Instructors

Belmont Iceland Instructor Bios


Manager

Manager

Alyssa Lewis

  • USFS Gold Medalist in Moves in the Field and Ice Dance
  • Professional Skaters Association (PSA) Senior Rating in Moves in the Field
  • PSA rating in Ice Dance, Freestyle and Group Instruction
  • 22 years coaching experience
  • Former National level Sychronized Skating Coach
  • Specializing in Moves in the Field and Adult instruction

Skating Director

Skating Director

Robyn Marlinski

  • PSA rated, ISI Gold and Synchro certified judge
  • USFS Gold Medalist
  • ISI, USFS & PSA Member
  • 12 years of coaching experience
  • Assistant Coach of the Belmont Blades Synchronized Skating Team

Skating School Administrator

Skating School Administrator

JoAnne Brandenburg

For questions about skating school, please call 650-592-4338


Jeff Crandell

  • USFS Gold Medalist
  • Rated by the Professional Skating Association in Freestyle and Ranked Level III Coach
  • Coaching experience with competitive skaters at the Regional, Sectional and U.S Junior National, U.S National and U.S Adult National Championships

Susan Dakdduk

  • USFS Gold Figure Medalist
  • USFS Pre-Gold Dance Medalist
  • ISI Professional Member & Judge
  • Former competitor in singles and ice dancing
  • Extensive experience coaching children of all ages, adults of all levels and speed skaters
  • Coaching for competition level skating, including music selection and program choreography
  • Contact Info: Phone: (415) 378-4985 Email: susandakdduk@gmail.com

Liz Handley

  • USFS Gold Medalist in Figures, Freestyle, Moves in the Field, and Ice-Dance
  • CFSA Gold Medalist in Ice-Dance
  • 3-Time US National Medalist in Figures
  • 4 Time US National Competitor
  • 15+ years coaching Beginner to Senior level skaters
  • BS/MS Exercise Science/Nutrition Science
  • Extensive training in Ballet and Pilates
  • Contact Info: Email: lizhandley@yahoo.com Phone: (650) 776-8877

Tom Huff

  • Over 30 years experience teaching ice skating at Belmont Iceland
  • Bronze medalist at the 1972-1975 U.S. National Figures Skating Championship
  • Former performer with the World Famous Ice Capades
  • Coaching experience with competitors at the U.S. National and Jr. World Figure Skating Championships.

Kelvin Holifield

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Billy Kheir


  • 15+ years coaching Beginners (ages 4+) to Senior level skaters. 
  • USFS Triple Gold Medalist in Freestyle, Pairs, Moves in the Field
  • 2013 US Adult Pairs Champion
  • Adaptive Exercise Certified - Extensive training in Off-Ice Conditioning for Figure Skaters.
  • Pole Harness Knowledgable & Available
  • CPR Certified
  • Email: Billykheir@gmail.com Phone: (650) 630-1984

 


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Andrea Massarelli

  • 18 Years of coaching experience
  • Rated in freestyle by the Professional Skaters Association.
  • Coached Regional, Sectional and Jr. National competitors
  • Specializes in Freestyle and Choreography

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Laura Lipetski

  • 3-Time US Nationals Competitor (Ranked in Top 10).  
  • Worked with several World & Olympic coaches.
  • USFSA Gold Medalist.
  • USFSA, ISI & PSA member as well as ISI judge.
  • Over a decade of coaching experience.
  • Successfully developed a USFSA Gold Medalist.
  • Former Personal Trainer for 24-Hour Fitness.
  • UC Berkeley Alumni.
  • Speaks Russian.
  • Specialty:  Basic skills, freestyle, moves, choreography and off-ice drills - all ages and levels.
  • Call 510-219-7481 or e-mail sk8ngbeauty@yahoo.com
  • Hourly Rate:  Upon Request

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Bree Reardon

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Crystal Smith

  • "Learning through fun and encouragement"
  • Head Coach for the Belmont Blades Synchronized Skating Team (Instagram: BelmontBlades_SynchroTeam)
  • USFS National Competitor & ISI Worlds Medalist
  • Toured with Holiday on Ice, a professional figure skating show, throughout Europe
  • PSA rated coach, ISI Bronze and synchro certified judge, member of ISI and USFS
  • 15+ years coaching experience with USFS and ISI. 6+ years of cross training students to prepare them for on ice skating moves (actively involved with the USFS S.T.A.R.S (exercise testing) program).(Instagram: CoachCrystalSmith)
  • A trained Pilates instructor with a BS in Kinesiology: emphasis on Exercise and Movement Science with a concentration on Neuromuscular Science as well as Dance Aerobic and Fitness Certified.
  • Currently accepting students: beginning, competitive, and adult skaters. Specialties: Singles, Synchro, Moves in the Field, Choreography, Off-Ice Training.
  • Contact: icecrystalsparkles@gmail.com

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Penny Starr

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Tori Park

  • 12+ years of skating experience
  • 8+ years as an instructor
  • more knowledge of USFSA than ISI but can teach both
  • Inquire directly
  • Email: tpark1215@gmail.com or cell: (650)-208-9430

Jim Sun

  • Former World and National Ice Dance Competitor
  • Professional Instructor since 1989
  • Member of United States Figure Skating and Professional Skating Association
  • Former Member of USA Hockey and US Speed Skating
  • Worked with National Competitors at Junior and Senior level
  • Specialized fields: Basic skating fundamentals, Adult, Freestyle, Ice Dancing, Moves in the Field and Power Skating for Hockey

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Alexandra Szita - de Groot

  • Triple Gold Medalist in Figures, Freestyle and Ice Dancing
  • 27 years of teaching experience.
  • M.A. in Sports Psychology
  • Accredited by the Professional Skating Association
  • Coaching experience with competitive skaters at the international, national and regional levels in the disciplines of moves in the field, freestyle and ice dancing.
  • Contact Info: (925) 623-3173   Email: bdegroot@mac.com

Robin White

  • USFS Silver Medalist in Figures & Freestyle
  • ISU World Level & International  Figure Skating Coach
  • 16yrs of coaching experience for USFS, PSA & ISI with competitive skater's at the Regional, Sectional, U.S.Junior National, National, World's, International, & U.S. Adult National Championships
  • Accredited with the Professional Skating Association
  • Teaches all ages recreational & competitive levels in the disciplines of moves in the field, jumps, spins, and choreography
  • Contact info: 408 482-5164
  • Available for Private & Semi Private lessons
  • Hourly rates: Upon Request

Junior Instructor

Junior Instructor

Jade Barkett

  • USFS Competitor
  • 10 years of skating experience
  • Available for birthday parties and private lessons
  • $35 per half hour, paid through the rink

Junior Instructor

Junior Instructor

Jasmine Chen

  • USFSA Double Gold Medalist
  • USFSA Competitor
  • $35 per half hour (paid through the rink)
  • Available for Private and Birthday Party Lessons

Junior Instructor

Junior Instructor

Frieda Freeman

  • 10 years of skating experience
  • USFSA competitor
  • Available for Birthday Parties and Private Lessons

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Junior Instructor

Natalie Ganem

  • USFS Double Gold Medalist in Freestyle and MIF
  • 2008 Hungarian National Pairs Skating Champion
  • Junior World Competitor
  • 15 Years Skating Experience
  • 7+ Years Coaching Experience
  • Specializes in Pairs, Freestyle, and Choreography
  • Speaks fluent French, good Spanish, and limited Russian

Junior Instructor

Junior Instructor

Olivia Marlinski

  • 10+ years of skating experience
  • 6+ years synchronized skating experience
  • Knowledge of ISI and USFSA
  • $35 Per half-hour (paid through rink)
  • Available for Private and Birthday Party Lessons

Junior Instructor

Junior Instructor

Monica Montanari

  • Current USFS and ISI Member and Singles Competitor
  • Former Synchronized Skating and Theatre on Ice Team Member
  • Former Club, Intraclub, State & National ISI Gold Medalist
  • 12 years of skating experience
  • 3+ years of coaching experience in all levels
  • Prefers working with all ISI students or low-level USFS members
  • Great with children of all ages Tots - Teenagers
  • Available for Birthday Parties and Private Lessons
  • $35 per half-hour (paid through the rink)

Junior Instructor

Junior Instructor

Josie Sun

  • 12 years of skating experience
  • Can teach all ages and abilities
  • $35 per half-hour (paid through the rink)
  • Available for Private and Birthday Party Lessons