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Coach Members of the New Zealand Ice Figure Skating Association. Information available here has been provided by the coaches and has not been verified by the NZIFSA. Applications for Coach Membership may be found here.

Auckland

Debbie Darvill
ph: 021 2517261
Singles · Dance
NZIFSA Level 2 singles and Level 2 dance Coaching Accreditation
- Coaching since 1978
- Australian Gold Ice Dance
- Comps 1975/76 Gold preInt free Gold Int dance
- 5yrs International training in tests & coaching
- Attended 2012 & 2014 ISU seminar for ice dance in Seoul Korea

Slava Kuznetsov
ph: 021 2455345
Singles
NZIFSA Level 2 Singles Coaching Accreditation
- Master of Sport (USSR)
- Bachelor of Physical Education
- World level Professional Coach of Figure Skating
- More than 25 years of coaching experience in different countries
- Coaching skaters who participate in World Championships, Four Continents, Junior Grand Prix and Junior World Championships.
- Prepared many New Zealand Champions

Liudmila Kuznetsova
ph: 022 3968799
Singles · Synchronized
NZIFSA Level 2 Singles and Partial Synchronised Coaching Accreditation
- Master of Sport
- Participant of High level international competitions
- Bachelor of Physical Education
- Professional International Level Coach of Figure Skating
- Many years of coaching experience in different countries
- Prepared many New Zealand Champions in different grades

Gordon Rushton
ph: 021 166 4549
Singles · Dance · Pairs · Synchronized
NZIFSA Level 1 Accredited
- Canandian Gold Figure, Gold Free skate, Gold Competitive & Part Gold Dance
- Canandian NCCP Level 1 Course
- Have coached many NZ champs at all levels, Coached NZ skaters at Junior Worlds & Internationals
- 30 years of coaching experince


Christchurch

Kim Lewis
ph: 021 216 4010
Singles · Dance · Synchronized
NZIFSA Level 3 Synchronised,Level 2 Singles and Dance Coaching Accreditation
Caitlyn Paul
ph: 021 150 1865
Singles · Dance · Synchronized
NZIFSA Level 2 Singles Coaching Accreditation
- BA Sports Coaching
- Gold Star Stroking / Inter-Gold Freeskating tests
- Represented New Zealand in Singles (Intermediate - Senior Ladies)
- Member of the 2010 New Zealand Senior Synchronized team.
- 13 years coaching experience (Kiwiskate, Semi Private and Private)

Michelle Carroll
ph: 021 819141
Singles · Dance
NZIFSA Level 1 Singles and Dance Coaching Accreditation
I would like to help people enjoy skating as much as I do. To feel the freedom fluid movement over the ice can give you. As I sport it is technically challenging and I hope I can help skaters learn to master their blades and bodies.

Michelle Russell
ph: 021-778-202
Singles
NZIFSA Level 2 Singles Coaching Accreditation
- Inter Gold Free Skate and Gold Star Stroking Medal Tests
- Sport Canterbury Level 1 Coaching Accreditation
- Level 1 Australia Sports Specific Accreditation
- Bachelor Physical Education + qualified personal trainer
- Post-Grad Diploma in Rehabilitation
- Post-Grad Diploma in Sports Medicine

Ann Campbell
ph: 021 140 7739
Singles · Dance · Synchronized
NZIFSA Level 2 Singles and Dance Coaching Accreditation
- Australia Coaching Level 1
- Australia Coaching Level 2 - Part A
- Highlights - Coaching Results - 1st Masters, Intermediate Ladies, Men's, Open Synchro, Juvenile Dance. 2nd Australian Mens, 2nd Junior Syncro, Gold Star Stroking
- Personal Results - 1st Senior Dance, Senior Pairs, Intermediate Ladies, Junior Aussie Dance


Gore

Helen Sutherland
ph: 0277883772
Singles · Dance
NZIFSA Level 2 Singles Coaching Accreditation
- Coaching since 1989
- Level II Coaching qualifications with a variety of Kiwi Skate (CANSKATE) courses and power skating.
- Involved and taught in clubs in Canada for 5 years and now in New Zealand for almost 15 years


Queenstown

Deanna Pielak-Jones
ph: 021 1655182
Singles · Dance · Synchronized
NZIFSA Level 1 Singles, Dance, Pairs & Synchronised Coaching Accreditation
- Coached Figure Skating in Canada, England and New Zealand since 1975.
- Coached skaters from very first steps to Junior and Senior levels at
National & International Competitions, including NZ Junior and Senior
Champion
- Coach of adults with many going on to compete at NZISA and Masters
Games