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Monday, December 11, 2017

RFSC Coaches

We are proud to introduce the Rochester Figure Skating Club coaching staff:

Lori Voepel Brakke

Lori Voepel Brakke

PSA Ratings: Master Group, Senior Figures and Freeskate, Level III ranking.
Specializing in: Freeskate, Moves-in-the-Field, Power, Off-Ice Conditioning, Basic Skills.

Fun Facts:
Registered Nurse
Toured with Ice Follies and Holiday on Ice
Coach of National Competitors
Over 30 years of teaching experience

Lori is part of a strong skating legacy. Her mom was a skating coach, and her dad was a U.S. Figure Skating judge. Lori continued her family's skating legacy by coaching many outstanding skaters over the years, including one of our fellow coaches, Mandy Wagner, who went to Junior Nationals. Lori continued sharing her talents by coaching her daughter, Shannon, who is a national competitor and medalist, a 3-time state champion and is performing and touring with Disney on Ice.

(507) 288-8177

Debbie Colgan

Debbie Colgan

Ice Show Artistic Director
PSA Ratings: Master Moves in the Field & Group, Senior Figures & Freeskate, Certified Choreography.
Specializing in: Specializing in: Freeskate, Moves-in-the-Field, Dance, Power, Basic Skills, Mental Skills Training.

Fun Facts:
B.A., Wellesley College
Ph.D. University of Minnesota (Specializing in Sport Psychology)
RFSC Coaches' Representative
RFSC Ice Show Artistic Director
Over 40 years of teaching experience

Debbie has been skating at the Rochester Figure Skating Club for almost her whole life and she absolutely loves it. It's practically the only thing she does indoors since her other favorite things are running, hiking, camping, fishing, gardening, walking her dog, hunting, bird watching, and riding her bike. She rides two thousand miles every summer.

(507) 289-3854

Vikki Dalquist

Vikki Dalquist

Synchronized Skating Director
PSA Ratings: Master Free Skate, MIF and Group, Senior Dance and Synchronized skating, Level III Ranking.
Specializing in: Free Skate, Moves-in-the-Field, Dance, Synchronized skating, basic skills.

Fun Facts:
BA, Colorado College
USFS Gold Figures, Freestyle, and Dance (plus 4 international dances)
Coach of National competitors
RFSC Synchronized Skating Director
Over 30 years of teaching experience

Vikki heads our Sychronized skating team and twice took them to nationals. She started skating at age 4 with the Rochester Figure Skating Club. She once tried out on skates for a Dairy Queen commercial. She likes to hike, bike, roller blade, and still enjoys skating herself.

(507) 287-0971

Lidia Masliukova

Lidia Masliukova

PSA Ratings: Level VII Ranking.
Specializing in: Freeskate, Moves-in-the-Field, On-Ice and Off-Ice Conditioning, Edge Classes.

Fun Facts:
College of Physical Culture (Ukraine)
Senior Competitor (Ukraine)
Coach of National and International Competitors
Over 40 years of teaching experience

Lidia is from Ukraine, and skated in the Ukranian Ballet on Ice. She is the mother of one of our other coaches, Kristina Orlova.

(507) 280-6207

Kristina Orlova

Kristina Orlova

PSA Ratings: Basic Accreditation.
Specializing in: Freeskate, Moves-in-the-Field, Choreography, Synchronized skating, On- & Off-Ice Conditioning, Basic Skills.

Fun Facts:
B.A. Choreography, Chelabensk University (Russia)
Professional Ice Show Skater for 11 years
Choreographer for National Competitors
RFSC Synchronized Skating Coach
Over 15 years teaching experience

Kristina is from Ukraine and is the daughter of one of our other coaches, Lidia Masliukova. Like Lidia, Kristina skated in the Ukrainian Ballet on Ice. Off the ice, Kristina enjoys time with her three children.

(507) 206-3361

Paul Paprocki

Paul Paprocki

PSA Ratings: Master Program Director, Master Group, Registered Freeskate, Senior MIF, Certification in Power, Hockey Skating I, II, and III.
Specializing in: Freestyle, Moves-in-the-Field, Dance, Power (Figure skating and hockey), and Group instruction.

Fun Facts:
USA Hockey – Level 4 Coach
Coach of National competitors
30 years coaching experience

Paul is married with two children and one grandchild. He enjoys: working outdoors, on home remodeling projects, and watching the TV show America's Got Talent. He is an avid reader and uses his finance degree to invest in the stock market. Paul's favorite students to coach are the pre-school age skaters.

(507) 292-1102

Elizabeth Thornton

Elizabeth Thornton

PSA Ratings: Registered MIF, Certified Group, Certified Synchro, Certified Program Director.
Specializing in: Moves-in-the-Field, Synchronized Skating, Basic Skills.

Fun Facts:
B.S., Communication Arts and Literature Teaching, Winona State University
USFS Gold Moves-in-the-Field, Gold Dance, Gold Free Dance, Juvenile Freeskate
PSA Hockey, Level I Certification
8 years teaching experience

Elizabeth grew up skating in the Rochester Figure Skating Club, and she is still skating and taking lessons. Elizabeth skates with, and coaches, the adult synchronized skating team, and she especially enjoys coaching preschoolers and beginning skaters. Her favorite skating move is a spiral. Off the ice, she has recently learned how to wakeboard and downhill ski.

(507) 251-9441

Carol Rossignol

Carol Rossignol

PSA Ratings: Master-rated in Figures, Free Skating, Dance, Group, Program Director and Synchronized Skating, Level V Ranking.
Specializing in: Free Skate, Moves-in-the-Field, Dance, Basic Skills.

Fun Facts:
Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education degrees
CFSA Gold Figures, Free Skate and Dance, Jr. Competitive Dance, Gold Skating Skills
Coach of National and International Competitors
Over 40 years of teaching experience

Carol loves teaching kids of all ages (pre-school to adults) and knows the importance of skill progressions and repetition. She instructs skaters on the proper techniques of skating and she is always upbeat and instills that in her students. She has participated in skating throughout her lifetime for fun, fitness and achievement.

(507) 288-3252

Jamie Lynn Santee

Jamie Lynn Santee

Theatre on Ice Director
PSA Ratings: Basic Accreditation, Registered FS, Level III Ranking.
Specializing in: Free Skate, Moves-in-the-Field, Off-Ice Conditioning, Choreography, Power, Basic Skills.

Fun Facts:
World Professional Silver Medalist
11 years principal performer with Disney on Ice, and 2 years Performance Director
National Competitor in singles & pairs (Canada)
CFSA Gold Figures & Freeskate, Senior Competitive, Pre-Gold Dance, Novice Pair
Coach of National and International Competitors
Over 30 years of teaching experience

Jamie is a native of Canada. She toured all over the world with Disney on Ice where she met her husband Jimmie. One of her favorite moments was when he surprised her by proposing in front of thousands of people during one of the shows. Jamie and Jimmie have been married for 26 years and have 3 children who also love to skate. Her favorite won't-go-a-day-without-it drink is Soy Chai Latte!

(507) 292-7785

Olga Wheeler

Olga Wheeler

PSA Ratings: Basic Accreditation.
Specializing in: Free Skate, Moves-in-the-Field, Edge, Choreography, Basic Skills.

Fun Facts:
Master Level Qualification (Russia)
Bachelor Degree in Physical Training Education & Sports (Russia)
Russian National & International Competitor
National Jr. Team Member (Russia)
Over 12 years teaching experience

Olga grew up in the Soviet Union and has been figure skating since she was 3 years old. She toured with Disney on Ice for 5 years and portrayed many fun characters. Her favorite was Belle. She has two young children and they both enjoy figure skating.

(507) 280-7936

Mandy Wagner

Mandy Wagner

PSA Ratings: Basic Accreditation.
Specializing in: Free Skate, Moves-in-the-Field, Basic Skills.

Fun Facts:
USFS Gold Freeskate and Moves in the Field, Silver Dance
Junior National Competitor
Over 9 Years teaching experience

Mandy began skating with the Rochester Figure Skating Club when she was 4 years old and represented RFSC at Junior Nationals. Mandy performed with Disney on Ice, and her favorite role was Minnie Mouse. While on the Disney on Ice Tour, Mandy’s favorite places to visit were Europe, South America, and Japan. When Mandy is off the ice, she’s an avid reader, and she also enjoys spending time with her two young children.

(507) 358-2689

Betsy Wilson

Betsy Wilson

PSA Ratings: Registered Figures, Freeskate & Group, Level III ranking.
Specializing in: Free Skate, Moves-in-the-Field, Off-Ice Conditioning, Basic Skills.

Fun Facts:
B. A. Rockford College
USFS Gold Figures & Freeskate
Coach of National Competitors
Over 35 years of coaching experience

Betsy likes to catch up on her newspapers during zamboni breaks. The other coaches like to see how many weeks she is behind in this endeavor. During the summer, Coach Paul will ask her if the forecast she’s reading predicts snow and temperatures below zero!

(507) 281-1334
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• 2017-2018 School Year Schedule
September 5, 2017 – June 2, 2018

• 2017 Winter Interim
December 26, 2017 December 29, 2017

• 2018 Spring Interim
March 30 – April 6, 2018