Figure Skating Instructors

Figure skating teaching professionals would be happy to assist you with private lessons.  Please feel free to contact them directly, as they are the stewards of their private lesson schedules and lesson rates. 

Skaters will need to pay the appropriate admission fees for ice time and skate rental at the front desk and pay the professional directly for their private lessons. Rates will vary by instructor.

Guest Coaching Policy

All guest coaches must be pre-approved by the Figure Skating Director prior to teaching on Chiller sessions.  Guest coaches must submit:  Proof of liability insurance, PSA Membership & USFS registration. Intended teaching schedule must be emailed to the director.  Guest coaches will check in at the front desk before taking the ice and pay a 20% guest fee.  Chiller Ice Rinks reserves the right to deny teaching privileges at their discretion.

Contact:  dhughes@thechiller.com

Marla Arnold
614-485-2326
MArnoldSK8@aol.com
Began coaching in: 1993
Private lesson rate: $56/hr

USFSA Juvenile Freeskate

Education: Graduate of The Ohio State University
 
Member of: USFSA and Professional Skaters Association
 
Coaching Accomplishments: Figure skating - Beginner through Novice level; Hockey - House level through AAA

Margy Bennett
614-975-9564
mbsk8@columbus.rr.com
Began coaching in: 1976
Private lesson rate: $60/hr

Member/registered coach with USFSA, Member ISI, Gold and Synchro certified, Chief Referee for National Events.

Skating and Coaching Accomplishments: skated professionally in "Holiday on Ice," coached skaters thru USFSA gold moves in the field, juvenile freestyle, pre-silver dance, regional medalist, ISI Freestyle 8, Dance 10, synchronized skating teams, and power skating.

Member of Professional Skaters Association

Toni Carter
740-746-0449; 740-438-6912
skate.with.toni@gmail.com
Began coaching in: 2003
Private lesson rate: $38/hr

ISI Freeskate 3, USFA Prepreliminary

Member of the Professional Skaters Association

Ali Dent
614-746-0426
Began coaching in: 2007
Private lesson rate: $38/hr

Easton only.

Member/registered coach with USFS

USFS Intermediate Moves in the Field USFS Juvenile Freeskate ISI Freeskate 6

B.A. in Psychology from Capital University

Member of Professional Skaters Association PSA Basic Accreditation

Erin Egelhoff
Egelhoff.12@buckeyemail.osu.edu
Began coaching in: 2000

Personal accomplishments:
BA Psychology and BA International Studies African Studies
Skated Professionally for 6 years

Tests:
Senior Freeskate and Moves in the Field, Intermediate Pairs, Pre-Silver Dances

Available for:
Moves in the Field, Freestyle, Spins, Choreography and Presentation

Michele Finney
614-668-2323, 740-549-0009 x415
Began coaching in: 1988
Private lesson rate: $56/hr

Member USFSA, PSA, ISI

25 years experience

Hired by Olympic coach John Nicks for Ice Capades Chalet
Dorothy Hamill Skating Centre
Skating School Manager Chiller North
PSA rated, registered BA

Kelly Harper
773-909-0434
kelly_harper@hotmail.com
Began coaching in: 1993
Private lesson rate: $60/hr

USFSA Gold Medalist-Freestyle, Novice Pair, 5th Figure Test, Skated professionally with Holiday on Ice

PSA Rating: Senior FS

Member of the Professional Skaters Association

Lee Harris
lee.harris09@yahoo.com
Began coaching in: 2001

Coaching Experience: 2- time US National championship coach

Personal skating accomplishments:
2002 Jr. Pair National  Champion
2002 Jr. World team member  
6 time National and International competitor
Canadian Jr. Hockey Player
 
Tests: Sr. Freestyle, Pairs and Moves in the field

Pole harness jump lessons available.
Please consult with your private coach if you are interested in setting up a lesson.

Katie Holton
614-625-9985
kaitlinholton@yahoo.com
Began coaching in: 2009
Private lesson rate: $32/hr

USFSA Member and Registered Coach.
USFSA Juvenile Moves in the Field and Preliminary Freeskate. 

Available to teach: Learn to Skate and Hockey Skating Skills 

Denise Hughes
dhughes@thechiller.com
Began coaching in: 1994
Private lesson rate: $50/hr

USFSA Novice Freeskate, 5th Figure, Novice Pair & Pre-Silver Dance, ISI Gold Certified Judge

Education: B.A. The Ohio State University

Member of the Professional Skaters Association

Kristen (Frazzini) Izzie
614-359-8581
k.izzie@yahoo.com
Began coaching in: 1993

USFSA Gold Freeskate & Gold/8th Figure, Silver Dances, Master Freeskate & Senior Moves

Skating and Coaching Accomplishments: Coached skaters through Gold Moves and Gold Freestyle. Artistic Director for Skate for Hope since 2004.

PSA Ratings: Master Freeskate & Senior Moves

Member of the Professional Skaters Association

Kristina Jameson
614-783-3332
Began coaching in: 1995
Private lesson rate: $48/hr

Senior and Adult Gold MIF, Intermediate and Adult Gold FS, Pre-Gold Dances

PSA Ratings: Registered Freestyle

Member of the Professional Skaters Association

Tera Zorn Kelner
614-790-0399
terakelner@gmail.com
Began coaching in: 2005
Private lesson rate: $56/hr

USFS Registered Coach, USFS Novice Moves In The Field, Intermediate Freeskate, Preliminary Dance, ISI Freeskate 6, ISI Professional Member, ISI Gold Certified Judge

PSA Basic Accreditation

Member of the Professional Skaters Association

Svetlana Khodorkovsky
(614) 571-3991
Sk8triplejumps@gmail.com
Began coaching in: 1991
Private lesson rate: $70/hr

Education: Master degree in accounting, Kiev Ukrain

Personal accomplishments: USSR Master of Sport

PSA: Level III Ranking Coach, Master Rated Freestyle and Groups, Senior Rated Figures

Coaching experience:

1994 Juvenile Girls Champion and Junior National competitor

1995 Intermediate Ladies Silver medalist/ Midwestern Sectional competitor

1996 Novice Ladies Bronze medalist/Midwestern Sectional competitor

2003 Juvenile Girls Champion and Junior National competitor

2004 Intermediate Ladies Silver medalist and Junior National competitor

2012 Juvenile Girls Silver medalist and Junior National competitor

2012 Junior Ladies Silver medalist/Midwestern competitor

Coached numerous skaters through senior moves and freeskate tests

Jessica (Swartz) Lanka
614-565-2888
JessLanka@gmail.com
Began coaching in: 2004
Private lesson rate: $40/hr

Member/registered Coach with USFS, Member ISI, Member Professional Skaters Association

Skating and Coaching Accomplishments: Intermediate Freestyle Regional Competitor, Senior Level Single Original Dance Competitor, Senior Moves in the Field, Gold Dance, and 4 International Dances.

Four year Varsity Athlete for Miami University with the Junior, Collegiate and Senior Synchronized Skating Teams (2006- 2010). Junior, Collegiate and Senior Synchronized Skating National Championships Competitor (2007-2010) Collegiate and Senior National Champion(2008 & 2009) Junior and Senior International Competitor (2nd in Zagreb, Coratia 2008; 4th in Prague, Czech Republic 2009 & 2nd in Neuchatal, Switzerland 2010) World Synchronized Skating Championships Competitor- Team USA 1 (9th in 2009).

Allison Litteral
allison_litteral@yahoo.com
Began coaching in: 2008
Private lesson rate: $42/hr

USFS Member, USFS Registered coach, USFS Senior/Gold Moves in the Field, Senior/Gold Free Skating

Member of the Professional Skaters Association

PSA Basic Accreditation

Fiona Loftus
614-975-0787
Began coaching in: 2001
Private lesson rate: $48/hr

USFSA Gold Moves in the Field and Gold Freeskate, ISI Freeskate 8

Member of the Professional Skaters Association

Katie Malowney
skatie921@columbus.rr.com
Began coaching in: 2001
Private lesson rate: $50/hr

USFSA Pre-Juvenile Freeskate and Pre-Juvenile Moves & ISI Freeskate 7

Valérie Marcoux-Pavlas
(614) 551-6079
valmarcoux13@hotmail.com
Began coaching in: 1998
Private lesson rate: $70/hr

Personal Accomplishments

  • 3 time Canadian Pair Champion
  • 5 time Canadian World Team Member (5th place at 2006 World Championship and 6th place at 2007 World Championship)
  • 2006 Canadian Olympic Team Member
  • 2007 Grand Prix Final participant
  • 7 year Grand Prix Participant
  • 5 time Bronze Medalist at Grand Prix
  • 7 time Canadian National Team Member
  • 1998 5th at Canadian Nationals in Junior Ladies
  • 1996 Silver medalist at Canadian Nationals in Novice Ladies
  • Coached 2011 Eastern Great Lakes Intermediate Ladies regional champion
  • Coached 2013 Novice Ladies EGL regional champion
  • Coached 2013 Novice Ladies Midwestern competitior and US National alternate

Test accomplishments

  • Canadian Gold Moves/Pair/Free skate
  • Canadian Single and Pairs Senior test

Certified Canadian Power skating coach

Tiffany McCash
614-348-2775
Began coaching in: 2006
Private lesson rate: $40/hr

USFSA Member, USFSA Novice Freeskate, Gold Moves & Pre-Gold Dance, ISI Freeskate 7, ISI Professional Member, Gold MIF USFSA, Special Needs coaching experience, Synchronized Skating Coach - Team Chiller Blades

Member of the Professional Skaters Association

Megan E. McKinley
614-456-9311
Began coaching in: 1996
Private lesson rate: $55/hr

USFSA Senior Moves, Junior Freeskate, Silver Dances.

Personal Accomplishments: 3-time USFSA Collegiate Synchronized Skating National Champion (2000, 2001, 2002), 3-time USFSA Mid-American Conference Junior Ladies Champion (2000, 2001, 2002)

PSA: Basic Accreditation

Member of the Professional Skaters Association, USFSA, ISI

Masters of Science in Sport Studies, Sport Behavior and Performance - Miami University

Tatiana Rachkova
(614) 266-3686
Began coaching in: 1996
Private lesson rate: $70/hr

Personal Accomplishments:

  • 1992 Winter Olympic Games Competitor
  • 1992 World Championship Competitor

Coached: Silver Medalist Juvenile Level U.S. Junior National 2002, Novice and Junior Level Sectional Competitors 2004 & 2005

Master of Sport in the International Class Soviet and Russion National Team Member

Member of the Professional Skaters Association

Megan Ross
214-682-0418
Began coaching in: 1994
Private lesson rate: $50/hr

USFSA Pre-Gold Dances, USFSA 2nd Figure, ISI Freeskate 5, ISI Gold Certified Judge

PSA Basic Accreditation

Rachel Rovder
rdrovder@msn.com
Began coaching in: 2006
Private lesson rate: $44/hr

USFS Senior Moves in the Field, Gold Dances and Eight International Dances, Junior Free Dance & Intermediate Freestyle, ISI Freestyle 6, Synchronized Skating Coach - Team Chiller

PSA Rating: Basic Accreditation

Member of the Professional Skaters Association

Misha Sorochinsky
614-313-4764
mishaguam@yahoo.com
Began coaching in: 2003
Private lesson rate: $60/hr

Soviet and Russian National Team Member in singles and pairs, Senior level of freeskate and pairs, Master of Sport of Soviet Union

Skating Accomplishments: skated professionally for 20 years in "St.Petersburg Ballet on Ice," "Walt Disney's World on Ice," Willy Bietak Productions, Karen Kresge Productions, Rand Productions.

Coaching Experience: coached skaters from the beginners through senior.

Pole harness jump lessons available.
Please consult with your private coach if you are interested in setting up a lesson.

Member of USFSA and Professional Skaters Association.

Jennifer Tieche
614-204-1585
jaetieche@gmail.com
Began coaching in: 1998
Private lesson rate: $54/hr

Senior Moves, Novice Free, 6th figure

PSA Ratings Held: Certified Freestyle and Certified Moves

Hockey: Power Skating and Edge Work 

Beginners to AAA, D2 and Juniors

College: BA, Capital University

Member of the Professional Skaters Association

Erich Walentschak
coach@onlineice.com
Began coaching in: 1993
Private lesson rate: $50/hr

USFSA Juvenile Freeskate, Intermediate Pairs & Pre-Silver Dance

PSA RATING: Master Group, Registered Freestyle, Registered Ice Dance

Member of the Professional Skaters Association

Mary Anne Williamson
(614) 571-1244
Began coaching in: 1995
Private lesson rate: $70/hr

Education: BA sports science, Ohio University

Skating tests: Gold freestyle, gold moves in the field, figure and dance tests

PSA: Level III ranking, master rated freestyle, senior rated moves

Coaching experience:
  • 2010 Senior ladies EGL silver medalist/ sectional competitor
  • 2011 Intermediate ladies EGL champion and jr. National competitor
  • 2012 Novice ladies EGL silver medalist/ Midwestern sectional competitor
  • 2012 Junior ladies EGL bronze medalist/ Midwestern sectional competitor
  • Coached numerous skaters through senior moves and freeskate tests
  • 2012 EGL Regionals Juvenile Girls Champion
  • 2013 Novice Ladies EGL regional champion
  • 2013 Novice Ladies Midwestern  competitior and US National alternate
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