Coaches

Tiffany Chin
Tiffany is a 2-time World Medalist, Olympic team member, U.S. National Champion.  Trained by Frank Carroll, John Nicks, Janet Champion, and Don Laws, Tiffany carries forward a combined legacy from her esteemed coaches. With over 18 years of coaching, Tiffany brings her detail-oriented approach to building a strong, all-around skater with a complete set of skills.
Jennifer Don
 
Jennifer is a National and World Junior Medalist in singles and pairs. Jennifer has coached for over 10 years. She is a PSA member and CER A certified. She has taught all levels of skating from first time beginners to competitive athletes at the junior national level.  Jennifer has a BA from UCLA and is a member of the Athlete Advisory Committee for US Figure Skating.  Jennifer can be contacted at coachjenniferdon@gmail.com
Saori Minami

Saori has 13 years of competitive experience. She is a gold medalist in the Japanese Figure Skating Federation. She was a national competitor and solo and ensemble performer with Disney on Ice. Saori coaches all levels and ages.
Carole Fortini

Carol was a performer with the City of Angeles Ice Theater. She has also choreographed for several professional ice shows. She teaches skaters of all ages and abilities.
Leif Hafstrom

Leif is a USFS double gold medalist in free skating and moves in the field, as well as a U.S. national and international competitor. He has over 15 years of experience between his competitive and coaching career, and emphasizes the importance of a strong foundation in basic skating skills. Leif specializes in jump and spin techniques as well as step sequences.
Tanya Burke

Tanya is a USFS gold medalist, with extensive ballet & dance training. Tanya has toured internationally in dance & skating. She specializes in choreography & bringing out the skater’s artistic expression both on & off ice with ballet classes.
Heather McLaughlin

Heather is a USFS gold medalist, a U.S. Open Professional Challenge Cup champion and a Master Cup competitor. She was also a solo ensemble performer with the Ice Theatre of New York. Heather is a junior national coach, as well as a national and international choreographer. She has 17 years teaching experience, and is PSA senior rated in freestyle. Heather specializes in choreography, artistry, overall program refinement and spins. She also teaches moves in the field.
Tanya Burke

Tanya is a USFS gold medalist, with extensive ballet & dance training. Tanya has toured internationally in dance & skating. She specializes in choreography & bringing out the skater’s artistic expression both on & off ice with ballet classes.
Tiffany Steigler

Tiffany is a US Junior National Pair Champion, Senior Pair & Dance Medalist, & US International Team Member, Tiffany specializes in pairs, ice dance and singles. With over 20 years of ballet training she is passionate about choreography, off ice instruction and stroking for skaters of all ages and abilities.
Nicholas LaRoche

Nick is a US Jr Men's National Champion and International Medalist as well as a Junior World Team Member earning 4 National Medals and a double Gold medalist.  He specializes in both jump and spin technique with 15 years of skating and 10 years of coaching experience.
Barbara Pomykalski

Barbara’s teaching career has spanned 27 years of competitive and recreational coaching for children, teens and adults. She accepts beginners and elevates skaters to Regionals. Her forte is jump and spin technique, competitive training, choreography, Moves In The Field, testing, artistry and off-ice conditioning for core strength, flexibility, coordination, aesthetic bodyline and injury prevention. She is a PSA-rated Registered Freestyle and Certified Group Coach.  Barbara is a USC graduate with double degrees in Public Relations and Psychology. Philosophy: “Success is the journey, not the destination.”
Stephanie Stiegler

Stephanie is a World Team Member, US Pairs Bronze Medalist, and US International Team Member, Stephanie has 14 years of coaching experience & is passionate about singles & pair skating. She also teaches power stroking and hockey fundamentals to all ages and is certified for off ice personal training. 14 years of ballet training.

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