Freeksate, Choreography, Edges/Turns, Sport Specific Fitness Training
Signe Ronka is NCCP Level 3 Certified- National Competitive Coach, Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Personal Trainer Specialist (PTS) and holds an honour BA from the University of Toronto (Trinity College). Signe competed for Canada in the Junior Grand Prix circuit where she medaled at 3 international events. She qualified for the Junior Grand Prix finals and competed at the Junior World Championships. Signe is a Canadian Junior Ladies bronze medalist and finished top 10 in Senior ladies.
She has won multiple awards such as:
“Own the Podium 2010” Funding Award (2006),
Bank of Montreal “Possibilities” Award (2002),
2002 Junior Female Athlete of the Year Finalist, 30th Annual Canadian Sport Awards,
Elvis Stojko Bursary,
Toller Cranston Bursary Award (2000, 2001, 2002),
Underhill/Martini “Hopes & Dreams”
Petro-Canada Olympic Torch Scholarship (2002–03, 2003–04)
University of Toronto Athlete of the Year (2007)
Signe has 10+ years of experience coaching at the Granite Club, East York Skating Club and Richmond Training Centre. She coaches skaters on the ice from Canskate to Senior competitive. Signe has choreographed multiple programs from the STAR 1-5 level to Senior competitive as well as interpretive.
Signe is the founder of a sport specific fitness program, FLEXAFIT- Figure Skater Bootcamp, designed to help skaters prevent injuries and improve performance on the ice. The program incorporates strength & conditioning, agility & speed, power & fast twitch, balance & stability and flexibility & mobility training. She travels around the world teaching skaters her off-ice program. She released a DVD “Reach New Heights”, which incorporates sport specific off-ice training, off-ice jump exercises and conditioning drills.
Signe is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Figure Skater Fitness, a quarterly magazine that takes a scientific approach to sport specific training on topics of fitness, nutrition, injury prevention, mental training, glamour and more.