Coaches....

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Amber Crispell

Amber has been coaching for over 12 years. She was a member for our Synchronized Skating Team and competed at the Empire State Games, winning a Bronze medal. She loves working with both kids & adults. Amber enjoys teaching basic skating skills as well as working with more competitive skaters. She is a member of US Figure Skating, Learn to Skate USA, and Professional Skaters Association. Amber is the Skating Class Director for the Skating Club of Saugerties and completed the Skating Director Certification at the North American Rink Conference & Expo. She has also completed her Level 1 Hockey coach certification through USA Hockey. Her other passion is making custom figure skating costumes.

Contact her at (845) 389-1848 or amberlynnskates@gmail.com

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Sergei Sakhnovskiy

Sergei has over twenty years of coaching experience, specializing in ice dance, solo dance, and choreography, as well as moves in the field. He has coached beginners through International level skaters. Sergei is a 3-time Olympian for Israel and World Bronze Medalist in Ice Dance. He was also the 10-time Israel National Ice Dance Champion, as well as the Junior World Ice Dance Champion for Russia with numerous other accolades. His work following his competitive career included performing on two seasons of the popular Russian TV show “Skating with the Stars – Ice Age”. He is a member of United States Figure Skating, Professional Skaters Association.

Contact Sergei at 860-888-7448 or sergei.sakhnovskiy@yahoo.com

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Maria Reynolds

Maria has been coaching for over fifteen years. She enjoys coaching children and adults of all skill levels. She is a US Figure Skating quadruple gold medalist (Moves in the Field, Freestyle, Dance, and Solo Free Dance, also 6th Figure). Maria continues to compete as an adult and has competed in 13 US Adult Figure Skating Championships recently winning a gold medal in Freestyle & Pattern Dance at the 2021 championships.

Contact Maria at 773-339-4224 or mariafreynolds@gmail.com

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Laurie Sakhnovskiy

Laurie has over fifteen years of coaching experience specializing in jumps and spins technique in addition to moves in the field. Throughout her coaching career, she has taught beginners through National level skaters. As a competitor, Laurie was the Junior National Pairs Gold Medalist, and competed Nationally and Internationally in pairs. She is also a double Gold Medalist in United States Figure Skating Moves in the Field and Freestyle. Laurie is a member of United States Figure Skating and Professional Skaters Association.

Contact Laurie at 718-433-8925 or laurie.krein@gmail.com.

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Elise Westlund

Elise has been competing in Freestyle competitions since 2011, and
testing/competing Ice Dance since 2019. She was a member of our Synchronize skating Team for three years,competing at Empire State Games and has experience being on a Theater on Ice Team for two years. Elise has been coaching since 2016. She loves working with adults and kids of various ages through all of the basic skills levels. Elise is a double Gold Medalist (Moves in the Field and Freestyle). She has goals of passing her Solo Free Dance, Gold Dance, and Partnered Free Dance in the near future. Elise specializes in basic skating skills, jumps, spins, footwork and choreography.
Contact Elise at (845)217-7555) or skatingandlyra@gmail.com

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Amy Montalbano 

Amy has been coaching for 15 years with skaters of all ages and abilities. She is a US Figure Skating triple gold medalist (Senior Moves, Gold Dance, & Adult Gold Freestyle). Amy won a gold medal at the 2011 National Showcase Skating Competition in Cleveland.

Contact her at (845) 750-3104 or westsaug@yahoo.com