Darlene Joseph


I enjoy developing an athlete into the complete package: athletically, artistically, mentally and emotionally for the sport of figure skating. I continually enjoy learning and sharing my knowledge and passion for the sport with skaters of all levels. I motivate my skaters to achieve their personal best and enjoy the sport of which they are so passionate about. I am energized, enthusiastic and passionate and I strive to bring out the very best in each skater and to develop their fullest potential.

Teaching Experience

26 years


  • NCCP Level 5, Level 3 Pairs Technical
  • Gold Level for CEP

Area of Specialization

Singles – Advanced Technical Skills- Jumps & Spins, Skating Skills & Edge Development, Off-ice Jumping, Harness work, Dance, Video analysis, yearly planning and Canskate.

Personal Skating Credentials

  • Freeskate – Gold
  • Dance – Gold
  • Competitive – Senior Singles/Junior Dance
  • Figures – Gold
  • Skating Skills – Gold

Professional Highlights

  • Coached skaters to Sectional, Challenge, Canadians, and International Medals
  • 2015-2017 Elected to Skate Canada Board of Directors in position of Director Ontario
  • 2014-Present member of the Skate Canada Technical Committee
  • 2014-Present member of the Skate Canada STAR 1-5 Revision Committee
  • 2013- Present member of Skate Ontario Technical Committee
  • Gloucester Skating Club Director of Skating for the past 16 years
  • 2013 National Coaching Conference Presenter – on-ice and off-ice workshops
  • Canada Winter Games – Team Coach for Ontario 2011 & 2015
  • Technical Seminars for the following Sections: NOS, EOS, SASK, NB, NS, NFLD
  • Eastern Ontario Section 2008 and 1998 Coach of the Year
  • Skate Ontario Coach for Provincial and “Hot Shots” Seminars
  • 2014 Skate Ontario Technical Advisor for OHPSI Program, HOTSHOTs and SOPEC Camps
  • Ontario Winter Games – Team Coach for Eastern Ontario
  • Coached skaters from Preliminary to Gold Level tests, and Juvenile to Senior Competitive
  • Performed with Ice Follies/Holiday on Ice and Disney for 4 years
  • Director and Choreographer for Winterlude Ice Show on the Rideau Canal
  • Annie’s Edges Instructor
  • Present and past member Eastern Ontario Skater Development Committee
  • Skate Canada Judge/Evaluator Revision Group Committee
  • Advisor on Skate Canada Level 2 & Level 3 Technical Manual
  • Level 3 Mentor Coach for NCCP Coaching Program

Coaching Seminars Attended

  • 2013 Worlds – National Coaching Apprenticeship Program London, Ontario
  • Seminars with the following World and Olympic Coaches:  Manon Perron, Christy Krall, Frank Carroll, Joanne McLeod, Tom Zakrajsek, Doug Leigh, Victor Kudriavtsev, Yuka Sato, Jason Dungjen, Brian Orser, Josee Chouinard, Richard Callaghan,Marina Zoueva, Lori Nichol, Alexi Mishin, David Wilson, Shae-Lyne Bourne, Tracey Wilson.


Outside of skating my major interests include golfing, working out, gardening, world travel and spending time with family and friends.

Upcoming Events

  1. STARSkate Invitational

    February 23 - February 25
  2. Test Day

    March 2
  3. Club Competition

    April 14

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