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Lorenza Sammarelli Kletas

Coach and Artistic Director - Gala 2023
CanSkate & CanPower Certified
3 Time BC Winter Games Coach & Team Leader

NCCP National Level 3 Certified Coach

With 25+ years of coaching experience,  Lorenza has coached skaters from Star 1 to Competitive levels and has had skaters (including herself) pass Gold Freeskate, Dance, Artistic & Figures (Skills). Within her 10-year experience as a Skating Director,  she has directed, choreographed and produced many successful ice shows and maintained club spirit through various training and creative events. As a competitive skater, she trained under Faye Marshall and the late Dr. Hellmut May and mentored with many National level coaches throughout her skating career. She has a broadcasting diploma and has hosted many events across Canada including announcing for figure skating at the 2010 Winter Olympics.

With an impressive eye for detail and an incredible sense of creativity and movement, this former Miss Canada brings out the artistry and personality of each skater. Through a lifetime of athletic experience and as a mother of 2 children, Lorenza wants her students to understand the important values this sport brings. She believes that a skater needs to have a strong foundation to reach their optimal potential to achieve their goals not only in skating but also in life. 

“I have been involved in this sport for over 35 years! First as a spectator, athlete, competitor, now as coach and national competition announcer. Figure Skating; gave me grace, taught me discipline, academic and training balance, the value of respect and gave me the opportunity to travel. It was fun at times, tough at times, it challenged me, rewarded me and I made lifelong friends along the way. My coaches instilled these values in me and I strive to do the same with my skaters. This sport is my passion! The VSC holds a special place in my heart. I started with CanSkate and participated in many Ice shows and I remember summer camp theme fun days…which are both still happening. It is heartwarming to be back on Home Ice where it all started!”