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Arena Professional Skating Staff
Qualifications and other details for our Professional Coaching Staff are listed below and private instruction is available by making arrangements directly with the Coach. Use the contact form, or email your desired coach directly from the links below.
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Tahlma is a Professional Skaters Association Master rated coach in both Freestyle and Moves in the Field. She trained under the legendary Carlo Fassi, began coaching in 1972 and came to Snoopy's Home Ice in 1974. She has coached National competitors including the Adult Ladies Championship Gold Medalist. Tahlma graduated Cum Laude from the University of the Pacific with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, which enables her to help her students with motivational strategies. She enjoys coaching skaters of all levels and considers the technical aspect of jumps and spins to be her expertise. E-mail email@example.com to schedule a lesson.
Domina has been skating at Snoopy's Home Ice since 1990 and joined the coaching team in 2011. Prior to this she taught in San Diego while going through college. She is extremely passionate about skating and it brings her great joy to share her love for the ice through teaching. Throughout the years she has acquired an extensive amount of knowledge working with many world-renowned coaches at training camps and seminars broadening her outlook on the sport. Here are some of her skating and life accomplishments:
Stephanie was born and raised in Santa Rosa and has been skating at Snoopy's Home Ice since 1992. She has been skating competitively since 1994. In April 2008, Stephanie traveled to Lake Placid, NY and won the gold medal in the Championship Masters Ladies division at the United States Adult Figure Skating National Championships. Her other competitive accomplishments include overall Crystalline Classic Champion in 2002 and made 2 other appearances at the Adult National Championships. She is a U.S. Figure Skating double gold medalist in Freestyle and Moves in the Field and silver medalist in Ice Dance. Stephanie skated in her first amateur show in the mid nineties and skated in numerous Charles M Schulz Ice Skating Shows since 2001. She is a member of the Professional Skaters Association and US Figure Skating. She has been teaching ice skating for over 8 years in both volunteer and professional roles. She enjoys the fulfillment she gets from watching her students improve and gain confidence. Her lessons focus on all aspects of ice skating such as stroking, spinning, posture, and jumping. Email Stephanie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Faye has been coaching since 1974 and is rated in Freestyle by the Professional Skaters Association. She is a native San Franciscan and trained in the Bay Area and Squaw Valley. Faye attended college in Reno, Nevada, and has coached in Squaw Valley, San Francisco, Reno, and Santa Rosa. She was the Skating Director, a competitive coach, and the club show choreographer at the Meadowood Ice Arena in Reno. Faye has been at the REIA since 1980 and coaches competitive, showcase, and recreational skaters in Moves in the Field, Freestyle, and Choreography. Faye has had students achieve Gold Medals in Moves in the Field, Freestyle, and Figures, and some have continued in the skating profession as successful coaches and featured performers in professional ice shows. Faye can be contacted directly at email@example.com to schedule a lesson.
Melissa is a Sonoma County native who began skating at Snoopy's Home Ice in 1991. She teaches tots through adults and enjoys sharing her passion and love of figure skating with her students. Melissa can be contacted directly at SkaterCoachMel@gmail.com or on Facebook to schedule a lesson.
Here are some of her accomplishments:
Ainis has been coaching since 1981 and is rated by the Professional Skaters Association in Freestyle, Moves in the Field, and Dance. He was the National Champion of Latvia from 1972-1979 and won International Awards in Men's and Ice Dance from 1974-1980. Ainis trained in the Ludmila Pachamova Ice Dance Group in Moscow 1976-1981, he passed the ISU Ice Dance Judge's Seminar in 1992, and he has performed in many Charles M. Schulz Ice Show Productions. He taught Freestyle and Dance in several European Countries before coming to Santa Rosa in 1994. Ainis now coaches competitive, showcase, and recreational skaters in Freestyle, Dance, and Moves in the Field.
Born and raised in San Francisco, Judy began skating in 1956 at Sutro’s Ice Arena with the San Francisco Figure Skating Club. She competed all over California including the Central Pacific Regional competition. At Regionals she competed at the novice and junior level and placed in the top four numerous times. She has tested through her fifth test in figures and freestyle. As a teenager in 1968 she joined Ice Follies and skated with them until 1970. In the early 70s she began teaching at Snoopy’s Home Ice but took a break to raise her three children. In 1997 she resumed coaching at Snoopy’s Home Ice. Since then she has taught group and private lessons, basic skills, and school program. She currently resides in Santa Rosa and is a member of the Santa Rosa Figure Skating Club. Judy enjoys watching her young student’s progress with confidence through the world of figure skating.
Choeleen has been coaching since 1992 and is Master Rated in Freestyle by the Professional Skaters Association. Her students have won 4 U.S. Adult National Championship titles, and she won the adult pair title with her partner William Abel in 2007. Choeleen is a U.S. Figure Skating Triple Gold Medalist in Freestyle, Moves in the Field, and Figures, traveled extensively overseas as a principle performer in Walt Disney on Ice, and has been featured in a variety of Charles M. Schulz Ice Show Productions since 1985. Choeleen holds an MA in Sport Psychology, has a private practice as a performance enhancement consultant, authored The Inner Champion: A Mental Toughness Training Manual for Figure Skaters, and she co-produced Skate for the Love CD. She coaches tots through adults of all levels in Moves, Freestyle, and Choreography, and specializes in coaching US Figure Skating competitive skaters in the IJS system. Choeleen emphasizes the development of the mind/body connection and encourages the application of the athletic experience to enhance life beyond skating. Choeleen can be contacted directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a lesson.
Colleen is a United States National and International Coach with over 30 years of experience. She has coached exceptional skaters during this time, and continues to work with all levels of skaters, from beginners to championship level. If you wish to contact Colleen, her email address is email@example.com.
Her accomplishments include acting as Primary Coach of:
Ranked Level IV by the Professional Skaters Association
Senior Freestyle Rated (SFS) by the Professional Skaters Association
Melinda has been skating at Snoopy's Home Ice since 1990. She is currently a competitive figure skater and also enjoys doing local ice shows. She is the 2013 National Champion and 2012 Pacific Coast Champion for Masters Novice Ladies and has medaled at several United States Adult National Championships. She is a member of the Professional Skaters Association, U.S. Figure Skating, and the Santa Rosa Figure Skating Club. Skating has brought her so much joy and taught her so much about life. She's grateful to be able to teach and share her passion with her students.
Contact Melinda on Facebook or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul has been coaching since 1971 and is a double Gold Medalist. He was a five time United States National Championships competitor in singles and dance and was an alternate on the US World Team. Paul enjoys teaching the technical, artistic and expressive aspects of skating in Moves in the Field, Dance and Freestyle. Paul has had numerous Gold Medalists in Moves in the Field, Compulsory Dance, Free Dance and Freestyle and he has taught both US and Canadian Champions in singles and dance as well as International Ice Dance and US Olympic Competitors.
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