Anastasia Baikova – Owner
Anastasia’s love of figure skating began while watching Olympic Champions Maya Usova and Alexander Zulin perform at the arena where her father worked. Her own skating career began at the age of five at the renowned Spartak Figure Skating School of Olympic reserve and then at age seven she was specifically selected to attend and train under the tutelage of world renowned coach Elena Tchaikovskaya at The Professional Ballet on Ice. It is here that her love for dancing bloomed and she toured all across Europe during this time.
Upon her family moving to Israel, Anastasia continued to improve and compete, eventually becoming Israeli National Champion in 1997/97 in both Junior Dance and Junior Single competitions.
Her coaching career began in Montreal in 1999. She taught ballet and ice dancing initially and transitioned this into private coaching in free style, skills and dance. She was the artistic director of choreography at Club l’Acadie and transitioned from this into the head coach between 2008 and 2010.
Anastasia enjoys all types of figure skating but she is especially drawn to beauty of ice dancing and the creation of beautiful choreography and dance routines.
Pavel Baikov – Owner
Pavel began skating at the arena where his father worked in Moscow, Russia, the renowned Spartak Figure Skating School of Olympic Reserve. He started playing hockey, however soon switched to figure skating.
At age nine he was selected along with his sister, Anastasia, to attend and train with world renowned coach Elena Tchaikovskaya at The Professional Ballet on Ice. Upon his family moving to Israel, Pavel continued to skate and compete in Junior Dance representing his country.
Pavel relocated to Montreal where he began his coaching career at Club l’Acadie in Montreal.
Pavel is a highly technical coach who enjoys all disciplines of figure skating, including ice dance and free skate.
Richard O’Sullivan – Dance Choreographer
Richard O’Sullivan is a man who has been blessed with the gift of dance since his early years. Originally his world was all about football. He started at the early age of five and continued until he graduated from high school. He loved to dance but did not see a future in it at that time.
In 1994 he took a trip to Los Angeles to see what the dance scene was all about. It was there that the dance bug got him, and he never looked back. Richard has since had the pleasure to have traveled to different parts of the world to choreograph, teach, and perform, notably Tokyo, Amsterdam, Slovenia, Germany, and all through North America. He has built a reputation as one of Canada’s most respected dancers and choreographers, with an intricate, smooth style that has always been current and cutting edge.
Tiffany Leung – Coach
Tiffany has been skating since she was 4 years old. Skating has been her passion for as long as she can remember. Her dream has always been to become a coach and share her love and knowledge of the sport with others.
Tiffany skated competitively until she sustained an injury. She has now put competitions aside and is beginning her new coaching journey.
Tiffany has been a program assistant for many years, and has recently completed a course to become a Canskate Coach In-Training. Currently, she is studying Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia.
Brittney McKenzie Cook – Coach
Brittney started skating after watching it on TV and begging to join the sport. She spent the majority of her competitive skating career skating out of Coquitlam Skating Club under Bruno Delmaestro and spend summers in California training under Todd Sands, Jeni Meno, and Mr. Nicks. Brittney tested all the way up to her Gold free skate and competed up to Novice. After she stopped competing in free skate she continued to work through her dances with Aaron Lowe and Megan Wing, and competed nationally on LMSSC’s open synchro team. Her passion is to share the love of skating with those around her and make coming to the rink something skaters look forward to and helping them reach their personal goals in the sport.