Peter Oppegard

Peter Oppegard

Peter is a National, World, and Olympic-level coach. He was named “Choreographer of the Year” and “Coach of the Year” by the Professional Skaters Association and US Figure Skating. Peter has coached his skaters to 10 national singles and pairs titles. He is a three time United States Pairs Champion, and 1988 Olympic Bronze Medalist. In 2004, Peter was inducted into the United States Figure Skating Hall of Fame. He specializes in singles, pairs, and choreography.

Anna Baram

Anna Baram

Patti Boston

Patti Boston

Caitlin Clarke

Caitlin Clarke

Derrick Delmore

Derrick Delmore

Derrick has been coaching for 11 years and has worked with national and international competitors. He is a former National Collegiate, Olympic Festival, and World Junior Champion. He has competed at 18 consecutive National Championships and has been a member of the U.S. International Team for 14 straight years. He also holds a B.A. degree in Psychology and Communication from Stanford University. Derrick enjoys coaching freestyle, moves in the field, and choreography for all levels.

Anthony Evans

Anthony Evans

Amanda Falkowski

Amanda Falkowski

Although having begun her skating career in singles, Amanda’s true passion and expertise is synchronized skating. As a national and international competitor Amanda was captain of the California Gold Synchronized Skating Team. As captain, she led the team to back-to-back National medals and their first Team USA assignment. Just as in her competitive career, Amanda has earned national and international success as a synchronized skating coach, leading the team to Sectional, U.S. National, and International medals.

She has studied ice dancing and studio dance extensively. Her specialties include synchronized skating, Moves in the Field, Basic Skills, and power skating. She earned her B.A. in Communications from Concordia University in 2008.

Marina Guterres

Marina Guterres

Grant Hochstein

Grant Hochstein

Anna Malkova

Anna Malkova

Igor Matsipura

Igor Matsipura

Igor is a two-time Slovakian National Champion, and four-time World and European competitor. He is also an Olympic Team member. Igor has 20 years of figure skating experience. He specializes in all areas of freestyle skating including jump and spin technique and off-ice jump training.

Karen Kwan-Oppegard

Karen Kwan-Oppegard

Karen is a U.S. National competitor, an international medalist, and a Pacific Coast and Eastern Champion with over 20 years of skating experience. She is a member of the Professional Skaters Association and US Figure Skating. Karen specializes in choreography, presentation, advanced jump technique, and spins.

Candace Peecher

Candace Peecher

AJ Reiss

AJ Reiss

Justin Schumann

Justin Schumann

La Rhonda Scott

La Rhonda Scott

La Rhonda has been coaching for 10 years. She is a member of US Figure Skating, the Ice Skating Institute, and the Professional Skaters Association with a Registered Freestyle rating. Through USFS, she is a technical specialist. She has considerable expertise in all aspects of a skater’s training regimen, but considers jump technique her specialty.

Education is La Rhonda’s passion. In addition to coaching figure skating, she holds a Master’s Degree in Biological Education, teaches high school biology, and offers tutorial assistance for figure skaters.

Caroline Shafer

Caroline Shafer

Caroline has 30 years of figure skating experience. She has silver medals in Freestyle and Free Dance, and a gold in Dance. She trained at the Olympic Training Center and medaled four times at the Pacific Coast Sectionals. She is a member of the Professional Skaters Association and holds a Registered Freestyle rating. Caroline has extensive experience developing young talent through the Regional level. She specializes in freestyle, choreography, moves in the field, and off-ice training.

Tara Sorensen

Tara Sorensen

Junichi Takemura

Junichi Takemura

Junichi Takemura trained at Shin-Yokohama Ice Arena in Japan. Junichi is a 7 times Japanese Senior Men’s National Competitor. Junichi competed winning 1st place at Koktai National Championships in Japan. After graduating university he went on to tour the world as a professional Principle Performer for Holiday on Ice and Disney on Ice. Junichi specializes in all areas of developing competitive skaters.

Kelly Everett-Takemura

Kelly Everett-Takemura

Kelly is a double gold medalist in both Ladies Freestyle and Moves in the Field. Kelly has over 7 years of professional experience touring with Bietak Productions, Holiday on Ice, and Disney on Ice. She graduated from Penn State University with a Communications degree. She is also a certified Personal Trainer, Yoga teacher, Nutritionist, and Weight Management specialist. Kelly specializes in training skaters both on and off the ice.

Lia Trovati

Lia Trovati

Lia was the Italian National Dance Champion and represented Italy at the World and Olympic Championships. She has 17 years of teaching experience. Her specialties are moves in the field, choreography, stroking, and dance.

Tippy Yu

Tippy Yu

Tippy is a U.S. National competitor. She has placed in the top four in the Southwest Regional and Pacific Coast Sectional Championships. She specializes in beginning freestyle and the U.S. Figure Skating Basic Skills Program.

Jean Yun

Jean Yun

Jean Yun has over 30 years of teaching experience. She is a Master Rated PSA instructor and has taught World, Olympic, and International competitors, She has coached skaters through all levels of the USFS and ISI programs. Jean was an Olympic competitor, two-time World Team member, a double U.S. Gold Medalist, and a double Korean Gold Medalist.

Jean starred in Ice Capades, (East, West, and Continental Co.), guest starred in Nutcracker on Ice with Dorothy Hamill, and was a principal performer in John Curry’s Ice Ballet. She was also a three-time principal performer in Majesty on Ice with Robin Cousins and a special guest star of the Skatefest Champions on Ice tour with Dorothy Hamill.

Slava Zagorodnyuk

Slava Zagorodnyuk

Photos by Joanne Funakoshi