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Shawn Verasammy

Coach Shawn


- Coach of Freestyle and Pair Skating.

- Portable Jumping Harness Expert

Certifications/Personal Achievement/Education:
Skate Canada: NCCP Level 3
3-Time National Pairs Medalist of Canada
M.A Kinesiology with correlates in Sport Psychology and Sport Administration from California State University, Fresno

B.Sc Kinesiology from McGill University


Shawn has over 10 years of professional coaching experience and has trained elite single 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 coaching at YRSA since 2013 mentoring under Tracey Wainman assisting her singles skaters at a sectional, challenge, and national level.  Shawn has coached singles and pairs sectional medalists, starskate medaliists, as well as challenge and national level competitors.  In addition to coaching freestyle, Shawn coaches pair skating and has recently coached his novice team to a top 5 finish in Canada, with a partnership that formed only 6 months prior to the 2015 national championships.  He loves coaching single skating for its independent nature and pairs skating for its ability to create art with two skaters becoming one entity on the ice.

For any questions/inquiries regarding pair skating, please feel free to contact Shawn at     

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"