Coaches

The Olympicview and Lynnwood Arenas are home to a premiere international staff, featuring World & Olympic competitors from the UK, Poland, France and the USA.  Our dedicated coaching staff provides a full range of skating disciplines - freestyle, dance and pairs - with professional specialists in spins, stroking and choreography.

When choosing a coach for your skater, there are several factors to take into consideration.  To assist you with this process, U.S. Figure Skating has outlined the following information.  We hope that this helps you in making your coaching choice.  

 

 Seattle Skating Club Professionals  (listed alphabetically)

 

Paul Askham  paul.askham@hotmail.com  (425) 420-5233

Paul is a four time British Senior National Champion, Five time World and European team member, 1988 Olympic team member, World Professional Champion, and toured Europe as a Principle skater with Holiday on Ice. He specializes in dance tests, freestyle, power, edge control, choreography, and movies in the field. With over 20 years coaching experience he has had skaters compete at Senior level in Regionals, Sectionals, and Nationals Freestyle in the US and at Senior level in the UK Nationals and at International Championships. Paul instructs skaters from beginners to Senior Level and is Director of Ice Theatre of Seattle. PSA & USFS member.

 

Sharon Baker  88iceolympian@comcast.net  Cell: 425-772-2659

1988 Olympian, British National Senior Ice Dance Champion,
World Professional Champion all with Paul Askham. Member of the Moves in the Field task
force that created the NEW MOVES. Toured Europe as a principal skater with Holiday
on Ice. Over 20 years coaching National, International and World level skaters. PSA
Master rating in Moves in the Field and Dance. PSA ranking – Level 5

 

Steve Baker 88iceolympian@comcast.net  Cell: 425 772 6562 

British National Champion and competitor at Junior World Championships as well as World Professional Championships. Over 27 years experiencecoaching skaters from beginner thru National and International Levels. PSA Certifiedrating in Free Skate , PSA ranking-Level 3

 

Patti Brinkley  pattyskate@gmail.com   

 

USFS Adult Double Gold Medalist in Freestyle & Moves
in the Field as well as Intermediate Moves in the Field. Juris Doctor Degree from
Chicago-Kent College of Law. Over 19 years teaching beginners thru Senior level skaters.
PSA Registered rating in Moves in the Field and Free Skate, PSA Certified rating as
Program Director. PSA Ranking-1. ISI Certified Arena Programmer. ISI Gold Certified
Judge. PSA & USFS member.

 

 Anna Li  emailannali@gmail.com  

Over 10 years coaching experience. USFS Gold medalist in Dance. With Will Eastler, her partner, 2012 US National Adult Ice Dance Champions, 2008 and 2009 US National Adult Ice Dance Silver Medalists. Teaches Basic Skills, Freestyle, Ice Dancing and Edge work from kids thru adults. USFS and PSA member.

 

 

 

 

Barbara Murphy    bmiceskate@aol.com

Over 18 years coaching experience. Competed internationally for Poland as well as achieving a Silver Medal in Pairs in Poland. After turning professional toured with Fantasy on Ice and Germany Theater on Ice. PSA Certified rating in Free Skate, Registered rating in Synchronized Skating and Registered rating in Moves in the Field. PSA ranking-Level 3.

 

Susan Lenssen -Over 7 years coaching experience. USFS Double Gold Medalist in Freestyle and Moves in the Field. For over 16 years competed throughout Montana, the Pacific Northwest Region as well as Nationally. Has trained skaters from beginner through Pre-Juvenile.

 

Olivia Olsen

Charlotte De La Torre

 

 

The Seattle Skating Club and the Washington Ice Skating Academy (WISA) work closely together. For more information about WISA coaches, click here to download the list.