Figure Skating Coaches

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Leslie Chabot

Leslie Chabot

Leslie is a very dedicated, determined, and committed figure skating professional. She has been coaching ice skating for 36 years now, and has produced many talented figure skaters.

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She is as compassionate about her coaching as she is about helping her skaters achieve their goals weather they are a recreational or completive figure skater. She has had many skaters compete and medal at the USFS Regional, Sectional,National, and Junior Olympic levels of competition. She has also had several ISI World Champions. Leslie understands the importance of achieving and maintaining proficiency in her area of expertise, which is why she strives to expand her knowledge through continuing education and workshops. Leslie believes that figure skating can be a life long sport, full of many life lessons and beautiful experiences for every girl and boy. Leslie loves to teach children of all ages and truly feels it is an honor to be involved in such a beautiful and exciting sport. She teaches groups, semi-privates, singles, power skating, edge classes, moves in the field and choreography. If you are interested in taking lessons with Leslie you may contact her at leslchab@aol.com or (843) 875-9548..

Libbie Chabot

Libbie Chabot-Lundeen

Libbie is a fun, energetic, and always upbeat Figure Skating Instructor, who has been coaching for 31 years. In her own skating career she earned many regional and sectional medals as a single skater.

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She also earned a National Bronze medal as a junior pair skater with partner Peter Oppegard. Before starting her coaching career she toured with Ice Capades and competed professionally on a team with Olympic Gold Medalist Dorothy Hamill. Libbie spent her first 7 years as a coach in Minot North Dakota, as Head-Pro, Skating Director & coordinator of the figure skating department. She then moved to Rockford Illinois where she has spent the last 17 years coaching children from beginner levels thru the senior level of figure skating. Many of those children have competed and been medalists at the regional, Sectional, National and World IIS championships. Her Love for the sport shines thru in her teaching. She teaches groups, singles, pairs, power, edge class, moves in the field, and choreography. If you are interested in lessons with Libbie she can be contacted at libchabot@yahoo.com or (843) 475-5783.

Charlene Durham

Charlene Durham

Charlene grew up in Ontario, Canada and started skating at the age of 3. She competed for 12 years in Canada, both as a single skater and as an ice dancer. As a single skater, she competed up to the Junior level of competition.

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As an ice dancer, she competed up to the Senior level of competition and competed for 2 years as an ice dancer at the Canadian Nationals, Junior level. Following her competitive career, she went on to skate professionally with Disney On Ice, traveling through out the U.S., South America and Mexico; this was followed by 2 years skating in the Magic On Ice production in Myrtle Beach, SC. Charlene began coaching several years ago while in graduate school at the Medical University of South Carolina. She received her Master of Science in Rehabilitation, Physical Therapy degree from MUSC in 2002. She is currently a pediatric PT and is Co-owner of Charleston Children's Therapy Center, LLC – a private, outpatient therapy practice located in North Charleston which provides occupational, physical and speech therapy to pediatric patients from birth to adolescence. After several years of being away from the ice to focus on the growth of her practice, she is now excited to be able to return to coaching once again, where she has always enjoyed teaching skaters of all ages and abilities in both freestyle and ice dance. Contact Charlene at charlene.durham1@gmail.com.

Sandy Lenz

Sandy Lenz Jackson

Former Figure Skating Director, Regional, Sectional, two time National Champion and 1980 Olympian. 10 years teaching experience, specializing in Freestyle, Choreography, Moves in the Field.

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17 years of professional show experience around the world, both as a performer with Dorothy Hamill shows, Scott Hamiltons' Stars on Ice, Ice Capades, and Disney on Ice, as well as the Show Director and Choreographer for Leary Ice Productions, staging theme park and theatre ice shows. "I use encouragement and positive reinforcement along with sound fundamentals to develop the beginner Learn to Skate student as well as my competitive skaters." Contact Sandy at Lenz80@aol.com or (843) 330-8092.

Tiffaney Kress-Tanner

Tiffaney Kress-Tanner

Tiffaney is a down to earth, positive coach who has been teaching for over 19 years. She has been involved in skating as a competitor, performer, and coach for over 32 years. As a competitor she competed and medaled in local, regional, and sectional competitions.

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She also passed her USFS Gold Moves, Gold Freestyle, 7th Figure, Silver Dance, and Juvenile Pairs Tests before moving on to performing. As a performer, she skated with Dorothy Hamill's Ice Capades. Now, as a coach, she has had many students who passed some of these tests as well. Tiffaney has also had competitors that have been USFS Regional Medalists, local medalists, and ISI World Champions. Her teaching credentials include a PSA Registered Rating in Freestyle and MIF.

In addition to her teaching, she has been the Artistic and Technical Director for numerous local ice shows including the 3 years with the Boot Skating' Benefit for St. Jude's Children's Hospital in Rockford, IL. Through these shows she has worked with Victor Petrenko, Surya Bonaly, Yuka Sato, and Phillipe Candelloro. Originally from Illinois, Tiffaney completed her Bachelor's Degree once moving to Charleston with an emphasis on Costume and Set Design. She teaches freestyle, moves, choreography, dance, pairs, and group and uses a positive approach to her teaching, striving to adapt her teaching style to best meet the needs of each individual student so that each child feels special and their individual goals are first and foremost. With the ultimate goal, of course, to be that each student learns to love skating as a lifetime sport! Contact Tiffaney at tiffaney.tanner@gmail.com.

Corey Mjaatvedt

Corey Mjaatvedt

Corey began skating at age 8 in Ogden, Utah and trained there and at the Sun Valley Skating School in Idaho. He grew up in a family of skaters; his sister is also a coach and his mother, niece, and wife are also judges.

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Corey competed in both regional and sectional USFS qualifying competitions and was Central Pacific Coast silver dance champion in 1971. He was previously director of skating in Ogden, Utah and has coached at Sun Valley, Salt Lake City, and the Ice Club of Baltimore. He has passed 3 Pre-Gold dance tests (standard track) and his most notable moments have been partnering his daughter Megan, through her dance tests. Corey teaches ice dancing, edge classes, and footwork classes.

Stacey Mons

Stacey Mons

FIGURE SKATING DIRECTOR, CAROLINA ICE PALACE - has been involved in figure skating as a competitor, professional show skater, and now coach for 25 years. Her love of skating began at the age of 8 where she grew up in western New York.

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She was coached by National and International level coaches and medaled in many local, state and regional competitions. After turning professional, Stacey toured the world for 7 years skating with ice shows such as Holiday on Ice in Europe, Magic on Ice in the Caribbean and Myrtle Beach, Snoopy on Ice and Disney on Ice in the US. For the past fourteen years Stacey has dedicated herself to teaching skaters of all ages specializing in singles, moves in the field, choreography, power, group and college skating classes. She has a positive approach to teaching and focuses on creating a fun learning environment that builds self esteem and character. Stacey is now really excited about starting a new chapter in her skating career as Figure Skating Director of the Carolina Ice Palace. She, alongside her husband Matt Mons (CIP Hockey Director), hope to continue the growth and success of the Ice Palace's skating programs for many years to come. Stacey is PSA Rated in Freestyle and MIF. Contact Stacey at smons@carolinaicepalace.com.

Debbie Rosenbaum

Debbie Rosenbaum

Debbie began skating at the age of 9 at the Broadmoor Figure Skating Club in Colorado Springs, CO and has been teaching for 16 years as a professional. She holds a BS in Business Management with a minor in Computer Science from Radford University, and currently is an Adjunct Professor for the College of Charleston Ice Skating Classes.

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She has coached her students through United State Figure Skating Tests as well as Regional Competitions. Debbie’s style of teaching is “make it fun so that long after the lesson is over the student will continue to skate." Debbie instructs in many styles and disciplines of skating to include: Freestyle (Spins, Jumps and Edges), Moves in the Field, Power Skating. Additionally, she offers Off-Ice Conditioning. Debbie belongs to the Professional Skater’s Association (PSA) and is a Rated Coach in Freestyle and Moves in the Field. Have a hockey player that wants to get better at skating? Debbie is also a PSA Accredited Power Skating Hockey Instructor. Contact Debbie at krosenbaum2@comcast.net or (843) 324-8948.