The Twin Rinks skating program is directed by the most experienced coaching staff in Fairfield County. Additionally, all of the professional coaching staff are members of and fully certified by the United States Figure Skating (USFS) and the PSA, the only facility to do so in New England.
June trained under legendary Olympic coach Gus Lussi and has been teaching since she was 19. June’s students compete regionally and nationally in freestyle and have achieved USFS gold medals in figures, freestyle, moves, dance, and free dance. Many of June’s pupils compete on synchronized skating teams where they have won nationals at various levels. June also launched the skating careers of numerous D1 hockey players including Olympic Gold Medalist, AJ Mlezko. June teaches all ages, her youngest pupil was 18 months, the oldest, 83.
Marina trains students from beginners to senior levels in freestyle, Moves in the Field, and synchronized skating. A coach for almost 30 years, Marina was head professional of the Terry Conners Synchronized Skating Program in Stamford from 1995–2003.
Janet has trained in Ice dancing, freestyle, and Moves in the Field, and competed in the Boston area, over a 30+-year skating career. She was a skating instructor from 1978–83 in the University of Connecticut’s Athletics Department, and gained experience as a youth hockey coach and a learn-to-skate program manager in northwestern Connecticut from 1984–95.
Ekaterina is a world-class figure skater, representing the Russian national team in ice dancing. She is a three-time gold medalist of the Russia Cup and Bronze medalist at the ISU Grand-Prix competition. Specializing in Ice Dance, Moves on the Field and Freestyle, Ekaterina has over 14 years of coaching experience of all ages and disciplines, her students have become National Champions and International medalists.
Larisa trained in Russia and coached figure skating at Moscow’s Luzhniki Skating Rink. She has toured extensively in ice shows throughout the world, including Ballet on Ice in Russia and Circus on Ice in Japan, France, and the UAE. Larisa also is a trained gymnast.
Jenette is a quadruple Gold medalist in Moves in the Field, Freestyle, Free Dance, and Compulsory Dances. She competed in the 2010 Figure Skating World Championship with her partner in Ice Dancing for Turkey. She also completed in the USA in Single, Pairs, and Synchronized skating at the Sectional level. She has been teaching all ages and levels for the past 15 years. From the first steps to their dreams (TM).
Christina is a gold medalist in figures and freestyle and has trained at the highest level in ice dancing. She has been coaching for 20 years and is a member of the Skating Club of Lake Placid Hall of Fame. Her competition experience includes North Atlantic Regionals and Eastern Sectional Championships.
A native of Greenwich, Deb trained in figures and freestyle in Fairfield County and has been coaching for 22 years at many rinks in the area.