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Figure Skating Coaches

PROFESSIONAL STAFF 

Director of Figure Skating

Craig Maurizi

Craig has been coaching since 1987. During this time his students have competed in 10 US National Championships, 6 European Championships, 4 World Championships and 2 Olympic Games. Craig is the Director of Figure Skating at the internationally acclaimed training center, the Ice House.

  • Teaches Freestyle and Pairs
  • Member of USFS and PSA
  • 201-487-8444 ext 205
  • $116 per hour
  • Email: cmaurizi@icehousenj.com

 

 Senior Staff Professionals

Nicolai Morozov

2014 Olympic Bronze medalist and Gold Medalist Team Trophy coach to Russian Ice Dancers: Elena Ilinykh & Nikita Katsalapov

 Galit Chait

She is a World and Olympic coach. She has competed in the 1998, 2002, 2006 Olympics in Ice Dance. She is the 2002 World Bronze Medalist in Ice Dance.

  • Teaches Freestyle , Ice Dance
  • Member of USFS
  • $100 per hour
  • (732) 687-7212

 Vladimir Kaprov

Vladimir is a National, International, and World level coach. He was a National team coach in Russia (1975-89), Yugoslavia (1989-1992), and US (1999) and his students became National Junior Champions in these countries. He also teaches adult skaters (many of which are US Adult National medalists), singles, pairs, and dance. He earned his Master’s degree in both physical education and ballet in Russia.

  • Teaches freestyle singles, pairs, and moves in the field
  • Member of USFS
  • $100 per hour
  • (201) 741-0902
  • vkaprov@gmail.com

Gennadi Krasnitski

Gennadi is a 2-time World Junior Champion and a World level skating coach.

  • Teaches Freestyle and Pairs
  • Member of USFS
  • $95 per hour
  • (201) 403-3381

Igor Krokavec

Igor is a former Slovakian Junior men’s bronze medalist. He has taught skaters through regionals.

  • Teaches Freestyle, Moves in the Field
  • Member of USFS
  • (201) 983-2095
  • $105 per hour
  • $80 per hour for Basic 1-8

Julia Lautowa

She is a 7-time National Champion of Austria and a previous World and Olympic Competitor. She has coached skaters through Jr. Nationals.

  • Teaches Freestyle and Basic Skills
  • Member of USFS
  • $80 per hour
  • (201) 658-2199
  • jlautowa@yahoo.com

Viktor Petrenko

He is the 1992 World and Olympic Champion. He is a 3-time European Champion and a former professional figure skater who skated with “Champions On Ice” for 20 seasons. He is a ISU technical specialist. He is the current coach for American Figure Skater and three-time U.S. National Champion Johnny Weir.

Steven Rice

He is a 6 time National Competitor, and a former Star of Ice Capades. He is a Gold Medalist in Freestyle. He has been coaching for 22 years. Steven has taught students who have competed Nationally and Internationally. He has also taught students through their Gold freestyle and moves in the field tests.

  • Teaches freestyle and moves in the field
  • National Technical Specialist
  • Member of USFS
  • $100 per hour
  • (908) 890-1474
  • njblademan@aol.com

Kelby Riley

He is a former US Gold Medalist in Figure and Freestyle, Canadian Gold Medalist in Figure and Freestyle, US Senior Sectional & National Collegiate Games Competitor. He performed as a soloist with the Ice Capades from 189-1991. He has coached US Figure Skating Gold Medalists, North Atlantic Regional Medalists, National Collegiate Competitors, and has over 15 years of coaching experience. Jr National Coach.

  • Teaches Freestyle and Moves in the Field
  • Member of USFS and PSA
  • (973) 495-1482

Roman Serov

He is an Israeli National Champion, as well as an International and World Competitor. He is also a US National and International Coach.

  • Teaches Freestyle and Moves in the Field
  • Member of USFS
  • $100 per hour
  • $80 per hour basic skills
  • (201) 724-4774
  • Serov76@hotmail.com

Elaine Zayak

She is a former World and US Champion, 6-time US Medalist, and a member of the US Olympic Team. She is currently a National and International Jr. World Coach. She has 20 years of coaching experience.

  • Teaches moves, Jumps, Choreography
  • $110 per hour
  • (201) 218-6426

 Galina Zmievskaya

Her students have included Olympic champions Viktor Petrenko and Oksana Baiul, World Junior champion Vladimir Petrenko, U.S. national champion Scott Davis, and Italian champion Silvia Fontana. She also worked with Viacheslav Zagorodniuk and Takeshi Honda early in their careers, and briefly coached Georgian skater Elene Gedevanishvili in 2007 and Swiss skater Stephane Lambiel in 2008. She is the current coach for American skater and three-time U.S. National Champion Johnny Weir.

  • (201) 487-8444 ext 232

 

Senior Staff SPECIALISTS:

Paige Astrop

  • Member of USFS
  • $
  • (416) 436-6856

 Elena Pavlova

She is a Russian National competitor, World Junior competitor, and International competitor. She has been coaching since 1999.

  • Teaches Moves in the Field
  • Member of USFS, PSA, and ISI
  • $80 per hour
  • (862) 262-3220

Sara Beth

Sara is a PSA Masters Rated Coach. She is a Senior Pairs Medalist and a US National Competitor. She was a star of “Holiday on Ice” as a featured pair skater. She has been coaching for 36 years and has 15 years experience in ballet, tap, and jazz. She is the coach to national, World, and Olympic skaters. She received the Presidential Sports award.

  • Teaches Freestyle, Spins, and Choreography
  • Member of USFS and PSA
  • $96 per hour
  • (845) 548-9605

Nina Petrenko

She is an Olympic and World Choreographer. She has worked with Olympic, World and International teams as well as one of the choreographers for “Champions On Ice” International. She is currently working with the 2008 World Bronze Medalist Johnny Weir.

 

 Staff Professionals:

Gabrielle Bruno

  • Teaches Basic Skills
  • $
  • (201) 320-5499

 Oleksei Bychenko

  • Teaches Freestyle and Basic Skills
  • Member of USFS
  • (201) 686-5477

 Philip Chang

  • Freestyle, Basic Skills
  • $
  • (646) 373-0868

 Geena Cockcroft

She is a 2-time Regional competitor, and has a gold medal in Moves in the Field and in Freestyle.

  • Teaches Freestyle and Basic Skills
  • Member of USFS and PSA
  • $60 per hour
  • (201) 487-8444 ext 232

 Candice Coleman

She teaches children of all ages and skill level. While currently competing in the senior ranks, she is an assistant coach to Vladimir Kaprov.

 Kevin Coppola

  • Teaches Freestyle and Basic Skills
  • Member of USFS
  • (603) 370-2495

 Svetlana Fakhroutdinov

She has passed her Adult Gold Moves in the Field and Adult Silver Freestyle tests. She also passed standard Novice MIF. She has been coaching for 6 years.

  • Teaches Freestyle, Moves in the Field, and Basic Skills
  • Member of USFS and PSA
  • $60 per hour
  • (732) 715-3272
  • sfahrut@yahoo.com

Ken Foster

He has competed at 4 European and World Championships representing Great Britain. He competed at the 1976 Winter Olympic Games. He has 32 years of coaching experience.

  • Teaches Freestyle, Moves in the Field, and Dance
  • Member of USFS
  • $90 per 45 min
  • (908) 377-1265
  • Kenfoster76@mac.com

Alexis Hoschek

  • Teaches Basic Skills & Freestyle
  • $
  • (201) 376-3164

 Anna Klyushnikova

She is a former National Singles competitor and Junior National team member. For more than 12 years she performed professionally as a principle for St. Petersbyrg, “Ballet on Ice” and “Holiday on Ice”. She graduated from the University of Physical Cultural Education and Sport. She has been coaching at the Ice House since 2001.

 Elena Koltsova

She is a 3-time Ukraine National Champion, Soviet Union Champion in Ice Dancing (1986). She has been coaching since 2000.

  • Teaches Freestyle and Moves in the Field and Choreography.
  • Member of USFS
  • $80 per hour
  • (201) 563-8720
  • kolechko@gmail.com

 Andrew Lavrik

  • Teaches Freestyle and Dance
  • Member of USFS
  • (856) 368-1466

 Bobbi Marks-Painter

  • Teaches Freestyle and Basic Skills
  • Member of USFS
  • (201) 220-5411

 Camille Menendez

Camille is a recipient of the 2002 NJFSC Ethel Garwood Award. She is also a 6-time Regional competitor and 3-time Regional finalist. She is currently a Junior Level competitor.

  • Teaches Freestyle and Basic Skills
  • Member of USFS
  • $40 per hour
  • (201) 417-7651

Bidisha Mukherjee

She is a Gold Medalist in Freestyle and has passed her 7th Figures test and Pre-Silver Dances. She competed at the regional level and in non-qualifying competitions through the senior level. She has studied dance extensively, including ballet and two forms of Indian classic dance. She has a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Carnegie Mellon University. Bidisha has been coaching for 10 years.

  • Teaches Freestyle, Moves in the Field, and Choreography
  • Member of USFS, PSA, and ISI
  • (201) 657-8951
  • $72 per hour

 Tyler Myles

He is a former International ice dancer from Canada. Now a World and Olympic level coach and a choreographer of all disciplines. Tyler is also a technical specialist.

  • Teaches Basic Skills/ Ice Dance
  • Member of USFS
  • $90 per hour
  • (201) 803-8114
  • Tyler_myles@verizon.net

Anton Nimenko

  • Teaches Freestyle and Basic Skills
  • (862) 221-5051

 Alexandre Pavlov

  • Teaches Basic Skills/Freestyle
  • $
  • (862) 250-0771

 Kristina Pokrosova

She has been skating for over 7years. She competed in t he National Dance Team Championships in 2007 & 2008. . She teaches beginner skaters of all ages and is fluent in Russian.

  • Teaches Basic Skills
  • Member USFS
  • $70 per hour
  • (201)873-8252

Lisa Popoli

She has 19 years of coaching experience and is an active adult skater. Adult Silver Medalist in Freestyle, Intermediate Moves in the Field.

  • Teaches moves in the Field, Freestyle, and Basic Skills
  • Member of USFS
  • $60 per hour
  • (201) 787-2615

 Abzal Rakimgaliyev

  • Teaches Freestyle and Basic Skills
  • Member of USFS
  • (201) 354-7821

Janet Rooney

She is a double Gold medalist in Moves in the Field and Freestyle. She has competed nationally in singles. She has her B.S from the University of Delaware in Health and Nursing with a minor in Figure Skating Science.

  • Teaches Freestyle and Moves in the Field
  • Member of USFS
  • $72 per hour
  • $60 per hour for Learn to Skate
  • (551) 427-0854

 Brian Sharkey

  • Teaches Hockey and Basic Skills
  • Member of USFS
  • (201) 410-3348

 Jillian Thelen

  • Teaches Freestyle & Basic Skills
  • (201) 220-4419

 Edward VanCampen

He is a USFS double gold medalist in Moves in the Field and Freestyle. He is a former 3-time Dutch National Champion, as well as a 3-time European Championships competitor and World Championships competitor. He has taught skaters through their gold tests in Moves in the Field. He is also a Regional and non-qualifying coach.

  • Teaches Freestyle and Moves in the Field
  • Member of USFS
  • $80 per hour
  • (973) 819-8144

 Kristen Vanorski

She is a Gold medalist in Freestyle and Moves in the Field. She is a former ensemble skater with Ice Theater of New York. A member of USFS, ISI, and PSA. She is also a USA Hockey Level 4 coach.

  • Teaches Freestyle and Moves in the Field and Basic Skills
  • Member of USFS
  • $80 per hour
  • $35 per hour for Basic Skills
  • (201) 602-4229

 Ben Westenberger

He is a 9 time national competitor, 2011 World and ISU Four Continents Competitor in Ice Dance. Specializing in Ice Dance, Moves in the Field, Stroking, and Choreography.

  • Teaches Basic Skills & Ice Dance
  • Member of USFS
  • $80 per hour / $60 per hour for Basic Skills 1-8
  • (858) 335-8405
  • bfitcher@hotmail.com

Shirley Xiao

With 10 years of skating experience, she has earned her Senior Moves in the Field test and competed Novice in freestyle.

  • Teaches Basic Skills
  • Member of USFS
  • $60 per hour
  • (551) 587-2273

 Anna Zadorozhniuk

She is a 2-time Ukraine National Champion in Ice Dance, and a World and Olympic Competitor.

  • Teaches Freestyle and Moves in the Field
  • Member of USFS
  • $90 per hour
  • $60 per hour for Basic Skills
  • (201) 336-4222

Clover Zatzman

She is a 3 time Lithuanian National Ice Dance Champion, as well as an International Bronze medalist, European Championships competitor, and 2-time World Championships competitor.

  • Teaches Freestyle, Dance, and Basic Skills
  • Member of USFS
  • $60 per hour
  • (201) 410-4568

 

Junior Staff

Alexandra Fakhroutdindov

  • Teaches Basic Skills
  • (732) 890-2473

 Liza Gaevaya

  • Teaches Basic Skills
  • (201) 282-7047

Teresa Garofalow

  • Teaches Basic Skills
  • (201) 560-6556

Selin Kang

  • Teaches Basic Skills
  • (201) 221-9239

Jimmy Ma

  • Teaches Basic Skills
  • (917) 701-8739

Kirsten Maurizi

  • Teaches Basic Skills
  • (973) 970-4244

Elisabeth O’Neil

  • Teaches Basic Skills
  • (908) 337-7939

 Natasha Popova

  • Teaches Basic Skills
  • (201) 657-1490

Nicole Rajic

  • Teaches Basic Skills
  • (646) 453-9003

 Dominique Rajic

  • Teaches Basic Skills
  • (646) 409-2900

 Rianna Rosenberg

  • Teaches Basic Skills
  • (201) 665-9106

 Yamato Rowe

  • Teaches Basic Skills
  • (201) 637-1017

  Samantha Scarpa

  • Teaches Basic Skills
  • (201) 360-7258

Ani Stepanyan

  • Teaches Basic Skills
  • (201) 546-0184

Amanda Witkowski

  • Teaches Basic Skills
  • (551) 497-1975

 Tiffany Wong

  • Teaches Basic Skills
  • (551) 580-9138

Alexandra Zimmerman

  • Teaches Basic Skills
  • (973) 768-7558