Lisa-Marie Allen was raised in Southern California, starting to skate in 1969, coached by legendary Hall of Fame coaches Barbara Roles Williams and Carlo Fassi. She became a member of the 1980 Olympic "Dream Team." As well as the 1980 Olympic Team, Lisa holds the 1990 World Professional and 1997 American Open Professional Titles, and US National Championship Silver Medalist 1978-1980 and World Team member 1978-1981. Lisa traveled the World skating professionally for 28 years. She was associate Choreographer for the 2002 Olympic Opening and Closing Ceremonies in Salt Lake City and associate Choreographer of "Blades of Glory." Lisa holds 5 USFS Gold medals in Figures, Freeskate, Moves in the Field, Dance and Solo Free Dance. Lisa is also a National Level USFS Technical Specialist. Lisa has coached skaters to Gold medals in Freeskate and Moves in the Field.
Instructs: Freestyle, Moves in the Field, Choreography & Style, Ice Dancing, Group Instruction. US Figure Skating Double Gold Medalist, US Figure Skating International Medalist in Ice Dance, U.S. Open Bronze Medalist, National Competitor Northwest Pacific Regional Champion, Pacific Coast Sectional Bronze Medalist. Biography: Darlin has performed around the world. Featured artist in Disney's "Champions on Ice" with Scott Hamilton. Featured in Nancy Kerrigan's "Halloween on Ice". Also toured with Phillip Candelero's Winter Tour. She was a principle soloist in the Sun Valley Ice shows for 22 years and Choreographer of the Sun Valley Ice Show Children's Ensemble for 10. For over 25 years Darlin has coached thousands of skaters of all ages and abilities. Some who started in Learn to Skate and went on to become Double USFS Gold Medalists and featured performers in Disney on Ice.
Kelsey Bates grew up in the Seattle area, but actually started her skating career after a vacation in Sun Valley when she was just a kid! She spent over 12 years competing in freestyle and dance and is a multiple USFS Gold Medalist. Kelsey currently runs the Learn to skate program as well as teached private lessons to recreational and competitive skaters. Kelsey’s main focus while coaching is to instill a lifelong love of this amazing sport into her students. Whether that be through competition, testing, or just having fun, Kelsey’s goal is to ensure skating is always a positive experience for her skaters and something they can continue doing for years down the road. Kelsey places a big emphasis on early technique to make growing a skater’s skills as effortless as possible. With the right foundation, a skater can grow exponentially in skills and comfort level.
Ashley Clark has been teaching for 15+ years and loves teaching all levels and ages the fun and beauty of ice skating! Ashley has been performing professionally for over 20 years all over the world, and is a 3x USFS Gold Medalist & US Pro Open Champion. She grew up training in Colorado under Christy Krall & Billy Schneider, and now resides in Sun Valley, Idaho where she teaches and choreographs year round, as well as running her own Holistic Health & Wellness business for athletes. Coaches: Freestyle, choreography, MIF, Learn to Skate & Yoga on Ice. She is also a certified Aerial & Hatha Yoga Instructor.
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USFS Triple Gold Medalist ( Freestyle, Pairs & Dance) World Professional Pair Champion US Open Pair Champion Trophy Lalique Pair Champion Legends Pair Champion I have been coaching competitive figure skating for 42 years and I my passion for coaching continues to this day. Nothing makes me smile more than when I see a student understand and achieve a difficult skill or test. I have coached numerous skaters from their first steps on the ice to a gold medal . The latest student being Madda Floyd, who passed her Senior Moves in the Field test in McCall ID last week. I started my coaching career in Milwaukee WI while I was attending the University of Wisconsin at the age of 18. I met my husband and skating partner in 1987. We decided at the time to concentrate on our professional performing careers in lieu of coaching full time. Soon we were competing at various professional competitions and performed for numerous TV shows featuring our skating. We moved to Italy in 1989 for 3 years where we honed our acting skills and ice adagio tricks. Soon we were back in the USA on a tour called "Champions on Ice" , we performed in 80 cities in the span of 6 months. All together we have done over 8,000 performance all over the World and lived or skated in 30 countries. Our entertainment company is Glacier Ice. We produce ice and sporting shows for theme parks and special events all over the world. Our current production "Ice College" ends on November 4, 2019 and will resume again in the spring of 2020 at Phantasialand Park in Bruhl Germany . We feel privileged to be part of the Sun Valley skating community and we hope to inspire all ages to skate for fun and fitness for years to come.
Craig Heath has been a soloist in the Sun Valley Summer Ice shows for the past 24 years. He was a star of Disney on Ice Toy Story and also Holiday on Ice- Hollywood that both did extensive world tours. He has performed in ice shows worldwide for the past 25 years and counting. Craig is a US National Champion in Figures and a US Junior National Bronze Medalist. He was on the US International Team for over 7 years and the US National Team for 10 years. As a professional skater he has won many pro competitions and is a World Professional Bronze Medalist. Craig makes his home in Hong Kong, China where he is a National Team Coach. His students have competed worldwide including at Junior Worlds. He trains many National Champion skaters. Craig teaches in Sun Valley every summer and brings many of his Hong Kong skaters with him to train.
Coach, Choreographer, Performer National & International competitor and Medalist PSA compliant, USFSA member Next Ice Age, Edge class certified Coach at: Skating Club of Boston, MA Center Skating Academy, Marlborough. MA Smithfield Figure Skating Club, Smithfield, RI Sun Valley Ice Rink (Summer) Professional Companies: Holiday on Ice Willy Bietak Productions, Royal Caribbean Dynamic Shows Ice Cold combos IDI (Ice Dance International) company member Next Ice Age, MenSkating, company member Rand Productions Woodstock Ice Productions Sun Valley Summer Ice Shows
Coaches: Skating Skills, Freestyle, Pairs, Balance, Conditioning and safety awareness. Background: Member of US World Figure skating team, 2 time US National Championship Medalist. US Figure Skating Gold Medalist (Freestyle, Figures, Pairs),'ISU Gold Medalist & Canadian Gold Medalist. Five time US National Championship Competitor (competed in Sr. Men & Sr. Pairs at the US National Championships). Education: Graduate of Northeastern Illinois University with a teaching degree. Professional Competitive Career: World Professional Champion, US Open Champion, Trophy Lalique Champion, and Legends Champion. Current Executive Director of ProSkaters. Has performed and coached all over the World (lived or skated in over 30 countries). I feel privileged to be part of the Sun Valley skating community and hope to inspire all ages to take part in all that ice skating has to offer.
Russian Master of Sport in Pairs. Triple USFS Gold medalist. Studied in Academy of Olympic Reserve in Yekaterinburg and Moscow Academy of Sport. She toured with Disney on Ice for 14 years playing many beloved Disney characters, including Snow White, Belle in Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Jasmine in Aladdin, Mulan, Megara from Hercules, and Nala in The Lion King. For the past years she has skated in Sun Valley on Ice, Ice Theatre of New York, Broadway on Ice and Ice Dance International. She began teaching skating in SV in the summer 2011. She teaches all levels, all ages including off-ice conditioning, freestyle, pair skating, dance, moves in the field, and choreography.