The Amherst Stadium is proud to host the 2016 Jumps & Spins Booster Workshop to over 40 skaters and 20 coaches across Atlantic Canada next Wednesday & Thursday, Dec. 28-29

Skate Canada and Skate Nova Scotia are organizing the two-day clinic and excited to have Technical Specialist Jen Jackson and former World Championship Competitor and current coach Astrid Shrubb attend. This workshop will focus on tips and technique to improve jump and spin performance. As a result of Amherst’s 2016-17 no-fee ice policy, each participant is saving $100 off their registration fee and their coaches can attend at no cost. 

Jen Jackson: A coach for over 29 years, she is a technical specialist and former director of the Riveside SC competitive program. She has coaches men and women at all competitive levels and has had podium finishes at Challenge, Canadians and Canada Games. A quote from Jen: “I have been privileged to teach most of these skaters from an early age, most right from Canskate. I have learned over the years the importance of training solid reliable technique from day one. You never know if the athlete whom you are training in Canskate may develop into the next Canadian champion. Treat everyone like it is a possibility.”

Astrid Shrubb: Astrid is a three-time Senior Dutch National Champion, three-time European Championship Competitor and a two-time World Championship Competitor. As a coach of over twenty years, Astrid is a Level III Certified Coach, with most courses completed for Level IV Certification. Astrid coaches both recreational and competitive skaters. As a Competitive Level Coach, Astrid has coached at the National Level as well as been a Junior National Team Coach from 1992 to 1994.

This is a great opportunity for Amherst to welcome new visitors and a great return for local businesses, where participants and families will be using local establishments and accommodations during their stay.Go Amherst Go