About Olympia Skating Club
Olympia Skating Club has been a recognized Skate Canada figure skating club since 2014. We offer adult only figure skating programs geared specifically to adult skaters of all levels in a friendly and supportive environment.
Olympia Skating Club Vision:
To become the leading, adult-only figure skating club and a National example of Skate Canada’s “Active for Life” program. Olympia Skating Club offers individualized programming for adults of all ages, commitment and skill levels while focusing on the overall well-being of athletes as it relates to total programming and conditioning.
Olympia Skating Club Mission Statement:
Olympia Skating Club works with adult-athletes of all ages and levels, providing them with a fun, focused environment to achieve their figure skating goals. The flexible environment allows each athlete to participate as much or as little as fits with their lifestyle and life commitments.
Programming focuses on the Motor Skills, Technical, Artistic, Physiological, Psychological and Social aspects of figure skating. We believe this variety of programming will be a catalyst to high levels of participation, earlier onset of participation and increased athlete satisfaction all resulting in the growth of adult figure skating participation and prominence in Canada.
Olympia Skating Club is very fortunate to have Monika Bafia as our head coach. Monika has over 30 years of coaching experience. She was a Polish National champion and represented Poland for 22 years in both Senior Ladies and Ice Dance. Monika qualified for the 1984 Sarajevo Olympics before a serious injury sidelined her. She is an Olympic Level Coach Master in Warsaw Poland, a Skate Canada Coach (NCCP Level III Theory, Technical, Practical) and is highly coveted as a choreographer for ballet companies and skaters of all levels from Europe, Canada, USA, Russia and Japan. Monika has identified an opportunity to work with adult figure skaters and has created a diverse but well-rounded training program supporting Skate Canada’s Active for Life strategy.
Board of Directors
Lorine Stevens – President
Sandi Fast – Vice President
Bobby Joe Donovan – Treasurer
Maureen Bennie – Secretary
Liz Koshka – Director