Meet The Coaches

These coaches are excited to bring their love and passion for the sport to you!

Skating Director & Coach

Vinny Dispenza

Skating Director & Coach

Jenna Dispenza

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Tonia Berekhovski

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Haven Denney

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Ivan Dimitrov

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Sara Feminella

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Nicolas Frantz

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Jim Garbutt

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Lisa Healy

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Julie Kim

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Sandra Strong

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Elizaveta Titova

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Edward E. Vancampen

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Stephen Carriere

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Heather Krizka

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Felicity Lothrop

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Eva Wasielewski

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Skye Armstrong

Learn to Skate Assistant

Veronika Khokhryakova

Learn to Skate Assistant

Lacy Meagher

Learn to Skate Assistant

Elicia Wang

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Robert McNamara

Learn to Skate Admin

Maxwell Christopher

Learn to Skate Assistant

Ashley Campbell

Learn to Skate Assistant

Sarah Daughtry

Juliana Pineda
Skating Account Executive

Juliana Pineda

Skating Director & Coach

Vinny Dispenza

· 2011 and 2012 US National Ice Dance competitor

· 2008 Junior US Nationals competitor

· 20 years of skating experience

· 10 years of coaching experience teaching all levels, from Learn to Skate classes to international skaters

· Holds US Gold/Senior tests in Moves in the Field, Free Dance and Dance Pattern, as well as tests in Free Skate and Pairs

· Dedicated to helping his skaters reach their goals by sharing his love and enthusiasm for the sport

· Teaches a wide variety of disciplines including Freestyle, Moves, Ice Dance, in addition to specializing in skating skills/footwork, holiday show production and pole harness experience for all level of jumps

· Proud member of USFS, PSA, and Learn to Skate USA

· Has his PSA Registered Group Accreditation, Masters in Sports Science & Medicine from PSA and CER-A

· Proud member of Champions’ Edge Skating Club

Skating Director & Coach

Jenna Dispenza

· 2011 and 2012 US National Ice Dance competitor

· 20 years of skating experience

· 10+ years of coaching experience teaching all levels from Learn to Skate classes to international skates

· Holds US Gold/Senior tests in Moves in the Field, Free Dance, and Pattern Dance

· Canadian Gold tests in Freestyle, Skills, Dance, and Interpretive

· Enjoys sharing her love and passion for the sport through a wide variety of disciplines including Freestyle, Moves, Ice Dance, in addition to skating skills/footwork, choreography, holiday show production and beginner skating skills

· Proud member of USFS, PSA, and Learn to Skate USA

· Has PSA Registered Free Skate Accreditation, Masters in Sports Science & Medicine from PSA and CER A

· Received her BBA from Florida International University with Summa Cum Laude

· Proud member of Champions’ Edge Skating Club

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Tonia Berekhovski

· Russian skater

· Masters Degree in Choreography from the University of Modern Art

· Has trained skaters to compete nationally and internationally at Junior World, Worlds, US Nationals, US Junior Nationals

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Haven Denney

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Ivan Dimitrov

· Competed at 2011 and 2012 US Nationals

· Top 10 finish in 2012

· Bulgarian Junior National Champion

· Competed at both Junior World Championships and Grand Prix Series

· Currently coaches US Regional and Sectional level competitive skaters

· Proud member of USFS and PSA

· Certified at CER-A Level

· Teaches skaters of all levels and ages

Coach

Sara Feminella

Over 10 years of skating experience.

Holds Senior Moves in the Field Test and currently competes at the Junior Level.

Loves to work with skaters of all ages to help them improve and learn new skills!

USF College student.

Proud member of the Champions’ Edge Skating Club, USFS, PSA and Learn to Skate USA.

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Nicolas Frantz

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Jim Garbutt

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Lisa Healy

· Over 20 years of coaching experience for freestyle, MIF, synchro, off-ice training, dance teams and has coached skaters at multiple sectional competitions

· Passed PSA rating exams in freestyle, dance, team, and groups

· Proud member of USFS, PSA, Champions’ Edge Skating Club & Learn to Skate USA

· CER A-Level, ISI Gold Level Judge

· South Atlantic Regional competitor and medalist in both singles and ice dancing

· Trained with World and Olympic coaches such as Donald Laws, Carol Fox, Bill Fauver, and David & Rita Lowery

· Master’s Degree in Sports Coaching, B.A. in Psychology

· Florida teaching certificate for K-6, Gifted Education, and ESOL

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Julie Kim

  • 2005 US National Champion, 2005 Southwest Regional Champion, 2006 Southwest Regional Bronze Medalist and 2006 US National Competitor 
  • Trained with Olympic Coach, Tammy Gambill, Olympic Choreographer, Phillip Mills and Olympic Athletic Trainer, Tyrone Bennett in Southern California 
  •  Over 20 years of skating experience and over 10 years of coaching experience teaching all levels from Learn to Skate classes to international skaters 
  • Specializes in jump and spin technique, moves in the field, choreography and power skating 
  • Specializes in off-ice training with strength and conditioning, motorized spinner, technique in spin and jump rotation, stretching and injury prevention/rehab 
  • Proud member of USFS, PSA, Learn to Skate USA and Champions’ Edge Figure Skating Club 
  • BA in Kinesiology, Sports Medicine at California Baptist University

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Sandra Strong

· Double Gold Medalist with USFS

· Certified personal trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine

· Trained in New York with Olympic coaches Peter Burrows and Robin Wagner

· Won the North Atlantic Regionals and Empire State Winter Games

· Professional skater with Royal Caribbean International for over 8 years

· Completed 2 professional contracts as a pairs skater

· Also featured as a principal with Ice Theater of New York and for Dollywood and Busch Gardens

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Elizaveta Titova

· Over 7 years of coaching experience

· Skated in ice shows all over the world, after retiring as a competitive Russian skater

· Teaching all ages and levels and specializes in developing younger skaters

· Preparing skaters for tests and competitions

· Selecting and preparing the music for competitions

· Proud member of Champions’ Edge Skating Club

· Proud member of USFS, PSA, and Learn to Skate USA

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Edward E. Vancampen

  • 3 Time Men’s Dutch National Champion
  • European and World Competitor
  • US Figure Skating Double Gold Medalist in Figures and Freestyle
  • Performed in numerous Ice Show for over 10 years
  • Member of USFS, LTS USA, PSA Certified CER-A level, and Safesport Certified
  • 25 years of coaching experience and teaches all levels and ages
  • Moves in the Field Specialist, Learn to Skate and Adults

Edward has a passion for the sport and focuses on proper technique and positions.  He knows skating can teach students patience, discipline and many other valuable life lessons that you can use for the rest of your life. 

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Stephen Carriere

-2007 World Junior Champion

-2008 U.S World Team Member & U.S National Bronze Medalist

-13 Time International Medalist: ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating and ISU Senior International Events

-2006 U.S Junior Champion 

-Experience coaching all levels from Learn to Skate to U.S regional, sectional, national, and internationally competitive athletes.

-Specializes in jump & spin technique, choreography, and skating skills.

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Heather Krizka

  • 20+ years of skating experience and 10+ years of coaching experience 
  • Two years of experience as a member of the NHL Chicago Blackhawks Ice Crew
  • Trained as a competitive figure skater in Chicago under World and Olympic Gold Medalist, Oleg Vasiliev
  • Passionate about sharing her love for the ice with skaters of all levels and ages, including those who are looking for a solid skating foundation before transitioning into hockey or advanced figure skating levels
  • Member of USFS, PSA, and Learn to Skate USA
  • Member of Champion’s Edge Skating Club
  • Heather is a cum laude graduate from Capella University, receiving her Masters of Science in Psychology 
  • In her free time she enjoys getting back on the ice for a fun freestyle session or public skate, curling, and watching her son play hockey
  • Dream big!

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Felicity Lothrop

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Eva Wasielewski

Over 15 years of skating experience and over 3 years of coaching experience.

Former competitive and college cheerleading coach.

Available to teach all levels.

Proud member of USFA and Learn to Skate USA.

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Skye Armstrong

  • Competitive skater with over a decade of skating experience 
  • Shares love of skating by helping skaters of all ages develop and learn new skills
  • Proud member of Champion’s Edge Skating Club, US Figure Skating, PSA, Learn to Skate USA, and USF Figure Skating Club
  • USF College Student, currently competes for USF Figure Skating Club at Novice Level 

Learn to Skate Assistant

Veronika Khokhryakova

Learn to Skate Assistant

Lacy Meagher

Learn to Skate Assistant

Elicia Wang

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Robert McNamara

-Former Australian champion 

-Junior World Championship and Junior Grand Prix competitor

-Four continents and Olympic qualification round competitor 

-Over 15 years of coaching experience across the world including having coached in Taiwan, Canada, Australia and USA. 

-Enjoys coaching, jumps, spins and has choreographed for former three-time Olympian. 

-Member of PSA and Champions’ Edge Skating Club

Learn to Skate Admin

Maxwell Christopher

Learn to Skate Assistant

Ashley Campbell

Learn to Skate Assistant

Sarah Daughtry

Juliana Pineda

Skating Account Executive

Juliana Pineda

· 2011 to 2014 US Synchro National competitor

· 18 years of skating experience

· 5 years of coaching experience teaching Learn to Skate classes

· Holds US Gold/Senior tests in Moves in the Field

· Although retired from the competitive world of Figure skating, she enjoys sharing the love and passion for the sport through a wide variety of disciplines including Freestyle, Moves, Ice Dance, in addition to skating skills/footwork, and beginner skating skills

· Proud member of USFS

· Proud member of Champions’ Edge Skating Club