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            Welcome to Skate Muskoka! 


2023-2024 Coaching Staff


Christine Whyte

Christine began her coaching career in 2001 and has a National level certification. She is also a Trained Special Olympics coach. Over her 20+ year career, Christine has successfully coached dance teams to Provincial medals as well as helped dozens of skaters complete their Gold and Diamond Dances, Gold Skills, and Gold Artistic tests. 

Christine's passion for working with children also shows in her own education. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology (BA), a diploma in Early Childhood Education (CECE), and a Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed). 

Christine is the Head Coach and Canskate Coordinator for Skate Muskoka. 


Kristy Bell

Kristy began coaching in 2010 and holds a Provincial level certification. Kristy was also trained as a Sectional level Technical Specialist in singles and officiated competitions between 2010 and 2020. Kristy has worked with skaters from learn to skate all the way up to international level competitors.
Kristy was a competitive level skater with the highlight of her career competing at the 2010 National championships and placing 14th. After retirement, Kristy also competed with the NEXXICE Open in Synchronized skating who placed 3rd at Nationals that year.
Kristy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology (BA), a diploma in Autism and Behavioural Science and a Master of Applied Disability Studies  (M.ADS).



Elizabeth Piper-Beane

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Liz has been a professional figure skating coach in the Muskoka region for over 30 years. Her Bachelor of Physical and Health Education (BPHE) and her accomplishments as a skater and coach demonstrate a unique and highly refined skillset that has been a huge hit with both her recreational and competitive skaters.

Coach Liz is a crucial asset to our unique 'team coaching' environment and has a great deal of experience sharing her knowledge in each of the skating disciplines.

Liz is an NCCP Level 2 provincially certified coach as well as a full-time school Teacher. Throughout her tenure, she has coached skaters to "Quad Gold" achievement and to compete in the Ontario Provincial championships.


Skate Muskoka is grateful for the generous financial support from the Canadian Tire Jump Start Charity
If you want to skate, Jumpstart can help! Their Individual Child Grants help families cover the costs of participating in sport and recreation.