The Champs International Skating Centre of British Columbia has quickly become one of the premier figure skating training facilities in Canada. Located in the heart of Greater Vancouver at Canlan Ice Sports - Burnaby 8 Rinks, Champs International BC offers figure skaters the opportunity to train under a proven success formula and within a world class environment under the direction of World & Olympic Team Coach, Joanne McLeod. The Champs International BC formula is unique in the country as it encompasses a multitude of science, art and planning periodization principles that breed success.
Champs International BC is a multi-discipline training centre which includes competitive Elite singles and Ice Dance teams, we allow with grass roots children programs; Learn To Skate/Canskate, Junior Academy, Senior B and Senior A. We invite ISU countries to come train with us.
From the Marc Lebel training harness to the pristine ice conditions, Champs International BC provides skaters with all the right tools to develop their Singles and Ice Dance skills in a state-of-the-art facility. The NHL sized ice surface, measuring 200 x 85, encompasses an updated Bose sound system, dedicated coaches room, on-site administration office, all complimented by a beautiful oil acrylic painting bringing the richness of an artistic aura to the Centre. Just steps away is the Performance Institute where exercise physiologist Steve Ramsbottom provides quality strength and conditioning programs specifically designed for figure skating development. Spectators are also given an overhead view of the action through the heated and comfortable viewing area located at the south end of the rink.
Year-round Ice Memberships available:
1. September – May: Fall / Winter / Spring Term
2. May (end) – June: Pre Season Term
3. June (end) – Aug: Summer Term
4. Aug (end): Seminar Camps and Buy-on ice
The formula for the CISCBC is unique in this country. There is a grass root Talent ID Program that scouts young children into “Jr.Academy”. The Jr.Academy follows an athlete development model that was designed by Ms. McLeod. The Jr. Academy includes Team Coaching, Reward Incentives, Full Technique and Skill Development, Theatre On Ice, Practice Supervision, Term Evaluations, Club Competition and Fun Events. Requirement: Under 10 years of age and an Audition Information: Email us
The Formula continues from Jr. Academy into our Interediate, Sr. B and Sr. A competitive programs. These programs include assigned base Coach that works within the Team Coach Framework which compliments athlete strengths/weakness. Within each program the following items are offered: Group Enrichment, On Ice Classes, Off Ice Programs, Video Technology, Harness, Quality Accredited Ice Time, Enhanced and Open Sessions, Opportunity to audition for Competitive Ice Dance.
Finally, CISCBC has a competitive Ice Dance Program. The Singles program is directed by Joanne McLeod and her team of International, World Coaches. Any skaters with competitive reputation are invited to join her world class training sessions. Please apply directly to Ms. McLeod (email – firstname.lastname@example.org) The Ice Dance Program is coordinated by World and Olympic level ice dancers Megan Wing and Aaron Lowe. Our Ice Dance Program has National Champions and Junior and Senior National Team Members.
“For every type of figure skater we have a program.”
Ms. McLeod Elite Singles have won ISU Junior and Senior Grand Prix Events, Senior Grand Priz Final, Junior Worlds, Senior Worlds Top 5 Finish. She has had both male and females compete at the Olympic Games.
Joanne McLeod coaching credits are among the best in the world. In Canada, she has made National Champions from Juvenile to Senior in both Ladies and Men's events. She has coached ISU International Champions and has been a member of the World Team since 1998. She also was a member of the 2002 and 2006 Winter Olympic Team. Her experience is in her credits, with that she has a constant ability to produce winners. Joanne has placed a formula here at the Centre of Excellence and overviews the day-to-day operation.
For coaching inquiries, new competitive members, foreign skaters, special events, media and press, please contact:Joanne McLeod, Skating Directorwww.joannemcleod.com
For general information, customer service, member registration, Learn to Skate and junior Academy, please contact:
Champs International BC Admin. Office6501 Sprott St, Burnaby, BC, V5B 3B8778email@example.com