Lake placid skating

Professional Staff

Diane Agle
518.523.3163 --
World & Olympic Coach; World Competitor

Josh Babb

203.770.4362 -

National, International & World Coach; Former Junior Dance Champion of Canada; Specializing in synchro and choreography of all disciplines; PSA nominee for developmental coach and choreographer of the year in 2011


Scott Brown
303.386.5087 --
World & Olympic Choreographer & Coach; National Technical Specialist; PSA Master Rated

Barbara Colby
518.523.3719 --
55 years teaching experience with all levels of skating; 95% student passing rate on tests

Karen Courtland Kelly
518.523.8706 --
Olympic & World Competitor; 8-time Gold Test Medalist; Master Rated Coach for Beginners to Adults - Free Style, Moves, Figures, Choreography, Pairs, Dance, Hockey, Pilates, OIE Platform, Author of Figure Eight DVD & Digital Books

Joel Dear

231.218.6512 -

2 time US National Medalist; 6 time US National Competitor; Featured on America’s Got Talent; Featured on Hallmark’s “Home and Family”; Company Member of Ice Dance International; Company Member of Ice Theatre of New York; Tour Internationally and Skated in Professional shows for 10 years; Gold Dance, Gold Freedance, Senior Moves; Choreography for National Competitors in Dance, Theatre on Ice


Jack Devitt
518.946.7238 --
PSA rated:E, MF, MFS, MP, MPD, MG, SD; Coach to US & Canadian Gold Medal tests in FS, figures, & pairs. 60 yrs teaching, 45 in Lake Placid


Natalia Dubova

203.940.0404 -

World & Olympic Coach; Ice Dancing and Singles Skating technician & choreographer; Works will all levels of skaters to improve both technical skills and artistic impression. Available for on and off ice lessons.

Marc Fenczak
973.919.6143 --
3-time National Dance Competitor; Teaches all levels of dance, MIF, power skating and stroking technique; Double gold medalist

Sheryl Franks
617.285.4083 --
1980 Olympic Pairs Competitor; 4time World Team member; Principal skater Disney on Ice; National & International Coach

Melissa Gregory

847.910.0644 -
United States Olympian; 6-time National Medalist; Founder of EduSkating and Kick Ice Fitness; National & International Coach; Coaches all levels of Ice Dance, Moves in the Field, Skating Skills, Artistry & Choreography

Kami Healey-Netri
914.417.7964 --
Double Gold Medalist (figures and freestyle); teaches all levels of freestyle, moves in the field, figures and choreography

Valerie Hodgson-Murray
516.458.4804 --
PSA Senior Rated – Figures Free Skating


Katrina Hofbauer

610.295.2764 -

US Figure Skating Gold Medalist Moves in the Field; International Dances; Silver Medalist Free Skating; National Blades Synchronized Skating Coach 2007-2012

Evelyn Kramer "Spin Doctor"
760.702.0099 --
Specializing in spin and jump technique; World & Olympic Master Rated Coach; Masters in Psychology & Counseling; Limited Availability

Dubbed by the media, "the Spin Doctor™", Evelyn trained under the great figure skating coach, Gustave Lussi, and continues to use his methodology in her coaching. Long recognized for her expertise in spins and jumps, Evelyn's says about skating, "coaching is truly my passion. Using my background in psychology enables me to teach, not just the technique of skating, but building the self confidence of each skater I work with."

Tammy Lalande
518.524.8215 --
US Figure Skating double gold medalist in figures & free style; Coaching all levels of skating, including moves in the field and choreography. University of Vermont graduate with a Bachelor's Degree in Human Nutrition.

The Litz Team – "It is an honor to help shape a skater's career"
We work with every child as an individual. To schedule lessons:

- Thomas Litz
Olympic Coach; Jump Expert; International Speaker

- Mary Emes
International Coach; International Speaker

Oleg Makarov
845.527.4110 --
Olympic Bronze Medalist; 2-time European Champion; World Medalist; 7-time National Champion; World & Olympic Coach

Robin Miller
518.570.5222 --
Coaching 30 years skaters of all ages and abilities – beginner through national competitors; Emphasis on freestyle and moves in the field; USFS Gold Medalist

Tara Modlin
516.810.5098 --
10+ years coaching; National Competitor; coaches singles & dance, specializes in choreography

Amy Payton
518.524.6390 --
USFS Gold Medalist; Coaches all ages and levels of skating recreational to competitive; 4 year show skater with Disney on Ice; Director and Coach of Tupper Lake Figure Skating Club

Denis Petukhov

860.830.2210 -

United States Olympian; 6-time National Medalist; Founder of EduSkating and Kick Ice Fitness; World & Olympic choreographer; Coaches all levels of Ice Dance, Moves in the Field, Skating Skills, Artistry & Choreography


Tracy Prussack
650.766.6288 --
US National Junior Pairs Champion, Senior International Medalist and World Team Alternate; Lead performer in pairs & singles performances both nationally and internationally; 25 years coaching experience from beginners to National & International level skaters; Basic Skating through Elite Level Coaching: Moves in the Field, Choreography, Jumps & Spins for both Singles & Pairs

Bonni Retzkin
516.343.8501 --
National, World & Olympic Coach; Coaches all levels; Enjoys instilling the joy of skating to her students

Larisa Selezneva
845.527.4146 --
Olympic Bronze Medalist; 2-time European Champion; World Medalist; 7-time National Champion; World & Olympic Coach

Mary Catherine Spinelli
518.572.2721 --
USFS Gold Medalist, Figures, FS & Dance, SCLP Learn-to-Skate Dir, Specializing in FS, MITF & Choreography, teaches all levels & abilities

Mimi Wacholder
518.637.1482 --
National & International Competitor & Coach; Ice Capades, Ice Theatre of NY: Specializes in Choreography, Moves, Dance & Free Skating; Lake Placid based/travels internationally for workshops & choreography


Paula Wagener

518.928.6320 -

PSA MAster Rated Choreography & Style; President Artistry in Motion; Dancer; Choreographer and performance coach

Alicia Walter
315.323.2799 --
PSA Senior Rated – figures & free skating; USFS Gold Medalist; 34 years coaching experience – all levels

Paul Wylie
Olympic Silver Medalist, US Figure Skating Hall of Fame Inductee, World Professional Champion, PSA Master Rated, National Coach. Graduate, Harvard University (BA and MBA)