Head Skating Coach
Larissa has been skating since the age of three. For the first fifteen years she skated with the Beaver Valley Skating Club in Fruitvale. During this time she achieved her Jr. Silver freeskate and Gold dance, skills, and interpretive. She pursued a coaching career while she was with the club and was a CanSkate coach for her last year with them. She then moved to Kelowna to begin her Bachelor of Human Kinetics at University of British Columbia Okanagan.
During her four years there she coached at the Kelowna Skating Club. It is during this time that she achieved her Primary STARSkate certification now called Region level coach. She has returned to the Kootenay area where she is employed as a rehab assistant at a seniors’ residence. She have been coaching with the Rossland club since the fall of 2015 in all disciplines. She have been head coach for the club since the 2016/2017 season.
When coaching, she likes to find the areas that could use some improvement, break it down to work on perfecting the small parts, then slowly put them all together to have a stronger, more improved final product; all while keeping the skater interested and passionate about the sport.