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Effective Friday, March 13, 2020 all skating programs (CanSkate, StarSkate and Off Ice Training) are cancelled.

City of Ottawa recreational facilities will remain closed until the end of April 2020.


Melissa Sargent

Melissa is a Certified Regional Level coach who has been coaching for over 10 years. She had skaters participate in the STAR 1 – 5 assessment pilot program and soft launch which has better prepared her for coaching the new STARSkate program. Melissa attends seminars, information sessions and completes Skate Canada’s e-learning courses to stay up to date. Melissa is also a Skate Canada CanPowerSkate Coach and NCCP trained for Special Olympics and Coaching in Ontario Schools. She completed her Bronze Interpretive, Skating Skills Class 1 (Gold), Gold Dance, Gold Elements and Senior Silver Freeskate. Melissa believes in active for life and has continued skating recreationally.  


Outside of skating Melissa is a graduate of Lakehead University’s Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education and Honours Bachelor of Commerce programs. She is an Ontario Chartered Professional Accountant working as a Senior Accountant at an international telecommunications company.