SKATING COACHES

Laurie Bates

  • Skating Director for the McDermott Athletic Center and United States Figure Skating (USFS) Gold Medalist in Ice Dancing. USFS tests passed: Gold Dance, Silver Freedance, Novice Freeskate, and 5th figure test. Former Regional and Sectional Competitor. Registered rating in Ice Dance with 30 years teaching experience. Professional Skaters Association (PSA) member and USFS CER Coach/Choreographer certificate. Head Coach for the Hooliganettes Synchronized Skating Teams. Teaching levels from beginner to advanced. Bachelors Degree in Social Work from Arizona State University.

Kyla Cook

  • Kyla began teaching in Alaska in 2010 after skating for 12 years. She is passionate about helping students improve their skating skills in a fun, supportive environment.

Silvia D’Avola

YEARS OF SKATING: + 25

 

YEARS OF COACHING: 15

 

COACHING CERTIFICATIONS:

  • PSA Professional Skaters Association member (USA, since 2015)

  • USFS CER Coach/Choreographer Certificate (USA, since 2016)

  • LTS Instructor Certificate (USA, since 2016)

  • National Technical Specialist (Italy, from 2012 to 2017)

  • National Judge of Non-qualifying competitions (Italy, from 2012 to 2017)

  • FIRS 2nd Lev Coaching Certificate in roller-skating and inline-skating (Italy, since 2015)

  • FISG 2nd Lev Coaching Certificate (Italy, since 2013)

  • FISG 1st Lev Coaching Certificate (Italy, since 2011)

  • FISG LTS Instructor Certificate (Italy, since 2006)

 

PRIMARLY TEACHES:

  • Figure skating skills

  • Free-skating technical elements (jumps and spins)

  • Off-ice skating gymnastic

 

TEAM COACHING COLLABORATIONS:

  • Olympic, World, European, ISU international competitors, USA National and Regional medalists and competitors (with Gilberto Viadana’s Team)

  • World gold medalist in inline-skating

  • World competitors in inline-skating (with SC)

  • European, ISU international competitors and Italian National and Regional gold medalists (with CPAT)

  • US Regional competitors (with FFSC)

  • Italian National and Regional gold medalists and competitors (with CPL, GGRC, CPA, GS, HCM, ICB and PF Teams)

 

COMPETED IN:

  • Junior and Novice International competitions (Europe)

  • Junior, Novice and Intermediate National championships (Italy)

 

NATIONAL TITLES AS COMPETITOR:

  • 1999 Novice National Gold medalist (Italy)

 

MEDALS AS COMPETITOR:

  • 6 time International medalist (Europe)

  • 4 time National medalist (Italy)

  • 5 time Regional medalist (Italy)

 

COACHING TEAM AS COMPETITOR: Andrea Savorgnano (Head Coach), Francesca Sperl (spins), Federica Faiella (skating skills), Luca Mantovani (choreographer), Mirco Botta (athletic trainer), Giuseppe Arena, Anna Arena e Michela Boschetto (ballet teachers from Teatro alla Scala Academy of Milan).

 

TRAINED IN AS COMPETITOR:

  • Milan (Italy) 

  • Colorado Springs (USA)

  • Courchevel and Orcieres Merlette (France)

 

PRIVATE LESSON RATE:

$ 50 for 30 minutes

 

CONTACTS:

Email: d.avola.silvia@gmail.com

Phone: (347) 933-7615

Odetha Hill

  • Odetha Hill is a current member of Professional Skaters Association (PSA), US Figure Skating and holds a Level II ranking for hockey through PSA. She teaches basic skills through Pre-Juvenile, hockey and power skating. Odetha can give 30 minute or hour lessons. 

Susan Kugelmann

  • In my 30 years of skating, I have gained experience in figure skating, power skating, and hockey. Over the last 15 years, I have also enjoyed teaching these disciplines to kids from 3-80 years old. I offer my students a fun, affordable lesson while striving to establish and perfect the fundamentals of the sport. Will teach 30 minute or hour lessons.

 

Lisa Miller

  • I am a current Adult Ladies Silver competitive ice skater. Away from the rink I am an elementary teacher with Bachelor degrees in 

  • Elementary and Special Education. I hold a Master’s of Science in Curriculum and Instruction.

  • I began my skating career as an adult. I believe that we all take individualized paths to goal achievement. My specialty is coaching basic skill level and beginning free skate level skaters. I can coach beginning adults through pre-bronze.

Scot Morin

  • Scot started skating and playing hockey in 1975. Played hockey from squirt level through high school. Joined Air Force in 1993 and served for 20 plus years. Serves as a military training instructor for 4 years. Certified level 3 USA Hockey Coach. Active adult hockey player and hockey referee.

George Navarro

  • Born in Guadalajara, Mexico.

  • Trained for competitive Figure Skating in California from 1986 to 1992.

  • Won Mexican figure skating Gold Medal in 1987.

  • Attended SICCED- Mexican school for coaches and trainers in 1994.

  • Currently specializing and training in USFS moves in the field.

  • Tambien Hablo Espanol

Contact Info: enrinava1128@outlook.com

Rate: $20.00/30 minute lesson

Address

Contact

505-892-9222

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