MCKENNA KWAST

McKenna started skating at the Maple Ridge Skating Club at the age of 5. Over the course of her skating career she has achieved her Gold Skills, Silver Dance, Gold Artistic, Silver Freeskate, and competed in both Starskate and Synchronized Skating.  She became a certified Skate Canada Canskate Coach in 2016, and has since advanced her professional training to include her Regional Level 1 NCCP designation.  McKenna is also a certified Early Childhood Education Assistant.  She brings 5 years of coaching experience to the Club and is our Director of Canskate and Junior Academy.  With all the time she dedicates to skating, McKenna considers the Club her second home.  She has a natural love for kids and enjoys connecting with skaters to help them achieve their goals while also having fun.  McKenna’s goal is to push every skater to be the best they can be.

 

Breeann Derrick

Breeann began skating with the Maple Ridge Skating Club at the age of 9.  She competed in Starskate and has successfully completed her Gold Freeskate Elements, Silver Dances, and Silver Skills before deciding to become a certified Skate Canada Canskate coach in 2012.  Breeann is now a Regional Level 1 NCCP trained coach with 9 years of coaching experience.  She is currently competing her BA in Criminology with a Minor in Legal Studies, and is also a certified Early Childhood Education Assistant.  Breeann enjoys watching skaters grow and improve, and she is committed to helping kids feel comfortable and confident both on and off the ice.  Breeann brings a positive attitude to the ice that helps skaters achieve their goals and have fun, which makes her a great role model for the Club.  Breeann believes that skating is a great way to keep active, but also a place for skaters to have fun, make memories, and build lasting friendships.