Leeza Shekhter - Director of Skating for Delta Skating Club
Leeza Shekhter has been figure skating since the age of 6 and has dedicated her entire life to this sport.
Leeza competed up to Senior Ladies category in freeskate. Leeza has been coaching since the age of 16 and is now a National Trained Coach. To help the skaters on the ice Leeza is currently studying Sport Science and working on her bachelors in physical education and coaching with a specialization in kinesiology.
Leeza is always looking for new ways to help our skaters improve and reach their goals on the ice.
Michelle Popoff Freelance and Club Program Coach
Canskate/Powerskate Certified Coach
Certified Regional Coach
Provincial Coach in Training
Michelle Popoff - Freelance and Club Program Coach
Michelle has over 30 years of coaching experience and also supervises the Learn to Skate program for the City of Richmond. Before joining the Delta Skating Club, Michelle coached and competed for the Connaught Skating Club. Many of her students have progressed into competitive skating and pursued hockey at a high level. Michelle brings enthusiasm and high energy to every lesson!
My philosophy is “that from the recreational figure skater to those that dream of competing one day, I will give each and every skater 110%. Love skating, whatever level you are or dream of being and I will do my best to guide you in attaining those goals!
Michelle will be coaching Club Programs and accepting students for Private Lessons.
Lena Belousovski - Freelance and Club Program Coach
Lena has skated her entire life. She competed at the Lillehammer Olympics at the age of 13 as a pair skater. Over the years, she became a Ukrainian champion multiple times, international medalist and later, after her retirement from the competition world, an ice show performer. Lena brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with her, precision execution of elements and creative choreography.
Sara is our youngest coach at 17 years old. She has been involved as figure skater and with the Delta Skating Club for over 10 years. Competing as both a solo skater and a synchronized skater.
Sara sums up her coaching philosophy as :
“My experiences and struggles as a skater have taught me so many life lessons that I hope to teach my students. I teach skaters great techniques in a fun, friendly, inclusive manner. Teaching kids in a positive constructive way will not only better the skaters skills but will also leave the skater feeling hopeful, happy and encourage a positive skating experience.”