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Leah Warwick Timko

Leah Warwick Timko is the Burnaby Skating Club Senior Coach Consultant. Leah has been coaching for 10 years and in those 10 years, has worked with and helped to produce athletes at the Provincial, National & International level. Coaching at BCYK Sectionals, Skate Canada Challenge, Skate Canada National Championships and the ISU Junior World Championships. 

As the Senior Coach Consultant with Burnaby Skating Club, Leah's mission is to help aid the coaches in their technical and program delivery. It is through her experiences as a National Coach that Leah brings a wealth of knowledge to the club and its staff. Leah strives to help the Burnaby Coaching Team create a club atmosphere that fosters an enthusiastic, positive and confident training environment that encourages the life skills to take them beyond their competitive skating careers.

Leah is also a member of the Connaught Skating Club Competitive Coaching Team in Richmond, as well as the Connaught Athlete Programs Assistant and Junior Academy Coordinator. 


Shelley Hewins

Shelley Hewins has an enthusiasm and passion for kids and sport.

Shelley has 19 years of coaching experience and has accomplished and contributed so much in that span.  She has worked with Elite Competitive skaters competing at National and International competitions at the Senior, Junior, Novice and Pre-Novice Levels.  Working on strong fundamentals which she believes to be the foundation of all good skaters, she has also worked with accomplished NHL hockey players.  Over the years, Shelley’s expertise has had her appointed to many National Skate Canada committees in skater development and recreational programs.  Shelley worked as Skate Canada’s Acting Recreational Program Coordinator and Skate Manitoba’s Technical Director/Program Coordinator.  While working in Manitoba, Shelley was a sought-after seminar leader working with the likes of Bruno Marcotte, Jeffrey Buttle and Marina Zoueva.  Shelley is a wealth of knowledge and a proven collaborator in helping clubs, coaches and skaters create a path to reach their goals.

Shelley believes in a team coaching and club concept which creates an environment for all skaters to feel supported by everyone in their club.  Creating a positive environment where kids can progress to their highest potential is of utmost importance to her.  Shelley has trained hundreds of new coaches in her role with Skate Canada as a Level One Course Conductor and enjoys mentoring and sharing her passion and techniques with new coaches.


NCCP Level 4 - Music & Choreography
NCCP Level 3 Certified
NCCP Level 1 Course Conductor
Making Ethical Decisions Certified
Respect In Sport Certified

Emergency First Aid / CPR – St. John Ambulance

Trained with and under the guidance of Marina Zoueva, Bruno Marcotte (pairs), Donald Jackson and Sharon LaRiviere.

Shelley coaches all levels including; Free Skating Singles & Pairs, Compulsory Dance, Skating Skills, Power Skating, CanSkate,& Choreography.

Eduard Lyutin (Eddy)

  • Skate Canada Professional Coaching Member - CEP Bronze Status
  • Professional Figure Skater with Disney On Ice
  • Master of Sport Level Achieved in Russia
  • Russian National Competitor
    • Vyatka State University of Humanities – Physical Educational Studies

Eduard grew up skating and training in Kirov, Russia. He competed nationally in Russia and is a very accomplished skater. Eduard loves to skate and continues to train and perform daily. He can still demonstrate all triple jumps! Over the past six years, Eduard has travelled to nearly every continent skating as a professional figure skater with Disney On Ice. Eduard brings his experience as an amateur and professional athlete, particularly his expertise in strong jumping technique, to the Burnaby Skating Club. Eddy is fluent in English and Russian.



  • Primary StarSkate Trained (NCCP Level 1)
  • Making Ethical Decision Certified
  • Emergency First Aid (Level B CPR) @ St. John Ambulance

Christopher Craigmyle

Christopher has 16 years coaching experience and is a NCCP Level 2 (Technical Level 3) certified coach. Taught by former Olympians Dr. Hellmut May & Faye Marshall, he was a former Skate Canada senior men competitor, representing the BC/YT provincial team. During his skating career he achieved his senior competitive freeskate, competitive skating skills and partial gold dances. He performed with the Canada Ice Dance Theatre and toured internationally as a professional figure skater with Disney on Ice. In 2001, he was one of 18 skaters invited to perform in the closing ceremonies of the World Figure Skating Championships, and the following year was the skating double for the lead actor in the Hallmark Entertainment movie production "Snow Queen".

Christopher has experience coaching all levels and disciplines of skating from children to adults. He coaches freeskate, skills, dance and power skating. Christopher is a dedicated coach; his extensive competitive background brings the necessary technical skills to the students he coaches. With his enthusiasm and energy he keeps his students well motivated to achieve their goals.

Alyx Lyitina

As a Professional Figure Skater with Disney On Ice, Alyx travelled the world skating and performing, the two things she loves most. Alyx’s love of skating began with her first pair of skates when she was only 2 years old.  Alyx is an accomplished test and competitive skater, having completed gold levels in Freeskate, Interpretative, Dance and Skills. As a competitive athlete, Alyx was a member of the Manitoba provincial team for her entire competitive career.  She represented her province nationally and many times at the Western Canadian Championships. 

 Alyx received many awards over the years including Manitoba Skater of the Year, Competitive Skater of the Year, Skate Winnipeg Competitive Skater of the Year, CanSkate Program,Assistant of the Year and, most notably, as one of only 20 skaters in Canada to participate in the Skate Canada Youth Camp where she worked with Brian Orser, Barbara Underhill, Paul Martini and Louis and Marijane Stong.

Alyx has been taught by many of the country’s best coaches and knows that a coach’s belief in you is as important as the techniques they guide you with. Her positive and upbeat personality is contagious, making the environment around her an enjoyable place to learn and thrive


Skate Canada Certification:

NCCP Primary StarSkate

Competitive History:

2007 Canada Winter Games Competitor

Former Provincial Champion and Team Member

Other Experience: 

Former Professional Figure Skater with Disney On Ice

Tests History:

Quad Gold Test Levels

Junior Competitive Test


Erin Pelletreau

Erin has been figure skating since she was two years old, and has completed her Introductory Interpretive Singles test, her Jr. Bronze Free Skate and Dance tests, and her Sr. Bronze Skills test.

She has been teaching CanSkate for seven years with the Burnaby Skating Club and as of March 2015 she completed her NCCP level 1 course. Erin is currently a student at Simon Fraser University to become an Elementary School teacher.



Margaret Wang

I am 20 years old, a Criminology student at Douglas college. I started skating when I was 4 years old, I practically grew up in an ice rink! My favourite part about skating is that it has the ability to allow my worries to go away, turning a bad day into a good one. Although skating takes place on the ice, I love teaching off ice because that’s where strength and technique are developed to be applied on the ice. On top of coaching at Burnaby Skating Club, I also teach recreational skating lessons for the City of Burnaby!


Skate Canada Coach Certification:
Primary Starskate trained
Years of coaching experience:
4 years
Competitive history:
Competed recreationally up to Jr. Bronze
Competed competitively afterwards at Pre-Novice
Test history:
Completed half Gold freeskate
Completed Sr. Silver skills
Completed Jr. Bronze dance
English, some French, some Mandarin 





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