Welcome Skaters, Coaches and Parents!

We are thrilled that you are coming to join us at the Morris Arena on Sunday January 21, 2024 in Morris, MB.

Attached is the welcome letter and schedule for the day.
Yes, there is a little something for everyone 😃

During the day you will have the opportunity to learn new skills, work on technique, and make friendships with fellow athletes.

Skaters, you will have an on ice session both in the morning and afternoon. Since the weather has changed, please be sure to dress in layers.

We will be trying some new things so remember the most important thing is to enjoy yourself and give your best effort.

Coaches, please note that there is an off ice session for you from 8:30-9:00am.
Parents, please note on the schedule that there is a Games info-sharing meeting from 12:15-12:45pm.



Kevin Dawe
– NCCP National Certified Figure Skating Coach with 18 years of experience
– Coach Association of Canada Chartered Professional Coach
– Skate Canada Certified Coach Evaluator
– Skate Canada Certified Learning Facilitator
– Bachelor of Science degree with Specialization in Kinesiology (University of Waterloo
2010) and Masters of Physician Assistant Studies (University of Manitoba 2012).
– Currently a Participant in Skate Canada’s National Coach Mentorship Program (2022-
  • Head coach of Ava Kemp abs Yohnatan Elizarov. 2023 ISU Junior Grand Prix final silver medallist, 2024 Canadian national champions and 2023 6th Place Junior Worlds.
– Coached at multiple national and international competitions in singles and pairs.
– Head Coach of the 2023 Novice Men’s Canadian National Champion
– 2019 Canada Winter Games Team Manitoba Head coach.
– 2023 Petro Canada FACE Award Recipient
– 2023 Recipient of Province of Manitoba Coach Award of Excellence-Silver Medallion.
– 2021 Coach Manitoba Night of Champions Honoree
– Have coached and developed off ice and on ice programing for can skate all the way
through to high performance athletes.
  • works as part of coaching team at the Granite Club in Toronto with World, Olympic and skate Canada hall of fame coach Lee Barkell and 2006 Olympic Bronze Medalist and 2008 World Champion Jeff Buttle.
Yohnatan Elizarov

Recently crowned Junior pairs Champion of Canada 🇨🇦 with partners Ava Kemp. NextGen Team member, international silver medalist and 2019 Canada Winter Games single skater.

Brooklyn Parker

Brooklyn is a certified provincial coach and is currently working towards obtaining her national coaching certification. She graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Kinesiology and is a NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist in 2019. Brooklyn was a member of Manitoba’s High-Performance Figure Skating Team for seven years, starting in Juvenile and ending in the Junior level. She earned numerous provincial medals during this time and five of the seven years she was a member of the team, she competed at the Skate Canada Challenge event with the top skaters in Canada. In 2011 she represented Manitoba at the Canada Winter Games in Halifax. Brooklyn was also a member of the Pembina Pizazz synchronized skating team for 9 years and had two opportunities to represent Manitoba at the Canadian Synchronized Skating Championships.

Tina Chen

Tina Chen is a member of the Skate Canada Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility (EDIA) Operating Committee, and has been actively involved with Skate Canada and other organisations in developing education, policy, programs and strategies to advance EDIA and anti-racism in sport. Tina brings to this work over 25 years of coaching experience with STAR, Adult, Special Olympic, and Podium Pathway athletes in Canada and the US. Tina also is a community activist for equity and anti-oppression, and is Distinguished Professor of History at University of Manitoba, where she currently is the Vice-Provost (Equity).