Ali VanHoof


Personal Profile:

I began skating with the Morrisburg & District Skating Club at the age of 3. I am going into my 10th year of coaching and I have been part of the MDSC coaching team since beginning my coaching career. Through my years of skating I have gained valuable knowledge of the sport of figure skating which has given me the passion to share my love and knowledge for the sport with my skaters.


I’m currently completing an MST, Childhood Education program through SUNY Potsdam University to become an elementary teacher. As I further my education, I’m excited to continue my coaching career with the Morrisburg & District Skating Club.


My Coaching Philosophy:


Many challenges will be encountered in the sport of figure skating. I believe that with hard work and dedication every skater can achieve their goals. My goal is to instill my passion for skating into my skaters by motivating them to achieve their personal best while developing self confidence and a desire to learn. Through the love and passion for the sport, every skater will achieve their goals. 


As a Skater:

  • 15 years of figure skating
  • Competed at both the Competitive level and STARSkate level
  • Gold FreeSkate
  • Gold Skills
  • Gold Interpretive
  • Gold Dances
  • 2013 Silver Medalist in Silver Triathlon at the Eastern Ontario STARSkate Championships
  • Eastern Ontario team member at the 2013 Skate Ontario STARSkate Championships in the Silver Triathlon Event

As a Professional:

  • 9 years of professional coaching
  • Coached skaters at the CanSkate level and the STAR 1-5 level providing private, semi-private and group lessons
  • Coached STAR 1-5 skaters at competitions
  • With the MDSC Coaching team I helped implement the new CanSkate program and the new STAR 1-5 program
  • Helped develop MDSC's Junior program
  • Assisted MDSC’s STAR 1-5 coaching team in developing our own group coaching session
  • Participated in the Skater Technical Assessment Recognition (S.T.A.R) Program in the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 skating season
  • Attended various STAR 1-5 seminars with skaters

 Skills Coached:   

     Freeskate, Dance, Skills, Choreography, Stroking, Off-Ice Training



     CanSkate Trained Coach

     Primary STARSkate Certified

     STAR 1-5 Assessor Trained

     Provincial Coach qualifications in progress



     $9.00 per 15 minute lesson



     (613) 361-9713