Meet Our Coaches!

Denise Harris

     Denise grew up skating with the Woodville Skating club until the age of eight-teen. She attended Seneca College for two years and graduated from their figure skating technique coaching program. She began her coaching career in 1992 with the Cannington Figure Skating Club and returned to Woodville’s Club in 1997. Denise is a level 2 certified coach, with her level 3 theory and technical. She is also a certified power skating instructor.

     Throughout her coaching career, Denise has coached numerous skaters through their gold tests, and has had some skaters qualify and win provincials at the STARSkate Level. Her favourite thing about being a coach is watching skaters achieve what they did not think they could, as well as the great friendships and bonds that she is able to create with her skaters and their families. She also enjoys seeing friendships develop on the ice, and watching each skater grow as individuals.

     Denise currently resides in Woodville with her husband and three wonderful boys. When she’s not coaching, she can often be found at a baseball diamond or at a rink cheering on any of her three sons.

Beth Carruth Disher

      Beth grew up skating in Fenelon Falls and went on to train at the Durham Region Skating Academy and Ice Dance Elite school in Scarborough during her competitive years. Some highlights of her skating career include completing her Gold free skate, skills, and dance tests and competing at the Pre-Novice level in ladies singles and Novice level in ice dance. After that, she continued skating with Brock University’s varsity skating team where she was an OUA Allstar and Captain of the team. It was at this time that she completed her coaching certification and began teaching in St. Catherine’s.

      Although she has a 5-year degree in Business Admin and has worked in the financial, HR, and industrial sectors, she has happily decided to follow her dreams of coaching full-time while balancing her family life. Beth has been coaching for 10 years and is level 2 trained. She recently moved to Lindsay with her husband, Jeff and two children; Jacob and Charlotte.   

      For Beth, it is a privilege to work with children and youth, to teach them to skate and to watch them grow and improve. She cherishes the relationships and sense of community, unique to skating clubs. Coaching is her passion and she is very grateful to have the opportunity to do what she loves.

Arlene Matthews

      Arlene is no stranger to our club. She coached from 1986 until 2000 with Woodville. She coached many of our Alumni through their gold tests and many successful competitions. We were thrilled to welcome her back to the club in 2020. You can find Arlene out on the ice during all of our programs.