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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 skaters of all ages 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

 

Haley Hicks

Haley Hicks 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.

H.Hicks94@yahoo.com

 

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

 

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

 

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. Devan is also the director of the Mountain State Synchronized skating team.

dmt0001@mix.wvu.edu

 

Other Skate Morgantown Learn to Skate coaches include:

Terezia Galikova - tmg0004@mix.wvu.edu

Kristin Moro - moro.kristin@gmail.com

Alexis Sole - ams0072@mix.wvu.edu

Sara McMullen

Chuck Matala 

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Freestyle Hours


Freestyle Hours


Freestyle Ice Times

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays:  2:30-5:00pm cost: $10

Thursdays: 2:30-5:00pm cost: $5 (Synchronized skating team practice from 4-5pm)

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

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Mountain State Synchro


Mountain State Synchro


Mountain State Synchronized Skating Team

 

Mountain State Synchro Skating is a great opportunity for younger skaters (Ages 14 and younger, however majority of team must be under 12) from skill levels of snowplow sam all the way up through freestyle! Synchronized team skating is a really unique sport that teaches teamwork and leadership skills, while also allowing athletes to work on improving their own individual skating skating skills and athleticism.  Practices will begin mid-September 2018.  

The Mountain State Synchro team was awarded a grant from the U.S. Figure Skating Association, as they were very pleased with plans for the program, and would love to see more participation in skating in our area! This extra funding will allow us to give out a full scholarship (no monthly dues or costume fees) to at least 1 athlete on the team, as well as purchase up to 3 pairs of brand new boots and blades for athletes that still need a first pair of skates. Those numbers can change depending on the size of the team! The more participants we have, the more scholarships and awards we can give out. I really encourage everyone interested to sign up and apply today! The scholarship and skate purchase application can be filled out online: 

https://form.jotform.com/81926146622155

If you have any questions, please email or call the director of the Mountain State Synchronized Skating team, Devan Tighe at dmt0001@mix.wvu.edu or 304-550-7263.

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Want to become a member of MDFSC?


Want to become a member of MDFSC?


Want to become a member of the MDFSC?

 

Returning members (18 or older): $60 

Returning members (17 and younger): You must register with a parent/guardian. Your membership is $60. Your parent's or guardian's membership is $20. Total: $80. If you would like to register additional family members (the mailing address must be the same), it is $20 for each additional member. A family of four, for example, can register for $60 + $20 + $20 + $20 = $120.

New members: $85 per individual. $120 for a child under 18, plus one parent/guardian ($20 per each family member thereafter).

Coaches: MDFSC membership as a coach is FREE! (MDFSC must be your primary club). Coaches must sign a contract promising to provide at least 20 private lessons per season, as well as to provide proof of giving those lessons. This also includes reimbursement of the USFSA coaching requirements. (It does not include PSA membership, as this is optional). Send coaching contract, proof of lessons, and proof of coaching requirements to our skating director, Angela Barclay at angelaskates@yahoo.com