Our Professional Coaching Staff

Fall/Winter 2022

Private lessons are available from the following list of coaches. Lessons are generally 15 minutes long and arranged directly with the coach. Fees vary depending on the qualifications and experience of the coach. Feel free to click on the coach’s name for more information where available.

Please contact the USC Coaches’ Liaison if you have any questions or concerns.

Ian Youle

Shelley Owens

Annette Moretti (CanSkate)

Vanessa Holowka (CanSkate)

Choosing a Coach

Coaches are able to teach all skating disciplines; most also have areas of specialization. It is up to each member to make an individual choice, to select the coach or coaches who will best meet their skating needs at the time, and whom they will be comfortable working with.

As with any other professional relationship, there are some matters of etiquette to observe:

1.  You should feel free to discuss your needs and interests with several coaches before choosing one. Similarly, as stated above, coaches fees do vary, and it is quite proper to discuss fees beforehand.

2.  If you cannot attend a scheduled lesson, you should advise the coach at least 24 hours in advance. Coaches may charge for lessons not cancelled in advance.

3.  If you wish to change coaches, you must advise both present and prospective coaches of your intent. Coaches, as professionals, understand that your needs may change, but they do not wish to appear to have solicited students from others.

4.  It is up to the coach and student to exchange personal contact information with one another and communicate with each other on any absences, lessons, replacements, or payment arrangements.  The club is not responsible for the communication between both the coach and the student, and will not disclose any personal information for confidentiality purposes.

USC News

The University Skating Club is Turning 100 Years Old!

Please join us Saturday, December 3, 2022 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm to celebrate USC's 100th anniversary.

Our celebration will take place in the Blue and White Room, upper floor of Vasity Arena. Enter via the Varsity Pavilion, University of Toronto located at 299 Bloor St W, south of St George Subway Station, off of Devonshire Place.

If you're a previous USC member who has something interesting to share from your time at the club, please bring any memorabilia from the past.

Light refreshments will be served.

Kindly remember to RSVP by November 24 to the

We look forward to seeing you!

Great News!

The University Skating Club is now accepting registrations for the 2022-23 skating season!

And this year, we're happy to announce that we're focusing on giving you more flexibility and affordability.

You'll be able to register for 5 or 10 sessions for the Fall-Winter season instead of the entire year.

Our sessions start at Varsity arena from September 10th for 10 weeks, Saturdays 1 - 3 PM and at Mattamy Athletic Centre starting September 19th for 10 weeks on Mondays 4 - 6 PM and Wednesdays 5 - 6 PM!

Visit our Programs page for details and brochures!