SKATE TO SOAR
holistic coaching for figure skaters
with Laura Morelli & Kristen Piché
Header Photo Credit: Stephan Potopnyk
Welcome to SKATE TO SOAR - A holistic coaching philosophy and platform for figure skaters, parents and coaches. Inspired by the belief that young athletes achieve more when all training facets (i.e. off-ice, nutrition, and mental training) are incorporated into their regular practice.
Our mission is to help skaters strengthen their physical, mental, and emotional muscles; producing an increased ability to stay focused, persevere in the face of challenges, and consistently perform at the top of their game.
We place a major emphasis on creating customized training plans for individual needs in:
SPORT-SPECIFIC OFF-ICE TRAINING
WHO WE ARE
Laura is an Italian competitive and professional figure skater, Skate Canada coach and Personal Trainer with a focus on Nutrition. She has trained and worked with some of the most accomplished European and North American coaches and choreographers.
She has a Bilingual B.A in Philosophy which she completed in Canada after touring in Europe for three years performing in Holiday On Ice.
Laura is passionate about high level training on and off the ice as well as the artistic side of the sport.
She is also trained in ballet and circus arts and believes in the importance of holistic training to achieve success.
Kristen is a certified Skate Canada figure skating coach, mental training coach and yoga instructor. She's also a professional show skater and has performed internationally with Holiday on Ice, Royal Caribbean Cruises, and the Canadian National Exhibition.
She has Bachelors degrees in English Studies and Education and was an elementary schoolteacher for two years after completing her career as a national competitive pairs skater.
Her experience inspired a mission to help skaters find their own calm inner voice and a knowingness in their heart that they are truly, extraordinarily powerful.
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Ayse Dincer, parent
My daughter has been looking forward for her off ice training classes. These classes are very engaging, fun to do and also visibly increasing her flexibility. Laura and Kristen are both very knowledgeable , disciplined but also extremely experienced to teach children. They make kids have fun while delivering a very good workout.
Bing Wang, parent
Laura and Kristen are excellent teachers, they work especially well with kids. My daughter loves their classes, not only for learning skating, but also for the fun