Coaches win 2015 Petro-Canada Coaching Excellence Awards
Two Burlington, Ont., mentors are among four Skate Canada coaches honoured once again with 2015 Petro-Canada Coaching Excellence Awards.
Anne Schelter and Shelley Simonton-Barnett are coaches with the world champion senior Nexxice synchronized skating team. Nexxice, representing the Burlington Skating Centre is nine-time Canadian national champions (2007–15), the first Canadian team to win the World Championships (2009 and again in 2015). They are 2012–14 World silver medalists and 2007–08 World bronze medalists.
The awards were presented on Friday (Nov. 13) by the Coaching Association of Canada at the annual Petro-Canada Sport Leadership Awards Gala in Winnipeg, Man.
The Petro-Canada Coaching Excellence Awards recognizes coaches whose Canadian athletes or teams win gold, silver, or bronze medals while competing in an Open World Championship, the Olympic Games, the Special Olympics World Games, or the Paralympic Games.
Figure skating coaches also recognized were Richard Gauthier, ChPC, Montreal, Que., and Bruno Marcotte, who work with Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford
Sixty-two coaches from a variety of sports in Canada were honoured at the banquet in Winnipeg.