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ABOUT US

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.



OUR HISTORY

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 to stay.

 

THE COACHING TEAM

Our coaching team is ready and excited to work with all of our skaters both returning and new.

Kim Boorman
Andrea and Monique St. Cyr
Cayley Bianco


Kim Boorman 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.

Cayley Bianco has now been coaching with CSSC for 3 seasons.  Previous to this she skated synchro for 10 years; 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 NCCP ISPC (Level 2) certified in synchronized skating. She has received her Gold Dance and Skills and is also coaching CanSkate, STARSkate and SynchroSkate programs.

In her time away from the arena, she tries to remain as active as possible riding her horse, practicing hot yoga, and running. She is very excited be involved with CSSC and the teams as they grow.



CSSC EXECUTIVE


Past President – Brenda Ison
President – Alana Forbes
Vice President – Mary Moran
Treasurer – Stefanie Jessen
Secretary – Pauline Florence
Member at Large – Mary Trociuk (Facilities)
Member at Large – Becky Burgess (Travel)
Member at Large – Shellie Jones (Club Events)




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