Coach & Choreographer
Brant Competitive Team
I work out of the competitive skating center of BRantford. Our focus is building strong competitive athletes from the grassroots level to the senior international stage. The strength of our program lies in our attention to detail and in developing the total package that each skater can achieve. From solid technical skills, strength and flexibility conditioning and edge quality to endurance, choreography and musicality, we provide a training environment that touches on all of these crucial aspects on a daily basis. As a direct result of our team approach to coaching and training, our athletes are flourishing in the competitive arena and have achieved success on the national and international circuit.
Dance Director & Synchro Coach
The first time I stepped on the ice was at the age of 13. Ever since, I knew this was my passion and it’s what I needed to do for the rest of my life.
In five short years, I went from Learn to Skate to Junior with the main focus being ice Dance Pairs and Synchro. In my last year, I was a member of the Junior National Team and competed in Novice Dance Pairs.
I continued to pursue my love for skating by turning professional, which took me all over the world working for major entertainment companies. I had contracts with companies such as Disney, Stage Entertainment, 20th Century Fox and the reality TV show Dancing on Ice. I was fortunate to work in the entertainment industry for 19 years.
I have been coaching for 8 years now teaching FreeSkate, Dance, Stroking/Skills and have a strong love for Choreography & Synchro.
I’m a certified Regional Coach and have been patiently waiting for the release date for the Provincial course from Skate Canada. I’ve attended over 40 seminars that specialize in various aspects of skating and continue to learn new techniques to provide the best coaching I possibly can.
Stepping on the ice with BSC 30 years ago had such a positive impact on my life. I am eager to create the same experience for the new skaters to come!
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.
My name is Kaylyn Pecaric and I am a Certified Level 2 Provincial Coach with 14 years coaching experience. Throughout my coaching career I have coached numerous skaters through their Gold tests and qualify for the Provincial StarSkate Championships.
I skated competitively for 10 years and achieved my Junior Competitive Singles test and Gold Skills, Dance and Freeskate tests. I graduated from Brock University with a Bachelor of Sport Management, and skated on their Varsity team for 3 seasons where I was a 2 time OUA All-Star. It is a privilege to work with skaters of all ages, to teach them to skate and watch them grow and excel within the sport. I love the relationships and sense of community unique to skating clubs. I enjoy sharing my knowledge, passion and love for the sport of figure skating with skaters of all ages and levels.
My passion for figure skating started at a young age and I went on to complete the Gold Dance, Gold Skills and Gold Interpretive tests, as well as the Gold FreeSkate Elements and Senior Silver FreeSkate Program tests. I also skated on the McMaster Varsity Figure Skating Team during my time as an undergraduate student.
I have a Bachelor of Science in Honours Kinesiology and a Masters of Professional Kinesiology, where I specialized in High Performance Sport. I love off-ice training and helping skaters build strength needed for on ice success.
I am very excited to share my passion for figure skating and physical activity with skaters of all ages and levels. My hope is to help inspire a love for this sport with everyone that I coach.
Lisa Chatterson Elley
Canskate Trained Coach
I skated as a child into my teens then life took me into a different direction and I left the skating world. I have since returned as an adult. I hope to achieve my gold tests in skills, dance and artistic. I’m currently at the Star 9 level. I am also an Adult Competitor, have competed locally and at two ISU adult competitions and hope to attend many more.
I look forward to many years with the club. I want to promote to the youth that skating for life is a thing. I don’t want anyone to have regrets of giving it up for whatever reason like I do. I came back but so wish I did earlier than in my 40’s.
Skate for Life
Follow Your Dreams
Never Give Up
Canskate Trained Coach
I started properly skating when I was 6 years old at the Dresden Skating Club, and I’ve skated basically every season since. In 2017, I moved to Brantford to attend Wilfrid Laurier University, where I graduated with my Honors Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media and Journalism, with a minor in Indigenous Studies, and loved the city so much I decided to stay.
While I became an official CanSkate coach in 2019, I have lots of other involvement with skating and Skate Canada prior to coaching. I was a Pre-Can and CanSkate program assistant with the Dresden Skating Club for 9 years and was a member of the Laurier Brantford Figure Skating Club throughout my entire time at Laurier, and was the President of the club in my 3rd and 4th year. I have also volunteered at national and international level competitions. Skating has been my passion for several years, and I am excited to share my love of skating with others, and to gain experience as a coach!