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)

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Ellen Kenny-Berg

Ellen has been coaching in the Seattle area for over 20 years and has become one of the premier coaches.

Ellen is native to the Seattle area and began her skating career at Lynnwood Ice Center. As a competitive skater Ellen achieved the USFSA Silver Medal in Figures and the Gold Medal in Freestyle. Ellen also skated at the Sr. Ladies level in many Regional and Sectional competitions and became an alternate at US Nationals before turning her attention to professional skating.

As a professional, Ellen has had the opportunity to travel throughout the United States and Puerto Rico while skating in many different ice shows. Disney on Ice and Holiday on Ice are only two of the professional ice shows she has been involved with.

As a coach, Ellen believes that figure skating is a lifelong sport and considers it a privilege whenever she is asked to help create a solid skating foundation for any student. She coaches beginner through adult and has coached at many different competitive levels, including Junior Nationals. Ellen is Professional Skating Association (PSA) rated coach and is a US Figure Skating Level ‘A’ Competitive coach. 

 

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.