(October 23, 2006)
Ben Ferreira has moved back home.
Ferreira, a three-time Canadian senior men’s medallist who spent the past 4 ½ years living and training in Barrie, Ont., retired from eligible skating following the 2006 BMO Financial Group Canadian Championships and has moved back west to accept the Head Skating Professional position with Edmonton’s Royal Glenora Club.
Although he enjoyed his time in Ontario, Ferreira, who calls Edmonton his hometown, is excited to return to Alberta and the skating club where he once trained.
“It’s nice to be back in my hometown and back in Alberta,” said Ferreira. “I’m getting reacquainted with the city. There’s been a few changes since I last lived here.”
In addition to his coaching role, Ferreira’s duties in his new position include overall operations, programming and scheduling at the club.
“It’s a great opportunity for me, especially since I’m just starting my coaching career,” said Ferreira. “The Royal Glenora was the place where I grew up, and they’ve now given me the chance to step in and build the vision I have of putting this club on the map and making it a national training centre.”
Ferreira’s wife, Jadene, has also joined the Royal Glenora staff as the club’s choreographer and stylist.
Skate Canada congratulates Ferreira on his new role with the Royal Glenora Club.