Figure Skating Coaching Team

Cypress School of Skating has a highly quaified team of professional coaches who work together to ensure that each skater achieves their personal best. Our coaching team uses the latest technology to enhance performance analysis during on- and off-ice training sessions. 


    Maya Lang

  • Professional coach since 2005
  • NCCP Level II Certified
  • ISPC Certified
  • CanSkate Certified
  • CanPower Certified
  • Primary Evaluator and Judge from 1999-2005
  • Novice Competitive and Pre-Novice Pairs
  • Gold Freeskate, Dance, Skills and Interpretive
  • Mentor Coach
  • Professional Choreographer
  • Three-time All Ontario Champion
  • Competitive Dance in Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Modern
  • Trained in CDTA and RAD
  • Instructor and Choreographer for dance for 10 years
  • Private lesson rate: $11.00


    Kara Drefs

  • Professional coach since 1992
  • ISPC Certified
  • Level III Theory and Technical
  • CanSkate Certified
  • CanPower Certified
  • Novice Competitive Singles
  • Gold Freeskate, Dance, Skills, Figures and Interpretive
  • Private lesson rate: $11.50


    Rudi Swiegers

  • 15+ years as a competitive figure skater
  • Member of the Canadian National team
  • Competed internationally, at the World Championships 
  • Competed at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia
  • Extensive experience with dance partnering, and test up to gold dances.
  • Private lesson rate: $12.50