All coaches work in a collaborative manner to develop each skater to their fullest potential regardless of age or commitment level. Private lesson rates vary by coach and range in price. Lesson rates are payable directly to the coach and are not included in ice session payments.
All lessons occur on freestyle ice sessions which are payable to the rink before taking the ice.
All guest coaches must receive prior consent from the Skating Director for coaching privileges at the PIC. No exceptions. For information about a specific coach or program, please contact our Figure Skating Dept at: email@example.com or 302.266.0777, ext. 202
Elizabeth Hollett-ShackettDirector, Skating Academy at the Patriot Ice Center
National, Junior National & Adult International Coach
Elizabeth is the PIC Figure Skating/Learn To Skate Director. She is a Coach/Choreographer with 22 years of experience. Canadian National Championships Silver Medalist in Ice Dance, 3-time International competitor & medalist, 4th World Junior Championships. Passed Canadian Gold Dance Test and performed as guest star in amateur & professional ice shows. Rated in 3 disciplines of Figure Skating by the Professional Skaters Association: Senior Dance, Registered Choreography & Style, Registered Freeskating. Graduated from West Chester University with B.A. In Communication Studies, Summa Cum Laude.
Specialties include choreography and athlete development from grassroots to elite level. Proponent of professional education and team coaching having collaborated with over 31+ coaches to date, including countless IceWorks staff pros. Coached/choreographed skaters in both singles and ice dance to U.S. National Championships, U.S. Junior Championships, U.S. Collegiate Nationals, U.S. Solo Dance Nationals, U.S. Adult Nationals, and Adult International. Other student achievements include clinching principal roles in Disney on Ice shows Frozen, The Incredibles, and Dare to Dream tours in North America and Europe, and the Universoul Circus.
Areas for Lessons: Choreography/On-Ice Presentation, Ice Dance, Moves in the Field, Power & Skating Skills, Beginning Freestyle & Adult skating. Fluent in French.
Priscilla Hill-Wampler is an American figure skating coach and former competitor. She is a two-time U.S. national medalist (silver in 1981, bronze in 1978) and finished within the top ten at two World Championships. She won gold at three international events – the 1974 Nebelhorn Trophy, the 1975 Prague Skate, and 1977 Richmond Trophy. In 1975, she became the first American woman to land the triple loop jump in competition.
Hill passed her eighth compulsory figures test and gold freestyle test at the age of nine, possibly the youngest person ever to do so. In 1972, at age 11, she was the youngest senior lady ever to compete at the United States Figure Skating Championships. Hill won the bronze medal at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in 1978 and the silver in 1981. In 1975 she landed a triple loop in competition, at the Prague Skate in Czechoslovakia. She finished 9th at the 1978 World Championships and 7th in 1981. She missed the 1980 Olympic season due to injury and was not able to challenge for a spot on the Olympic team where she then went on to perform with the Ice Capades in 1984 and 1985.
Hill's most decorated former student is Johnny Weir, whom she coached to the gold medal at the 2001 World Junior Championships and three U.S. national titles (2004, 2005, and 2006). She was named the 2004 U.S. Figure Skating Association Coach of the Year for her work with Weir. Other former students include Ashley Wagner, Melissa Gregory / Denis Petukhov, Jenna Syken, Katherine Hadford, Vanessa James, Blake Rosenthal, Christine Zukowski, Andrea Varraux / David Pelletier, Christopher Berneck, and Viktor Pfeifer.
Hill-Wampler paused her coaching career in 2012. In 2018, she came back to skating at the Patriot Ice Center.
Natalia Linichuk is a Russian ice dancing coach and former competitive ice dancer for the Soviet Union. With partner Gennadi Karponosov, she is the 1980 Olympic champion and a two-time World champion. Her students include:
Tanith Belbin / Benjamin Agosto 2009 World silver medalists for the U.S.
Galit Chait / Sergei Sakhnovsky World bronze medalists
Albena Denkova / Maxim Staviski 2006, 2007 World Champions for Bulgaria.
Oksana Domnina / Maxim Shabalin 2010 Olympic bronze medalists for Russia.
Oksana Grishuk / Evgeni Platov Olympic and World champions
Natalia Gudina / Alexei Beletski
Anjelika Krylova / Vladimir Fedorov (World bronze medalists)
Anjelika Krylova / Oleg Ovsyannikov World champions, Olympic silver medalists
Irina Lobacheva / Ilia Averbukh World champions, Olympic silver medalists
Lauri Bonacorsi / Travis Mager 2011 U.S. Junior silver medalists
Ekaterina Pushkash and Jonathan Guerreiro 2011 World Junior silver medalists for Russia.
Heather is a current member of USFS, PSA, and Learn to Skate USA. She has been competitively figure skating for over 35 years and coaching for over 15 years.
At the age of 12, her family relocated from Seattle to DE so she could train under the direction of Priscilla Hill and Ron Ludington. As a skater, she won the Roslyn Sumners Artistic Award, the Casey Yorsen Artistic Award, competed as a Sectional competitor in Freestyle and Figures, and most recently as a National competitor with the University of DE Masters Synchronized Skating Team.
As the former director of a figure skating club in South Dakota, she has directed shows and served as a certified Gold Level ISI judge. In 2009 she coached a team of skaters that were awarded the ISI Presidents Trophy at the ISI Worlds Competition.
Heather’s areas of coaching expertise include Freestyle, Moves in the Field, Synchro skills, Power, Choreography, and Basic Figure Skating/Hockey skills. Lesson availability for all ages and levels.
Philip is a 2003 United States Pairs Figure Skating Champion--2002 Olympic Competitor--2000-2003 World Figure Skating Championship Competitor--2000-2002 United Skates Pairs Figure Skating Sliver Medalist--1999-2005 International Skating Union Grand Prix Competitor--1989 United States Novice Men's Figure Skating Champion with a functional knowledge of the IJS (International Judging System) and as demonstrated success in developing skaters within competitive and recreational skating programs.
He specializes in freestyle (all levels), moves in the field, Pairs, Power/Hockey and Basic Skills
His lifetime participant in the sport of figure skating, has given him a great deal of knowledge to share with skating pupils. He is very personable and his wide array of coaching skills make him well-suited to teach skaters of all ages and skill levels. It's these experiences as a National World and Olympic competitor in addition to his 20+ years of coaching experience, that have honed his ability to teach advance figure skating techniques, choreography and highly developed training practices for optimal performance. He has been a member of USFSA 30+ years, PSA 20+ years, served on the United States Figure Skating Athletic Advisory Committee (1999-2005) and the Pair Athlete Development Committee (2010).
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US Senior Ladies Eastern Competitor, USFS Gold in Freestyle, USFS Gold in Moves, USFS Pre-Silver in Dance Fields Taught: Jumps, Spins, Stroking, Choreography, and On Ice Presentation. Ashley started skating at the age of 8. She was a competitive skater for 9 years after beginning in 1994 and began coaching in 2011. She currently totals 24 plus years of experience in skating. During her competitive years she was coached by National, World and Olympic coaches, Gary Irving (moves/power skating/ice dancing), Bobbie Shire (spins0, Jeff DiGregorio (freestyle skating/jumps), and Jerry Campbell (jumping). She also was instructed by Natalya Linichuk who was a 2-time Olympic champion for ice dance and choreography.
Ashley’s goal is to give back to the sport she has learned and experienced to her students. She hopes for each skater to reach their highest potential, no matter their age or ability. Currently accepting students Tot-Adult.
Adult National Coach, Teaches Freestyle, Moves in the Field, Choreography and Power Skating Tom has 13 years teaching experience. He is also an Adult National Freestyle and Artistic Gold Medalist and Competitor, passed Adult Silver Freestyle and Adult Silver Moves. Tom is also a Theatre On Ice Director and Instructor, Ice Show Director at the Centre Ice Arena, trained with National Coach Rick Stengle, and Dance Training in Ballet, Jazz and Tapal.
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Jerry Santoferrara is a Regional Intermediate Mens Champion National Junior Dance Champion. A member of USFS, PSA, is a USFS Technical Specialist in Dance and ISI Gold Judge. He is also an ISI Gold Medalist. With 23 years of experience coaching Ice Dance, Free Dance National, International and Junior World Coach
Current & Past Clients:
Penny Schnering and Tim Jones - National Novice Dance Champions
Kendra Goodwin and Chris Obzansky - International Senior Dance Champions
Experienced with all levels of skating from beginners and adults to international competitors. I have coached many skaters from beginner levels to high levels of achievement in both testing and national and international competition.
World/International Coach Roland Burghart 9-time Austrian National medalist, an International competitor with over 12 years of coaching experience. Principal skater in Disney on ice, Willy Bietak Productions, and other professional shows. Student achievements include national medalist in both singles and pairs.
He brings a vital service to our program in the form of pole harness training and other interesting training tools such a simple “rope harness” methods.
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With 20+ years of teaching experience, his skaters have gone from grassroots level to becoming U.S. Juvenile Champions. He has coached U.S. Juvenile Medalists, U.S. Intermediate bronze medalists and Senior National Team members. Oleg is a 2-time U.S. Bronze medalist, International medalist, and U.S. Champion in Jr Ice Dance. He has performed as a guest star in amateur, professional, and TV shows. Works with all ages and abilities in all aspects of skating including ice dance (teams, partnering or solo), moves in the field, freestyle, choreography, power skating, and hockey. Oleg currently works with players from the Little Flyers, Minutemen, Delco Phantoms, Quakers, Dynamites, and Kings.
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Credentials: National, International World Coach, Founder of Interntaional Competitive Edges. P.S.A. Honor Roll
Years of Experience: 31.
Awards & Honors: Founder of International Competitive Edges. Co-Producer of Soul Spectacular 2002 Australian National Champion (Roller Skating) 13 Australian National Titles Australian World Team leader 1987 Australian World Team member, Team of the year 1987
Current & Past Clients: Bruce and Emma Porter 2012 International team, Azerbaijan, Krya Ribansky 2012 Natinal Solo Dance Petwer Medalist Championship Dance and Freedance and 2011 National Solo Dance Champion, Keegan Messing, 2009 U.S.A. Junior World Team. 4th. Place. Christie Moxley & Alexandra Kirosanov, 2005, U.S.A. International Team members. Jessica Huot & Juha Valkama National Champions, Finland 2001, 2002, World Team members. Barbara Hanley & Alexandra Kirosanov, Latvian and Azerbaijan 2000, 2001, International Team members. Ashley Elliot & Paul Hurych 2001 Intermediate National Silver Medalist's. Mollie Klurfeld & Martin Sivronsky 1987 Open Juvenile National Champions. Gary has been teaching in the U.S.A. for the past 18 years. Currently on staff at the University of Delaware, High performance Centre. He has had students compete at Junior Nationals, Nationals, Internationals and World Championships. His students have won and placed at National and International events. Gary has coached many International skaters competing for Australia, Azerbaijan, Finland, Korea, Latvia, Switzerland, Canada and the U.S.A.
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