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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

IceWorks Professional Coaches are among the most recognized in the Figure Skating world. Coaching experience ranges from Choreography, Figures, Freestyle, Ice Dancing, Pairs, Moves, and Hydroblading®. Our coaches are dedicated to improving the overall performance of the skater: from grassroots to elite level athletes. Our coaching staff works in association with IceWorks Skating Club, a member of the US Figure Skating Association.

We are currently redeveloping our coach bio page. Please make a note to return to this page in the future.

For more information about a specific coach or program, please contact:
Lisa Shaw at fsinfo@iceworks.net or call 610-497-2200 x117

Staff Coaches (Full Time)

Leifur Gislason Leif Gislason
Junior Competitive Director
Leif was a member of the Canadian National Team and represented Canada in both Junior and Senior Grand Prix. He was the Canadian Champion in Novice and a two time Silver Medalist in Junior, ranking 8th in the World. He has ten years of coaching experience and is currently the Director of the Junior Competitive Program at IceWorks. Leif teaches moves in the field, free skating, and dance to figure skaters as well as power skating to hockey players.
Megan Stewart Williams Megan Stewart Williams
Learn To Skate Director
Megan began skating at the age of 3. She trained with many Olympic and World level coaches. Through her career, she was a 5 time National Competitor, 4 time Team USA Athlete, 2008 South Atlantic Regional Champion, International Gold and Silver Medalist. Megan started coaching at the age of 16 while she was still a competitive athlete. When she ended her competitive skating career, she joined us at Iceworks Skating Complex as a Professional Instructor and the Learn to Skate Director. 

Megan specializes in freestyle, moves, stroking and choreography. 

"As a former elite athlete, I know the hard work it takes to achieve your goals and dreams. As a coach, I strive to pass on my knowledge and experience on to my students with good lesson structure and discipline." -Megan Williams-Stewart
Yovanny Durango Yovanny Durango
International, National and Junior National Coach
Yovanny has 22 years teaching experience. As a skater he was a sectional Champion and National competitor. His teaching highlights include many National and International Medalist in Novice, Junior and Senior Dance. He has worked with skaters at all levels and in all disciplines, taking many beginner skaters through their gold tests in Moves In The Field and Dance. Off ice, he has trained in ballet, jazz and ballroom dance. He is also a US Figure Skating Technical Specialist in Ice Dance. Lessons available in Freestyle, Moves in The Field, Ice Dance, Choreography and Power Skating.
Alyssa Hatfield
Rated in Free Skating by the Professional Skaters Association
Rated in Moves in the Field by the Professional Skaters Association
With 9 years of coaching experience, she has been a primary coach of numerous Non-Qualifying South Atlantic Region final round champions and medalists. The South Atlantic Region signifies the top skaters out of 10 states, from Pennsylvania to Florida, and the District of Columbia. Alyssa is currently a candidate for an Associate Degree in Exercise Science, as well as a Rated Professional in both Free Skating and Moves in the Field by the Professional Skaters Association. Along with Christopher Pottenger, Alyssa offers a coaching team approach with specialized competitive training plans that are individual to each competitive athlete. This coaching team has proven success by taking skaters from the grass roots Learn to Skate Program to Team USA international athletes.
Brian Helgenberg Brian Helgenberg
International, National, Junior National Coach

Brian is a National Champion, International medalist, and 3 time Jr. World competitor. His 21 years of coaching experience ranges from being the primary coach of National, Jr. National medalist, and International competitors, to working with Olympic, International skaters in a specialized secondary coaching role. Brian teaches freestyle, pairs, and moves in the field. Brian is a member of Phi Theta Kappa, and is currently pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education.

Vicki Helgenberg Vicki Helgenberg
U.S. Junior National, U. S. Junior World, U.S. National and International Coach. Member of USFSA, PSA, and CER qualified.
Vicki brings 40 years of coaching experience to the table. She coaches all levels, recreational and competitive, as well as students of any age. Vicki has taken skaters from Learn to Skate to 14 International Competitions most of which medaled at these events. She also participated in two Olympic Sports Festivals.

She also coaches the Learn to Skate, Camp Chill and the Junior Competitive Program at IceWorks. 

She is also the Mother of two competitive skaters turned Coach.
Vicki has worked for Disney and Apple and when not coaching she spends lots of time with her two Boston Terriers, both of which are Certified Therapy Dog International. 

Elizabeth Hollett-Shackett Elizabeth Hollett-Shackett
National & Junior National Coach/Choreographer
with 18 years coaching experience. Canadian National Championships Silver Medalist in Ice Dance, 3-time International competitor & medalist, 4th World Junior Championships. Passed Canadian Gold Dance Test. PSA Senior Dance Rating. B.A. Communication Studies with Summa Cum Laude honors, from West Chester University. Performed as guest star is both amateur & professional ice shows. My specialties include choreography and developing skaters from grassroots to elite level. I am a proponent of professional education and team coaching, having collaborated with over 31 coaches to date.

Areas for Lessons: Choreography/On-Ice Presentation, Ice Dance, Moves, Beginning Freestyle & Adult skating.

My website is: 
www.creativeskating.com
Uschi Keszler Uschi Keszler

 
Mojca Kopac-Tiernan Mojca Kopac-Tiernan
Learn To Skate / Junior Competitive Program
Mojca is a 7 time Slovenian National Champion and three time Olympic Competitor as well as European and World Competitor. She has coached all levels of skaters from beginner through elite. She teaches in our Learn to Skate Program, Junior Competitive program , as well as teaching private lessons in the areas of free skating, moves in the field, hydroblading, and power skating.
 
Natalya Linichuk Natalya Linichuk

 
Christopher Pottenger. B.A. Christopher Pottenger, B.A.
Youth Olympic, International, National, and Sectional Coach
Master Rated in Free Skating by the Professional Skaters Association


As an athlete, Christopher was a 2-time US National Champion, 5-time US National Medalist, 4-time International Champion, 2-time Junior Grand Prix Final Competitor, and a US Novice, Junior, and Senior Sectional Champion. He is a US Figure Skating Triple Gold Test Medalist in Free Skating, Pairs, and Moves in the Field. He represented Team USA internationally for 6 years. After his competitive skating career, he earned a B.A. Degree from the University of Delaware, graduating Magna Cum Laude. With 11 years of coaching experience, he has been a primary coach at 4 International Competitions and 5 US National Championships, having podium medalist skaters at both. In addition to coaching, he is a National IJS Technical Specialist and hosts seminars on the International Judging System.
Courtney Richardson Courtney Richardson
Gold Test Medalist in Moves in the Field and Dance

Completed 4 International Dance Tests; CER Certified; PSA & USFSA Member; Experienced coaching offered for Freestyle, Moves in the Field, Dance, Synchronized Skating, basic Choreography, Group & Semi-Private lessons as well; Coaching since 2000.
Kim Seybold-Catron Kim Seybold-Catron
National - International Coach and US Olympian
Kim was a member of the 1988 Olympic team, a 6-time US National medalist and a 4-time US World team member. She has won several medals for the US at International competitions throughout her career. Following her amateur career, she spent the next 9 years starring in professional Ice Shows. Kim has been coaching for more than 20 years, ranging from beginner to the National and International levels. Kim is a PSA Master Rated coach in both singles and pairs and is currently coaching singles, pairs, moves and power skating.
 
Slava Uchitel Slava Uchitel
 
Marcia Walkney Marcia Walkney
Marcia has been coaching since 1998. She is a current member of USFS, PSA and is CER compliant. As a skater, she competed and tested in Freestyle, Figures, Ice Dancing and Synchronized skating.

Marcia has more than 12 years of professional coaching experience in freestyle, moves in the field and learn-to-skate programs. Marcia has also been a synchronized skating coach. She has volunteered to judge at local, national and international ISI competitions. She teaches both recreational and competitive skaters at all levels and ages. In addition, Marcia has extensive experience in working with those with special needs. Her skater's accomplishments include medal winning performances at the State Games of America, South Atlantic Regionals, Adult Eastern Sectional Championship and the US Adult National Championships.

Marcia holds a BS in Business Administration with a minor in Psychology and an MBA from Duquesne University concentrating on Training and Development. Additional information is available on her personal website at marciasfigureskaters.com.

 

Secondary Coaching Staff Members

Donna Helgenberg

Donna Helgenberg
Donna has accumulated more than 35 years of competitive skating experience and 20 years of teaching, training, and coaching experience through figure skating, inline speed skating, and ice hockey.
As a figure skating coach, she has worked with skaters from beginner to international elite athletes.

As a hockey coach, she has served as Head Coach for the Conestoga Girl's Varsity Ice Hockey team and the Head Power Skating Instructor for an entire boys travel organization in NJ. Currently she works with numerous teams and individuals all over NJ, PA and DE as a power skating coach and hockey skills instructor. She is also the East Coast Rep for the hockey curriculum at the Professional Skating Association where she lectures around the US teaching figure skating instructors how to be effective hockey skating instructors. Coach Donna brings together years of experience and a skill set that will surely teach and improve any level skater.

www.powerskatingcoach.com

 

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