The Missoula Figure Skating Club is pleased to have a highly skilled professional staff available to coach aspiring and developing figure skaters.
The following coaches are members of the Professional Skaters Association and their qualifications have been verified by the MFSC Board of Directors. They have been approved by the MFSC Board of Directors to coach privately on MFSC ice sessions.
Type of Lessons: All levels Free Style and Moves in the Field. Dance lessons (solo and partnering) through Pre-Gold.
Qualifications: PSA Registered Rating in Free Skating & Moves in the Field, PSA Hockey I and II Accreditation, USFS Gold Freeskate, USFS Senior Moves in the Field, USFS Silver Dance, USFS Novice Free Dance.
Available on: All public skate and MFSC club ice sessions.
Other: Skated for twelve years at every USFS test level in non-qualifying and qualifying competitions at the local, regional, and sectional level. Skated in many ice shows and training camps in Minnesota, Iowa, Montana, and Canada. Attended various PSA Conferences & Seminars from 2007-current. Acquired a PSA Registered Rating in Free Skating & Moves in the Field (5/10) and passed the PSA Hockey I and II Accreditation tests (5/07).
Price: $50/hour – private lesson, $60/hour – group lesson
Phone: (406) 529-5496
Type of Lessons: Freestyle (Jumps & Spins), Moves in the Field and Choreography
Qualifications: Passed USFS Novice Freeskate, Junior Moves in the Field
Available for Lessons on: MFSC club ice sessions (Schedule in Advance)
Other: Competed all over Northwest; coached Skate with U.S. Basic Skills program for 4 years; assisted with Skate with U.S. program for 7 years; competed for 9 years; instruction from Leslie Albright, Diana Geary-Cook, Inger Kroeplin and other guest coaches at camps; participated in skating shows. Brynn has been coaching a wide variety of students and levels in Missoula since 1998. She started coaching skaters for competition and tests in 2006. Brynn recieved her Master’s in Higher Education in June of 2008 with an emphasis in Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership.
Price: $42 / hour, broken down accordingly by lesson time
Phone: (406) 546-3167
Type of Lessons: Youth and Adults, Beginner to Advanced (Senior) USFS Moves in the Field & Free Skate; Beginner to Gold Level Dance; Choreography
Qualifications: Passed USFS Gold (Senior) Free Skate, Pre-Gold Dances + 2 Gold Dances, 7th Figure Test, 5th Place 1985 U.S. Figure Skating Precision Nationals
Available for Lessons on: MFSC ice sessions and public skate sessions
Other: Competed in Midwest & Canada at Pre-Preliminary through Senior level; skated professionally with Walt Disney World On Ice, (90-92); Parks & Recreation and Missoula On Ice (ISI) Instructor (95-97); MFSC U.S. Figure Skating Basic Skills Instructor (97-current); private lesson instructor (90-current); choreographed group and individual programs for competition, testing and show; Evelynn King Skating Seminar, 2000; PSA Basic Accreditation Exam 2002; USFS Basic Skills Conference 2002, PSA Statewide Seminar 2010, Whitefish Skating Seminar 2012, PSA Registered Free Skate
Price: $30 / 30-minute lesson
Phone: (406) 370-0372 cell
Type of Lessons: Coach Patty specializes in (Figure & Hockey) Youth and Adult Beginning Skating, Moves in the Field, & Choreography
Qualifications: USFSA & PSA Member Coach; Continuing Education Requirements (CER) Category A Compliant; PSA Hockey Skating 1 & Registered Member of USA Hockey; Completed SafeSport Training; Passed the Basic Accreditation (BA) Exam 8/31/2011; passed the United States Figure Skating (USFS) Pre-Preliminary Moves in the Field; Masters Cha Cha and is First Aid CPR Certified.
Available for Lessons on: MFSC ice sessions, Open Figure Skating, Young Skaters & public sessions
Other: USFS Basic Skills Instructor (2004-Current); Choreographed and performed in MFSC Showcase on Ice (2004-Current); Evelyn King Skating Seminar, 2000; PSA Seminar in Tacoma, 2009; & PSA Montana State Workshop, 2011. Skating keeps me fit along with weight training and cardio workouts 3 to 4 times a week.
Price: $25 / 30-minute lesson
Phone: (406) 550-1626
Type of Lessons: Adults and Youth Beginning Skating, Beginning Freestyle and Choreography
Qualifications: Passed ISI FS 4, USFS & Learn to Skate USA Member Coach, Category B Compliant
Available for Lessons on: *Limited Availability on Public Skate, Open Freestyle, and MFSC club ice sessions
Other: Previous skater and volunteer for skating clubs in Florida. Experience in Montana include MFSC USFS Basic Skills instructor (2003-present), and private lesson instructor (2004-present), PSA Montana State Workshop 2011. Coached youth and adult skaters of all ages for numerous years at competitions, shows, and test sessions. Choreographed solo and group skating numbers for MFSC holiday, spring, and Showcase on Ice productions. MFSC holds a special place in Karen’s heart as she loves to see skaters learn and grow throughout our sport!
Price: $17 / 30-minute lesson ($34/hr)
The following coaches have been approved to coach Learn to Skate classes for MFSC.
Type of Lessons: Adult Basic Learn to Skate
Qualifications: USFSA and Learn to Skate USA member coach, passed USFSA Adult Bronze Moves in the Field
Available for Lessons on: Learn to Skate group sessions only
Other: Ginnie began figure skating as an adult when Glacier Ice Rink 1st opened in Missoula. Formerly, Ginnie taught inline skating lessons and was certified by the International Inline Skating Association (IISA) as a Level II Instructor.