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Figure Skating Coaches

All Park City Ice Arena Instructors are registered USFS and PSA Coaches.  If you know who you would like to work with, you may contact them directly to schedule lessons. If you are unsure, contact Erika Roberts, the Skating  Academy Director, to help you schedule lessons.

Chris Obzansky
  • Competed for 12 years with Team USA as an internationally ranked ice-dancer.
  • 3-time U.S. national medalist.
  • 2001 Junior Grand Prix gold medalist in Harbin, China.
  • Junior World team member.
  • Available as a primary or secondary coach, specializing in partnered ice dance, solo ice dance, adults, and stroking/power lessons.
  • utahicedancing@gmail.com  •  (425) 301‐7419

Erika Roberts
  • Coaching since 1992.
  • Competed nationally and internationally as a member of the Starlets and Miami University Varsity
  • Synchronized Skating teams.
  • Gold medalist in Moves in the Field & Ice Dance, Silver Medalist in Free Skate.
  • PSA Master Rated in Moves in the Field, Group and Synchronized Team.
  • PSA Level IV Ranking.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Sport Management and Sport Nutrition with a Minor in Coaching.
  • Master’s degree in Sport Behavior and Performance.
  • Available as a secondary coach specializing in Moves in the field, skating skills and beginning ice dance.
  • erika.m.roberts@gmail.com  •  (435) 513‐0459

Giselle Gorder
  • Coaching since 2003 with13 years competitive experience.
  • Gold medalist in Free Skate & Moves in the Field, Silver Medalist in Ice Dance.
  • Executive Director, Co-Founder, Co‐Choreographer, and Performer of American Ice Theatre of Utah and
  • Crimson Ice.
  • International professional performer since 2000, including aerial and plastic ice.
  • Master Choreography Techniques certified.
  • Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. 
  • Available as a primary or a secondary coach, specializing in choreography and off-ice strength and conditioning.
  • giselle009@gmail.com  •  (801) 635‐9074

 


Haley Smith
  • Skated competitively for 10 years.  
  • Competed nationally and internationally as a member of the Ice Angelz and the University of Michigan
  • Synchronized Skating Teams.
  • Gold Medalist in Ice Dance and Bronze Medalist in Moves in the Field.
  • PSA Registered Rating in Group and Moves in the Field.
  • Haley is available as a primary coach.
  • haley.e.smith@gmail.com  •  (435) 901‐3390

Joanne Rupinskas
  • Coaching since 2003.
  • Ballet instructor since 1976.
  • Seven time Adult Nationals competitor.
  • Gold Medalist Adult Nationals 2011.
  • Graduate of Boston University and Harvard University.
  • Available as a primary or secondary coach, specializing in Basic Skills, adults and off-ice Ballet.
  • joannerupinskas@yahoo.com  •  (214) 674‐1225

Kylee Richards
  • Coaching Group Lessons since 2005 and Private Lessons since 2012
  • Skated Competitively for 12 Years
  • Former Regional & State Games of America Competitor
  • Gold Medalist in Free Skate, Moves in the Field and Ice Dance
  • USFS & PSA Member.  Experience with all skating levels and ages.
  • 2002 Olympic Opening and Closing Cast Member; Disney on Ice Cast Member from 2010-2012
  • Choreographer and Performer for American Ice Theatre of Utah
  • Available as a primary or secondary coach specializing in Free Skate, Moves in the Field, Ice Dance, Power Skating, Choreography & Off-Ice Strength and Conditioning.
  • kyleerichards2@gmail.com  •  (801) 831-8922

Morgan Irvin
  • Skated competitively for over 14 years excelling as both an individual and synchronized skater in Regional,
  • Sectional, National, and International competitions.
  • Gold Medalist in Free Skate and Moves in the Field, Pre-Gold Medalist in Ice Dance.
  • She loves to teach freestyle and moves in the field.
  • Available as a secondary coach.
  • morganhirvin@gmail.com  •  (518) 637‐5982

Sarah Lyle
  • Coaching since 2012
  • Gold Medalist in Moves in the Field & Free skate, Pre-gold Medalist in Ice Dance, Juvenile Pairs
  • Regional and Sectional competitor, National Alternate
  • Trained with World and Olympic coaches
  • Available as a primary or secondary coach, specializing in free skate
  •  sk8ingfanatik@yahoo.com  •  (801) 709‐9858

Stephanie Chace Bass
  • Competed nationally and internationally as a member of Team USA.
  • Gold Medalist in Free Skate & Moves in the Field.
  • PSA Certified Rating in Choreography.
  • Master Choreography Techniques certified.
  • Soloist for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Productions and Hot summer Nights on Ice.
  • 2016 Young Artists Showcase Champion.
  • Co-Director of the American Ice Theatre of Utah.
  • Available as a primary or secondary coach, specializing in Choreography.
  • stephbass22@yahoo.com  •  (435) 590‐5203

Stewart Sturgeon
  • Stewart has been coaching since 1985.
  • He is USFS triple Gold Medalist in Figures, Free Skate, and Pairs as well as a Silver Medalist in Free Dance.
  • He has coached athletes at the regional. sectional, national, international, world and Olympic levels. 
  • Stewart was also a featured performer in the Sun Valley summer ice shows for many years.
  • Stewart specializes in jump technique and the pole harness.
  • Available as a primary coach.
  • icedsturgeon@comcast.net  •  (801) 558-0796

Tiffany McNeil
  • Skated competitively for 15 years at the regional, sectional, and national levels.
  • Gold Medalist in Free Skate, Moves in the Field, and Ice Dance.
  • PSA Senior rated in Free Skate.
  • She has coached skaters at the regional, sectional, and national levels. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Sport Science with an emphasis on fitness and health leadership and a Minor in nutrition.
  • Available as a primary or secondary coach.
  • sk8ingtiff@msn.com  •  (801) 783‐9756