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                    SCW Ice Skating Coaches (Listed in alphabetical order)

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Martha Bodnar Stuart Bradley Jeff Czarnecki Phil Fraser Scott Gregory Marcie Kierpiec

Karl Kurtz

  Christie Moxley

  Andrew Newberry

   Courtney Rich

   Irina Romanova

Rick Stengle

Karl Kurtz Christie Moxley Andrew Newberry Courtney Rich Irina Romanova Rick Stengle

Sharon Tashjian

  Keith Tindall

 Slava Uchitel

 Calla Urbanski-Petka

  Sara Weymouth

Igor Yaroshenko

Sharon Tashjian Keith Tindall Slava Uchitel Calla Urbanski Sara Weymouth Igor Yaroshenko

Specialty SCW Coaches

 

 Junior Coaches

    Marilyn Day   Irina Shumeikina      Brianna Osborne
           Marilyn Day
 SYNCHRONIZED
 TEAM SKATING
Irina Shumeikina
      BALLET
   Brianna Osborne

  Calvin Taylor

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GROUP INSTRUCTION & PRIVATE LESSONS

SCW Coaches are PSA professionals who follow USFSA skating guidelines and rules. All of them offer private lessons and you'll
see many of them teaching group lessons as well. You can begin in any disciplines of skating such as those offered in Basic Skills,
Freestyle, Dance, Moves-in-the-Field, Synchronized Skating, and Hockey. Ballet is also offered because it teaches the positions,
grace and balance that are so important in figure skating. Once a skater has passed all the Basic Skills levels, they can prepare
for Testing, Competition or develop an exercise routine purely for fun and recreation. Your coach can help you develop a program
to meet of those needs.

HOW DO I CHOOSE A COACH?

Consider a favorite coach from the list shown above, follow a personal recommendation, or refer to the Club Office for advice.
A printed list of coaches is also available in the office alcove. Once you have decided, contact one of our coaches directly to
arrange lessons either during a Public Session or you may want to consider any of the options open to membership in the Club
so you may skate in less crowded regular Club Sessions.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT IN A PRIVATE LESSON?

Typically, private lessons are 20-30 minutes long depending on the total length of a skating session. In Group Lessons the lessons
are shared between other skaters. As the skill level progresses, you may work with more than one coach to cover a range of skating
disciplines and get a different perspective. Sometimes, having one coach say something differently from another on the same
technique will help a skater better understand the sublety of a specific skating move.

Payment to coaches are arranged individually with each coach either after each lesson, once a week, or billed monthly. Parents
or skaters pay the coach directly. The Club Office is not involved in payment to coaches for private lessons. Coaches will contact you
if they are unable to fulfill a private lesson commitment. Please let your coach know if the skater cannot make a scheduled lesson.
You are responsible for uncancelled lessons.

DEFINITIONS OF COACHING DISCIPLINES
 
USFSA Basic Skills Fundamental movements & basic skills for beginners of all ages.
See USFSA Skate-With-U.S. program.
Ballet It's no shock that most professional athletes use ballet in their training. It improves coordination, balance, strength, posture, and flexibility. Anyone can take classes and exercises are fairly easy on your knees and back.
Choreography A Freestyle arrangement of steps that connect technical jumps/spins to create body movement, to interpret a music selection.
Dance Set pattern of steps to prescribed music, incorporating timing, musicality (expression, posture), rhythm structure and skills.
Free Skate or Freestyle Combines the technical elements found in figure skating with creativity & movement to music.
Ice Hockey A team sport with fast skating movements, edges, quick turns and stops. Requires a considerable investment in protective equipment. An exciting sport for all ages.
Interpretive Skating Creativity & movement to music, emphasizing performance over technical.
Moves-in-the-Field (MIF) Skating movements, edges and turns on a pattern without music. It replaced "Figures."
Power Skating Enables skaters to develop stamina and control on the ice. Especially desirable for those interested in competing or testing in figure skating or playing ice hockey.
Synchronized Skating The team sport in figure skating. Each team is composed of of 12 or more skaters at different skating and age levels . It tends to emphasize Interpretive Skating skills.

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