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Private Lesson Coaches

The following coaches are under contract with the Red Deer Skating Club to teach Figure Skating private lessons. Skaters are required to contact directly to book lesson times. Please talk with your coach about appropriate times, levels, and cost.



TAMMIE PAUL                        LANA BELLMORE                     PATTI SOMER

NCCP Level III                         NCCP LEVEL II                          NCCP LEVEL III

Coaching Since 1977                Coaching Since 1991                Coaching Since 1984  

Rate: $15.00                             Rate: $12.00                              Rate: $13.00

Phone:(403) 506-3531              Phone: (403) 506-1880              Phone: (403) 396-3964   



NCCP LEVEL II                          NCCP LEVEL II

Coaching Since 2014                 Coaching Since 1993     

Rate: $ 10.00                              Rate: $11.50

Phone: (780) 999-4192              Phone: (403) 385-0222 


 Meet our Coaching Team

 Tammie-Lynn Paul

NCCP Level III               Coaching Since: 1977              403.506.3531     

I have devoted most of my life to the sport of skating, as a skater since the age of three, and as a coach for the past thirty-seven years. I have attained a Level 3 Certification through the National Coaching Certification Program [technical 3, practical 3, theory 3].

I have coached skaters of all levels and abilities from Pre-school/ Canskate through- Gold Test Skaters, Star- skaters and Adults as well as Competitive skaters from the Pre-Juvenile level through Senior National Competitive. I have been the coach of provincial champions of the Pre-Juvenile, Juvenile, Pre-Novice, Novice Junior and Senior level. I have had skaters on the Provincial, Select and Elite teams of our province for the past several years.

I have thoroughly enjoyed the thrill and challenge of coaching many bright, talented, aspiring competitive skaters from the Central Alberta area who have realized National and International success.

I have had the rewarding and exciting challenge to have been selected as the team coach for provincial competitions and provincial training seminars, as well the opportunity to coach the sport outreach clinics in Alberta and the N.W.T. 

In 2007, I was given the exciting challenge to lead our province as the female figure skating coach for the Canada Winter Games in Whitehorse N.W.T.
I have been the recipient of the 3M Coaches of Canada; “Coach of the Year Award”, voted by my peers.

I am a proud member of the Red Deer Skating Club with a history of success, a recognized presence and the bright future it holds for the up and coming athletes of tomorrow.

I simply love this wonderful sport and enjoy children of all ages. It would be my great pleasure to work with your daughter or son, please feel free to contact me to book lesson time, I will the best I can to accommodate all requests.

I enjoying working with all of our wonderful coaches and would be happy to help out in any way I can, however my passion is for freeskate therefore that is my preference out of the three disciplines [freeskate/ skating skills and dance]


Patti Somer

NCCP Level III               Coaching Since: 1984              403.396.3964    

I have been coaching for 30 years.I have coached skaters of all levels and abiltities,right from the first step onto the ice up to competitive athletes. Currently I coach Preschool Canskate group programs and as well I am a private lessons coach. I teach all disciplines of skating: Freeskate, Dance, Interpretive and Skating Skills. I have been involved in skating since I was 4 years old. There is something special about being on the ice skating – it makes me smile and I love sharing my passion for skating. That is why I am a skating coach. Please contact me to make arrangements for private lessons for your skater.


Lana Bellmore

NCCP Level II               Coaching Since: 1991               403.506.1880    

Certification: NCCP Level 2 & Level 3 Theory. Number of Years Coaching: 22 . Available to coach all disciplines including: Freeskate, Choreography, Dance, Interpretive Programs, Skating Skills & Canskate. My coaching philosophy is to instill the love of figure skating to my students and encourage them to strive for their goals through a fun, consistent and positive approach.


Jessica Sergeant      

NCCP LeveL I Trained     Coaching Since: 2014              780.999.4192  

I started out my skating skating career with the red deer skating club at the age of four for fifteen years. During this time I have won five provincial titles, a national bronze medal, competed at a national and international level for several years and have also achieved quad gold. As my competitive career ended, a new one started. For the past two years I have been working for Willy Bietek Productions as a performance skater on Royal Caribbean Cruise Ships. Prior to these adventures and inbetween, I have been teaching PreSchool/CanSkate as well as working on my Level 1 coaching. Skating will always be a strong passion of mine but it has been these past few adventures that has sparked a new passion for coaching. I want to help guide and give the students I teach the right tools to help achieve success within their skill level.


Jennifer Shigematsu

Provincial Coach in Training       Coaching since: 1994       STAR 1-4 Judge 

I started out skating at the age of 3 and throughout the years I have been a skater, coach, skating mom and most recently a judge. Coaching skaters aged 2 to adult and from beginner to gold levels in all disciplines is very rewarding. I love sharing my passion and knowledge of skating and continue to have fun on the ice. Currently, I have the opportunity to coach Canskate programs in Red Deer and Starskate in Bashaw.


Donna Randal

NCCP Level II             Coaching Since 1979                  403.304-6263                     

I have loved teaching skaters from ages 3 - 17, private and group lessons, for the passed 32 years.  At present I have the delight to coach Preschool, Canskate, Prestar, Canpower and in past Syncro.  The joy of seeing the Big Smiles and giving High Fives when skaters have achieved their goals, makes it All Worth It!


 Alana Patrick

I have coached for 17 years.  I am a busy mom of two and so fit in what coaching I can.  Most recently I have been involved with CanSkate and Powerskating which is a ton of fun with the little skaters and the energy of the powerskaters is amazing.  Skating will always be my favorite sport!


Alex Macleod

Canskate Coach Certified


Carter Patrick

Powerskate Coach In Training Certified