Hi, I’m Kat!
Take your skating to the next level with personalized training. I am a certified coach both on and off the ice and teach others how to skate using techniques from Olympic skaters and world renowned coaches. I’ve had 10+ years of competitive skating and experience performing as a show skater. I am passionate about helping athletes achieve their goals and dreams!
My Philosophy on Coaching
Figure Skating has been a part of my life since I was 12 years old, and it brings me so much joy to share my passion with others and help them become successful. My approach to coaching is to help each skater achieve the goals they have set for themselves and encourage them to be confident and proud of what they are doing on and off the ice. My success is measured by the success of my students as they progress through the sport and, more importantly, by the joy and satisfaction they discover through figure skating. Skating is a process, and I want each student to learn to love the journey as they go! I consider building the character of the skaters just as important as developing my student’s skills.
Athlete First, Skater Second
Being a figure skater is only part of my identity. Before I step foot on the ice, I am an athlete first and a skater second. I train every day to keep my body in peak physical condition so that when I get on the ice, my body can do what it needs to do.
Figure skating is a physically demanding sport. Warm-ups and cool-downs should be part of your training regime to have optimal performance and longevity in the sport. A figure skater should train strength, flexibility, balance, speed, and agility off the ice to complement on-ice training. Becoming strong before skating helps ice time become more efficient and safe. Skaters who train both on and off the ice are more successful and progress faster than those who just practice on the ice.
Athlete First, Skater Second.
How to Break in New Figure Skates
If you've ever seen the movie "Ice Princess" you'll know you can't just buy a new pair of skates and compete on the same day. Ice skates must go through a break-in period before returning to their everyday training routines, especially before performing. Breaking in...
Transitioning From Competitive Figure Skating to Professional Figure Skating
Skaters compete for many years, and only the tiniest percentage make it to the Olympics. That's just how it is! Luckily the skating career doesn't have to end when you graduate high school or finish competing. Professional shows are a great way to continue learning...
Can Adults Learn to Figure Skate? Tips From an Adult Figure Skater
Don’t listen to anyone else! I’m here to tell you that adults are more than welcome on the ice and can become great skaters too! You may not get the chance to go to the Olympics if you start as an adult, but only the smallest percent of skaters make it anyways, and...