Michelle Simpson-Leigh (builder) | Springwater Sports Heritage Hall Of Fame

Springwater Sports Heritage

Founding Benefactor: The McGuire Trust

Springwater Sports Heritage

Michelle Simpson-Leigh (builder)

Induction Award:

Michelle is an accomplished World and Olympic Figure Skating Coach.  Her outstanding achievements include: Level 5 National Coach Certification; 1998 Ontario’s Female Coach of the Year; Canada Games Board of Directors; Coaching Association of Canada Coaching Effectiveness Steering Committee; Consultant Professional Golfers’ Association of Canada; Consultant 2010 Vancouver Olympic Excellence Program;  2013 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Member Details:

Category:  Builder
Year of Induction:  2014
Sport(s):  Figure Skating
Nominator:  Kari Simpson-Adams
Date/Place of Birth:  April 17, 1963, Penetang, ON
Raised in:  Elmvale, ON


Commenced Coaching Figure Skating Professionally at the Mariposa International Training Centre in Barrie, ON  ...more highlights


While her successful skating career was cut short by a seriously ruptured Achilles tendon at the age of 16  Michelle went on.   ...more narrative


 “Coaching is a gift; it’s making a difference in someone’s life. As a job, it doesn’t get any better than this.  ...more quotes


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Springwater Sports Heritage would like to express its appreciation for the contributions made by Michelle and her sister Kari Simpson-Adams.


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