Our Coaching Staff

As Medicine Hat's premiere skating school, Cypress School of Skating employs a highly qualified team of professional coaches who work together in a team atmosphere to ensure the highest level of skating instruction.
If you are new to the sport, CanSKATE coaches can help you learn the fundamentals of skating, from your first steps on the ice to advanced skating techniques.
If Hockey or Ringette are your preferred sport, CanPowerSKATE coaches can help you refine your skating skills and develop balance, power, agility, speed, and endurance.
Figure Skaters work with your STARSkate coaches to develop figure skating skills in the areas of ice dance, skating skills, freeskate and interpretive skating.


Head Coach George Yuhas

  • Professional Coach for 29 years
  • Head Coach/Skating Director for 25 years
  • Mentor Coach
  • Team Coach for BC Winter Games
  • Partial Level III NCCP
  • NCCP Level II Certified
  • ISPC Certified
  • CanSkate Certified
  • CanPowerSkate Certified
  • Gold Dance, 7th Figure, Senior Silver FreeSkate
  • Experience coaching Regional and National Level Skaters
  • Coached at Provincial Team Seminars

Rate $60/hr   george_yuhas@hotmail.com   403.458.2088 



Rudi Swiegers

  • Professional Coach Since 2013
  • NCCP Level I Certified
  • CanSkate Certified
  • Professional Ice Dance Partner 11 years
  • Gold Freeskate, Skills and Dance
  • Senior Competitive Singles
  • Senior Competitive Pairs
  • Three-time National Medalist
  • 2014 Team Canada Olympian

Rate $50/hr   rudifswiegers@gmail.com   204.441.7834




Maya Lang
  • Professional coach since 2005
  • Mentor Coach
  • NCCP Level II Certified
  • ISPC Certified
  • Can Skate Certified
  • CanPower Certified
  • Primary Evaluator and Judge from 1999-2005
  • Novice Competitive singles and Pre-Novice Pairs
  • Gold FreeSkate, Dance, Skills, and Interpretive
  • Professional Choreographer
  • Three-Time All Ontario Champion
  • National Competitor in Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Modern
  • Trained in CDTA and RAD
  • Instructor for dance and choreography for 10 years
  • BA in specialized Psychology

Rate $48/hr   medlang@me.com   587.253.5820


Benjamin Lang

  • CanPowerSkate Certified
  • Instructing Power Skating through Europe and North America since 2000
  • On-ice Developer/Instructor for Mission Hockey skills
  • Development Camp in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
  • Head Instructor for Planet Hockey Summer Camps and European Tours for 5 years
  • Head Coach for New Zealand Ice Hockey Federation
  • Canadian consultant for New Zealand Ice Hockey Federation
  • New Zealand Ice Hockey Professional League
  • Cambrian College OCAA Varsity
  • Sudbury Wolves Junior A
  • Ontario AAA Minor League

Rate $48/hr   bj.lang777@gmail.com   403.878.6836