Doug Leigh, international Level V professional coach will be conducting a seminar at the Mariposa East Skating Centre today and tomorrow.
Local skaters and organizers are excited to have this calibre of a seminar, right here in their training grounds.
Besides local skaters and coaches, there will be attendees from Ontario, P.E.I., plus a skater from Turkey who is currently training with professional coach and program director of the local skating club, Angela Coady.
She said the public are welcome to visit the Bell Aliant Arena at the Wellness Centre on either day between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to see Leigh and skaters in action.
Leigh coached Olympic and world skaters including Brian Orser, Elvis Stoiko and many others.
Pre-registration for all skating programs, regardless of age or level, is now taking place by going to the club’s website:www.mariposaeastskatingcentre.ca.
The fall camp will run Sept. 2 to Oct. 15 with winter programs running Oct. 16 to March 8. The revamped Canskate (national learn to skate program) will be run by Coady with 15 assistants and offers a new program with skaters moving from station to station, report cards given twice a year and incentive badges for skaters passing skills at each level.