Meet our Skating Coaches

Meet our Skating Coaches2019-11-06T00:04:25+00:00

Heather Cristobal
UTC Ice Figure Skating Director
USFS, PSA, ISI, US Ice Rink Association member
Freestyle, Moves in the Field, Learn to Skate Basic Skills, Choreography, Off Ice
heather@utcice.com

  • UTC Ice Figure Skating Academy Director organizing all Learn to Skate events, classes, ice shows, and competitions
  • 10 years of coaching experience coaching skaters from beginning to advanced levels
  • USFS medalist/competitor at the Regional, Sectional, and Jr. National level
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Anthropology

Heather is extremely grateful to be able to direct a figure skating program that combines fun, athleticism, and good sportsmanship all in one building! She believes that every time a skater steps into the building, they should feel at home and part of a family. She has truly enjoyed her former competitive years and loves to teach the valuable lessons of persistence, independence, and determination that figure skating has taught her to all the students she gets to work with.

Julie (Holmes) Newman
USFS, PSA member, National Technical Specialist

  • 4th place Winter Olympic Games in Ladies Figure Skating
  • Inducted into the US Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 2019
  • 40 years coaching experience
  • World Figure Skating Championships Ladies Silver Medalist
  • World Figure Skating Championships Ladies Bronze Medalist
  • Starred with Ice Capades
  • Skated on Donny and Marie Osmond Show

Terry Pagano Kudrna
USFS, PSA, ISI, ProSkaters member
Freestyle, Moves in the Field, Learn to Skate Basic Skills, Choreography, and professional ice show skating. akudrna1@att.net

  • 35 years coaching experience teaching and choreographing programs for National and International competitors at the National, World, and Olympic levels 
  • Currently coaches for Disney on Ice show for the past 25 years
  • World Professional Pair Silver Medalist, USFS Double Gold Medalist in Freestyle and Figures
  • 25 years star performer in Ice Capades, feature films, television specials, and theater

Terry’s dedication and love for figure skating is reflected in her coaching and choreography. She loves passing on her passion for the sport to the young and the young at heart. Her motto is “You never know what you can accomplish until you try” and she will always do her best to pass her skills on to you.

Tony Paul Kudrna
USFS, PSA, ProSkaters, NARC member
Freestyle, Moves in the Field, Learn to Skate Basic Skills, Pairs, and professional ice show skating. akudrna1@att.net

  • 35 years coaching experience; coach of record for National, World, and Olympic competitors
  • Current principal coach for Disney on Ice shows for the past 25 years
  • World Professional Pair Silver Medalist and USA national competitor in singles and pairs
  • USFS Triple Gold Medalist in Freestyle, pairs and figures
  • 25 years star performer in Ice Capades, feature films, television specials, and theater
  • UTC Ice Skating Academy Safesport co-chair

Tony has gratitude for all of the wonderful opportunities figure skating has provided for him and he enjoys passing on his knowledge and love of skating to future stars and all who share his passion for the sport.

Brooke Brannon
Member of USFSA, PSA, ISI, and Learn to Skate
USFS Gold Medalist MITF
US Regional and National Competitor

20 years figure skating experience
Emphasis on freestyle technique and choreography
ISI Bronze Certified Judge
Classically trained in ballet, tap, jazz and lyrical
CER Category A Certified
CPR & First Aid Certified

Brooke is passionate about sharing her love of figure skating with her students and helping them grow within the sport to reach their full potential. Using her competitive experience along with years of technical training from coaches who competed in the Olympics and performed with Disney on Ice, she hopes to provide her students with the technique and confidence to achieve their goals!

Lorna Peck-Lavine
Member of USFSA, PSA .Learn to Skate USA, LJFSC
Specializes in USFSA MIF, Power Skating, Freestyle.
Email Address: edge2ice@gmail.com, edge2ice.weebly.com
A Senior Rated Coach in Freestyle by PSA.
30 years coaching experience, all ages and levels, trained by World and Olympic choreographers and coaches.
Background includes: Single and Pair skating at a divisional level, Canadian Double Gold Medalist in Figures and Free skate, Performed as a principle with Ice Capades,  Varstiy Figure Skating, college hockey.

My passion is to work with every student to reach their goals and higher!

Tess Edman
USFS, PSA member
Learn to Skate Basic Skills, Synchronized Figure Skating
tess.e.edman@gmail.com

  • 6 time National Synchronized Ice Skating competitor
  • 2 time National Synchronized Figure Skating medalist
  • Coaching all ages

Tess’s goal is to share the passion and sense of accomplishment figure skating brings!

Grace Toyonaga
USFS, PSA
Moves in the Field, Synchronized Ice Skating
gracetoyonaga@gmail.com

–       2 years of free skate coaching experience, 1 year of assistant synchronized team coaching at
the regional and sectional level
–       USFS Gold Medalist in Moves in the Field, 3-time US National Synchronized Ice Skating
competitor
–       Coaching all ages and levels

Everyday, Grace hopes to ignite the same passion that she has for ice skating in all of her students. She loves to coach because she gest to be a part of her student’s journey to grow both on and off the ice.

Selina Chang
USFS, PSA, ISI member
Learn to Skate Basic Skills
selina.j.chang@gmail.com

  • 6 years of coaching experience
  • Coaches all ages and levels of skating

Selina loves to coach figure skating because she enjoys helping her skaters gain self-confidence and have fun!