Skating Staff Guide

Rafael Arutyunyan

Olympic Coach of former Olympians;  Nathan Chen, Ashley Wagner, MIchelle Kwan, Jeffrey Buttle, Mao Osada and many other aspiring athletes.  Available for coaching at multiple Rinks facilities, schedule permitting.

Diana Bosetti

Phone: 562.303.7814

Professional ice skater with Richard Porter Productions. Performed in Las Vegas, Tahoe, Atlantic City, Japan and Africa. Bronze medalist at Pacific Coast. Bachelors of Science Degree from CSULB. Writer for many publications including: Orange County Register, Orange County and Long Beach Business Journals, District Weekly and California Banker Magazine. Currently attending Pacific Coast University School of Law. Hobbies: Roller Derby, Kayaking and Surfing.

Aimee Cruz


10+ years competitive coaching experience from beginner through the Senior test level. Coached Regional, Sectional and National level skaters. PSA Registered FS & Moves in the Field. ISI Bronze Certified Judge. Current member of USFS, PSA, ISI & All Year FSC.

Nadia Kanaeva

Coach of Olympic Figure Skaters; Nathan Chen 2016, Jeffrey Buttle, MIchelle Kwan, Mao Osada plus many aspiring athletes.  PSA Coach of the year 2016.  Available for coaching at multiple Rinks facilities, schedule permitting.

Skye Koachway

Phone: 562.881.4823

22+ years of skating and 10 years of competitive coaching experience. USFS Moves in the Field Gold Medalist. Member of USFS, PSA & ISI. Bronze Certified ISI Judge. Specializing in Jumps, Spins, Moves in the Field, Choreography, and Basic Skills. B.A. in English Rhetoric and Composition

Anna Malkova

Double USFS gold medalist.
U.S national and international competitor.
International medalist representing team USA.  20+ years of figure skating experience.  8+ years coaching experience.
Coached by world and Olympic champions.
Skating double for lead role of Tonya Harding in Academy Award winning film “ITONYA”. Specializing in Jump technique from single jumps through triple jumps, spins, power stroking, and off ice training.
Fluent languages : English, Russian.

Garry Mallett


12+ years coaching experience of all ages with specialty in adults, freestyle/choreography. USFS Adult Gold Test, ISI Silver Certified Judge, USFS member, 14 years of competitive experience, USFS National competitor in freestyle & Ice-Dance, USFS National Adult Bronze & Silver medalist, USFS National Adult Gold Figure medalist.

Jami Mitchell

Phone: 562.743.1707

10+ years coaching experience specializing in Freestyle, Moves in the Field, and also beginners. USFS Silver Medalist and an ISI Gold Certified Judge. Studied Psychology and Counseling for many years and puts this to practice working with athletes. She has a Masters Degree in Counseling and focuses on Sport Psychology Consultations. Available for private figure skating lessons as well as counseling services.

Phone:  714487-1829


Competitive figure skater for 11+ years and 3 time national Solo Ice Dance Competitor placing in the top 5. USFS Triple Gold Medalist in Moves in the Field, Free Skate, and Ice Dance.

Jacqui Palmore – Skating Manager, Lakewood ICE


30+ years coaching experience. 2018 ISI Woman of the Year. Specializing in Freestyle, Choreography, & Moves in the Field. Toured with Ice Capades. Current Figure Skating Manager at The Rinks - Lakewood ICE.

Lisa Parisi

Phone: 310.779.2153

30+ yrs Coaching Experience beginners thru advanced competitive US figure skaters. Specializing in the development of strong foundations, good technique, positions and timing for quality singles to triple jumps. Focused on overall pkg., incl. spins, Moves in the Field, jumps, harness, choreography/style, and the use of off-ice jump conditioning.

Angel Sarkisova

Phone: 310.987.0105

Competitive figure skater for 12 + years, former national competitor, and a USFS gold medalist. Member of ISI, USFSA, and PSA. Was coached, trained, and mentored by national, world, and Olympic level coaches.

Michael Villarreal


22+ years skating experience and 7 years coaching experience. USFS Double Gold Medalist. 2-time U.S. National Medalist and 10-time National and International Competitor. Current performer at the Knott’s Berry Farm Ice Show. Specializes in Dartfish Video Analysis, Spins, Jump Technique, Basic Skills, Off-Ice Training, and Choreography.

Laura Wishart


14 years coaching experience. Gold Medalist in Moves in the Field, Pre-Gold in Dance. Enjoys working with all ages and levels. Specializing in Moves in the Field and Freestyle. Member of USFS & ISI. Current coach of Heartbreakers Ice Theater, & Matrix syncro.