Coaches

TBSA Coaches

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.

Coach Bios

TBSA-Oldsmar:
Diane Paul
Diane Paul

TBSA-Oldsmar Skating School Director

A Recreational Figure & Hockey Skating Coach for 30+ years, Diane loves  teaching lifeskills through the sport of ice skating to all ages and abilities including skaters with special needs.   She trained through the level of 5th Figure, Intermediate Freestyle & Pre-Silver Dances. Her experience includes Ice Capades performer, Skating Director, ISI Board of Directors, recipient of the ISI Great Skate Award, & Amateur Ice Show Producer.   She is an ISI Gold Certified Judge, a member of the Tampa Bay Skating Club and is Safe Sport Certified.     $32.00 per 1/2 hour lesson.

Contact: (727) 709-6685
diane@tampabayice.com

Laura Amelina
Laura Amelina

World, International and National Coach. Laura has been coaching for over 25 years in USFS and ISI. She coached students from Beginning through International and World levels. Laura has a Ballet and Ice Dance background that enables her to really understand music in order to choreograph programs to virtually any style of music. She has worked as a choreographer for many years and has experience with many different levels and abilities. PSA Ranking Level IV. PSA Rated.

Contact: (813) 777-0777
laura@iteachskating.org

Bonnie Barrett
Bonnie Barrett

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
bonniejbarrett@verizon.net

Shannah Campbell
Shannah Campbell

Shannah is a USFSA Gold Medalist in Freestyle. She competed at the Regional level and has trained with World and Olympic coaches Don Laws and Peter Burrows. She is a member of USFS and PSA, a Gold certified ISI judge and has a bachelor of Science in Child Development with a Minor in Psychology from Florida State University.

Contact: (727) 424-1726

Trevor Fahey
Trevor Fahey

Private Lessons

Contact: (727) 514-8293

Simone Fisher
Simone Fisher

Simone has US Figure Skating and ISI Coaching experience for over 28 years. She was trained by Olympic Coaches in numerous world class facilities including the Broadmoor World Arena, Colorado Springs, CO. She is a USFS Gold Dance, Figures & Freestyle Gold medalist. She was also a performer in International Ice Shows & a former skating director. Simone is ISI Gold Certified & PSA rated as well as a Member of ISI,USFS & PSA

Contact: (727) 741-3777

Georgia Fuller
Georgia Fuller

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 International Skating Institute 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
gfuller777@gmail.com

Pauline Gasparini
Pauline Gasparini

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

Heather High
Heather High

Heather has over 10 years of coaching experience. From beginners, to skaters with advanced skating skills, Heather provides professional ice skating instruction to increase skill levels. She has experience with group and private instruction including work with tots age 3 up to adult.

Contact: (239) 357-2213

heatherahigh@gmail.com

 

Mary Kandrotas
Mary Kandrotas

Now accepting new students!

With over 30 years coaching experience, Mary coaches all ages of figure skater and hockey skater from the first steps Beginner to Advanced levels.  Having been a Regional champion and decorated Medalist in the Boston area, whom primarily trained at the prestigious Skating Club of Boston under World and Olympic coaches.  These experiences allowed her to produce Champions at ISI World Championships as well as local competitions at various ISI levels.  ALSO, Mary is qualified to teach the United States Figure Skating requirements for “Moves in the Field” as well and Freestyle tests & competitions, AND known for innovative choreography and music editing, she looks forward to working with any pupil to reach their personal goal!   Mary is also a Gold rated ISI judge and CER certified by United States Figure Skating.

$15.00 per 15min. $30.00 per 30 min.

Contact: (727) 512-9798
mkskate@gmail.com

Marta Nilsen
Marta Nilsen

Marta is a USFSA Gold Medalist in Dance and Moves in the Field. She is PSA Master Rated in Dance and Moves in the Field. Marta has over 18 years of coaching experience on and off the ice. She is also a 3 time national competitor in Synchronized skating. $31 per 1/2 hour lesson.

Contact: (727) 945-2654
marta@iceskatingworld.com

Nadine Vaught
Nadine Vaught

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

Alexander Vlassov
Alexander Vlassov

Alexander is PSA Master Rated in Freestyle. He is an Olympic Forth Place medalist as well as World and European Silver medalist. He has been coaching for over 30 years. Alexander has produced many National, International and World Champions and medalists. He combines his life long knowledge of Figure Skating with his technological abilities to bring to the rink a truly unique skating experience. The combination of skating and technology enable him to instantly give skaters feedback on their performance not only with words, but also with the use of computer analyzing programs.

Contact: (813) 777-8557
alex@iteachskating.org

COACH BIOS

TBSA-Countryside:
Sha'non McManus
Sha'non McManus

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

shanonmcmanus@tampabayice.com

Bonnie Benton
Bonnie Benton

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

Bill Coyle
Bill Coyle

37 years teaching experience. Trained by World and Olympic coaches. Competed for nine years in USFSA regional and sectional competitions. Qualified in Freestyle, Moves in the Field and Figures.

Contact: (727) 422-7087

Maida Laird
Maida Laird

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

Nadine Pearen
Nadine Pearen

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

Susanne Ryckman
Susanne Ryckman

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.

Contact:
ssearles79@hotmail.com

COACH BIOS

Clearwater Ice Arena:
Rachel Duckworth
Rachel Duckworth

Clearwater Ice Arena Skating School Director

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 in Solo Ice Dance, and has passed her Junior Moves in the Field. She competed with the Miami University Collegiate Varsity Synchronized Skating Team and earned two USFS National Gold medals and one silver medal. She has been synchronized skating for more than 20 years and 10 of those at the Intermediate, Junior, and Collegiate levels. 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

rachel.cia@tampabayice.com

Gail Roeper
Gail Roeper

USFS Gold Medalist, USFS National Competitor, trained by World and Olympic Coaches. 30 years experience coaching Freestyle, Moves in the Field, Choreography & Dance. Member of USFS, PSA rated, ISI Gold Judge. Personal interests in psychology and motivation have helped her gain great insight into the success of each student and their own personal excellence.

Contact: (727) 585-9343

willroeper@tampabay.rr.com

Helga Valle
Helga Valle

World Professional Pairs Bronze Medalist with the late George Valle. Also starred with George in many International Ice shows for 17 years. Coached National & International competitors in Lake Placid, NY. Member of USFS, ISI and PSA. Senior ratings through PSA. Specializes in Freestyle, Moves in the Field, Choreography and Synchronized skating. Coaching at Clearwater Ice Arena since 1986. 40 years experience. Devoted to each skater’s goals and futures in this amazing sport.

Contact: (727) 422-8008

Kirsten Gilbert
Kirsten Gilbert

Coaching since 1990, ISI Gold Judge, and Pre-Gold Ice Dancer.  Trained by Olympic Coach.  Ten years of ballet and modern dance training, Certified aerobic and fitness instructor for seven years through IDEA.  ISSA Fitness Trainer since 2012.  Youth Hockey instructor, power skating and core training specialist.  Nine college credits: early childhood education.

My goal is to inspire a love of skating and healthy living for a lifetime.

Contact: (727) 741-1267

kirstensk8@yahoo.com

Marianne Tisch
Marianne Tisch

US Gold Medalist in Freestyle, Figures, and Ice Dance; Canadian Gold in Figures.  B.S. Psychology from Ohio State University. Coached in Ohio 1983-88, and performed in various ice shows for 14 years.  Coaching in FL since 2004.  Member of USFS (CER-A certified), PSA (CFF rated), and ISI (Gold Judge certified, Referee certified). Coaching goal is to lead students to a lifelong enjoyment of the ice, achieving dreams with discipline and determination.

Contact: (813) 928-6329

marisk8r@yahoo.com

Stephanie Messler
Stephanie Messler

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.

Contact: (727) 453-2777

Stephaniemessler@tampabay.rr.com

Vanessa Valle
Vanessa Valle

Vanessa has over 20 years of USFS and ISI coaching experience. She performed in professional ice shows across the country including Busch Gardens Tampa.  She was trained by World and Olympic coaches in Lake Placid, New York. She is a gold medalist in USFS Figures and Freestyle. Vanessa is a rated member of PSA and a member of USFS and FSCFSC, and Gold certified in ISI. She has been a staff member at the Clearwater Ice Arena location since 1998.

Contact: (727) 463-4118

valygirl88@yahoo.com