Coaching Team

StarSkate Coaches:

Anne Patrice Cross – Provincial Coach Trained and Regional Coach Certified with over 8 years of coaching experience.

Anne Patrice (AP) test achievements include: Senior Competitive Ice Dance, Gold Skills, Gold Interpretive, Senior Silver Freeskate.  She enjoys working with skaters of all ages and skill levels. She aims to support athletes in achieving their best potential on the ice, while acquiring a passion for sport and skills that will contribute to positive health and wellness in the long term. AP has an accomplished amateur background as a Canadian National Competitor in Ice Dance. She is also a Registered Dietitian with a Masters degree in Public Health.


Michelle Semaschuk –Provincial Coach Trained and Regional Coach Certified with over 15 years coaching experience. Gold Freeskate and Junior Pairs Freeskate tests.

Michelle enjoys coaching all levels of skating beginning at Learn to Skate through to high level Starskate and competitive stream athletes.  Michelle’s goal is to help instill self-confidence and positive moral in the athletes she works with while providing a fun, healthy, hardworking and overall positive learning environment to all skaters.  Her skating career highlights include becoming a National and International medalist for Canada in the Novice and Junior Pair categories, and competing at the Senior Ladies competitive level.


Tanya Sage – Regional Coach Certified.  3rd Figure, Sr. Bronze Freeskate, Sr. Bronze Dances

Tanya has been coaching for over 22 years.  She is continuing to work towards the next level of certification and looks forward to re-entering the world of Starskate, and competitive skating as well as continuing the work at the Learn to Skate level. Her goal is to continue skating to complete further skating skills and dance tests, and to encourage young skaters to have fun with her enthusiastic attitude.