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Lorna Bauer

Sport Science Director

NCCP Certified Level 4

Lorna has been a career coach for 34 years, as well she is fully NCCP Level IV certified, a Gold CEP member of Skate Canada, and is certified in Canpowerskate.

Lorna combines her personal experience in the sport with the knowledge she gained as part of getting her Bachelors in Applied Science – Kinesiology and her Professional Teacher’s Certificate (high school).   With this background she had originally planned to become a school teacher but in 1987 was hired by the Vancouver Skating Club; she loved coaching so much that it has become her full time passion and career.

As a triple Gold Medalist, Lorna was coached by World and Olympic Coach Linda Brauckmann and was also a performer with Canada Ice Dance Theatre. Her skating skills run deep in the family. Her sister Susan Humphreys was the 1997 Senior Ladies Canadian Champion and competed at Worlds and Olympics for Canada. Observing her younger sister for so many years provided Lorna special insight into the development of the whole athlete from the very early stages to the top level.

Lorna has used her experience and knowledge to successfully develop figure skaters from the Regional level to Provincial champions, National champions, included on her resume, the head coach of VSC’s own, Liam Firus, International Champion, as well as Jr. World and 2014 Olympic Team Member. 

In addition to her sports achievements Lorna completed her Grade IX Royal Conservatory of Music, and Grade 3 History and Harmony and is an Ironman Canada Triathlon finisher.

 She remains actively involved in running, cycling, swimming and grouse grinding.  It is important to her that all of her students are able to fulfill their own personal potential, and to develop the skills necessary to be successful in other aspects of their lives.