Ellen participated in soccer, swimming and speed skating while living in Korea. After moving to Canada,she found passion for figure skating, and was able to complete all four Gold Levels in 5 years.
Ellen's new challenge is completing a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
She is an accomplished musician in piano and violin specifically, where she has completed R.C.M level 4 and 8, respectively.
Ellen is currently attending UFV in Kinesiology, but has developed interest for Criminology and Law.
Ellen is Level I Trained and works with all our skating programs - specializing in LEFS STARS, CanSkate and Korean language lessons.
Club Coach - Emily Bator
Emily is Level 1 Trained Coach and also CanPowerskate Certified. She was a successful competitive figure skater and was the Gold PacificSkate Provincial Champion in 2012. Emily has also won interpretive skating titles.
Emily is currently attending SFU.
Emily is the head coach of the PowerSkating program.
Foundational Coaching Team
Club Coach - Julie Kivinen
Julie has been teaching at the Langley Figure Skating Club since 1985 and was formally the Head Coach for many years. She now works part-time with the Langley Skating Club supporting its competitive skaters and their programs.
Julie is Level II Certified and has taught many competitive skaters over the years.
Julie has seen many many changes in the sport but still loves teaching. She considers herself semi-retired, enjoys traveling with her husband and spending time with her 2 granddaughters on her days off.
Julie teaches all disciplines and specializes in our LEFS Program. She received the Elizabeth Swan award for her countless hours volunteering with the synchro discipline.
Chrisanna was born and raised in Nova Scotia, where she learned to skate before moving to BC. Once in BC she skated for Kilarney and the Vancover Skating Club. While skating at the Vancouver Club she was noticed and chosen to be an Ice Dance partner for the son of a World competitor. That partnership lasted a year before his family moved to Europe. Chrisanna enjoys teaching all levels of skating from preschool up to and including the adults.
She is CanPower certified and Level II Trained. She also is a Certified Aerobics Instructor.
Chrisanna specializes in Recreational Figure Skaters.
Erica grew up in Mount Pearl, Newfoundland where she began skating at age 3. She instantly fell in love with the sport and competed Nationally in both Singles and Pairs. At the age of 16, Erica used her passion for skating to help coach new and upcoming skaters in Newfoundland.
Three years ago, Erica moved to BC to continue her career as a High School Teacher in Langley and is now very excited to be involved and a coaching member with the Langley Skating Club.
Erica is currently a Level I Certified Coach and plans to complete her Level II in the upcoming year. She is also our synchronized skating coach
At The Langley Skating Club 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.