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Meet Our Coaches

Private lessons are given on a first come, first served basis, and are coordinated by each individual coach. Lesson rates differ per coach. Lessons are given during freestyle time offered by BOPARC on Mondays-Fridays from 2:30-5:00pm, and public time, however time is limited.Please contact each coach directly for lesson availability.

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Angela Barclay

Angela has been skating for more than 25 years and has been coaching for 12 years. She is a U.S. Figure Skating Gold Medalist in Moves in the Field and Freestyle, and specializes in teaching jumps, spins, off-ice training, and choreography. Having been taught by Georgian coaches, her technique most resembles a Russian style. She has trained with elite coaches such as Rafael Arutunian, Alexei Mishin, and Valentin Nikolayev. She has a long competition history including competing in Qualifying Regionals every year growing up, as well as show performances with the Johnstown Figure Skating Club and Mason-Dixon Figure Skating Club. She is compliant with the U.S. Figure Skating coaching requirements, and serves as the MDFSC’s Skating and Learn to Skate Director.

Off the ice, she is a pediatric nurse practitioner at Cardinal Pediatrics, having graduated from West Virginia University. She lives in Morgantown with her husband and shih tzu puppy.

Contact: angelaskates@yahoo.com

Lesson rate: $25 per 30 minutes

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Rebecca Brazaitis

Rebecca has been figure skating for over 10 years and coaching with Learn-to-Skate for 4 years. Rebecca has tested in both freestyle and moves in the field and has earned medals in a variety of skating competitions A member of the Mason-Dixon Figure Skating Club and US Figure Skating, Rebecca enjoys helping with club fundraisers and performing in shows on ice. Most of all, she loves working with students of all ages and disciplines.

Contact: rebskate@yahoo.com

Lesson rate: $20 for 30 minutes

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Kinder Dewoolfson

Kinder is a two time national competitor with Team Delaware Synchronized Skating in 2017 and 2018 as well as an east coast regional championship title holder with DC Edge Synchronized skating in 2014. Trained in Moves in the Field and Ice Dance, she is well equipped to work with skaters of any age and any discipline of skating including basic hockey and power skating. She is a member of PSA and USFSA as well as Charleston Figure Skating Club. She is currently attending West Virginia University as a full time BioChemistry student while skating on the Mountainettes Open Collegiate Synchronized Skating Team from West Virginia University.

Contact: kdewoolfson@gmail.com

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Terezia Galikova

Contact: tmg0004@mix.wvu.edu

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Haley Hicks

Haley began her professional figure skating career over twenty years ago at the age of four. Over the course of her competitive years, she had the opportunity to train with Brian Orser, John Zimmerman, Silvia Fontana, Shawn Sawyer, Michelle Webber, as well as long-term coach and former Disney On Ice performer, Scott Powell. Haley starred alongside two-time Olympic silver medalist, Brian Orser in the show, Spring Skating Sensation and has competed in over sixty competitions nationwide.

Some of her most esteemed competitions include: Regionals, District Championships, Keystone State Games, and Invitationals. At the age of twelve, she was a competitor in the 2005 State Games of America at the World Olympic Rink in Colorado Springs, Colorado and is also a South Atlantic Regional gold medalist. She has been a member of USFSA and the Washington Figure Skating Club since 2002.

Haley has been teaching figure skating for over five years and has trained over two hundred skaters throughout the course of her time as an instructor. She has experience serving as a Learn to Skate coach, private instructor, judge, and competition announcer.

She specializes in Freestyle, Basic Skills, beginning Moves in the Field (MIF), Power Skating, choreography, spins, and off-ice training. She has extensive experience in training students of all ages and skill levels as well as intercollegiate competitors and skaters with disabilities.

She has held her PSA Associate and ISI Pro memberships since 2011, passed the PSA Basic Accreditation Written Test, and has made a conscious effort to stay up-to-date with the latest curriculum changes and teaching techniques by attending PSA coaching clinics, workshops, and enrolling in PSA continuing education courses.

In 2017, she graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with an associate's degree in letters, arts, & sciences with a concentration in communications as well as two bachelor's degrees in political science and law & society. Today, she is a graduate student at West Virginia University studying for her master's in american politics and plans to continue to pursue her Ph.D.

Contact: H.Hicks94@yahoo.com

Website: SkateCoach.weebly.com

Lesson rate: $25 per 30 minutes

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Krista Keay

Krista is from Albuquerque, New Mexico, has been skating since 2000 and has been coaching since 2006. Krista teaches everyone from beginners to competitive skaters, specializing in spins, jumps, moves-in-the-field, choreography and off-ice training. She has taken skaters to invitational competitions within the Southwest and Pacific regions with skaters competing in Basic Skills and USFSA levels. Krista has passed USFSA Novice Moves-in-the-Field, Intermediate Freeskate, and Bronze Pattern Dance tests, and her competition history includes Southwestern Regional Championships, National Showcase, Intercollegiate Championships and various invitational competitions within the Southwest and Pacific regions. In addition, Krista was a co-Founder and President of the University of New Mexico Figure Skating Team, where she co-choreographed and performed in group numbers for the team to perform during intermissions at collegiate and junior league hockey games. She is compliant with all USFSA and PSA coaching requirements.

Contact: skatekrista@gmail.com

Lesson rate: $20 per 30 minutes

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Caroline Leadmon

Caroline Leadmonis currently a WVU Biochemistry student from Hurricane, WV. Caroline is the president of the WVU Figure Skating Club and helped to found WVU’s first synchronized skating team. Caroline is a United States Figure Skating Association Quadruple Gold Medalist in Moves in the Field, Pattern Dance, Solo Free Dance, and Solo Pattern Dance. She has competed ice dance in four national championships and the U.S. Challenge Skate. While Caroline grew up skating out of Charleston, WV, she also trained weekends and summers in Cleveland, Ohio and Novi, Michigan. Caroline is a member of the Professional Skaters Association and currently coaches Learn-To-Skate and Mountain State Synchro here in Morgantown. She specializes in Moves in the Field and Ice Dance, however can teach up to juvenile freestyle.

Contact: cel0002@mix.wvu.edu

Lesson rate: $20 per 30 minutes

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Samantha Martinez

Samantha has been figure skating for five years, testing her skills, competing, and further utilizing them in ice shows. She has been a member of Mason-Dixon Figure Skating Club for as long as she has been skating, and has been coaching with Learn To Skate for three years. She enjoys teaching choreography and setting a firm, safe foundation for students to learn and build upon.

Contact: ladybugsjm2000@comcast.net

Coaching rate: $15 per 30 minutes

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Kristin Moro

Contact: moro.kristin@gmail.com

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Anne Roth

Anne, from Fairfax, Virginia, is a junior at WVU studying Elementary Education and Spanish and joined the WVU Figure Skating Club in 2016. Currently she is a collegiate member of the Gardens Figure Skating Club. She began group lessons at age 6 at Fairfax Ice Arena. At age 8, representing the Skating Club of Northern Virginia, she began competitive skating and was coached for 10 years by Inna Volyanskaya and received jump instruction from Nick Perna. During this time, she medaled in many U.S. Figure Skating competitions including the May Day Open, Potomac Open, Hershey Open and Gateway Open in St. Louis, MO, where she was coached by Igor Lisovski. Anne became a U.S. Figure Skating Bronze Medalist in Freestyle in 2014 and in 2015, she became a U.S. Figure Skating Gold Medalist in Moves in the Field. She also skated many artistic programs in shows and recitals during her time at Fairfax Ice Arena.

Anne coached with the Learn to Skate Morgantown program through MDFSC during her freshman year at WVU, giving private lessons and choreographing a group number for the Spring Show. Anne is a member of the Pride of West Virginia Mountaineer Marching Band and volunteers at Suncrest Middle School in Morgantown. Anne will be available for Learn to Skate lessons in the Fall and for group or private lessons during the Spring semester.

Contact: awr0001@mix.wvu.edu

Lesson rate: $20 for 30 minutes

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Devan Tighe

Devan is studying Computer Science and Mathematics at WVU and is active in the WVUteach program. She is an officer of the WVU Figure Skating Club, a cofounder of the WVU Mountainettes Synchronized Skating Team, and a member of both Mason-Dixon and the Charleston Figure Skating Club in Charleston, WV.

Her primary focus in skating was ice dance. Devan began skating 17 years ago, and spent 10 years training as an ice dancer. She is a 2x USFS Gold Medalist in Free Dance and Pattern Dance. She was a finalist in the USFS National Solo Dance Championships in 2013, and was competitive on a national level in synchronized skating and showcase.

Devan is certified and insured through Learn To Skate USA, the U.S. Figure Skating Association, and the Professional Skater’s Association to coach any ice dance levels up through and including international patterns, as well as moves in the field and freestyle.

Contact: dmt0001@mix.wvu.edu

Lesson rate: $20 per half hour