Skating Staff Guide
Rafael Arutyunyan

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Email:  jpalmore@therinks.com

Olympic and International coach, 2015 & 2016 PSA Coach of the year. Current coach of Olympic Bronze medalist & World Champion Nathan Chen, and National Bronze Medalist Marian Bell among many others. Former skaters include Olympic Bronze medalist & World Silver Medalist Ashley Wagner, Olympic Bronze medalist & 2016 U.S. Champion Adam Rippon, Michelle Kwan, Mao Osada, Jeffrey Buttle, and Sasha Cohen, to name a few.

Vera Arutyunyan

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Email:  jpalmore@therinks.com

2016 PSA Coach of the year. 30+years coaching experience. Specializes in jumps, spins, choreography, and understanding edge control with skating skills. Team coaches alongside Rafael Arutyunyan with current and former champions listed above.

Mary Becktell

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Email:
marybecktell@mac.com

Former primary coach of National and International skaters. Specializes in spins.

Diana Bosetti

Phone: 562.303.7814
Email: dianabosetti@yahoo.com

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.

Andrea Brett

Phone: 714.728.9197
Email: jerseysk8r@socal.rr.com

25+ years coaching experience in Singles, Dance, Moves in the Field and Synchronized Skating. Current coach of Matrix USFS Synchronized Team. USFS Gold Medalist. National level coach. PSA rated professional, ISI Gold Certified Judge. B.A. in Exercise Physiology from the University of California, Berkley.

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Email:  Michalbrezina@me.com

3-Time Olympian, Czech Republic National Champion, 2011 Skate America Champion, 2009 World Jr Silver Medalist. Current International competitor and student of Rafael Arutyunyan.

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Email:  sk8bkb@aol.com

Member of U.S. National Team 200-09. USFS Triple Gold Medalist, U.S. National Silver Medalist Novice & Jr Pairs. 2006-13 Principle skater for Disney on Ice.

Aimee Cruz

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Email: aimee_delmundo@yahoo.com

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.

Darlene Gilbert

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Email: dgilberttemecula@yahoo.com

46+ years of teaching competitive level skaters. National and World Master Rated Coach. National Dance Champion

email:  jpalmore@therinks.com

World and Olympic Pair Skating Champion. Member of PSA. 14+ years experience coaching figure skaters of all ages.

Sondra Holmes

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Coach of current and former National and International level skaters.

email:  jpalmore@therinks.com

2016 PSA Coach of the year. Russian National Team Skater. Jr. World Bronze Medalist. Jr. Olympic Games Gold Medalist. Coach of 2018 U.S. Men's World Champion Nathan Chen and many other International competitors. Former coach of Mao and Mai Osada. Team coaches alongside Rafael and Vera Arutyunyan.

Skye Koachway

Phone: 562.881.4823
Email: emailskye@yahoo.com

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

Peter Kongkasem

Phone: 310.309.0086
Email: peterkongkasem@gmail.com

2-time US National Medalist, International Medalist, and World Competitor. PSA Master Rated Coach, USFSA Gold Medalist. Has produced multiple National Medalists and enjoys teaching from beginner level to the international elite.

Themistocles Leftheris

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Email: themileftheris@yahoo.com

12+ years coaching experience all ages and levels. Coached National and International Medalists. 2007 National Pairs Bronze Medalist with Naomi Nari Nam. Senior Pairs National and International Medalist. Specializing in pairs, singles, and stroking.

email:  jpalmore@therinks.com

Coach of World Champion & Olympic Bronze medalist Chen Lu and many other International competitors.

Garry Mallett

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Email: whirlingdervish@hotmail.com

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
Email: jami@skatejami.com

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.

email:  hovsureni@hotmail.com

Three time Ukrainian National Champion, Armenian National Champion, top 10 European Youth Olympic Festival, 2002 Skate Celje European Criterium Champion. Performed in World Wide Ice Vision and Willy Bietak Production "The Snow King" by Plushenko. Former student of Team Rafael. Bachelor degree in International Economic Relations.

Naomi Nari Nam

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Email: naominarinam@yahoo.com

10+ years coaching experience and has worked with national and international competitors. Two time National Champion. Five time National Medalist. Three time International Medalist. Current PSA member and serves actively with the USFS committees. Specializes in jumps, spins, pairs, singles skating and presentation.

Phone:  714487-1829

Email:  icesk8Luva@yahoo.com

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

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Email: jpalmore@the-rinks.com

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
Email: iceskater144@yahoo.com

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.

email:  sk8bkb@aol.com

Ukraine Jr National Gold Medalist, and Sr. Bronze Medalist. 2001-14 Principle skater for many world renowned ice shows. Current off ice spinner harness specialist.

Angel Sarkisova

Phone: 310.987.0105
Email: angel2axel@yahoo.com

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

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Email: cskater1986@gmail.com

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

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Email: wishartlaura@gmail.com

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.

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