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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.

Alexandra

Rachel Hope
ph: 0274262183
Singles · Dance
- Bachelor of Physical Education (Major in sports science)
- Past NZ Rep in Synchronized and Dance


Auckland

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

Rosie Armstrong
ph: 0274-8470-80
Singles
Five Time Senior Ladies Champion
Competed Junior Worlds, 9 International Competitions, World Championships
1983-1993 - Trained periodically overseas under world and Olympic coaches.
Nominated for Winter Olympics
NZISA Gold Free & Figures medal tests, Inter-silver dance
Canaadian & Australian National Coaching Certificate, Sport Specific
Attended Australian Coaching Accreditation Programme

Mathieu Wilson
ph: 021-185-5766
Singles
NZIFSA Level 1 Singles Coaching Accreditation
- Two time NZ junior Champion
- NZ international representative for Nine Years
- Hold Gold freeskate and stroking medal tests
- Over 10 years coaching experience
- Cast member of Disney on Ice 2009-2010
- Current registered (practicing) Physiotherapist
- 3 years experience as fitness and personal trainer

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
- Attend international seminars
- R.A.D. Classical ballet Grade 8
- Grade 5 Jazz ballet
- 20yrs production work
- Silver Bar Ballroom

Caitlin Haynes
ph: 021 951 193
Singles · Synchronized
NZIFSA LVL 1 Singles & Synch Coaching Accreditation
-Coached singles for 4 years (Beginners and National competitors
-Allow my skaters to progress through tests every year allowing them to grow and develop
-Always up for professional development
-Coach to the Open Synchronised Team

Maryna Shakirzianava
ph: 0226378791
Singles · Dance · Synchronized
NZIFSA Level 2 Singles Coaching Accreditation
- Candidate of Master of Sport of USSR(Russia)
- Sports Leader Certificate(Cape Town, SA)
- Belarusian State University of Sports
- Coach to skaters competed at ISU Grand-Prix, Senior/Junior Worlds, 4 Continents
- Professional Coaching since 1998(Belarus,Slovakia,South Africa,NZ)
- Ice Dance Seminar Attended(2003,2005)in Vienna,Austria


Christchurch

Kim Lewis
ph: 021 216 4010
Singles · Dance · Synchronized
NZIFSA Level 3 Synchronised,Level 2 Singles and Dance Coaching Accreditation
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

Marina Tsevina
ph: 021 140 5557
Singles
NZIFSA Level 2 Singles Coaching Accreditation
- Master Degree of Sport and Physical Education
- Post-Grad Choreography of Figure Skating in Moscow State Academy of Theatre Art and Ballet
- 20+ years experience as a coach at Sport School of Olympic Reserve
- My trainees have repeatedly become winners, prize-takers and participants, Ukrainian, USSR and International Competitions

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.

Caitlyn Paul
ph: 021 150 1865
Singles
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.
- 10 years coaching experience (Kiwiskate, Semi Private and Private)

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

Kayla Diebold
ph: 021 201 0533
Singles
NZIFSA Level 1 Singles Accreditation
Skating is an artistic sport to be enjoyed at any level of ability. I have coached in Canada for 5 years and have most recently coached the University of Waterloo's varsity figure skating team of which I am an Alumni.


Dunedin

Sage Robinson
ph: 027 856 8744
Singles · Dance
NZIFSA Level 1 Singles & Dance Coaching Accreditation (in-progress)
- Inter Bronze Dance and Inter Silver Stroking Medal Tests
- NZIFSA IJS Technical specialist
-4 Years coaching experience beginners, competitive, tiny tots and adults (Kiwiskate, Semi Private and Private)
- Police Vetted and Comprehensive Workplace First aid
Any questions or for a trial lesson don't hesitate to contact me

Morgan Templeton
ph: 021 438 669
Singles
NZIFSA Level 1 Singles Accredited Coach
- 4 times Junior NZ National Champ
- 5 times Senior National Champ and 1 times Junior Pairs Champ
- Placed in 6 internationals
- Represented NZ in: Worlds,Four Continents,Winter Games, Junior Worlds,Youth olympics, Junior Grand Prixs,Auzzy Nationals and other Internationals.
Coaches Pre Elementary - Senior level singles + Inter Bronze - Elite level Adults

Fanis Shakirzianau
ph: 021 181 5247
Singles · Dance · Pairs · Synchronized
NZIFSA Level 1 Singles, Dance, Pairs & Synchronised Coaching Accreditation
- World & Olympic coach,
- Bachelor in Sport Education
- Skaters attended Senior World Championships, European Championships, Four Continents, Junior World Championships, Olympic Games, Winter World Universidad
- Junior and Senior Grand Prix from the following countries: Russia, Belarus, South Africa, Slovakia, NZ


gatineau

Andrew Wiseman
ph: 0016138696147
Singles · Dance · Synchronized
NZIFSA Level 1

Gore

Helen Sutherland

Singles
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


Halswell

Elizabeth O'Neill
ph: 021 243 9549
Singles
NZIFSA Level 1 Singles Accreditation
- Skated for 15 years
- Coached for 8 years
- NZ rep for singles
- Member of 2010 NZ team for Senior Synchronised


Queenstown

Deanna Pielak-Jones
ph: 021 1655182
Singles · Dance · Pairs · 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