What every Parent should know
This is a good article from US Figure Skating on how to select the best coach for you or your child.
Proper procedures for changing coaches
Following these steps will help you make the switch to a new coach and still maintain a comfortable relationship within the rink.
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Champlain Valley Skating Club approved coaches:
Russell Bowen (802) 496-3770h (802) 496-4663 firstname.lastname@example.org Russ is a National Jr. Dance competitor and an Eastern Jr. Dance Champion, 2nd Eastern Sr. Dance and competed in Adult Nationals. He completed his Gold Dances, Sr. Free Dance and his 2nd figures tests. Russ has been teaching dance, hockey skating skills and MIF through Pre Juvenile to adults and children for 12 years. Russ has been a Dance Judge, skating club president, is a PSA Registered Dance member and a certified PSIA ski instructor. Rate: $50/hr
Vera Bowen (802) 496-3770 email@example.com Vera is a former National Jr. Dance champion and completed her Gold Dance and 7th figure tests. Her students have won National Jr Dance titles, competed in Sr. Dance and Internationally. She teaches all aspects of figure skating and her students have passed their Gold Dances, Gold Free Dance, International Dances, 8th figure tests, Senior Moves and Senior Freestyle. Vera has students who range in age from pre-teen to octogenarians. Vera is member of the PSA and is Master Rated in Dance and Free Dance and has been a PSA Examiner. Rate: $60/hr
Nancy Fillebrown (802) 244-1754 – firstname.lastname@example.org Nancy has coached recreational and competitive skaters throughout Vermont for over 30 years. Prior to that Nancy coached in the Philadelphia Area. She has passed her USFS 7th Figure and Free Skating Tests as well as her Silver Dance Test. She has coached skaters at Regionals, Sectionals and Junior Nationals as well as local competitions here in Vermont. Nancy is a coach and founder of Vermont Children’s Theatre on Ice. She has been instrumental in bringing Theatre on Ice to the United States. Nancy is a member of the Professional Skaters Association and United States Figure Skating. Rate: $44/hour
Jillian Geiss Frascoia 802-318-2364 – email@example.com Jillian is a member of US Figure Skating and the Professional Skating Association. She is the Director of the Vermont Skating Academy. She has her Junior Freestyle Test, 5th Figure, Bronze Dance tests, and has been instructing for over 23 years in this community. She enjoys teaching both competitive and recreational figure skaters. Rate $50/hr.
Erin Gravelle (802) 238-9023 – firstname.lastname@example.org Erin is a member of the PSA and holds Registered ratings in Dance, Move in the Field and Group. She has passed her Senior Moves in the Field, Pre-Gold Dances, Intermediate Freestyle and 6th Figure tests. A former skater with Disney on Ice, Erin enjoys performance as well as the competitive and testing aspects of figure skating. Erin has experience with and enjoys all ages and abilities, and she is especially interested in working with adult learners. Rate: $44/hour or session
Martha Harding (802) 238-0686 – email@example.com Martha is a member of the PSA and a Master rated professional in Figures, Freestyle, Moves in the Field and Group, and a Registered rated professional in Team skating. She has passed her 8th Figure, Senior Freestyle and Silver Dance tests and has 35 years of experience teaching. Her students range from children to adults, and include both recreational and competitive skaters. Her students have medaled at Regionals, Sectionals, Adult Nationals and Collegiate Nationals competitions. Martha is a professional for On Thin Ice and Vermont Children’s Theatre On Ice. Rate: $60/hour
Gabrielle Kalinen (802) 881-9032 firstname.lastname@example.org Gabrielle is an active member of US Figure Skating and the PSA, and is pursuing judging. She has passed her Junior Moves in the Field and Intermediate Freeskate. She has skated competitively for 10 years and has placed in the top 10 for qualifying rounds at New England Regional’s at the intermediate level. She currently skates for the Ice Cats who perform at the UVM Men’s Varsity home games and for the UVM Freestyle Team. She loves working with people ranging in all ages and abilities. Rate: $45/hour, $32 Intro to Private/hour
Jennifer Lupia (802) 309-0419 – email@example.com Jenn’s web page Jenn’s FaceBook page Gold Medal Status in Dance, CFSC Dance, Figures, Freestyle, Free Dance, Moves in The Field, PSA Rated Registered MIF & FS, Power Hockey Level 2. As a coach, Jennifer’s objective is to encourage her students to set goals and achieve their dreams. She instills a sense of diligence and dedication as well as the joy of skating through creativity. Plus every summer Jennifer takes skaters to Lake Placid for a training camp. Jennifer coaches all levels and abilities. She does have some lesson slots still open. Rate: $60/hour
Julie MacDonald (802) 863-3031 – firstname.lastname@example.org Julie is a member of US Figure Skating and the PSA. She has passed the ISI Freestyle 3 and Figure 1 tests, the US Figure Skating Preliminary Freestyle, Moves and Figure tests, and Preliminary Dances. Julie teaches group lessons for the Burlington Parks & Recreation Department and the Essex Skating Academy. She is the coordinator of the Advanced Group lesson skating class at Leddy Arena, and also teaches Beginner Hockey Skating Skills. Julie has taught private and group lessons for the past 33 years. She is available to teach all ages, from 3-year-olds through adults and has some slots still open for this winter. Rate: $42/session Intro to Private Lessons: $15 per 1/2 session
Patricia A. Stokowski, PhD, (802) 383-8951 – Patricia.Stokowski@uvm.edu Patricia is a Gold Medalist and specialist in ice dance who coaches all ages / all levels in ice dance and moves in the field. Her students have competed and medaled at Lake Placid Ice Dance Championships, New England regional and Eastern sectional ice dance competitions, and Adult National Championships, and her teams have placed within the top six at Junior National Championships. She is eager to share her love of ice dance with both competitive and recreational skaters! Beyond the rink, Pat is a Professor in the Rubenstein School at the University of Vermont. Rate: $60 / hour