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


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


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


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


Sun Valley Figure Skating Club
PO Box 351
Sun Valley, ID 83353
Sun Valley Skating Center
300 Dollar Road
Sun Valley, ID 83353
Sun Valley Summer Championships
July 21 - 25, 2021
Test Session
Tentative Date
July 17, 18 or 19, 2021