Synchronized skater to host off-ice training sessions

2015 World Champion Becky Tyler will lead classes at the East York Skating Club

Synchronized skater Becky Tyler, 22, will be instructing weekly off-ice training lessons starting on Oct. 10 for the East York Skating Club.

They will take place at Stan Wadlow Club House, behind East York Memorial Arena.

Hall of Fame ice skater Becky Tyler will train East York residents off ice from fall to winter. (file photo/east york skating club)

The one-hour classes will be held Tuesdays at 7:15 p.m., Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Those attending are asked to bring a yoga mat and skipping rope.

The skater’s unique training outlook goes far beyond calisthenics and stretching.

Tyler, who has participated in the sport for 14 years, will challenge participants with pilates, ballet and theatre.

Appropriate techniques and injury prevention will be the main focus, and Tyler says the experience will be in a safe and positive environment.

Tyler’s credentials will ensure proper training etiquette

While she’s been a synchronized skater since the age of eight, Tyler began her journey on the ice at just three years of age.

She was a key component for the NEXXICE Senior team, and saw lots of success in her five years with the squad.

The Etobicoke native is a 2015 World Champion, three-time World Silver Medalist, five-time national champion and was recently an inductee in the Skate Canada West Ontario Hall of Fame.

She also has experience teaching, as she’s worked on instructional power skating with elite hockey players in the past, and is certified in First Aid and WaterART Aerobics.

For more information about the off-ice training lessons, contact [email protected]