Cathy Skinner


I enjoy working with skaters of all ages and levels and helping to foster their love of skating. This enables them to reach their full potential and achieve their goals while learning valuable life skills to help them in their lives outside of skating.

Teaching Experience

38 Years


NCCP Level 3, 9 Level 4/5 tasks, Gold level for CEP, Special Olympics Canada Competition Coach

Area of Specialization

Freeskate, Dance, Skills, Special Needs skaters

Personal Skating Credentials

  • Freeskate – Gold
  • Dance – Senior Silver
  • Competitive – Novice
  • Figures – 7th

Professional Highlights

  • 2017 Special Olympics Ottawa Female Coach of the Year Award recipient
  • 2016 Eastern Ontario Volunteer Coach of the Year Award recipient
  • 2016 Head Coach for Team Ontario Special Olympics Nationals
  • 2015 Canada Winter Games Team Ontario Coach
  • 2013 Petro Canada Coaching Excellence Award Winner
  • Coached skaters at EOSIC, All-Ontario, Sectional, Eastern Challenge, Junior Nationals, STARSkate Nationals, Adult National and Special Olympics at Provincials, Nationals and World Winter Games competitions.
  • Have Successfully coached numerous skaters through their Gold Tests in figures, freeskate, dance, artistic and skating skills.
  • Work with athletes of all levels from pre-schoolers to adults as well as Special Olympians of all ages and levels.
  • Team Ontario Coach for 2012 Special Olympics National Winter Games in Alberta
  • Team Canada Coach for 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Korea.
  • 1988 EOS and CFSA Coach of the Year
  • Volunteer at many Skate Canada events and committees including 3 years as the EOS coaching representative on the Skate Canada Coaching Committee and the EOS Skater Development Committee
  • 4 years on the Skate Canada Canskate Committee and Canskate Core Committee
  • 6 years as the Eastern Ontario Region 5 Coaching Representative
  • EOS Coach Evaluator and NCCP Mentor coach
  • Performed with Ice Capades


I enjoy spending my spare time at the cottage, gardening and scrapbooking, with my husband and children.

Upcoming Events

  1. STARSkate Invitational

    February 23 - February 25
  2. Test Day

    March 2
  3. Club Competition

    April 14

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