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 - Program Coordinator and Head Instructor

Philosophy: 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.

  • Teaching with TCHSS for 11 years
  • CanPower certified
  • First Aid Certified
  • Hockey Development I

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 - Head Instructor

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.


Brian Romany - Head Instructor

  • CanPower certified
  • First Aid Certified
  • NCCP Development 1 Coach
  • NCCP Level 1 Trainer
  • CanFit Pro Trainer and Boxing Instructor

Brian Romany's power skating and dryland sessions are designed to help develop speed, balance, agility, body position, edge control, endurance and strength. He specializes in hockey conditioning and has worked with Waterloo Region's finest hockey associations. Brian has over 28 years of hockey experience. He has been involved in training both amateur and professional local athletes for the past 10 years. His work with our athletes includes both on- and off-ice coaching / training, allowing him to bring a keen understanding of the game to our dryland training and Twin City power skating programs.