Skating Staff Guide

All Skating Professionals are independent contractors who use the Poway ICE facility to teach private lessons. Each Skating Professional sets their own schedules, lesson fees, and coaching policies. Lesson fees will vary depending upon the Skating Professional's qualifications, teaching experience, and PSA Ratings. Below, please find a list of our Skating Professionals on staff, a brief biography of their skating background and credentials, and contact information where they can be reached to schedule private lessons.

SKATING PROFESSIONALS

Contact: mlauerman@the-rinks.com

Number of Years Coaching: 21

PSA Ratings: 
Master Free Skate, Master Moves in the Field, Master Program Director, Master Group

Disciplines / Specialties:
Free Skating, Moves in the Field

Skating / Competitive Background:
USFS Gold Medalist
Regional Competitor

Students Achievements:
USFS Gold Medalists
Regional Competitors

Awards / Accomplishments / Seminars:
Presenter at PSA Conference, Nationwide Seminars, Ratings Prep, Foundations in Coaching, & Learn to Skate USA Workshops

Professional Affiliations:
PSA Board of Governors - Pacific Coast
LTS USA Business Development Specialist - Pacific Coast
PSA Ratings Examiner
LTS USA Sub Committee Member  

Coaching Philosophy: 
My biggest priority in coaching is to teach my skaters life lessons and help them to develop into successful individuals in life.  I always make sure my skaters know I believe in them - it is amazing what people are willing to try when they know someone believes in them!  I am very strict with technique to provide a solid foundation but do so in a very positive manner.  I love the breakdown of skills and exercises to accomplish help my students of any level accomplish their goals.

Formal Education:
Bachelor of Science – Business Administration, University of Kansas / University of Phoenix

Contact: angelavu97@gmail.com

Bio Coming Soon!

Contact: ashleigh.n.bauer@gmail.com

Number of Years of Coaching: 3 years

PSA Ratings: Basic Accreditation

Discipline/Specialties:  Basic Skills, Tots, Freestyle, Moves on the Field 

Skating/Competitive Background: USFS Intermediate Moves in the Field, Coached by National Level Competitors 

Students Achievements: USFS Basic Skills Competitors 

Professional Affiliations: PSA Member and Learn to Skate USA Professional Member 

Coaching Philosophy: To teach my students not only skating skills but also instill confidence and life lessons that they can use in their future endeavors whether it be in skating or another sport or activity. 

Contact: dspencersk8s@gmail.com

Number of Years Coaching: 12

PSA Ratings:
Basic Accreditation 

Disciplines / Specialties:
Free Skate, Moves in the Field, Pairs, Adult Skating, Basic Skills

Skating / Competitive Background:
USFS Adult Gold in Moves in the Field
Gold Medalist in Silver Adult Ladies (Sectionals)
Continues to compete 
Coached by Olympic and International Competitors/Coaches

Students’ Achievements:
Adult National Competitors
Local Competitors

Awards / Accomplishments / Seminars:
Previously served on the Board of Directors as Vice President, San Diego Figure Skating Club (SDFSC)
SDFSC Coach of the Year 2012
Editor-in-Chief/Writer for SDFSC Newsletter

Professional Affiliations:
Member of PSA, USFS, & ISI

Formal Education:
BA Humanistic Studies/Emphasis in Sports Psychology, San Diego University for Integrative Studies
BS Psychology, Capella University
Health/Nutrition Coach, Institute for Integrative Nutrition
Yoga Instructor, 200 YTT

Coaching Philosophy:
On a personal note, I wanted to skate since I was five years old; however, I wasn't afforded the opportunity until much later in life (early adult). Having had to defer my dreams for many years, I hope to be able to enrich other skater's lives through my experience of perseverance and not allowing obstacles to deter them from achieving their goals. In pursuing my passion, I have had, and continue to have, the privilege of being coached and working with National and International competitors.

To help my students become as successful as possible, I honor their personal goals regardless of age and level. I focus on form, posture, presentation, and an understanding of the technique rather than muscling through the elements. As well, I pay attention to the mental aspect of the sport and will teach students how to overcome obstacles such as fear, frustration, burnout, etc., using sport psychology principles and exercises. Overall, I approach the sport in a holistic sense by integrating sport psychology, nutrition, and various off-ice approaches to help students achieve their goals. I coach students of all ages.

Contact: janaethomason@gmail.com

Number of Years Coaching: 18

PSA Ratings: 
Certified Choreography, Certified Moves, Registered Free Skate, Registered Group

Disciplines / Specialties: 
Choreography, Free Skating, Moves in the Field, Ice Shows / Production

Skating / Competitive Background:

Students Achievements:
Regional Competitors
National Showcase Competitors
Synchronized Skating National Competitors

Professional Affiliations:
USFS Cateory A Compliant

Coaching Philosophy: 

Formal Education:
Classically trained dancer and musician. Formally trained Ballet, Ballroom, Jazz, Lyrical and Modern dance. 
Bachelor of Science - Political Science and Minor - Women’s Studies from San Diego State University 
Oxford University Honors Society

Contact: jschumann90@gmail.com

Number of Years Coaching: 10

Disciplines / Specialties: 
Free Skating, Moves in the Field, Off Ice, Hockey

Skating / Competitive Background:
USFS Gold Medalist
Sectional Medalist
National Pairs Competitor
Member of International Selection Pool for Team USA
Trained under Peter Oppegard, Karen Kwan, Naomi Nari Nam

Professional Affiliations:
US Figure Skating Member
Professional Skaters Association Member
Learn to Skate USA Member

Coaching Philosophy:
My passion is studying and applying the physics of jumps, spins, and lifts to enhance my skaters' performance.


Formal Education:
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certification - 2013

Contact: kkerr3@mac.com

Number of Years Coaching: 12

PSA Rating:
Basic Accreditation

Disciplines / Specialties:
Basic skills, Adult, Freestyle, Choreography, Moves in the Field, Figures

Skating Background:
USFS Double Gold Test Medalist in Free Skating and Figures
Coached by Olympic & National level coaches
Skated professionally with Disney on Ice
Currently testing Moves in the Field-standard track  

Professional Affiliations:
Professional Member of US Figure Skating (USFS); Professional Skaters Association (PSA); Ice Sports Institute (ISI); US Institute of Theatre Technology; and San Diego FSC.

Formal Education:
MA in Theatre, Emphasis on Design and Dramaturgy; SDSU
BA in International Relations, Emphasis on Asia; U of MN
Red Cross First Aid, CPR, AED Certified

Coaching Philosophy:
Some of the most influential people in my life have been the skating coaches I trained with, and I understand the importance of being a positive role model for my students. I am committed to helping my students set and reach their goals, whether they see skating as recreational or competitive activity. My intention is to instill in people a love of movement, fitness, and performance through the sport and art of figure skating. 

www.linkedin.com/in/kristinekerr

Contact: sarahpulidowest@gmail.com

Bio Coming Soon!

Contact: sophia.jedrysik@gmail.com

Number of Years Coaching: 2 

Disciplines / Specialties: Free Skate

Skating / Competitive Background: ISI Open Freestyle Gold, Competed and Placed in ISI competitions over past 7 years

Students’ Achievements: ISI Gold Medalists

Professional Affiliations: PSA, ISI, and Learn to Skate USA Professional Member

Coaching Philosophy: My favorite part about coaching is sharing my passion for skating with my students and watching them grow with each lesson. I believe that if a student is willing to put in the time and effort, they can achieve anything they put their mind to, despite their age or skill level. Ultimately, my goal is to create a fun learning environment for all of my students so that they can take what they learn and apply it to their lives both on and off the ice. 

Formal Education: Currently working towards a Bachelor of Science in Marketing with a minor in Spanish at San Diego State University

 

Contact: slkuglin@gmail.com

Number of years coaching: 38

PSA Ratings:
Master Moves in the Field, Senior Figure, Senior Free Skate

Disciplines/Specialties:
Free Skate, Moves in the Field, Dance, Solo Free Dance, Off Ice

Skating/Competitive Background:
USFS Gold Figure, Gold Dance, Junior Free Skate Regional Competitor

Students Achievements:
USFS Gold Medalists- Free Skate, Moves in the Field, Solo Dance, Solo Free Dance USFS Regional Medalists, Sectional Medalists, Adult National Medalists

Professional Affiliations:
PSA, USFS, ISI Member PSA Area Representatives Committee/Vice Chair PSA Ratings Examiner ISI Gold Judge

Coaching Philosophy:
For me, success as a coach means I share my love of skating with my students. I believe in teaching strong basics, goal setting, patience and perseverance in a fun, creative and inspiring environment. Respect for my students both physically and mentally is a must and I encourage them to believe they can accomplish anything they set out to do whether it be in skating or life.

Contact: icecoachxiani@gmail.com

Number of years coaching: 5

Disciplines/Specialties:
Power skating
Basic skills
Hockey skating skills
Adult 

Skating Background: 10 years of skating including Youth, HS, Travel, and Adult Hockey, Recreational Figure Skating USFS.

Professional Affiliations: US Figure Skating (USFS), Professional Skating Association, USA Hockey, Learn to Skate USA

Coaching Philosophy:
My goal as a coach is to help students gain confidence, and recognize their strengths and how to use them to improve their skating skills. I focus on personalizing my coaching to the skater’s goals, including all ages and skills.

My experience of playing highly competitive hockey and recreational figure skating allows me to combine coaching skills from both in order to maximize the skater’s abilities.

Formal Education:
BA in Social Sciences- Washington State University 2018
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) 2015

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