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About MDFSC


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About MDFSC


The Mason-Dixon Figure Skating Club is a Morgantown West Virginia-based organization dedicated to offering young people the chance to perform in shows and exhibitions as well as to test at various skill levels through the U.S. Figure Skating Association. 

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Coaches


Coaches


Our Coaches

Angela Barclay, Skating Director

Angela Barclay has been skating for 20+ years. She began skating with the USFSA Basic Skills at the age of five. After completion of Basic Skills, she began private lessons and trained six days a week on ice and also took several off ice classes, such as jump class and ballet. She competed in many yearly competitions, including the Regional championships. Angela is a United States Figure Skating Association (USFSA) Gold Medalist in Moves in the Field and Freeskating, which means that she has passed the highest levels of figure skating. She is also Professional Skaters Association (PSA) certified and meets all coaching requirements with the USFSA. She is currently the skating director with Mason Dixon Figure Skating Club, and directs the Learn to Skate Program. 

Angela was coached by Amir Haan, who was a former National Champion of the Republic of Georgia. Amir’s connections led to Angela attending several seminars by National and Olympic coaches. These coaches include Alexei Mishin (coach of Evgeny Plushenko), Valentin Nikolayev (coach of Oksana Bauil), and Rafael Artunian (coach of Michelle Kwan and Mao Asada). Angela was taught using a Georgian/Russian technique, which she passes on to her students. She coaches all levels of skating and also offers an off-ice jump class to supplement skaters’ training. Other specialties include choreography and show directing.

Off the ice, Angela is a pediatric nurse practitioner at Cardinal Pediatrics. 

angelaskates@yahoo.com

  

Gina Geils

Gina represents the DuPage Figure Skating Club out of Chicago, Illinois, and has been skating for 20+ years. Once passing her basic skills requirements, she began taking private lessons and started competitively skating at the age of 5. She’s been trained alongside numerous coaches including: Oleg Vasiliev, Alexander Vedenin, and Nicolas Osseland.

From 2002-2008, Gina was a member of a national championship synchronized skating team, the Crystal Edges, out of Bensenville, Illinois. Throughout that time, she cross-skated as a team skater and as a singles skater. While still competitively skating in 2009, she began her coaching career. She’s a proud member of ISI, PSA, and USFSA.

Gina’s love for skating and performing will always be an intricate part of her life. She continues to competitively skate in hopes of one day joining the cast of Disney On Ice. She coaches all levels of figure skating, including moves in the field.

Gina holds a bachelor's degree in psychology with minor in child development, and currently serves the Morgantown community as a mental health specialist.

gingag164@comcast.net

 

Stephanie Clark

Stephanie Clark has been skating for 20+ years.  She began skating two weeks before her 5th birthday, with the ISI program before transitioning to the USFSA Basic Skills Program while also taking private lessons.  She got her first experience performing for a large crowd unaccompanied shortly after she began her career, at the intermission of a Penguins Hockey game at the Mellon Arena. 

Throughout the years she has taken from Gwen Rosen, Joy Gaffney, and Carrie Smilowitz and attended seminars under the direction of Nick Perna and Audrey Weisiger (Michael Weis’s coach). She trained five days a week on the ice and also participated in off-ice classes like ballet, pilates, strength and conditioning, as well as off-ice jump and spin classes that were hosted at her practice rink. 

She also participated in five local shows; which were Broadway On Ice and Skating Through the Decades at the Iceoplex at Southpointe, the Christmas Show at Valley Sports Complex, the Christmas Show at Robert Morris University (RMU) Skating Academy, as well as Symphony On Ice at the Wheeling Civic Center.    She competed locally, regionally at the South Atlantic Regional Championships, and nationally at the Junior National Championships in Scottsdale, Arizona in 2004 where she was ranked 26th in the country at the Juvenile level. 

Over the course of her competitive career she won 40 Gold, 19 Silver, and 7 Bronze medals totaling 66 awards. Once her competition career concluded she became a Triple Gold Medalist within the USFSA, receiving the highest levels in Moves in the Field, Freestyle, and Dance. 

She also began running cross-country and track and field at Fort Cherry High School.  She continued to run in college for Slippery Rock University.  There she received her Bachelor’s Degree with a major in Communications – Journalism and a minor in Sport Management.  It was not until her senior year of college that she decided to extend her skating career even further and audition for Disney On Ice. By July 2013, she was offered a position with the company and began to perform.  She was with the company for four years (July 2013 – July 2017), on two different shows; 100 Years of Magic and Frozen.  She performed numerous roles with each show while she worked for Disney On Ice/Feld Entertainment, skated in a total of 1,638 shows, and visited 20 countries all around the world.

As her journey brought her back home she is now attending California University of Pennsylvania in pursuit of her Master’s Degree in Sport Management with a Graduate Assistant position in the Sports Information Office on campus. 

scpinnacleclark@gmail.com

 

Anne Roth

Anne, from Fairfax, Virginia, is a sophomore 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.

awr0001@mix.wvu.edu

 

Caroline Leadmon

Caroline is currently the president of the WVU Figure Skating Club, and a sophomore at WVU. Caroline has been coaching in learn to skate programs since she was 16 in Charleston, WV. She has a basic accreditation from PSA through the Foundations of Coaching course in Cincinnati, OH. She coaches all ages, and all levels, including free skating and moves in the field. 

cel0002@mix.wvu.edu

 

Devan Tighe

Devan is an undergraduate student at WVU, studying Computer Science, and is a member of the WVU skating team. She represents the Charleston Figure Skating Club, from her hometown of Charleston, WV, where she has taught both Learn to Skate classes and private lessons for 2 years. She is a current Skate Morgantown Learn to Skate instructor. 

Her primary focus in skating was ice dance. Devan began skating 14 years ago, and took up ice dance by age 9. She competed in the Solo Ice Dance Series through USFSA for 4 years, and was a finalist in the National Solo Dance Championships in Colorado Springs, CO, in 2013. Devan has passed all the Gold Pattern ice dances as well as Senior Free Dance. She also has experience with competitive synchronized skating, having skated on the WV Synchro team for 7 years, and in competitive showcase, after qualifying and competing in the National Showcase competition in 2013.

Devan has certification to teach any classes through Learn to Skate USA, as well as certification and insurance through USFSA and the Professional Skater’s Association (PSA) to coach any ice dance levels, moves in the field up to and including novice, and freestyle up to and including pre-juvenile.

dmt0001@mix.wvu.edu

 

Shaun Adams

Shaun began her skating career at age 7, and has been skating for 17 years. Competing throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, Shaun had exposure to the competitive sport and lifestyle from a very young age, attending exclusive seminars with Valentin Nikolayev, (coach of Viktor Petrenko and Oksana Baiul), and Rafael Arutyunyan, (former coach of Mao Asada, Sasha Cohen, and Michelle Kwan). Shaun trained in Johnstown, Pennsylvania with her coaches Amir Haan, George Shankulashvili, and Leila Shankulashvili. She is a registered licensed professional coach through USFSA and the Professional Skaters Association, (PSA).

Shaun began skating in Morgantown, West Virginia, at age 15, and returned to Morgantown to attend Fairmont State University and began coaching as a private figure skating instructor. Shaun teaches all levels of figure skating from beginner to advanced, and specializes in freestyle jumps and spins, footwork, choreography, and moves in the field. 

shaunaa77@gmail.com  

 

Eliska Hahn

 Professional Skater Association (PSA) Rated Professional

  • Nationally Rated in Freestyle, Moves In the Field, Sports Medicine, and Group Instruction.
  • PSA Apprenticeship Program Graduate
  • National Gold level judge for the Ice Skating Institute (ISI).
  • USFS Local, State, and National Competitor.
  • Experienced in choreography, off ice training, nutrition, sports medicine, show production/direction, and skating school/program direction.
  • Coached by '72 US Olympic Team member Suna Murray and '84 Olympic and World Champion Elena Valova.  
  • Over 17 years coaching experience nationwide.
  • Coaching basic skating skills, adult, test track, and competitive skaters as well as power skating and basic hockey skills.
  • Available for private, semi-private, and group instruction.

Eliska has been coaching skating nationwide since 1998. Over the years she has had the opportunity to work with the most esteemed coaches in the world, including World and Olympic medallists. She loves skating and working with children of all ages and is the mother of two.

radiobabe929@aol.com

 

Other Skate Morgantown Learn to Skate coaches include:

Terezia Galikova - tmg0004@mix.wvu.edu

Sara McMullen

Chuck Matala

 

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Freestyle Hours


Freestyle Hours


Freestyle Ice Times

Mondays and Tuesdays: 2:30-4:50 cost: $10

Wednesdays 2:30-3:45 cost: $5

Thursdays 2:30-4:45 cost: $10

Fridays: 2:30-4:15 cost: $10

Sundays (for Mason-Dixon Figure Skating Club members only): 4:15-5:05 (except during Learn to Skate sessions).