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Listed below are coaches who teach at Sun Valley year around or are professional members of Sun Valley Figure Skating Club. For a list of additional summer coaching staff, go to


Lisa Marie Allen

  • Coaches Freestyle and Moves in the Field

  • USFS Technical Specialist

  • USFS  Gold Medalist in Figures, Freestyle, Moves in the Field, Dance and Solo Free Dance

  • US National Championship Silver Medalist 1978-1980, World Team member 1978-1981, Olympic Team 1980

  • Skated professionally for 28 years

  • Associate Choreographer for 2002 Olympic Opening and Closing Ceremonies in Salt Lake City and Associate Choreographer for Blades of Glory



Darlin Baker

  • Coaches Freestyle, Moves in the Field, Choreography & Style, Ice Dance, Group Instruction

  • USFS Double Gold Medalist in Dance and Moves In the Field

  • US International Medalist in Ice Dance, US Open Bronze Medalist, NW Pacific Regional Champion, Pacific Coast Sectional Bronze Medalist

  • Principal soloist in Sun Valley on Ice shows for 22 years and choreographer of children's ensemble for 10 years

  • Featured artist in Disney's Champions on Ice with Scott Hamilton, in Nancy Kerrigan's Halloween on Ice, toured with Phillip Candelero's Winter Tour

Mobile: 208-720-5626


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Kelsey Bates

  • Coaches Freestyle, Moves in the Field, Choreography and Group Instruction

  • USFS Double Gold Medalist in Moves in the Field and Freestyle

  • US Figure Skating Regional Competitor Intermediate through Senior

  • Director of Learn to Skate for Sun Valley Figure Skating Club


Mobile: 206-369-2350



Ashley Clark

  • Coaches Freestyle, Moves in the Field, Choreography, Style and Learn to Skate

  • USFS Triple Gold Medalist in Freestyle, Moves in the Field and Ice Dance

  • US ProOpen Champion and ProSkaters Champion with over 20 years professional experience touring all over the world, including 15 years performing in Sun Valley on Ice

  • Choreographed internationally for Sea World, Holiday On Ice and Advanced Entertainment Group ice shows

  • Certified Aerial & Hatha Yoga Instructor


Mobile: 303-520-4179



Anita Hartshorn

  • Coaches Freestyle, Moves in the Field, Pairs, Ice Dance.

  • USFS Triple Gold Medalist in Freestyle, Pairs & Dance

  • World Professional Pair Champion, US Open Pair Champion, Trophy Lalique Pair Champion, Legends Pair Champion 

  • Skated professionally in over 8,000 performances all over the world, toured with Champions on Ice

  • Owns entertainment company Glacier Ice which produces ice and sporting shows worldwide

  • CER A rated for the current skating season

Mobile: 208 309 5819


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Craig Heath

  • Coaches Freestyle, Spins, Jumps, Edges and Choreography

  • US National Figure Champion and Junior National Bronze Medalist, US National Team for 10 years, US International Team for 7 years, International Gold and Silver medalist 

  • Soloist in the Sun Valley on Ice shows for 24 years, Star of Disney on Ice and  Holiday on Ice Wold Tours, 2-Time American Open Silver Medalist and World Professional Bronze Medalist

  • Hong Kong National Team Senior Coach with students competing worldwide including Junior Worlds

  • Past President of ProSkaters, Current Vice President

  • USFS Triple Gold Medalist in Figures, Freestyle and Moves in the Field; Skate Canada Gold Medalist in Figures and Freestyle

  • Coaches in Sun Valley in the summer


Mobile: 415.819.3430



Natalia Irvine

  • Coaches Freestyle, Pairs, Ice Dance, Moves in the Field, Choreography, Off-ice conditioning

  • USFS Triple Gold Medalist in Moves in the Field, Pattern Dance, and Solo Dance

  • Russian Master of Sport in Pairs, studied in Academy of Olympic Reserve in Yekaterinburg and Moscow Academy of Sport

  • Toured with Disney on Ice for 14 years, 12 years as a principal performer

  • Skated with Moscow on Ice, Ice Theatre of New York, Broadway on Ice and Ice Dance International

  • Performs in the Sun Valley on Ice shows


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Frank Sweiding

  • Coaches Skating Skills, Freestyle, Pairs, Balance, Conditioning and safety awareness.

  • USFS Triple Gold Medalist in Freestyle, Figures, Pairs

  • Member of US World Figure skating team, 2 time US National Championship Medalist, ISU Gold Medalist, Canadian Gold Medalist, five time US National Championship Competitor (competed in Sr. Men & Sr. Pairs at the US National Championships).

  • World Professional Champion, US Open Champion, Trophy Lalique Champion, and Legends Champion

  • Graduate of Northeastern Illinois University with a teaching degree

  • Executive Director of ProSkaters

  • CER A rated for the current skating season

Mobile: 208-309 5818


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