Coaches

Private lessons are the way to go when your skater passes the Learn to Skate levels, or wants to progress more quickly.  These coaches are available for private lessons.

Debbie Allen

Member:  PSA & USFS. Ratings: BA, , HS-1 & CER/2017-2018 season, Canandian Gold Dancer.

Debbie coaches all ages & levels of USFS Learn To Skate, Pre-Preliminary-Juvenile, Adults, Moves in the Field (MIF), Freestyle and Dance. Debbie has been coaching in Canada & USA for over 50 years. She is a dedicated, technical coach, who has her skater’s best interests at heart. She has attended many competitions & test sessions over the years with great results from her skaters. Debbie continues to attend conferences & workshops to keep her knowledge current with the ever changing rules & regulations. She can be reached at Canammedic@yahoo.com or cell phone/text at 803-309-3818 if interested in private lessons with the Subject line – Interested in Lessons.

 

Mark Cockerell

Mark is Flight Fit N Fun’s Skating Director and teaches all levels of skaters, kids and adults from beginner to international level competitors, has more than 30 years coaching experience in 5 countries. Mark specializes in all technical aspects of skating, jumps/spins, training, motivation and positive thinking as well as moves in the field and choreography. Mark is a certified Master Freestyle Coach with the Professional Skaters Association.

Some of Mark’s competitive background:
 
1984 U.S. Olympic Team
1976 Jr. World Champion
5 time U.S. National Medalist
3 time member of U.S. World Team
1985 National Sports Festival 1st
2 time World Professional Bronze Medalist
5 time U.S. National Medalist
10 years U.S. International team
5 World Figure Skating Tours
8 years Principal Skater Disney on Ice
1 year Ice Capades
 
Coaches: Frank Carroll, Betty Berhens
Coaching rate: $40 for 30 minutes
 
markcockerell84@gmail.com phone: 563-271-4749 
Experience Isn’t Expensive – It’s Priceless

 

Maria Grose

Member of Learn to Skate USA, USFS, and PSC

Maria is a Learn to Skate USA certified instructor. She specializes in teaching Basic and Free Skate levels, helping beginner students develop a strong foundation and a love for skating. In addition, Maria works with hockey players on their skating skills.  She grew up skating in Russia and has taught Learn to Skate and private lessons for over 7 years. Maria is an elementary school teacher and has a Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction. If interested in private lessons, please email mariagrose@yahoo.com 

 

Tamara Grose

Tamara Grose is a Palmetto Skate Club homegrown coach. She has taught Learn to Skate for several years and still competes on the Senior level. Tamara is a USFS double gold medalist in Moves in the Field and Freeskate. She coaches all ages and all levels, competitive and recreational, Moves in the Field and Freestyle Levels. If you are interested in private lessons, please contact her at tamaragrose@aol.com.

 

Madeleine Meyer

Madeleine specializes in teaching Basic Skills, Free Skate, Moves in the Field, and beginning Freestyle levels. She began coaching Learn to Skate in Eau Claire, Wisconsin while in high school. Madeleine fell in love with skating at age 4 when she enrolled in the Learn to Skate program at her former club; she has been skating ever since with a brief hiatus in college. She has competed both individually and with the Eau Claire, WI Golden Edge Synchronized Skating Team. Madeleine accepts students of all ages, children through adults, and is available for individual or group lessons (2 to 5 students maximum). If interested in lessons call/text: 715-533-6435 or email: mmmeyer17@gmail.com.