Daniela Sovak November 28, 2013
With her extensive background in kinesiology, lifelong interest in learning and education combined with over 30 years of coaching experience Daniela will bring her firm belief in importance of the skating fundamentals to the future development of the Edge school students enrolled in the figure skating program.
Daniela is an international level coach, conference and seminar presenter who also holds PhD in Human Growth and Development from the Charles University in Prague. From 1983 to 1994 she had been involved in research as a member of the Human Performance Laboratory at the U of C working with world and Olympic athletes. She had served on several Skate Canada coaching committees, namely as a Chair of the Education and Training Subcommittee and helped to develop the LTAD for figure skating chairing the Learn to Train stage. But it is her undiminished love of skating and of teaching which helps Daniela to motivate her students to appreciate the value of sound technical and physical training. She has taught skaters of all levels and abilities always insisting on instilling solid fundamental skills in order to create a base for an optimal individual development.
Her students won sectional, challenge and national medals in singles ladies and men category ranging from Juvenile to Senior. Several of her skaters represented Canada at Grand Prix level and became members of the Junior and Senior National teams and went on to becoming national and international technical specialists. Daniela is also involved in teaching ice dancers and loves to choreograph and lead on ice movement classes.
She had been a national senior level skater and was a soloist in professional ice show performing several years in Europe.
Scott Salmond November 27, 2013
Senior Director, Hockey Operations/National Teams Hockey Canada
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