Resident Coaches

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JACQUELYN GARCES

jacquelyn.garces@gmail.com

Experience

- Coaching since 2008 
- Competing since 1995 
- Regional Gold medalist – Senior Level 
- Five time Pacific Coast Sectional competitor 
- Invited to compete with Team USA in Grindewald, Switzerland – Silver medalist 
- Performed in the Michael Weiss Foundation Ice Champions Live Show in 2011

 Education

- B.S. in Exercise Science from BYU Doctoral Student of Physical Therapy

Qualifications

-Gold Medalist Moves in the Field

-Gold Medalist Senior Freeskate

-Juvenile Pairs

-PSA Member

-USFS Coach Certified


 

ALEXANDRA GERDAY

alexandra.gerday@comcast.net

Experience

- Coaching since 2011 
- Assistant Coach of the Star Lit Blades
- Synchronized Skating Teams 
- Skated competitively for 12 years
- Regional, Sectional, Jr. National, and National Competitor 
- Two time Sectional Champion 
- 2014 National Champion in Collegiate Synchronized Skating

 Education

- BS in Sport Leadership and Management with a Concentration in Coaching - Miami University  MS in Sport Leadership with Graduate Certificate in Sports Psychology - Miami University

Qualifications

-Gold Medalist Moves in the Field

-Gold Medalist Freeskate

-Juvenile Pairs

-Gold Medalist Dance

-Gold Medalist Solo Free Dance

-PSA Member

-USFS Coach Certified


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ALICIA BALLARD

skatingwithalicia@gmail.com

Experience

- Coaching since 2005 
- Began skating at age 2
- Competitive freestyle and synchro skater for 8 years 
- Medaled in World ISI Championships in synchro and freestyle
- Recipient of the ISI Good Sportsmanship Award - 1998 
- Coaching skaters through Senior Move in the Field

 Education

- B.S.in French and Music from BYU

Qualifications

- Intermediate - Moves in the Field  
- Juvenile - Freeskate
- Pre-Gold Dance  
- ISI Freestyle 5 
- PSA Member 
- USFS Coach Certified

 


 

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MADELINE SOUTHWICK

mads.southwick@gmail.com

Experience

- Coaching since 2010 
- Began skating in 2002 
- Competitive figure skater for 12 years 
- Regional Champion 2008 
- 5 time regional competitor 
- Featured skater at Station Park Malls Christmas Extravaganza
- Trained by National and Olympic Skaters 
- 8 years of experience taking ballet and jazz 
- Fluent in Spanish (Hablo espanol)

Qualifications

-Gold Medalist Moves in the Field

-Gold Medalist Freeskate

-Bronze Dance

-PSA Member

-USFS Coach Certified

 


 

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SARAH LYLE

sk8ingfanatik@yahoo.com

Experience

- Coaching since 2012 
- Started skating in 2002 
- 2010 Central Pacific Regional Championship Competitor 
- 2010 Junior National Alternate 
- 2013 Central Pacific Regional Figure Skating Championships Pewter Medalist 
- 2013 Senior National Alternate 
- 2015 Central Pacific Regional Figure Skating Championships Senior Bronze Medalist
- 2015 Pacific Coast Sectional Championship Competitor
- Trained by World and Olympic skaters 

Qualifications

-Gold Medalist Moves in the Field

-Gold Medalist Freeskate

-Silver Dance Medalist

-PSA Member

-USFS Coach Certified

 


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TARA DENKERS

taradenkers@gmail.com

Experience

- 10+ years coaching successful competitive figure skaters 
- Former city-wide Learn to Skate Coordinator & Skating Director 
- Trained in movement and ballet 
- Currently training skaters in group & private lessons 
- Emphasizes off ice exercises to solidify skating foundations and prevent injury 

 Education

- Bachelor's Degree with minor in Spanish & Russian

Qualifications

- Basic Accreditation by Professional Skaters Association 
- PSA Member 
- USFS Coach Certified
- Specializes in moves-in-the-field, choreography, jumps, and spins to ensure a well rounded skater 

 


 

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STEPHANIE SISWICK

stephaniesiswick@gmail.com

Experience

- Began coaching in 2007 
- Guest performer in the 2009 Michael Weiss Champions On Ice Show 
- 5 time alternate for USFS Synchronized Figure Skating National Championships 
- 2007 1st place in the USFS Synchronized Figure Skating Eastern Sectional Championships in the Open Junior Division 
- Competed for Northeastern University Figure Skating Team in Senior Dance 
- 10+ years of experience in ballet and dance

Education

-BA in European Studies from Brigham Young University

Qualifications

- Pre- Gold - Compulsory Ice Dancing 
- PSA Basic Accreditation Exam Completion 
- PSA Hockey 2 Accredited 
- PSA Foundations of Coaching Course Completion

-PSA Certified Rating in Moves in the Field 
- PSA Certified Rating in Group 
- PSA Member 
- USFS Coach Certified 
- Passed the Sport Science & Medicine Master Exam

 

 


 

 

Deanna Anderson

DEANNA ANDERSON

deannainn@yahoo.com

Experience

- Began coaching in 2010 
- Competitive Figure Skater for 12 years
- 4 time Southwest Pacific Regional Competitor 
- 2 time Junior Nationals Competitor 
- Junior National Pewter Medalist, 2008
-Pacific Coast Sectionals Competitor, 2009

-Alternate for USFS National Championships, 2009

-USA Young International Team Member and Gold Medalist - Grindewald, Switzerland

Education

-Bachelors of Science in Family Science, Brigham Young University

Qualifications

- Gold Medalist Moves in the Field
- Silver Medalist Freeskate 
- PSA Foundations of Coaching Course Completion 

- PSA Registered Rating in Freeskate 
- PSA Member 
- USFS Coach Certified 
- Passed the Sport Science & Medicine Master Exam

 

 

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