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.   Click here to download the WISA list of coaches.

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) 773-3762

Director of Ice Theatre of Seattle. 1988 Olympian, British
National Senior Ice Dance Champion and World Professional Champion all with Sharon
Jones-Baker. Over 20 years coaching from beginners thru US Nationals and World Junior
Championship level skaters. Toured Europe as a principal skater with Holiday on Ice.
Currently the primary coach to the 2013 top two Senior ladies in the Pacific Northwest
region. 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

 

Patty 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.

 

Kim Ryan  sk8gr81@comcast.net

 

Kristen Riordan -Skating for over 12 years, coaching for over 4 years. National competitor on a Junior Synchronized Skating Team. Completed PSA Group Instruction apprenticeship. Coaching focus is Basic Skills, Moves in the Field and Synchronized Skating. USFS and PSA member.

 

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.

Kali Stoehr -Coaching since 2007. National competitor as a singles skater, in National Showcase and with the Wenatchee Synchronized Skating Team. Has a BA in Biology and is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Library and Information Science. Double Gold medalist in Freestyle and Moves in the Field. USFS and PSA member.

Olivia Olsen

Arlene McSorley -Over 24 years experience coaching skaters as far as Senior national and International competitions. Is known for her strong coaching methods as well as her dynamic jump technique. PSA Senior rating in Free Skate and an ISU Technical Specialist.