Children in Nakusp are in danger of losing one of their favourite activities — figure skating — if the club isn’t able to soon secure a new coach.
The previous coach left at the end of last season for new opportunities. So far, the club hasn’t been able to find a new one for its community, and now is hoping that qualified coaches in the region will step forward to help.
“At this point we’re willing to be flexible and would like to speak with anyone interested in coaching for us, even temporarily,” club president Kelly Waterfield said in a statement. “The coach doesn’t need to live in Nakusp; our last coach travelled once a week from Castlegar and the club paid for mileage and accommodation. This activity is important to so many kids, and losing this option would be devastating.”
In past years, the club has boasted up to 30 skaters from in and around Nakusp. The skaters range in age and abilities, from those just learning to skate to those competing and testing in StarSkate.
Please click here to learn more about the club, suggested coach requirements and the Village of Nakusp, or contact Kelly Waterfield at 250-265-4675 or firstname.lastname@example.org.