The Calgary Synchronized Skating Club is home to the dynamic and
exciting CSSC Skating Teams. Our members represent many of the Calgary
area figure skating clubs, where they continue to train and pursue
their individual goals. We are not affiliated with any other figure
skating club. We concentrate only on synchronized skating.
Our club has consistently ranked as some of the
top Alberta and Western Canadian teams. The coaching staff has had
continued success by bringing the level of skating, choreography,
performance and enthusiasm to this group of dedicated skaters.
The Calgary Synchronized Skating Club, formerly known as Calgary
Precision, was formed in May of 1995 with a goal of creating
competitive teams within an atmosphere of fun and co-operation. Calgary
Precision entered the synchronized arena in 1996 winning the Alberta
Championships and also becoming Western Canadian Champions.
As well as competitive excellence, CSSC teams were also featured at
the Calgary Flames Hockey Games, The Oldtimers Hockey Challenge and the
Opening Ceremonies of the Canadian Airlines Saddledome. CSSC was here
THE COACHING TEAM
Our coaching team is ready and excited to work with all of our skaters both returning and new.
Andrea and Monique St. Cyr
has been in synchronized skating for over 35 years. She has over
24 years coaching experience in synchronized skating and also another
12 years skating for novice, junior and senior competitive teams
starting at the age of 10. She has a competitive ice dance
background along with many years of ballet training. Kim also holds a
Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Alberta and has
practiced nursing in the medical and cardiac intensive care areas. Hr
accomplishmenst also include NCCP Level 3 certified for over 10 years
and is also a NCCP course conductor for synchronized skating.
Her coaching career started in Edmonton, Alberta with the Edmonton
Synchronized Skating Club where she was head coach for 9 years.
During this time she coached 5 to 6 teams per year in the
juvenile, pre-novice, novice, junior, senior and adult
categories. Highlights include numerous and consistent provincial
and western divisional titles for all teams, along with 6 national
placements. Kim's senior team was selected to perform at both the
World Figure skating Gala in Edmonton and the Canadian figure skating
Championships. Kim simultaneously coached with the Camrose Skating club
which included juvenile, pre-novice or novice teams.
Kim has also coached Juvenile, Novice, Junior and Adult teams for 2
years in Seattle, Washington. The novice and junior teams
qualified for nationals the 1st time in their history. Her adult team
took home the bronze medal at the US National Championships. Previous
to joining CSSC, Kim had coached Synchronized Skating with the Calalta
Figure Skating Club.
Other personal highlights include:
- Choreographing and coordinating opening and closing ceremonies for World Figure skating Championships in Edmonton, AB
- Choreographing and coordinating opening and closing ceremonies for the Canadian Figure skating Championships in Edmonton
- Assistant choreographer to Kevin Cottam for several large scale ice productions and shows in Vancouver and Edmonton
- Winning Gold medal at Canadian Synchronized Skating Championships on Senior Competitive team as a skater
- Performing as a skater in the Calgary Olympic Closing ceremonies
Monique and Andrea
have been team coaching for over 10 years. They are partial NCCP Level
3 certified and Synchronized Skating Level 2 certified. They both are
triple gold skaters and are trained in Classical Ballet, Jazz and Song
& Dance. They have coached at almost every discipline of the Skate
Canada programs including: Canskate, Powerskate, Starskate, Competitive
and Synchronized skating programs. They Coach pre-novice, novice
competitive singles skaters; Novice & Jr. level synchronized
skating and had a pre-novice competitive dance team that won the
Starskate Nationals in the Silver Biathlon Event.
Monique and Andrea have worked and trained with such coaches as the
Synchronized World Champion ‘Team Surprise’ coach - Andrea Dohany,
Olympic Level coach Dale Hazell for freeskate, Shae-Lyn Bourne, Nicolai
Morosov and Tracey Wilson for dance. Olympic and World Dance Champion
Muriel Zazouie, and as well world-renowned coaches Frank Carrol and
Lori Nichols. They have trained at the University of Saskatoon with the
Kinesiology Department for specialized Off Ice programs and have also
been adjudicators for the Nutmeg Ballet Company in Connecticut for
admission to the Nutmeg Ballet School.
Monique and Andrea bring years of coaching experience and training
to the club, and are enjoying being involved in the synchronized
skating world. They are looking forward to working with the CSSC
coaching team and are very excited about coaching with CSSC.
has been skating competitively with CSSC for the past 10 years. She has
had a successful career with her teams; winning numerous Western
Canadian Championships and being National Champions in the Open
category in 2009.
Having the opportunity to train with and be inspired by several
National and International level coaches, Cayley discovered the
importance to give back to the sport, and share her passion for skating.
Cayley is Primary STARSkate Certified (formerly NCCP Level 1) and is
currently working on ISPC (Level 2). She has received her Gold Dance
and Skills and is coaching CanSkate, STARSkate and SynchroSkate
In her time away from the arena, she tries to remain as active as
possible riding her horse, practicing hot yoga, and running- training
for her first marathon this year. She is very excited and is happy to
remain involved with CSSC.
Past President – Brenda Ison
President – Alana Forbes
Vice President – Mary Moran
Treasurer – Kim Gilroy
Secretary – Deb Billay
Member at Large – Mary Trociuk