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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

Charlotte Van Uden
ph: 021 2540590
Singles · Synchronized
NZIFSA Level 1 Coaching Accreditation
Debbie Darvill
ph: 021 2517261
Singles · Dance
NZIFSA Level 2 Singles and 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 ISU seminars for ice dance and singles internationally
- Attend NZIFSA multiple seminars per year to update skills

Rosie Armstrong
ph: 0274847080
Singles
NZIFSA Level 2 Singles Coaching Accreditation
Competed Junior Worlds, 9 International Competitions, World Championships
1983-1993 - Trained periodically overseas under world and Olympic coaches.
Nominated for Winter Olympics
NZIFSA Gold Free & Figures medal tests, Inter-silver dance
Canadian & Australian National Coaching Certificate, Sport Specific

Bess Cao
ph: 0211993222
Singles · Synchronized
NZIFSA Level 1 Coaching Accreditation
Skate competitively in China for 8 years.
National Novice Ladies Champion in China.
National Junior Champion, Runner-up, 3rd Prize from 2005-2007 in China.
Compete at Senior level in China for 2 years 2008-2010
Skaters achieved different levels of NZ National Champions.
Skaters attended several numbers of ISU listed International Competitions.

Stephanie Woodacre
ph: 021 025 905 25
Singles · Synchronized
NZIFSA level 2 singles Coaching Accreditation
British Ice Teachers Association Level 2 qualified coach. 10+ years coaching experience. Taught in Scotland, Norway and England. Cast member of "Lazor on Ice" Germany. Silver singles and ice dance medalist.

Mathieu Wilson
ph: 021-185-5766
Singles
NZIFSA Level 1 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

Tracy Hipkiss
ph: 02102277737
Singles · Synchronized
NZIFSA Level 1 Coaching Accreditation

Christchurch

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.
- 15+ years coaching experience (Kiwiskate, Semi Private and Private)

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

Michelle Carroll
ph: 021 819141
Singles · Dance
NZIFSA Level 2 Singles 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.

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


Dunedin

Megan Kliegl
ph: 027-631 9857
Singles · Synchronized
NZIFSA Level 1 Coaching Accreditation
- New Zealand ex-Senior Synchro Champion
- Represented NZ at 2009 World Sync Champs
- 10 years of coaching experience (Kiwiskate, Development, Semi-Private & Private)
- Represented New Zealand and South Africa in Synchronised Skating
- Director of Ice Shows, DISC

Fanis Shakirzianau
ph: 021 181 5247
Singles · Dance · Pairs
NZIFSA Level 2 Singles Coaching Accreditation
- World & Olympic coach
- Bachelor in Sport Education
- Many skaters attended World Championships, European Championships, Four Continents, Junior World Championships, Olympic Games, Winter World Universiade, Junior and Senior Grand Prix in singles, pairs and ice dance from following countries: Russia, Belarus, South Africa, Slovakia, New Zealand.


Gore

Simone Thornett
ph: 0278904188
Singles · Pairs
NZIFSA Level 1 Coaching Accreditation
Level 2 NISA Ice Skating Coach in GB
I Coach development classes, Private Lessons,Kiwi Skate
I have many years of coaching experience.
I have had students compete at national level
I attended a 3 day coaching convention in Sheffield England last year.
I reached level 8 standard in my individual skating and was a competitor all over GB.