Position Description:

Assist coaches and skaters in the SkateABLE™ program using the five HIGH FIVE® Principles of Healthy Child Development and the SkateABLE™ standards for program delivery to teach fundamental ice skating skills.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide a fun, safe, and caring environment for skaters to learn
  • Assist in teaching fundamental skating skills in a progressive manner
  • Facilitate opportunities for skaters’ to play and make new friends
  • Provide opportunities for all skaters to have a voice and participate fully
  • Provide positive leadership to all skaters in the program

Terms: 1-2 hours per week, seasonal (October – March)

Qualifications:

  • Skating Background required (figure skating, hockey, speed skating or ringette)
  • Valid police clearance check
  • Our In-house training includes education in common physical and developmental disabilities and behaviours, and training in how to properly fit and use adaptive skating equipment 

Additional Skills Required:

  • Interest in and experience working with children with disabilities
  • Express a caring attitude when working with children
  • Communicate positively and effectively, in a caring and respectful manner to everyone involved in our programs (skaters, coaches, parents, facility staff)

Other Information: Own transportation and coaching certifications an asset. We offer in-depth training for new and returning volunteers. Minimum of three references required.

To register as a volunteer coach, fill out the following form. We will contact you within 48 hours of your submission.

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Are you 16 or older?

Have you ever been convicted of a felony?

How did you hear about SkateABLE?

Which location are you available for?

Which season are you available for?

Do you have reliable transportation?

If no, what method of transportation do you plan to use?

How much experience do you have with the following:

Teaching skating to children?

Working with children with physical and developmental disabilities?

acting in a leadership role for children in a recreation, sports, and/or leisure setting?

Certifications:
CPRNCCPHIGH FIVE