Southwest Ontario’s premier athletics and events facility.

International Skating Academy

Central Park Athletics is now offering skating development for all ages, skill levels and sports.

  • Ice Dancing
  • Freestyle Skating
  • Power Skating (for hockey and figure skating)
  • Stroking
  • Skating Skills
  • Harness Training (on and off ice)
  • Choreography
  • Off-Ice Classes
  • Gymnastics
  • Ballet
  • Music Editing

Lessons will be offered for skaters ranging from novice to adult. Private or group lessons available. Contact us at skate@centralparkathletics.com.

A special aspect of figure skating at Central Park will be the Elite program, designed for elite-level skaters with aspirations to compete at the highest level on a national and internal level. The Elite program will focus on ice dancing and free skate, and will be taught by world-class instructors.

The programs will run on a year-round basis.


Schedule and Rates

Meet our top-level skating coaches

A key differentiator of the program will be the quality of instruction offered to our skaters. We will employ world-class instructors for our Elite Skating Program


Saulius Ambrulevicius is a world-class skater and coach who has competed at the international level in the European championships, the World Junior championships, and the Senior World Championships. He has performed and coached for “Dancing in Ice” and performed in the international skating event “Flaming Ice”. Ambrulevicius currently trains under the renowned Russian skating coach Marina Zoueva, a former Olympic gold medalist and world champion who has trained many Olympic medalists.

Connor and sister Victoria Hasegawa hail from Montreal, Quebec, and competed as an ice dance team for ten years. They have represented Canada internationally and are two-time national bronze medallists in Novice and Junior ice dance.

Both are certified figure skating coaches, specializing in stroking/skating skills, ice dance, and choreography. Their experience working with world-renowned coaches in both Canada and the United States gives them a broad perspective on what it takes to excel in figure skating. They recently travelled to Innsbruck, Austria, with student Aliyah King, for the 7th International Children’s Games.

Marina Zoueva is a world and Olympic skating coach with over
30 years of  experience and accomplishments.

Vern Taylor has been an NCCP Certified Coach for 25+ years and
is a Skate Canada Level 4 Coach.

Photos from Innsbruck 2016

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