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Shawn Verasammy



National Level Coach/NCCP Level 3, Partial Level 4

Availability: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Updated Sept 2 2023


  • National and Provincial Level Skating
  • Singles
  • Pairs
  • Starskate
  • Spins
  • Portable Jumping Harness Expert



  • 3-Time National Pairs Medalist of Canada
  • Master’s degree (M.A.) in Kinesiology with correlates in Sport Psychology and Sport Administration from California State University, Fresno, California.
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc.) in Kinesiology from McGill University, Montreal, Quebec.

Shawn has over 21 years of professional coaching experience and has trained singles and pairs figure skaters in Ontario and Quebec, Canada as well as Oakland and Los Angeles, California, USA. He is specialized in the portable jumping harness pole and has assisted several Junior and Senior National team members in Canada and the United States who compete both Nationally and Internationally.

Shawn has been the head coach of Sectional medalists, Ontario Provincial Championships medalists, as well as Skate Canada Challenge and National level competitors in singles and pairs skating. He loves coaching singles skating for its independent nature and pairs skating for its ability to create art with two skaters becoming one entity on the ice.

What drives Shawn’s passion for coaching is working with athletes who are dedicated to surpassing their natural ability and potential. He lives and coaches by a famous quote by Coach John Wooden UCLA Men’s Basketball Legend, which is “Make Everyday Your Masterpiece”