Karen Ballinger – Elementary

Karen is an ISPC (Level 2) trained coach with six years of coaching experience. As a skater, she competed in synchro for 13 years and won the silver medal at the 2012 World Synchronized Skating Championships with NEXXICE. She is also a section-level technical specialist in synchronized skating. Off the ice, Karen has a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and is in her final year of medical school at the University of Toronto.


 Allison Proudfoot – Elementary

Allison is a certified Primary StarSkate (Level 1) coach and ISPC (Level 2) trained. She has been skating her entire life and was a synchronized skater for 17 seasons including 6 seasons with NEXXICE Senior. With NEXXICE she competed at 6 World Championships winning the bronze medal in 2007 and 2008, and in 2009 becoming the first North American team to become World Champions in Synchronized Skating. This season she is also competing on a team at the Adult 1 level as well as coaching an Adult 3 team. In singles skating she has achieved triple gold status by completing 3 Gold Skating tests. Outside of skating, Allison has a BA in Theatre Studies, an MA in Drama and a BEd from OISE.


jenJennifer Chapman – Beginner