Langley Skating Club
Job description: 

At the Langley Skating Club (LSC), we focus on providing high quality skating programs with instruction from dedicated Skate Canada certified coaches. We encourage skaters to develop to the best of their ability and achieve their goals, in a supportive club setting while fostering a passion for the sport of skating. We believe that empowering skaters with confidence, skill, and a strong work ethic promotes personal success.

Job Summary

The Director of Figure Skating / Head Coach, is responsible for overseeing the development and delivery of all figure skating programs at the Club, while ensuring and upholding him / her / them self, and all coaches, to the Skate Canada Coaching Standard of Ethics at all times.

Key Accountabilities:

  • The Director of Skating is responsible for successfully delivering all dryland and skating programs at the club. Programs include:
    • PreCanSkate, CanSkate, StarSkate, CompetitiveSkate
  • Establish and maintain communication with skaters, families, coaches, board members, clubs, officials, and Skate Canada
  • Work with the LSC Board for the recruitment, development, and assessment of the Club coaching team, including the assisting with the completion of yearly performance and development reviews / discussions
  • Advise the Board on technical aspects of the sport and Skate Canada best practices and regulations, ensuring to make suggestions / recommendations to update programs in compliance with Skate Canada directives, on an ongoing basis.
  • In collaboration with the Board, develop and implement schedules and programs in accordance with the LSC strategic plan and skaters needs
  • Analyze performance and development of all skaters and goal setting with both athletes and the coaching team, implementing training / coaching tactics and practice sessions accordingly. Meet with skaters / parents to discuss skaters and ensure alignment between skaters’ goals, parents’ understanding of sport and Coach recommended action plan to help each skater reach their goals
  • Determine test schedule for Star skaters, and work with Test Chair to ensure test days are held according to Skate Canada rules and regulations
  • Strategize development training, researching upcoming seminars, competitions, and development opportunities for all skaters and inform Coaches, Board and Skaters of such opportunities.
  • Prepare figure skaters for competitive events
  • Responsible for the overall delivery of our bi-annual ice show and special events.
  • Develop and implement timeline for Coach meetings, assigning Coaches to sessions based on eligibility, availability, and seniority, at all times considering best fit for skater development.
  • Ability to work with team-based coaching model; assign coaches to private / group lessons for each Star Skater and monitor Coach and Skater progress. Make any changes required (provided feasible) if there is a Skater / Coach disconnect. Where not feasible, notify President to collaboratively seek solutions.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Able to dedicate 15 – 20 hours / week, in addition to any on ice time, during the Fall / Winter season (6 days week); and 10 – 15 hours / week during the Spring / Summer season
  • Must be registered and in good standing with Skate Canada
  • Skate Canada Regional Coach Course and also must have completed or hold:
    • Valid first aid
    • Clear screening
    • Respect in sport training
    • Skate Canada’s Code of Ethics
    • Skate Canada NCCP Provincial Coach, would be preferred
  • Minimum of 3 years of figure skating coaching required
  • Excellent organizational, time management, and communication skills
  • Synchronized skating experience, is considered an asset

Leadership Competencies

  • Ability to drive for results through planning, alignment, execution, and responsiveness
  • Ability to make optimal decisions through accountability, judgement, problem solving, prudent risk taking, awareness of updates to the sport, and maintaining relationships
  • Ability to build working relationships through respect and integrity, open communication, teamwork, negotiation / influence and customer relationship management
  • Ability to lead high performance through leading by example & initiative, continuous learning and coaching, measuring, and rewarding and recognizing

Please send your resume to  This posting closes Monday August 15 at 4pm