Gold Figures, Gold Dance, Gold Pair
Singles Junior Competitve Test
- Coached International, National, Sectional, & Regional competitors
- 37 years of teaching experience
- Co-Founder/Director of Three Seasons Skating School Inc. for 25 years, providing off season skating to Brantford and area skaters.
- Honourary Member of the Preston Figure Skating Club
- Inductee in the Brantford and Area Sports Hall of Recognition
- Coach to all levels of skating
- Devoted to the overall development of a skater

Nancy Osborn


  Freelance Coach
CanSkate Director

I have been a full-time Skate Canada Coach for 40 years. 24 of those years with the Brant Skating Club. For the past several, I have been co-director of the Flashing Blades ice show.

I am a NCCP Level 3 Certified Coach and have started on my Level 4 tasks. I have studied dance at the University of Waterloo specializing in choreography and music. For the past 23 years I have been owner and operator of Three Seasons Skating School Inc. offering ice time and programs to the skaters in surrounding areas in the Spring, Summer and Fall. I enjoy coaching all levels of skating from CanSkate to Competitive. I have had many skaters achieve their Gold medals in Free Skate, Skills and Interpretive. I Love Skating!
Alison Purkiss

Alison Purkiss
  Freelance Coach
Brant Competitive Team

Brianne Searle

  Freelance Coach
PreCanSkate Director

I have been a member of the Brant Skating Club for the past 20 years. I have completed my Gold tests in Skills, Interpretive, and Dance.  I have also passed 2 Diamond dances and am currently working on achieving the remaining Diamond dances. I am a Skate Canada Primary STARSkate Certified coach qualified to coach skaters at any level in freeskate, dance and skills.

I graduated from the Concurrent Education program at Wilfrid Laurier/Nipissing with my Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education degrees and am currently a teacher with the Grand Erie District School Board.

I am excited to continue my coaching career at the BSC!

Lindsay S

Lindsay Stieh

Freelance Coach

My name is Lindsay Stieh and I am a Skate Canada Coach. My figure skating dreams started when I was 3 years old at the Norwich and District Skating Club. I knew from a young age that I wanted to be a figure skating coach so at 16 I took the CanSkate Course. I started coaching in Norwich and was a long time Program Assistant. My dreams and goals became larger and I needed to skate in a more competitive club, so I started at Preston Skating Club, which allowed me to coach and gain valuable 6 years experience there.

My coaching philosophy is for skaters to set goals, reach them, and have a lot of fun along the way! I coach in a positive, friendly, and encouraging manner to achieve skater success. I tend to focus on technique, freeskate, interpretive, stroking, and fitness. 

I am an ambitious person who has recently opened my own fitness studio in Woodstock, Ontario. I also sell sporting gifts, blade soakers, hand made mitts, skating quilts, etc. to provide a full service to all skaters. I still have skating dreams of competing at the Senior Level in competition that I want to achieve in the next couple years while getting my next level of coaching.


Lance Vipond


I am a National, World & Olympic level choreographer.  I have had the privilege of coaching and choreographing for skaters of all ages and abilities including National Champions at every level from Juvenile to Senior, in Ladies, Men and Pairs, World Junior, Junior and Senior Grand Prix and Grand Prix Final competitors, and World and Olympic medalists.  I am the choreographer for 2017 World Silver Medalist, 3 time National Champion and 2014 Olympic Silver Medalist, Kaetlyn Osmond, National Pairs Bronze Medalists and 2014 Olympic & World competitors, Paige Lawrence & Rudi Sweigers, and Canadian National Team Member, Keegan Messing.  As a skater I was an 8 time National Championship competitor, a 2 time Canadian National Team Member, a World Junior competitor and an International Gold Medalist.

I am also a profressional actor having graduated from the MacEwan University Theatre Arts program in Edmonton Alberta as well as having attended the Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts in England.

I enjoy using my vast experience in skating, theatre, music and dance to help skaters find their "inner artist".