The Twin City Hockey Skating School employs professional CanPower certified coaches trained by Skate Canada. If you have any questions and want to get in touch with any of our instructors, please contact them directly.

Keith McCarthy - Power Coach

Keith has been teaching with TCHSS for over 11 years, and is CanPower certified. Keith is also certified in Hockey Development I, and First Aid. 

Keith believes that
 proper skating technique, balance and agility are necessary ingredients to become competitive and excel in all skating sports. Power will be enhanced once these ingredients are grasped. All too often skating technique is the least practiced skill for those who play hockey/ringette. When considering figure skating and speed skating, these are the primary ingredients practiced.

At TCHSS it is our goal to teach skaters the vital skating skills and techniques along with proper balance. Practice, repetition and dedication in our skating sessions will aid our skaters to become as good in their chosen sport as they want to be!

Scott Strachan - Power Coach. 

Scott started his 18 years of coaching experience in 1993 working with Twin City Hockey Skating School.

Scott is NCCP Level 2 Intermediate Certified and Can-PowerSkate certified.

He has run many elite power skating schools throughout Ontario, and he has worked with hockey and ringette players from Tyke to current NHL players.

Phelan Simpson - Power Coach.

Phelan Simpson has over 10 years of skating experience in both figure and power skating. Having the unique ability to teach both figure skating and hockey skills, Phelan provides his skaters with the knowledge of advanced edges and edge skills that are commonly used in hockey.

Phelan has been teaching power skating lessons for 4 years, and is a CanPower certified coach that works with a range of ages and skills from House League to AAA. In his sessions, Phelan helps skaters focus on skating drills at full speed to help yield fast results.