World champion Osmond to coach in Brantford

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Kaetlyn Osmond, the 2018 women’s singles world figure skating champion, will be coaching at the Brant Skating Club this season.

Osmond won three Olympic medals and three national titles during her skating career, which ended one year ago when she announced her retirement.

Osmond is familiar with Brantford. During her skating career, her choreographer was Brantford’s Lance Vipond. She has continued to skate in Brantford while preparing for performances in Canada and the world.

“We are over the moon to add Kaetlyn’s exceptional talents to our dynamic coaching team,” Brandi Schott, president of the BSC, said in a news release.

“She is familiar with a number of our competitive teams and can be an incredible influence and inspiration for all our young skaters. She has lived the experiences so many of our members dream of: becoming a World Champion and an Olympic medalist.”

“Competition has been such a rewarding part of my life,” Osmond said in the same release.

“Having a purpose and accomplishing goals beyond my wildest dreams has been incredibly fulfilling. No words will ever describe the emotions competitions carry.”

Osmond is the latest coach to join the BSC after it was announced that three others  — Courtney Mori, Kaylyn Pecaric and Teresa Hager — would be coming on board for the upcoming season, which starts Oct. 7. They join returning coaches Lee-Ann McMillan, Kevin Stefan, Brianne Searle and Alison Purkiss.

The season concludes in March with the annual Flashing Blades performance.

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