Meet the Coaches

Tracey Zilkie

Coaching Director

Tracey has been skating since she was 6 years old, and competed at a national level. Prior to trying her hand at figure skating, she was a competitive gymnast, but the ice was her first love. Tracey has been filling the volunteer Head Coach role for 4 years, and has been with Tofield Skating Club since the 2014/2015 season.  Her highest tested level is Senior Gold Dance, and she competed at a Junior Gold free skate level. She worked in Minor Hockey through to Junior levels, coaching power skating and mental prep, as well as lead the creation of a minor hockey platform for Beijing China’s busiest skating association.

She has a masters in Psychology, and focuses heavily on building mental muscle in athletes. Tracey rides and trains horses when not at the rink, competes in fitness competitions, volunteers with Hope Mission, and is a busy mom of two.

Sam Daigle

CanSkate Coach

Sam started skating with the Tofield Skating Club in the CanSkate program when she was 3 years old. She quickly developed a passion for the sport and participated in her first skating competition when she was 8 years old. While Sam was growing up, the Tofield Skating Club was a huge part of her life and she came to see the rink as a home away from home.

Sam’s journey as a coach began when she was 11 and became a Program Assistant for the CanSkate program. When she turned 18, she took the CanSkate coaching course through SkateCanada and achieved her CanSkate Trained status. Sam says she loves coaching because it allows her to share her love of the sport with the next generation of skaters. Sam always looks for creative ways to continue improving the CanSkate program and making sure the time your skaters spend on the ice is memorable! I am the CanSkate and PreCanSkate program director and the StarSkate creative director.

When Sam is not on the ice, she is currently attending Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton.

Maggie Patterson

Dance Coach

Meet the Junior Coaches and Program Assistants

At the Tofield Skating Club, we could not deliver the fantastic programming without the help of these skaters.


Junior Coach and PreCan Program Assistant


Junior Coach and Program Assistant


Program Assistant


Program Assistant


CanSkate Prep Assistant


CanSkate Prep Assistant


CanSkate Prep Assistant

Meet the Board of the Executive

The Board of the Executive are volunteers that are elected during the Annual General Meeting (AGM) held each June.

Andrea KroekerPresident
Elisha WhitbreadVice President
Karine Gervais-ThorsonTreasurer
Avery ThurstonSecretary
Elisha WhitbreadRegistrar
Brandy Weis-ReinhardtWebsite & Media
Crystal StevensonFundraising Chair
Tracey ZilkieCoach Director
Sam DaigleCompetition Chair
Andrea KroekerTest Chair
Updated August 20, 2020