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.
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Karin has been skating for 22 years and coaching for 11 years. She began skating at Snoopy’s Home Ice in 1993, and has been coaching in the Bay Area since 2004. Karin is a U.S. Figure Skating triple Gold Medalist in Moves in the Field, Ice Dance, and Solo Dance. She performed in and won numerous local competitions between 1993 and 2001, and was a 4 time National Competitor and two time Sectional Champion with the Pacific Stars Synchronized Skating team from 1996-2000. Karin is the coach of numerous U.S Figure Skating Gold Medalist skaters in Moves in the Field and Ice Dance. She has coached Sectional and National competitors in Ice Dance, and Regional competitors in Freestyle. Karin teaches all aspects of skating, but specializes in Ice Dance technique, Moves in the Field, and Basic Skating Skills. She enjoys teaching skaters of all ages, levels and abilities. Karin is a member of the Professional Skaters Association, U.S. Figure Skating, and the Ice Skating Institute. Karin can be contacted directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more or to schedule a lesson.
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 Snoopy’s Home Ice 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.
Artistic Specialist - On and Off Ice Coach
Kimberly offers on and off ice instruction that compliment figure skaters programs and lessons. She was a soloist for the Royal Winnipeg Ballet of Canada and principal dancer for 18 years with New York’s Metropolitan Opera. Graves danced in over 30 operas. She was fortunate to work with not only great ballet choreographers (Edward Villella, Agnes de Mille, John Neumier) but many artists from different disciplines such as the Broadway choreographer Gillian Lynn ( Cats and Phantom of the Opera) Carmen de Lavallade (Alvin Ailey and Kennedy Center Honoree) Debra Brown ( Cirque de Soliel) directors Franco Zefferelli and Hal Prince. She Iearned how to create great theater from each of them that she helps translate to the ice. As well as balletic lines she brings to the skater, musical awareness, connectivity, character interpretation and theatricality. Kimberly enjoys coaching students of all ages.
Her accomplishments as an Artistic Specialist include:
Kimberly can be contacted directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris works with skaters of all ages and abilities and he can be contacted at email@example.com
His accomplishments include:
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.
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. She still enjoys skating and is currently working on ice dance. Melissa's 3 children also skate at the rink!
Melissa can be contacted directly at SkaterCoachMel@gmail.com
Here are some of her accomplishments:
• Degree in Bachelor of Arts, Dance Concentration from Sonoma State University
• Professional Skaters Association and US Figure Skating Member
• Skated in professional shows from 1999-2006 for Woodstock Ice Productions in California and Ohio. Some of these shows included being a featured performer.
• Principal skater for Snoopy's Home Ice tree lighting shows
• Co-directed many Santa Rosa Figure Skating Clubs amateur shows including the annual Tree Lighting held each December (Which she also skates in!)
• Melissa is the 2010 Adult Pacific Coast Sectional Champion, Intermediate/Novice Ladies
• Trained in choreography, character work, and dance.
• Main focuses include spins, choreography, artistry
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. Contact Judy at shlbyJck@aol.com to learn more about her services or to schedule a lesson.
With an extensive background in eligible competition, professional performance and sport psychology, Choeleen enjoys utilizing her comprehensive coaching skills to share her love of skating and passion for excellence with students of all ages and levels.
Coaching since 1992, Choeleen enjoys working with tots through adults of all levels in Moves, Freestyle, Choreography, and Pairs. 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
Paul has been teaching figure skating since 1973, a pedigree of World and Olympic coaches and World Champions in both singles and ice dancing. As a teacher his joy derives from mentoring coaches and team teaching. Paul's coaching specifically focuses on edging, alighment, form and footwork technique, all those ingredients necessary to become a thoroughly accomplished and successful skater.
Although Paul has had skaters compete internationally on the world stage, including the Olympics, he still enjoys the inclusivity of working with children and adults for the purpose of recreation and just plain fun. Paul has a passion for teaching all areas of ice dance, moves in the field, choreographic footwork sequences, clusters, twizzles, jump and jump patterns, spins and advanced tools for choreography. Email Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org
Alison Waner has competed as a member of the Santa Rosa Figure Skating Club since 2006. She has tested in freestyle, moves in the field, and solo ice dance. She is a member of the Professional Skaters Association and U.S. Figure Skating. She loves working on choreography and applying her experience in character work and modern dance. She most enjoys sharing her love of skating with her students of all ages and abilities. Contact Alison at email@example.com to schedule a lesson.