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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.


Coaching Since 1991
Rate: $12.00
Phone: (403) 506-1880           


Coaching Since 1984
Rate: $13.00
Phone: (403) 396-3964


Coaching Since 2014
Rate: $ 11.00
Phone: (780) 999-4192


Coaching Since 1993
Rate: $11.50
Phone: (403) 385-0222 



About Our Coaches

Patti Somer

National Coach               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, Artistic and Skating Skills. 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 success. 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 enjoy sharing my passion for skating. 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.


Lana Bellmore

Provincial Coach              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 Mackay    

Provincial Coach    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

Provincial Coach          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

Regional Coach

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


Coaches Code of Ethics

Our coaches are required to adhere to a coaches code of ethics. You can read it here.