Disciplines taught: Dance and Singles
NCCP Certified Level 3
Rod has been coaching since 1993 and is Level 3 certified. He teaches dance, singles and skills from preliminary to gold level. He also does choreography and works with skaters in the harness. Over the years Rod’s skaters have gone to both Junior and Senior Canadian Championships.
He was a member of the National Ice Dance Working Committee 2001 and co-wrote the test stream creative dance judging standards.
Rod has competed at the national level in singles and dance and holds dance titles at the BC and Western Canadian level and Canada Games. He was a member of the Canada Ice Dance Theatre and is a triple gold medallist in figures, free skate and dance.
For fun Rod likes to fly airplanes and has a Commercial Pilot. More recently he has taken to flying down very steep hills in full body armour on his mountain bike. On more mellow days he takes out his clubs and makes a few golf balls fly around.