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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 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

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.

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 & Adult International Coach

Coach/Choreographer with 22 years of experience. Canadian National Championships Silver Medalist in Ice Dance, 3-time International competitor & medalist, 4th World Junior Championships. Passed Canadian Gold Dance Test and performed as guest star in amateur & professional ice shows. Rated in 3 disciplines of Figure Skating by the Professional Skaters Association: Senior Dance, Registered Choreography & Style, Registered Freeskating. Graduated from West Chester University with B.A. In Communication Studies, Summa Cum Laude.

Specialties include choreography and athlete development from grassroots to elite level. Proponent of professional education and team coaching having collaborated with over 31+ coaches to date, including countless IceWorks staff pros. Coached/choreographed skaters in both singles and ice dance to U.S. National Championships, U.S. Junior Championships, U.S. Collegiate Nationals, U.S. Solo Dance Nationals, U.S. Adult Nationals, and Adult International. Other student achievements include clinching principal roles in Disney on Ice shows Frozen, The Incredibles, and Dare to Dream tours in North America and Europe, and the Universoul Circus.

Areas for Lessons: Choreography/On-Ice Presentation, Ice Dance, Moves in the Field, Power & Skating Skills, Beginning Freestyle & Adult skating. Fluent in French.

My website is:

Uschi Keszler Uschi Keszler

Mojca Kopac-Tiernan Mojca Kopac-Tiernan
Learn To Skate / Junior Competitive Program

Coach with 12 years of experience. 7- time Slovenian National Champion, 3-time Olympic competitor as well as European and World Championships competitor. Medalist at several international competitions. Worked with many international skaters who competed at several international competitions, including Winter University Games.

Available for lessons in Freestyle (beginner to elite level), Moves in the field, Power and skating skills (for figure skating and hockey) and
Adult skating. Also teaching Learn to skate classes, Junior Competitive Program and Camp Chill. Also available for off-ice jump lessons/classes.

Natalya Linichuk Natalya Linichuk

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.



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Richard Sharpe

Richard started skating at the age of 6 and has gone on to compete in both freestyle and ice dance. In freestyle he competed at the Senior Regional and in ice dance he went on to compete internationally for Great Britain in both Junior and Senior levels spanning over 8 years. In this time, he was 2 time National Junior Silver medalist and 3 time Senior Silver medalist. Also, in his competitive career he has competed in a range of counties across the globe including the Youth Winter Olympics in 2009 and medaled at his final event before retiring from competitions at the Bavarian Open January 2016. 

His skating education has come from some of the highest most renowned coaches in the world and is now putting that knowledge to good use by coaching himself. He coached part time while training since 2007 and has now been coaching full time here at IceWorks since the summer 2017.

He is able to teach Ice Dance, Freestyle, Moves in the field, Synchro and also is able to teach power skating to hockey players.


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


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Laura Whipple

International Ice Dance competitor, Ballroom and Latin dance instructor. Represented Lithuania at the international junior ice dance level. Trained with Olympic class coaches, Natalia Dubova, Lyndon Johnson and Paul Duchesnay at world class skating facilities such as Lake Placid, N.Y. and The Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, C.O. Double gold medalist, hopefully to be a three time gold medalist this year. PSA certified CATEGORY B, Learn to Skate instructor and coach in Ice Work's Junior Competitive Program.

Specializes in choreography, pattern dances, stroking/power stroking, artistic expression, musicality, alignment, posture, footwork, and edge control. Goals while coaching are to: Promote and encourage importance of power stroking and quality balance that comes from correct posture; Improve footwork and edge control/technique as well as spins/twizzles; Increase skater's self-confidence and development of skater's identity; Provide holistic management of student, with quarterly evaluation of progress and needs; Make corrective modifications as needed; Provide choreography, music and costume consultation; Teach and promote healthy off ice choices; Check skates/blades for appropriate fit and sharpness and provide on ice exercises to boost student's knowledge of Moves in the Field tests and pattern dances.

Has two children of her own allowing her to use different teaching methods for different kinds of learning styles while being a kind, positive and supportive role model. Abundant creativity and inspired. Has a natural aptitude for problem solving and attention to detail. Currently working towards her major in business and her minor in dance.

"The only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday"

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