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 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 coach Natalia Dubova. She continues to skate the International Dances, and also regularly works on her skating skills and partnering technique with Vitaliy Novikov.

Lydia offers lessons to all levels, from beginner to elite, in basic skills, moves in the field, freestyle, and ice dance (through the Internationals), as well as training in stroking, edgework, and conditioning for both figure skaters and hockey players. You can contact her through the rink, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or call 213-268-0671 or visit