Lee Barkell

Coaching since 1990 — Level 5

  • World and Olympic Coach-Single and Pairs
  • Coached World Champion and Olympic Medalist-Jeff Buttle
  • Coached Jr. World Champion/ World and Olympic Team Member-Nobunari Oda
  • Coached at 3 Olympic Games (2002, 2006, 2010)
  • Coached skaters at 10 World Championships
  • Coached skaters at 20 Jr. World Championships
  • Coached skaters at 23 Canadian National Championships
  • Coached skaters to over 90 National and International Medals
  • Instructor of numerous National and International Coach/Skater Seminars

Athlete Management

Singles and Pair Coach

Coached At World Championships and Olympics

Jump Technique

Coached At Seminars Worldwide



  • 2 Skate Canada Competitive Coaching Awards of Excellence
  • 3 Petro Canada Coach Excellence Awards (CAC)
  • 2 Ontario Male Coach of the Year Awards


  • Member of Skate Canada’s High Performance Development Committee (Current)
  • Member of Coaches of Canada (ChPC)
  • Chairman of Skate Canada’s Coaching Committee (2002-2004)
  • Vice Chairman Advisory Coaching Council (2004-2009)
  • Member of Skate Canada’s Board of Directors (2004-2009)
  • Chairman of Skate Canada’s Long Term Athlete Development (L.T.A.D.) “Learning to Win Stage”