Figure Skating Director - Trained in Montreal, Canada, Arleen competed in singles and partnered ice dance. She has over 30 years of coaching experience. She has participated in many national championships as both a skater and a coach, including coaching several medalists. As a coach, her mission is to enrich and inspire her students to not only be great skaters, but to give them the building blocks for success in life. She is fully USFSA Compliant, enabling her to attend all US Figure Skating events. She currently teaches Monday-Friday AM-PM. She lists one of her greatest achievements as her legacy of skaters across the nation.
Skating School Director - Jacki has been on the ice since she was 6 years old. She spent 14 years as a competitor, which included 4 National and international competitions. A National Jr. Pairs Bronze medal. Senior Freestyle and Pair test. She turned Pro at 20 years old and spent the next 15 years splitting time between coaching and traveling the world in professional ice shows, which included Royal Caribbean(2 years), Knott’s Berry Farm (10 years), Sea World (2 years) and many more in between. Jacki retired from Professional ice shows in 2016 and has now dedicated her time to coaching up and coming skaters of all ages and levels. She is available Monday-Saturday AM-PM
Kelly is both National International medalist in Ice Dancing and a U.S. International Team Member. He has USFSA gold medals in Dance, Free Dance, International Dance, Solo Dance and Moves In The Field, including the I.S.U. dance test.
He has coached at the national dance level and was a voting member of the USFSA Dance and PSA Dance Committees; additionally guest speaking at numerous “A” and “B” level judging schools.
He has been coaching at THE SKATING EDGE for 32 years and specializes in Moves In The Field, Ice Dance, and Stroking. You can contact him through the rink.
Lorna Brown holds a United States PSA level 7 Ranking. (World and Olympic Coach) and is a Master Rated Coach/Choreographer with NISA from England. She is a former World Professional Champion and starred in 3 of John Curry's productions in London and New York and in many Ice Shows and TV specials all over the world. Her Students have competed successfully in International Competitions and in Worlds and Olympics. She coaches and choreographs for students of all levels, from grass roots to champions. You can contact her through the rink or call 310-767-6242.
Assistant Skating School Director - Lydia is a US Figure Skating Gold Medalist, US Figure Skating Sectional Championship Medalist and US Figure Skating National Championship competitor who has been skating since she was 8 yrs old. During her competitive years, in both singles and ice dance, she trained with some of the best freestyle and dance coaches in the world including Carol Heiss Jenkins, "Red" Bainbridge, Tom Lescinski , John "Misha" Petkavich, and Glenn Parriott. She also studied choreography with Editha Dotson and famed choreographer Jon Wertz.
Even decades after leaving competitive skating, Lydia still loves to skate and learn. In recent years she has trained with Peter Tchernyshev, Samvel Gazalian, and legendary Russian Ice Dance coach Natalia Dubova. She continues to skate the International Dances and can regularly be found skating the Thursday Night Dance Session with Sergey Magerovskiy. She also works on her skating skills and partnering technique with Vitaliy Novikov.
Communications Director - Nicolette is a former competitive skater in singles and partnered ice dance. 2-time National competitor. 22 years on ice experience. Professional coach since 2017. Nicolette has a tremendous passion for figure skating and loves inspiring her students of all levels and ages to love the sport as much as she does! She is fully USFSA Compliant, enabling her to attend all US Figure Skating events. She currently teaches Monday-Saturday AM-PM.
Achievements: Betty Sonhalter Award, 3 time USFSA Gold Medalist