Brooklyn Figure Skating Home Club Coaches

Chris Demarest

Dance, Freestyle, and Moves in the Field Coach
(216) 235-1798 | cdemarest42@gmail.com
Year's Coaching Experience: 20

Chris has been involved in figure skating for more than 25 years. He has been teaching both private lessons and group lessons for 20 years. Chris was a performer for Disney On Ice for 2 years, along with is wife, GraceAnn, who is also a professional figure skating instructor. As a competitive skater, Chris has completed both his Gold (Senior) Moves In The Field test, as well as his Gold (Senior) Freeskate test and Novice Free Dance test. Chris competed in the Regional and Sectional levels in the Senior Men's division as well as Collegiate Nationals. As well, he competed at both Regionals and Sectionals as a competitive ice dancer. Chris is an active member of the Professional Skater's Association, and a full-time dad to sons Colin and Noah and daughter Natalie. Chris has a Bachelor of Arts from Kent State University and a minor in Athletic Coaching. He also earned his secondary education license from Notre Dame College.

GraceAnn Demarest

Freestyle and Moves in the Field Coach
(216) 410-3853 | gsteck24@gmail.com
Year's Coaching Experience: 20

GraceAnn has been involved in figure skating for more than 30 years. She has been teaching both private lessons and group lessons since 1996. GraceAnn was a performer for Disney On Ice for 2 years, along with her husband, Chris, who is also a professional figure skating instructor. As a competitive skater, GraceAnn has completed both her Gold (Senior) Moves In The Field test, as well as her Gold (Senior) Freeskate test. She is an active member of the Professional Skater's Association. She is also a full-time mom to 3 active kids! "As a skating coach it is my job to help a student learn proper technique, build upon self-confidence, develop their creativity, and set goals. Whether it is landing their first axel or learning how to glide on one foot across the ice, I love to see a skater accomplish what they have worked hard for." GraceAnn has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cleveland State University in Psychology.

Alexis Flinn

Freestyle and Moves in the Field Coach
alexisflinn24@gmail.com
Year's Coaching Experience: 11

Alexis has been involved in skating for 21 years and has been teaching for 11 years. She has accomplished her Novice Moves in the Field and Intermediate Freeskating tests. Alexis is a graduate of Padua Franciscan High School and the University of Akron. While at Padua, she was a member of the High School's skating team. During her years on the team, they won the State Championships in 2008 and 2010, and finished runner up in 2009, Alexis is now the assistant coach of the team. Alexis also assists in the choreography of Brooklyn's ice shows and exhibitions. "I love teaching in Brooklyn's Learn-To- Skate program. I grew up in the program and it is great to be able to pass on what I have learned through the years. I enjoy working with the kids and teaching the sport that I love."

Cheryl Genda

Freestyle and Moves in the Field Coach
cherylgenda@gmail.com
Year's Coaching Experience: 16

Cheryl has been teaching both group and private lessons for 16 years. This is her 13th year teaching with Brooklyn Blades on Ice. As a skater, Cheryl has accomplished her Intermediate Moves in the Field, Pre-Juvenile Freeskating and Prelimiary Dance tests. Cheryl still enjoys skating for fun and wishes to take more skating tests in the future. "I enjoy teaching skating to both children and adults and helping them accomplish their goals. I feel that it is important to have fun and also learn proper technique. Skating is positive activity and is a great way to stay in shape, maintain your overall health and a great way to socialize!"

Alex Miranda

Freestyle and Moves in the Field Coach
icepryncess93@att.net
Year's Coaching Experience: 7

Alexandria has been involved in skating for 14 years and has been teaching with Brooklyn Blades on Ice for 7 years. Alexandria has accomplished her Senior (Gold) Moves in the Field and her Senior (Gold) Freeskate tests. She is a member of the Brooklyn Figure Skating Club and competes at local and regional competitions. She is a student at John Carroll University. While attending high school at Padua Franciscan, Alexandria participated in their skating team which won the State Championships in 2008, 2010, 2011 and finished runner up in 2009. Alexandria also assists in the choreography of Brooklyn's ice shows and exhibitions. "I love to see the joy on the children's faces when they learn something new! The Brooklyn Learn-To-Skate program is where I began my skating career and I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to teach my students with the same foundation and enthusiasm that I was given."

Elizabeth Misson

Choreography, Freestyle, and Moves in the Field Coach
elizabeth.misson@gmail.com
Year's Coaching Experience: 18

Elizabeth has been involved in figure skating for more than 30 years. She has been teaching both private lessons and group lessons since 1998. Elizabeth has achieved Gold (Senior) status in 3 disciplines: Moves In The Field, Freeskating, and Ice Dancing. She is also accomplished her Gold (Senior) Freeskating test in Canada. She is an active member of the Professional Skater's Association. As a competitive skater, Elizabeth competed Regionally for 13 years, and twice at the National Collegiate Championships. She is also a Multimedia Producer for Cleveland Clinic News Service, a mom of two boys and step-mom of two. "I love to teach skating for the simple joy of seeing my students learn, progress and have fun! I believe that skating has so much more to offer than gold medals and the lessons that you learn from working hard and striving to achieve your goals are lessons that can be applied to all aspects of life"

Kelly Ribblett

Choreography, Freestyle, and Moves in the Field Coach
Kellyribblett@yahoo.com
Year's Coaching Experience: 14

Kelly has been involved with skating since 1991. While skating competitively and testing, she achieved the Senior Moves in the Field and Senior Freestyle tests. Kelly has taught group lessons since 2003 and private lessons since 2004. She is willing to work with skaters on moves in the field, freestyle, and choreography. In addition to teaching skating, Kelly is a high school English teacher and a mother.

Michelle Santora

Freestyle and Moves in the Field Coach
Miala99@aol.com
Year's Coaching Experience: 12

Michelle has been skating for 18 years and has been teaching for more than 12 years. Michelle has accomplished her Preliminary Moves in the Field and her Pre-Preliminary Freeskating tests. Michelle won a gold medal in her division at the Adult Midwestern Sectional Championships in 2004. She has competed with an Adult Synchronized skating team. While she was on the team, they qualified for U.S. Nationals twice in Synchro adult masters and won a pewter medal. She has coached skaters that have competed in local basic skills competitions and has also coached a Basic Skills Synchronized team. "I love sports, skating in particular, and I love to see kids involved in positive, healthy endeavors that help them grow and stay out of trouble. I love to see the sense of accomplishment when a new skill is learned, especially when they didn't think they could do it."

Eric Schroyer

Freestyle and Moves in the Field Coach
EricSchroyer@hotmail.com
Year's Coaching Experience: 18

Eric is a U.S. National Medalist, A 3-time U.S. National Team Member, and a U.S. National Collegiate Champion. Eric has been coaching Private Instruction to skaters since 1998. He is an active, rated Member of the Professional Skaters Association. "I enjoy passing on the love I have of skating to others. Skating is a very freeing feeling. There's nothing like it in the world. It teaches individuals the value of hard work, determination, patience, focus, and dedication. These are all very important life lessons that will be key ingredients to success in life."







Do you want to be a coach on Brooklyn Figure Skating Club ice?

* To teach on Brooklyn Figure Skating Club ice, you must be a compliant coach with US Figure Skating and be a minimum of CER level B. To confirm you are compliant, you can show your USFS coaching compliance card or we can review the latest compliant coach list from US Figure Skating. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS!

* If you are coaching for the first time in the 2018-2019 skating season, please first obtain club permission at brooklynfscohio@gmail.com or contact our Coach Liason GraceAnn Demarest.