- BC/YK Section Office Staff
- Ted Barton - Executive Director
- Danielle Williams - Director of Operations
- Courtney Baerg - Coaching & Communications Coordinator
- bevviger [at] gmail [dot] com (Bev Viger) - Financial Administrator
- Jesse Sturdy - Production Manager
Ted is responsible for finding opportunites to raise revenues at the same time improve our delivery systems. He works directly with sponsorship proposals and presentations and works along side Danielle in servicing the agreements.
High Performance Athletes
Ted has an overall responsibility for growth of the BC/YK Section competitive results by evaluating and assessing the progress of skaters in BC and then designing the content and delivery of the seminars and programs that lay down the foundation for good skaters development. Results are critical to continued funding from the government and sposnors and therefore programs and competitive development are a high priority on Ted's list.
Ted's background and experience in event and video production is also an important part of his job. In addition to other events producing the BC/YK Section Annual Awards Evening is a 3 week full time project but provides a wonderful evening of celebration to our whole skating family.
Skate Canada/ISU Liaison
Ted is a direct connection with the Skate Canada head office in Ottawa, Ontario and provides a link for the BC/YK Section to the ISU (International Skating Union). To answer any questions involving the above areas please contact Ted Barton at (604) 205-9701 or e-mail him at ted [at] skatinginbc [dot] com
High Performance Administration
Danielle handles all administration of the BC/YK Team in regards to seminars, competitions, funding and athlete services. She works directly with the Executive Director in creating innovative and successful programs for skaters development throughout the Section.
Section Competition Support Services
Danielle works with the Section Competition Chairman in executing pre and post competition administration.
Working closely with the Executive Director, Danielle provides services to sponsor contracts and liases with her counterparts in setting up sponsor displays, advertisements, and special events.
To answer any questions involving the above areas please contact Danielle Williams at (604) 205-6960 or email Danielle at danielle [at] skatinginbc [dot] com
The Front Desk
Seeing a happy smiling face behind the reception desk makes coming into the BC/YK Section office easy.
Courtney works with the many clubs here in BC to help keep them informed and up to date on all the information that travels through the office. Efficient communication between the clubs and the Section Office is extremely important as there are always seminars, rule changes and other pertinent information that needs to be sent out.
BC/YK Section Thin Ice
One of the long running traditions in our Section has been the news publication "Thin Ice" which highlights events, updates, news and achievements in the clubs and regions of our full province and territory. Courtney has taken over the job of getting the information compiled, edited and placed in the pages of Thin Ice each issue. To learn more about Thin Ice or to send in a submission click here.
NCCP Course Management
One of the benefits that Skate Canada and in turn the BC/YK Section offers is the enhancement and standardizing of all Coaching staff in the province. There have been numerous changes to the National Coach Certification Program over the past few years and with the introduction of LTAD (Long Term Athlete Development) they will continue with changes for 2 or 3 more years.
The old reference of Level 1, Level 2 etc. is being retired and new names are now in place. For Level 1 certification there is a process now – you start being CanSkate Trained, Primary STARSkate Trained then when you complete your videos successfully, you are now termed being Primary STARSkate Evaluated. If you chose to stay as a CanSkate only coach, you are now required to complete a CanSkate portfolio to become CanSkate Evaluated. You must complete this portfolio within 2 years of becoming CanSkate Trained to maintain your status as a CanSkate coach.
The old Level 2 is gone replaced by ISPC (Intermediate STARSkate Provincial Coach). When coaches complete the components for ISPC they can chose to become either a STARSkate coach or a Competitive coach (Provincial). The practical component is different for the STARSkate coach and the Provincial coach.
Level 3 is in the process of change but not complete at this time.
All courses are organized by Courtney and information can always be found on this website under Coaching – Main Page.
To answer any questions in the above areas please contact Courtney at 604 205-6960 or email courtney [at] skatinginbc [dot] com
Bev handles all Finance Administration for the BC/YK Section. Working closely, with the Director of Finance, Bev ensures that the financial operation runs smoothly.
Bev is responsible for booking the travel arrangements for the Board, Staff and Officials.
Bev is also the BC/YK Section Competition Chairman. She is responsible for running the 7 BC/YK Super Series Events annually throughout the province.
Lead Team Leader
Bev is the Lead Team Leader for the BC/YK Team when they travel to Challenge and Canadians.
To answer any questions involving the above areas please contact Bev Viger at (604) 205-6960 or email Bev at bev [at] skatinginbc [dot] com
Jesse manages the Production Services at the 7 BC/YK Section Super Series Events. He is responsible for ensuring that the events are live streamed, DVD orders are processed and interviews are procduced.