Whether at Clearwater Ice Arena, TBSA-Oldsmar, or TBSA-Countryside Mall, you can learn from instructors specializing in all areas of ice skating. Whether you are interested in skating for recreation or competitive advancement, we have professional coaches that can support your training needs. Our staff includes former Olympic and World competitors and coaches as well as with USA Hockey certified coaches. Our friendly, experienced coaches are eager to help you maximize your skating potential.
If you are just starting out, get started with our Learn to Skate classes.
For Private Instruction, please contact coaches directly.
TBSA Oldsmar Skating School Director
Georgia has a Bachelors in Elementary Education with a minor in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) along with a Florida Teaching license in elementary education grades K-6. She is a Professional figure skating, hockey skating skills, and Special needs skating coach and has extensive experience helping tots develop basic skating skills to continue in the sport for many years. Georgia ia an Ice Sports Industry (ISI) Certified Gold level Judge & has over 10yrs experience coaching figure, hockey, and special skaters of all ages and skill levels. She also has experience choreographing performances for ice shows, competitions, and recitals. She loves to help all who desire to skate develop a lifelong passion for the sport.
Contact: (727) 215-3413
Bonnie combines a Master’s degree in Education with 25 years of coaching experience in Colorado and now Florida to teach students ages 2 to 72! She has coached recreational skaters (ISI & USFS), competitive skaters (USFS through Novice level) and hockey players (Mini-Mite to Bantam). She has also directed & choreographed ice shows, synchronized teams, and summer camps and owned her own retail skate business. She is a former member of the National Board of Directors of ISI.
Contact: (813) 523-0970
US Olympic and World Coach – National and International Coach
Over 30 years of coaching experience
Areas of expertise: Singles/FS, Pairs, Moves in the Field, Choreography, Basic Skills, Adults,
Elite Accreditations: Professional Skaters Association Master Rated Coach, PSA Ranking Level VII, USFS Technical Specialist Certified,
Accepting new students of all ages and skill levels
USFS Certified and Category A Compliant
Preferred contact method is by text
Contact: (302) 540-2942
Pauline has coached over 35 years at all levels of ISI and US Figure Skating. She has trained Skaters to top 4 places in 3 Olympic Games & 8 World Championships as well as developed multiple International Champions, including 8 National Champions and several National Medal Winners. Pauline coached at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs & she has been honored with numerous awards by peers through the PSA, including a Ranking Level Seven—this requires candidate to have coached in multiple Olympic & World Championships. She has skated to a Bronze Medal at the World Professional Championships.
Contact: (727) 204-7980
Is a professional figure skating coach and choreographer who has worked with figure skaters of all levels from beginner through elite athletes on the local, international, World, and Olympic stages. As a skater, Pavel was a member of the Bulgarian National team during his competitive career. He then earned a degree in Coaching Figure Skating from the Sports Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Pavel is a very active, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and detail-oriented coach who is on the ice each day with his students ensuring that they become stronger and more beautiful skaters from lesson to lesson, month to month, and year to year. Pavel works with beginner-level skaters to establish a strong foundation of skills in all areas and teaches his advanced and elite-level skaters through their double and triple jumps, advanced spins, and advanced choreographic patterns. Pavel’s goal as a coach is to help his students grow their love for figure skating, reach their individual skating goals, and for his students to be the strongest and most beautiful skaters on the ice.
Pavel is PSA rated and is a USFSA Certified coach.
Contact: (703) 727-2259
After gymnastics, piano, swimming, and diving at age 13, I found roller skating and it changed my life! I have won 3 U.S. National Roller Skating titles in Junior men’s freeskating and Senior free dance. I have passed all three Senior Gold Level tests in free skating, compulsory figures, and American dance. I have trained in Colorado Springs at OTC, and Germany with world class coaches and gained invaluable experience and knowledge.
The next several years I coached for USA roller sports and was operating my own skate shop at the same time. I started to transition over to ice skating and at age 34, and fell in love with it! I was able to master jumps and spins with ease and passed USFSA level test to compete at the U.S. Adult Ice Nationals. In 2000 and 2001 I represented the Washington Figure Skating Club and won gold both years in Open Men’s Gold, and the following I won gold in the Men’s Championship, I have also been featured in U.S. Figure Skating magazine. In 2001 the rink operator at the ice rink in Chesapeake Virginia asked me to join his staff and teach classes. I am certified and have been coaching for USFSA for the last 25 years and teach all levels of ISI and USFSA moves in the field, free skating, and ice dance. It has been a joy to teach and have had several students from pre preliminary to senior levels. I have a penchant for technical skating, jumps and spins, and am accomplished with choreography. While every individuals path is different, it’s key to enjoy the process, and have found memories to look back on. Always remember, skating should be fun!
Contact: (757) 407-3237
From the moment Hannah stepped on the ice at age 4, she has loved the sport of figure skating. Over the next 17 years, she traveled to different states for competitions & to work with national, world & olympic level coaches. In those 17 years, she has many accomplishments in the sport of figure skating. Hannah is a graduate of Duquesne University with a Bachelor’s in Psychology.
2021 Senior Ladies Excel National Champion
5 time USFSA gold medalist
6 time regional competitor
3 time final round competitor
2016 High School Team National Champions
2016 High School Intermediate Champion
Hannah began coaching when she was 15 years old. She is very passionate about teaching skating skills, as it is the very foundation on which skating excellence is built upon. Hannah is available to teach freestyle, field moves, ice dance, hockey skating skills, and vestibular spinner. She is a PSA member, USFSA certified coach, and is safe sport certified.
I have had a passion for skating since I first stepped on the ice at 2 years old. I trained and grew up as part of the TBSA family. I was trained by many amazing coaching including Jim Millns 1976 Olympic Bronze Ice Dance Medalist, Josh Babb and Pamela May head coaches for the New York Skyliners, Brandon Forsyth and Emilie Nussear 2000 Junior World Silver Medalist and Randi Strong from So You Think You Can Dance. I have expertise in figure skating and hockey skating skills.
I began coaching in 2012 and coach private and group lessons as well as hockey teams.
I have experience with all ages and skill levels in figure skating ranging from Tot and Beginner to Senior Level including choreography for senior pairs team Max Fernandez and Valentina Plazas. Additionally, I have trained Hockey Players from beginners to players who have been selected to train overseas as early as 15 years of age as well as players who have been signed to AAA teams and those receiving private school and College level Hockey Scholarships.
* Skating since 1999
* 12 Time National Competitor
* 4 Time National Medalist
* 1 Time National gold
* 2 Time National Silver
* 1 Time National Pewter
* 4 Time USFS Gold Medalist in Moves in the Field, Freeskate, Pattern Dance, and Solo Free Dance
* 2013 Good Sport award Recipient
* 2019-2020 Team USA World Team Member
* 2022-2023 Team USA
EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS
* AA from St. Petersburg College
* Personal Trainer Certification
* BA in exercise science with focus on Sports Medicine (currently pursuing)
* PSA Member
* Safe Sport Certified
* Level A certified USFS Coach
* Gold Level ISI Coach and Judge
Contact: (727) 729-1243
I have been skating for over 15 years. I have worked with student of all ages toddler to senior. I enjoy watching others progress and succeed in the sport I love. I strive to make a fun learning experience for all.
I have been deeply passionate about figure skating since 1998. Amidst my full-time work at a major chemical company, I dedicated my spare time from 2002 to 2009 to completing my dance tests, earning coaching accreditation, and competing with Team Australia in various International and World Synchronized Skating Championships. Following the 2009 World Championships, I retired from competitive skating and began my coaching career.
In May 2009, Madonna Randal and I co-founded Majestic Ice Australia with just 15 skaters in the novice team, steadily expanding our teams across different levels, including Skate School, Novice, Junior, Mixed Age, Senior, and Adult. Our teams quickly rose to become the most successful in Australia, securing numerous gold medals at State and National Championships across all divisions. We even had the privilege of representing Australia in Junior Team competitions at International and World Championships.
In December 2020, I made a significant life change, leaving my full-time role at Selleys/Dulux and bidding farewell to Majestic Ice Australia. I relocated from Australia to the US to marry my husband and establish permanent residency.
Following a brief hiatus for the birth of my daughter and the opening of our Ice Cream Shop, I returned to the ice rink in early 2023. My focus remains on teaching young skaters and inspiring skaters of all ages to embrace a mindset that encourages them to step out of their comfort zones and continuously elevate their personal standards in skating and life.
Megan’s passion for figure skating ignited at age 3 in Tampa Bay, FL, propelling her to train at the renowned Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, NY. As a USFS double Gold Medalist in Freestyle and Moves in the Field, she boasts a stellar competitive record, including 7-time Regional competitions and US Synchro Sectional Finals.
With a coaching journey spanning since 2004, Megan is dedicated to nurturing skaters of all levels, from Tots to Senior figure skaters. She excels in coaching synchronized skating teams and enhancing the power skating skills of hockey players.
Megan’s expertise extends beyond coaching; she’s a seasoned professional show skater, having graced multiple shows including Ice Capades, where she also served as one of the choreographers. With a keen eye for detail, she guides figure skaters of all ages in freestyle, moves in the field, and choreography. Megan is equally passionate about helping hockey players develop strong and powerful skating skills, empowering them to become the best players they can be. Join Megan on the ice, and let her expertise elevate your skating journey!
TBSA Countryside Skating School Director
25 years coaching experience. Teaches Freestyle, Choreography, Synchro, Learn-to-Skate and Moves in Field, as well as team events, such as ensemble and production. Member USFS (CER certified), ISI (Gold certified, Synchro certified) and PSA. Featured performer at Busch Gardens for 5 years, currently one of the choreographers and a talent scout for Busch Gardens shows. Graduate of Pinellas County Center for Arts, specializing in choreography.
Contact: (727) 543-0442
13 years of coaching experience. Senior level Moves in Field and Freestyle in USFS, FS9 in ISI. BS degree in Education from USF. Trained skaters through FS8 in ISI. Member ISI (Gold certified, Synchro certified) and PSA. Teaches Freestyle, Choreography, Synchro, Learn to Skate and team events, such as ensemble and production.
My one goal is to make sure your child is smiling and having fun. I bring passion and joy to every lesson! Teaches Freestyle, Learn to Skate and Synchro.
Contact: (727) 409-8633
Over 30 years of coaching experience, over 27 years at TBSA Countryside. BS degree in Social Work and Psychology from MSU. Member ISI (Gold certified), USFS (CER certified) and PSA (rated in freestyle). Comprehensive dance and theater background. Teaches Freestyle, Moves in the Field, Choreography, Learn to Skate, and team events such as Synchro and Production. Taken teams to numerous ISI World Championships, as well as Florida Sunshine State Games, where students earned top placements. Students have tested through ISI FS 9 and USFS Senior MIF and Freestyle. Several students have gone on to show skating and/or coaching careers.
Contact: (727) 460-7092
Rachel has a Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology and brings many years of experience in working with children with special needs. She has a PSA Registered Rating in Moves in the Field. She is USFSA CER-A compliant, a USFS Gold Medalist. She competed with the Miami University Collegiate Varsity Synchronized Skating Team and earned two USFS National Gold medals. She has been synchronized skating for more than 20 years and 10 of those at the Intermediate, Junior, and Collegiate levels. She has coached Preliminary- Junior at the USFS Synchronized Skating Sectionals and a Junior team at the USFS Synchronized Skating Nationals. She has coached recreational and competitive USFS skaters from Beginner to Senior level. She loves to teach Moves in the Field, Ice Dance, and Synchronized Skating.
Contact: (314) 566-1933
Candice is an ISI Certified Coach who enjoys teaching all ages and levels on and off the ice. She was a competitor for 8 years both in ISI and USFSA. During those years she also performed in Ballet, Hip Hop, and Drama. She also toured with the Ice Capades in the 2000’s. Candice believes that practice is the only way to develop your skills, so lace up your skates tight!
Contact: (727) 264-9297
Coaching since 1990, figure skating and Hockey. Ballet and modern dance training for over 10 years, certified fitness trainer, stretching coach and corrective exercise. Former aerobics instructor, continuing to encourage healthy living while helping clients progress and gain confidence. CPR and first aid certified. Gold Dancer, ISI Gold judge.
Contact: (727) 741-1267
Gold medalist in figures, freestyle, dance and free dance. PSA rated, Gold certified ISI. Trained Novice level national competitors. Extensive ballet training. Coaching over 35 years. Teaches Freestyle, Moves in the Field, Choreography and Synchro.
Contact: (727) 804-6833
Massachusetts born, Colleen Maguire, has been skating since she was a young child. In 1991, she was the New England Senior Ladies Champion, and continued to collect numerous other titles throughout her competitive career. After coaching numerous regional and sectional competitors, Colleen decided to pursue her love of skating and performing. She performed for Holiday on Ice, Disney on Ice, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Cedar Fair amusement parks, and numerous other companies, as both a soloist and pair team, over her 20 year career. In addition, Colleen is a Certified Personal Trainer with specializations in Corrective Exercise and Stretching & Flexiblity. In this capacity she has developed the “Get BACQ” program specializing in Balance, Agility, Core, and Quickness.
Contact: (978) 501-4617
Clearwater Ice Arena Skating School Director
My name is Alex Nacsa. I am from Toronto Ontario, Canada. I have been skating as long as I can remember. I am so fortunate that I have been able to continue making a career out of my love and passion of figure skating. Over the years, I have performed all over the world and recently have made the Tampa Bay area my home. My competitive training was focused primarily in Pair Skating. I am a Skate Canada triple gold medalist and therefore qualified to teach all disciplines of Figure Skating. I am excited to continue sharing my knowledge of the sport with our Tampa Bay Ice family and hope to see you on the ice someday soon
Contact: (727) 536-5843 ext: 203
Nadine has performed worldwide in Disney on Ice for 10 years & directed the show for 2 years. She is a PSA rated coach, having coached ISI & USFSA students in Ashburn, Virginia for 5 years. She passed Intergold Competitive Figure Test in the U.K. & gained valuable Off-Ice Training experience as an Aerobic Instructor.
Contact: (941) 704-7840
I am a USFS Gold Medalist in Freestyle and Moves in the Field. I have spent over 15 years traveling the World as a professional figure skater. For the last 3 and half years I have been performing at Busch Gardens as the Principal Pair team with my Husband. I am still performing and I am so lucky to be able to do so. I am so happy to be here in the Tampa Bay area where not only I can perform but also be able to teach Ice Skating. I am looking forward to sharing my joy and passion for this wonderful sport with you and your family.
Contact: (517) 775-3305
Lauren has been coaching for over 10 years. She is ISI, US Figure Skating, and USA Hockey certified combined with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. She trained under coaches Vanessa Valle and Helga Valle through her competitive years. Lauren has been performing for over 8 years in shows within the US, Mexico, and Central America. She has held positions ranging from soloist, adagio, chorus, costume character, choreographer, and stage manager.
Contact: (727) 418- 3412
Jessica has been skating at Clearwater Ice Arena since the age of 6. The ice is her happy place so in 2017 she made the transition from competitive figure skater to coach in order to share that joy with others. Jessica has experience coaching ages 3-75 years old and all levels of figure skating and hockey students in both private and group classes. She specializes in skating skill, speed, and power. She also has experience working with differently abled students on the ice including both kids and adults on the spectrum. When she’s not coaching you can find her working for the Tampa Bay Lightning on their Blue Crew or studying for her masters degree in Biomedical Diagnostics. She currently holds two bachelor degrees in Theater and Psychology from the University of Florida. Her performance credits include nearly two decades of competitive figure skating, acting work in film and theatre, mascot for the University of Florida, and synthetic ice skating performances for art shows in Gainesville, FL and surrounding areas.
Contact: (727) 742-6809
Kat has trained and grown up at Clearwater Ice Arena for over 15 years. She has skated competitively for 10+ years and trained under World and Olympic coaches. She has experience in ISI, USFS, and Collegiate Figure Skating. She also has experience in choreography, power skating, and off-ice training. Kat is a part of the University of South Florida’s Figure Skating Competition Team as she pursues a bachelor’s degree in Business Management. Her goal is to share her passion with students and help them achieve their goals in a positive environment.
Contact: (727) 348-4453
Sara Wilson is a U.S. Figure Skating Double Gold Medalist in Ice Dance and Moves in the Field. She has over 20 years of skating experience and competed for 15 years across Florida, the East coast and Midwest of the United States. Sara has experience in all disciplines of figure skating such as ice dance (partnered and solo), moves-in-the-field, freestyle, synchronized skating, and power skate training for hockey skaters. She is a member of the Professional Skater’s Association, U.S. Figure Skating, Ice Sport Industry (Gold judge certified), and USA Hockey. She enjoys working with students on developing quality edge work, posture, extension, and power. Her goal as a coach is to inspire and challenge her skaters to reach their fullest potential on and off the ice. Sara has her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication from the University of South Florida.
Contact: (727) 480-4737
USFS Gold Medalist: Freestyle and Moves in the Field, Silver Level Ice Dancer . Certified Behavior Analyst, worked with special needs population. Coached all levels since 1998.PSA and ISI Gold Judge. Skating should be fun and come from the heart. With determination, and dedication any person can be successful in skating.
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