KEVIN BURSEY 

Director of Programs
kbbursey@gmail.com

Kevin has been a skating coach and a club director for 30 years. Some of the key roles he has held in the past include National Performance Director for the UK National Ice Skating Association, Director of programs at Connaught SC, Senior Staff member at BC Centre of Excellence and of course High-Performance manager at Sungod SC. More recently, Kevin was Director of Operations at Coquitlam Skating Club. Kevin has coached skaters from grassroots through to World Championship level competition. He was a member of the British Olympic Association’s Coaching Commission in the lead up to the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. Kevin is fully certified in Canada at NCCP level 3 and has his NCCP Level 4 in the UK.

 

LANI DICKSON

Assistant Director of Programs
lanimike@telus.net

Lani has been coaching for almost 30 years and represented the Sungod Skating Club throughout her entire competitive career. Her accomplishments as an amateur include the 1985 BC Sectional Senior Ladies Champion as well as the 1983 Canada Winter Games Bronze medalist, as well as numerous championship medals at all competitive levels. She is a National Coach – Trained (formerly NCCP level 2 Certified, with Level 3 Technical and Theory). Lani has worked with and trained skaters from beginner up to the Senior competitive level, and has full knowledge and experience of the LTAD program. Her goal is to provide a positive training environment for all skaters and to guide, encourage, and support them along the way. Lani is very proud to be part of the Sungod Skating Club coaching team.

 

JACQUELINE CHAN

Integrated Physical Performance
Senior Coaching Staff
jacquelinechan@gmail.com

Jacqueline Chan is an NCCP Primary StarSkate Trained coach. She skated at Sungod Skating Club and competed in the Senior level. She has passed her Gold test in Freeskate, and Junior Silver test in Dance. Apart from coaching, Jacqueline is currently in school at Langara studying in the field of Kinesiology.

 

HANA HARAGA

Senior Coaching Staff
hana.haraga22@gmail.com

Hana developed a love for the sport of Figure Skating at the age of 5. She has had so many great opportunities from Figure Skating, being invited to numerous Figure Skating Camps, part of the Regional Select Team, competing at Sections and making the Provincial finals on numerous occasions. Hana has completed her Gold Level Test in Skills, Interpretive and FreeSkate. Hana was drawn to the world of coaching to help skaters develop new skills, progress in the sport while maintaining a love for the sport of skating. She loves being on ice and gets so much reward when a skater achieves a new skill. Hana is an organized, reliable and hard-working coach for all level skaters. Hana is a provincial certified Skate Canada coach.

 

CHELSEA IVANICH

Senior Coaching Staff
chelsea_ivanich@hotmail.com

Chelsea is a provincial certified Skate Canada coach. As a skater, she competed with the Sungod skating club herself, up to the Junior competitive level. She passed her Gold tests in the Freeskate, Dance, Skills, and Interpretive Categories and also completed her RAD grade 8 ballet with the Panorama school of dance. She also has training in tap, jazz, and lyrical dance styles.


JUNIOR COACHING STAFF

  • ​​Sabrena Boyal
  • Diana Hong
  • Katelyn Reis

 

CANSKATE COACHES

  • ​Kyran Steuart
  • Priya Sahota
  • Janice Chan

 

PROGRAM ASSISTANTS

  • ​Abbie Irwin
  • Natalie Decario
  • Pareena Sidhu
  • Janet Badhesha
  • Haley Urwin
  • Crystal Wong
  • Isabella Lai
  • Manheer Dhaliwal
  • Avlyn Dhanda
  • Jonathan Wu
  • Caden Chen
  • Paige Scott
  • Kaylee Bennett
  • Peyton Reid
  • Leila McManus
  • Devneet Parmar
  • Sabrena Liou