Coaches


Skatium’s Figure Skating Professional Coaching Staff

Our coaches offer both private and small group lessons, no more than 3 at a time.  They are scheduled directly with the coach of your choice.  Please contact the coach directly to schedule private and semi-private lessons. Please feel free to contact them by their phone numbers listed below. You may also contact the skating director if you have any questions at: 239-321-7516.
You must pay for the ice and sign in the freestyle book before taking the ice for any freestyle session which means you are paying for the ice and the lesson.

See freestyle schedule for more information.

***Cancellation Policy***

 Failure to cancel  (within 8 hours of your scheduled lesson time) or failure to show up for a scheduled lesson, or arriving late for a scheduled lesson, will result in full payment to your coach.       

All staff coaches have been contracted and background checked, through the City of Fort Myers. All are members of the PSA, USFS and ISI.


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Learn to Skate and Private Lesson Coaches from left to right: Aubrey Brown, Ally Burch, Rosann Heisler, Aimee Brainard, Aimee Shafran, Tetyana Wieberg, Janice Dudley, Lisa Headen (skating director), Rimma Orlova


Coaching Staff Listed in Alphabetical Order

FullSizeRender (2)Aimee Lirette-Brainard
Rate: $70.00 per hour
Phone: 941-228-8583
Email: Alynjac@yahoo.com

Aimee comes to us from Michigan where she skated with the Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club.  It is there that she tested and competed in USFS Novice and Junior level freestyle and figures.  She has tested up to her pre-silver ice dances as well.  Aimee was a member of the Hockettes competitive synchronized skating team during that time.   After taking a 20 year break she returned to the ice with her daughter, a member of the rinks skating teams.  On the ice again, Aimee picked up where she stopped and has since tested and competed in both ISI and USFS.  As an adult skater, she passed Gold Moves in the Field and Silver Freestyle.  Aimee is a certified Gold level judge with ISI and a proud member of PSA, ISI and USFS.  She holds her CER category A and basic skills certification through PSA.  She has taught tots-adults in the Learn to Skate program and is eager to share her knowledge and passion with skaters of all ages.  Off the ice Aimee is a middle school teacher and has worked with children for over 20 years.


 

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Janice Dudley
Rate: $70.00 per hour
Phone: 941-468-4127 or 941-496-9605
Email: iceglider25@yahoo.com

Janice is a great asset to our rink, as she is accomplished in both Ice and Roller Skating, She has been rated through the PSA as Registered Freestyle, Certified Group, and is a Silver Test Judge through ISI.  She has also received her CER Category A certification.  She has spent 20 years coaching Roller Skaters and 15 years coaching Figure Skaters. Janice has performed with Roller Magic and Rock ‘n Rollers, which toured Brazil and Guatemala in 1979 & 1980. She was a featured performer as well as in the chorus line.  Janice also skated in Scott Hamilton’s Upside Down show, which aired on CBS in 1996.  She has also skated in the Pan American Games Opening Ceremonies in Indianapolis in 1987.  She is a member of PSA, ISI and USFSA, and loves working with children.


FullSizeRender (3)Rosann Heisler
Rate
: $70.00 per hour
Phone: 239-839-0044 cell
Email: rosannjoy@yahoo.com

Rosann is a highly accomplished Ice Dancer. She is a USFSA Double Gold Medalist, and has coached skaters to the various levels. She has been coaching freestyle, moves and ice dance for over 16 years, and has earned her Basic Accreditation through PSA and is an ISI Gold Test Judge.  She is also CER certified with the PSA. In addition to her on-ice training, Rosann’s off ice training and choreography are enhanced by her extensive training in ballroom dance and ballet. She has won numerous championships in American Ballroom and Latin Dance and was a World Dance Council Pro-Am Champion. She specializes in ice dance.  She is available to teach all ages and ability levels from beginners to advanced skaters.


 

FullSizeRender (8)Lisa Headen
Skating Director
Rate: $70.00 per hour
Phone: 410-409-7545
Email: lisaheadenskatium@gmail.com

Lisa is originally from Columbia, Maryland and has been a staff coach here at the Skatium for over six years before taking over as the role of skating director.  She was a member of the Miami University Varsity Synchronized Skating Team and helped her team win three National Titles gold and one silver title over four years.  Not only is Lisa experienced in Synchronized Skating, but freestyle, choreography, and power skating as well.  She is a proud member of PSA, ISI and USFS.  She is a Gold level rated test judge through ISI and CER A certified with the PSA.  She is also an Advanced Certified Skating Director through ISI.  She is available to coach skaters in both ISI and USFS programs, as well as, hockey skaters of all ages and ability levels.  She focuses on developing the skater to the best of their abilities while fostering a love of the sport.  She currently coaches the production team and ensemble team which represent the Fort Myers Skatium at ISI competitions throughout Florida.  Off the ice, Lisa is a high school teacher and an adjunct professor at Florida Gulf Coast University.  She specializes in freeskating and choreography but loves to teach footwork and beginning ice dance .  Developing a skaters ability and love of the sport is her ultimate goal. 


FullSizeRender (5)Rimma Orlova
Rate:
$70.00 per hour
Phone: 239-464-1430
Email: Rimmaorlova@yahoo.com

Rimma has been a highly respected coach for over 33 years, as well as an international judge of figure skating for the country of Uzbekistan.  In 1986, she graduated from the Tashkent State Institute of Physical Training and Sports.  She specializes in figure skating and sports training.  She is CER A certified through the PSA.  As a coach she enhances her students ability, skills, techniques, and style.  Rimma coaches both ISI and USFS skaters.  She has coached skaters all the way through the sectional and regional level of USFS.  She has a high pass rate for skaters taking both USFS and ISI tests.  She is a proud member of PSA, ISI and USFS.


 

FullSizeRender (6)Tetyana Bogdamova-Wieberg
Rate:
$70.00 per hour
Phone: 239-699-1764
Email: dantanya@barqmail.com

Tetyana comes to us from the Ukraine.  She was on the Ukrainian National Team, where she trained along side competitors such as Oxana Baiul. She performed with The Boeblin Ice Show, and later joined the cast of Disney On Ice.  Power Skating, and Freestyle are her specialty, and she has enjoyed all aspects of coaching for the past 7 years. She is CER certified, and a proud member of PSA, USFSA and ISI. Tetyana encourages structure and hard work to bring out the inner champion in each skater.


Ethics of Coaching

All coaches must follow the PSA and ISI code of Ethics
The proper procedure of switching coaches is as follows.  Notify your current coach, in person, and in writing. Be sure all lessons have been paid up to date, then you are able to approach another coach about taking lessons with them.  Your new coach will then call your former coach to verify all information you gave is accurate. No coach is allowed to give you a lesson if you are currently taking from another coach without his or her consent.

Guest coaches may only coach their own skaters brought in from another rink.
Soliciting of any kind is absolutely not allowed. Any coach who fails to follow the rules will be terminated from the rink.

Freestyle Music
Music is played on a lesson, lesson, non-lesson basis. If a skater stops during their music, they must put their music at the back of the line, and will get another turn if time permits.  Each skater may only play their music twice each session unless they are in a lesson, then the coach may play the music twice as well for a total of  four times in one session.

Parent Coaching
The Skatium has a snack bar area for viewing, or bleachers inside the rink. Parent coaching from the boards or doorway is not allowed. If you wish to have your child take private lessons, please see the list of our coaching staff.

Please pick up a Parent/Skater’s Handbook located by the front desk for more information.