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

Abigail Abigail
614-564-7855
Abby.miller930@gmail.com
Began coaching in: 2008
Private lesson rate: 55/hr

Coaching Accomplishments:
  • Available to teach: Toddlers-Adults, Beginners, Freestyle, Hockey and Figure Skating
  • 10 years of coaching experience
  • Learn to Skate Leadership Team
  • 2013 Regional Competitor
  • Head instructor for the Special Olympics for Figure Skating and Speed Skating
  • Choreographer for “Skate for Hope”
Personal Skating accomplishments:
  • USFSA Member
  • USFSA Gold/Junior Free skate- test, Gold/Senior Moves in the Field
  • EGL Regional Novice Pair Competitor
  • EGL Regional Inter- Senior lady Competitor
  • Two time Puerto Rican National Champion
  • Trained with Olympic coaches (Frank Carrol , Peter Borrows)

Rachael Bachman
614-288-9552
rachaelbachman@yahoo.com
Began coaching in: 2014
Private lesson rate: $40/hr

Coaches skaters of all ages and abilities for freestyle, moves in the field, choreography and hockey skating skills

USFSA Double Gold medalist: Senior Freestyle and Senior Moves in the Field

Coached skaters through Novice Moves in the Field

Member of the Professional Skaters Association

Education: student at The Ohio State University studying exercise-science

Toni Carter
740-746-0449; 740-438-6912
skate.with.toni@gmail.com
Began coaching in: 2003
Private lesson rate: $50/hr

ISI Freeskate 3, USFA Prepreliminary

Member of the Professional Skaters Association

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:
2012 & 2013 U.S. National Championship Coach – Novice Pairs
2015 Senior Ladies Midwestern Sectional Alternate
NHL and AHL Hockey Skills Skating Coach 

Personal skating accomplishments:
2002 Jr. Pair National Champion
2002 Jr. World team member
6 time National and International competitor
5 years of professional skating and performing aboard Royal Caribbean Cruise Ships
1999 Canadian International Pair Skater – Novice
3 years of Canadian Junior Hockey

Tests:
Sr. Freestyle, Pairs and Moves in the field

Denise Hughes
dhughes@thechiller.com
Began coaching in: 1994

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

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

2014
Senior Ladies Pewter Medalist/Midwestern Sectional Competitor 9th place
Novice Ladies Silver Medalist/Midwestern Sectional Competitor 12th place

2015
Senior Ladies Silver Medalist/Midwestern Sectional Competitor 8th place
Junior Ladies Bronze Medalist/Midwestern Sectional Competitor 12th place

2016
Senior Ladies Gold Medalist/Midwestern Sectional Bronze Medalist/National Competitor 17th place

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: $48/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).

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
  • 2014
    • Coached Novice men Silver at EGL regionals
    • Coached Junior Ladies Bronze Medalist at EGL Regionals
  • 2015
    • Coached Junior Ladies Silver Medalist at EGLR
    • Coached Novice Men Pewter Medalist at EGLR
    • Coached Juvenile Girls Bronze Medalist at EGLR
  • 2016
    • Coached Junior Ladies Pewter Medalist at EGL Regional Championships
    • Coached Juvenile Girls Silver Medalist at EGL Regional Championships
    • Coached Juvenile Girls Pewter Medalist at EGL Regional Championships

Test accomplishments

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

Certified Canadian Power skating coach

Allison Murawski (Litteral)
allison_litteral@yahoo.com
Began coaching in: 2008
Private lesson rate: $50/hr

Credentials:
USFSA registered coach
USFSA member
PSA member
PSA Basic Accreditation
 
Skating Accomplishments:
USFS Senior/ Gold Moves in the Field
USFS Senior/ Gold Free Skating
 
Available to teach:
Freestyle, Beginner
Moves in the field
Skating skills for hockey

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

Abigail Schmitt
330-690-2599
schmitt.255@buckeyemail.osu.edu
Began coaching in: 2013
Private lesson rate: 40/hr

Available to teach:
Beginners of all ages, Skating skill for both hockey and figure skating, Freestyle, Ice Dance and Moves in the Field

Personal Skating Accomplishments:
  • USFSA Senior Moves in the Field, Senior Freeskate, Gold Dance tests
  • Eastern Great Lakes Regional Competitor at Juvenile, Intermediate, Novice and Junior
  • National Showcase Competitor
  • National Theatre on Ice Competitor

Brittany Soeder
Brittany.Soeder@gmail.com or FigureSk8WithBrittany@yahoo.com
Began coaching in: 2012
Private lesson rate: $50/hr

Education:
John Carroll University, BA Communications

Credentials:
United States Figure Skating Association Member
Professional Skaters Association Member
Learn to Skate USA Member

Personal Accomplishments:
Gold Test, Senior Freestyle
Gold Test, Senior Moves
Juvenile - Senior EGL Regionals
National Collegiate Championships

Available to teach: tots - adults; basic skills - freestyle; hockey prep

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: $56/hr

Senior Moves, Novice Free, 7th/Silver 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

Personal Accomplishments:

2016 World Figured Championship, ranked 7th in the World Overall

2015 Inaugural World Figures Championship, ranked 12th in the World Overall

Figure Lessons available

Erich Walentschak
614-312-8294
icemanerich@gmail.com
Began coaching in: 1993
Private lesson rate: $60/hr

USFSA Juvenile Freeskate, Intermediate Pairs & Pre-Silver Dance

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

Licensed School Counselor

Member of the Professional Skaters Association

Kim Wilczak
717-330-3900
Kimwilczak@gmail.com
Began coaching in: 2010
Private lesson rate: 50/hr

Skating Instruction:
-Ages: Children to Adult
-Levels: Snowplow Sam, Basic skills, Beginner Freestyle, Ice Dance, and Choreography.

Movement Education:
-2017 Master of Arts in Dance at OSU.
-2015 Certification in Thai Yoga Massage at The Om Yoga Studio and School of Thai Massage.
-2005 Certification in Hatha Yoga at The White Lotus Foundation.

Skating Credentials:
-2008-2009 Cast member of Holiday On Ice.
-Current Member of the Professional Skaters Association.
-Current Member of Learn to Skate USA.
-Currently working on USFSA Gold level ice dances and Senior Moves in the Field

Mary Anne Williamson
614-571-1244
cuttingedge.williamson@gmail.com
Began coaching in: 1995
Private lesson rate: $70/hr

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
  • 2012 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 competitor and US National alternate
  • 2014
    • Novice Men Silver at EGL Regionals
    • Junior Ladies Bronze Medalist at EGL Regionals
  • 2015
    • Junior Ladies Silver Medalist at EGLR
    • Novice Men Pewter Medalist at EGLR
    • Juvenile Girls Bronze Medalist at EGLR
  • 2016
    • Junior Ladies Pewter Medalist at EGL Regional Championships
    • Juvenile Girls Silver Medalist at EGL Regional Championships
    • Juvenile Girls Pewter Medalist at EGL Regional Championships

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

LeVana Wu
wulevana@gmail.com
Began coaching in: 2014
Private lesson rate: $50/hr

Available to teach:
Toddlers-Adults, Beginners, Freestyle, Hockey and Figure Skating
 
Personal Skating accomplishments:
USFSA Gold/Senior free-skate test, Gold/Senior Moves in the Field 
2012 Junior Grand Prix Competitor   
2016: 1st Mexico International skating Competition Champion 
Two times Taiwan National Junior Ladies Champion
Taiwan National Senior Ladies medalist
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