Emily has been skating for 13 years, starting at the age of 3. She passed the Senior level of moves in the field in 2009 and continued testing and competing in freestyle until 2012. She has competed in Regionals, making it to the final rounds several times. She is now working to complete all of her ice dance tests before she graduates from high school. Emily began assistant teaching in 2008, and received her Professional Skaters Association (PSA) internship in 2011. She also instructs and choreographs for the annual Nutcracker performance at Skatequest. Emily loves to work with children of all ages and creates an easygoing environment that's challenging enough to help skaters advance while enhancing their love for skating. Emily skates because she loves the sport and because skating has taught her perseverance, determination, and an incredible work ethic. Skating has had such an impact on her life, that Emily is now dedicated to helping others share her passion for the sport, even after she has stopped competing. Skating brings her so much joy, and nothing can match the feeling of being on the ice and doing what she loves.
Jennifer KosydarJennifer has been skating for 17 years and has more than five years of coaching experience. She specializes in basic skills, moves in the field, freestyle, and ice dance, and has experience teaching in the USFS and ISI systems. Jennifer has worked with all ages and skill levels, and enjoys teaching everyone from beginner to advanced students. She has taught many international students in the past, and speaks French and Russian.
Jessica began skating at the age of 12 and was hooked for life. A student for eight years and an assistant instructor for the past year, Jessica loves all aspects of figure skating, from moves in the field to competitions and performances. She especially enjoys the feeling of freedom and joy she gets from skating and is eager to share that experience with young students. A seasoned babysitter, Sunday school teacher and camp counselor, Jessica enjoys working with children of all ages and ability levels. With a creative, fun and easygoing approach, she encourages students to set goals and to work to achieve them.
Margo has been skating off and on for over 30 years. As a serious recreational figure skater for the past eight years, she has worked with a number of coaches to continually improve and refine her technique. Margo began teaching group lessons as an assistant to her own coach and quickly developed her own style to help beginning skaters of all ages overcome anxiety and gain confidence on the ice. A registered yoga teacher, Margo emphasizes proper alignment and body awareness with all of her skating students. She especially enjoys working with adult beginners, but has worked with students as young as 2 years old, as well as senior citizens, and takes great pleasure helping motivated students of all ages move on to more advanced skills. More information at www.iceflowskating.com.
Helen Rose’s background in recreational therapy, combined with a love of skating, has helped many beginner skaters and children with disabilities develop skills and gain confidence on the ice. She has over ten years of coaching experience at SkateQuest in Reston, and has coached for Area 26 Special Olympics, and DC Inner City Excitement. Helen has a Master’s degree in Special Education and a graduate certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis. Contact: henierose[@]gmail.com.Sorina first took to the ice at the age of 5 in her native Romania and fell in love immediately. By age 7, she was a serious international competitor,winning two Romanian titles back to back. Over the past 3 years, Sorina has taught skaters as young as 2 years old all the way to adults, from first-time beginners to figure skaters learning jumps and spins. In addition to being able to pass along her passion for skating, Sorina’s favorite part of teaching is sharing her students’ sense of pride and achievement as they overcome obstacles and learn new skills.