GSC Announces new Off-Ice Director

GSC Announces new Off-Ice Director

Following the departure of Stefanie Partridge to her exciting new, full-time teaching career, the GSC is happy to announce the appointment of Benjamin Guthrie as our new Director of Off-Ice Training!

Ben brings with him 25 years of experience as an athlete and figure skater. As a national competitor, Ben had many opportunities to develop a vast knowledge, understanding and expertise in off-ice training at various sites across Canada and the US.

Like his predecessor Stefanie, his own personal experience as a competitive skater gives him a shared perspective with GSC skaters and a real-life understanding of the importance of off-ice training to a figure skater. An appreciation for how proper and sustained off-ice training can help maintain and improve a figure skater’s performance on the ice.

His breadth of off-ice training experience includes: 

·      Off-ice jumping

·      Strength and cardio training

·      Ballet

·      Flexibility 

·      Overall conditioning for figure skating

Ben is also a certified and registered coach and technical official with Skate Canada.  These qualifications ensure that Ben can assist their skaters in achieving their personal training goals that are required in both the STARSkate and Competitive Skate Programs – both from an athletic and an aesthetic perspective.

Let us all welcome Ben in his new role!