Brant Skating Club Coaches

Lee-Ann McMillan

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 Freelance Coach
Power Director


reach Lee-Ann at  519-756-0320 or lamcmillan@rogers.com

  • 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
  • 38 years of teaching experience
  • Co-Founder/Director of Three Seasons Skating School Inc. for 26 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 

Alison Purkiss

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Freelance Coach

Technical Director

Brant Competitive Team 


reach Alison at  alisonjpurkiss@gmail.com 

Kevin Stefan

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 Freelance Coach

Synchro Coach

Assistant CanSkate Director  

reach Kevin at   kevinstefan@me.com

Experience:

  • 26 years of skating experience
  • 21 years of Professional Status
  • 19 contracts with various production tours
  • 5 years as a Certified Trained Professional Coach  

My name is Kevin Stefan.  I am a Level 1 Certified Skate Canada Coach and am currently working towards my Level 2.   I love skating.  I love everything about it; the physicality, the rush, the freedom, the speed, the artistry, the training and the list goes on.  No matter how tired or sore I am, as soon as my skates hit the ice all is forgotten.  My energy level is at its fullest and my spirit couldn't be any higher.   I started skating at the age of 13.  I spent 5 short years as a competitive skater with my main focus in Ice Dance Pairs and Synchro.  When I was 18, I was approached by a Talent Scout which lead me into my career as a Professional Skater.  I've been touring the world with multiple major production companies but as of three years ago, I've retired from the show life and have been teaching skating.   Even though it keeps me busy 6 days a week with classes and private students, I'm still able to focus and push towards achieving my goal of becoming a full-time Choreographer.  

Brianne Searle

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Freelance Coach
PreCanSkate Director


reach Brianne at  brianne_searle@hotmail.com

I have been a member of the Brant Skating Club for the past 21 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! 

Trennt Michaud

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 Freelance Coach 


Trennt is a Team Canada pair skater with his skating partner, Evelyn Walsh.  He is the 2019 Canadian national silver medalist and 2017 Canadian national junior champion. 



Teresa Hager

Since 1987, Teresa Hager has been teaching skaters of all ages, from as small as 2 years to mature s

Freelance Coach


reach Teresa at  teresawhager@hotmail.com 


Since 1987, Teresa Hager has been teaching skaters of all ages, from as small as 2 years to mature students in their 50’s.


A seasoned coach with experience working in small and large communities, Teresa has been a leader in many recreational and competitive skating camps, with ability to instruct all disciplines.  She shares a great passion for the sport and art of ice skating, and for seeing skaters develop as students, athletes and individuals. 


Her coaching philosophy is founded in the belief that whether young or adult, recreational or competitive, short or long term, there is always something to be gained from pursuing an activity that can challenge and change you.  


Kaylyn Pecaric

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Freelance Coach


reach Kaylyn at  kaylyn.pecaric@gmail.com 

  

An experienced coach of 12 years, Kaylyn Pecaric has helped many skaters rise through their skill levels to successfully pass Gold tests and qualify for the Provincial Star Skate Championships.


A Certified Level 2 Provincial Coach, Kaylyn was first introduced to the ice by her parents at just 19 months old. Her youthful start led to a 10 year career of competitive skating, and successful completion of Junior Competitive Singles test and Gold Skills, Dance and Freeskate tests.


A graduate of Brock University with a Bacelor of Sport Management, Kaylyn skated on the Varsity team for 3 seasons and was a 2-time OUA All-Star.

Courtney Mori

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Freelance Coach


reach Courtney at  courtney.mori@gmail.com


Skating since the age of 3, Courtney Mori has refined her skills over time to become a Skate Canada Regional Certified Coach qualified to instruct any STAR Level skater. 


Courtney has skated in Barrie, Ontario where she was able to train alongside Olympic athletes under the instruction of elite professionals. She herself has achieved multiple Gold Level credentials as a competitive soloist, including Skills, Free Skate and Singles Junior Competitive.


Off-ice, Courtney teaches as a Registered Early Childhood Educator illustrating her skills of compassion, understanding and leadership. Her coaching philosophy makes use of her educator training, working to provide skaters with the tools for success on and off the ice. She us very passionate about child development, nutrition, mental health, and physical literacy.


Kaetlyn Osmond

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Freelance Coach


 Canada’s most decorated female singles skater, Kaetlyn Osmond, is the 2018 World Champion and winner of three Olympic medals and three national titles. 


Kaetlyn was Introduced to Brantford by her choreographer. Lance Vipond, a past coach with the Brant Skating Club.  She skated as a special guest in the 65th annual Flashing Blades performance, in 2015.


 During her senior career, Kaetlyn won two world championship medals, winning gold in 2018 and a silver in 2017. In 2018 she became the first Canadian woman to win the world championship title in 45 years. On the ISU Grand Prix circuit, she picked up four medals and would go on to qualify for the ISU Grand Prix Final in 2016 and 2017, earning a bronze medal in 2017. 


Elizabeth Rogers

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CanSkate Coach

Brooke Hart

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Coach in Training