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MEET THE COACHES

LEARN TO SKATE COACHES

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ASHLEY PADILLA

Skating Director

Ashley is a Goleta, California native but began skating at nine years old in Northern Kentucky. She earned a BS in Kinesiology and Exercise Science with a pre-medicine minor from the University of Kentucky. Ashley is a gold medalist in moves in the field, and she skated professionally with Holiday on Ice and Disney on Ice. She also danced professionally with Live Nation: Cartoon Network Live!

 

Ashley has 12 years of coaching experience, and she specializes in freestyle, choreography, music and video editing, and off-ice conditioning and movement. She is an American Ice Theatre (AIT) Certified Choreographer.

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FRANK ANDERSON

Figure Skating Club President

Frank Anderson began skating after college and has been an avid participant in the sport for over 35 years.

 

During that time, Frank passed USFS proficiency tests in pairs (bronze level), moves in the field (adult gold) and ice dance (gold level).

 

Frank competed as an adult and was the 2 time Southern California Adult Ice Dance Champion.

 

Frank has been teaching skating skills and ice dance for 8 years.

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BREANNE BONILLA

Figure Skating Coach

Breanne is a USFS Gold Medalist in Moves in the Field. She has 11 years of experience in competitive skating through USFS.

 

Breanne has 15 Years of coaching experience. She is a gold-certified ISI member and a PSA member. Breanne earned a B.S. in Cognitive Science at the University of California, San Diego. 

 

Breanne is also a certified 200-RYT Yoga Instructor.

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JEANNE PIERLE

Figure Skating Coach

Jeanne has 30+ years of coaching experience with all ages and levels, and is a member of USFS and ISI. 

 

She is experienced in choreography and production for ice shows.

She holds a BS/BA in mathematics from CSUN with a secondary teaching credential.

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TERRY TONIUS

Figure Skating Coach

Terry is a member of United States Figure Skating, Professional Skaters Association, and the Ice Skating Institute.

He has coached Regional, Sectional, National and Junior Olympic competitors and champions, which includes the 1983 Novice

Ladies National Champion from the Santa Barbara Figure Skating Club.

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NEAL WALSH

Hockey Coach

Neal grew up in Minnesota where he began skating at age 3. Neal began playing hockey at age 5, where he quickly discovered a passion for the sport. He has coached all ages of hockey including 3 years as a women’s hockey varsity assistant coach.

Neal graduated from The University of Minnesota in 2019 with a B.S.  in Physics & Astrophysics. 

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NADIA CHAPMAN

Figure Skating Coach

Nadia was born and raised in Québec, Canada and has over 25 years of coaching experience with skaters of all ages and levels and in all disciplines. She is a Double Gold medalist, was a level 1 Coach with Skate Canada and certified with the National Coaching Certification Program. She is an ISI Gold Level Judge, USFS Coach, Double-Gold Coach and a certified Life and Health Coach. Nadia lives on an organic farm with her husband, 2 kids, 4 dogs and many chickens!

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LAUREN DALMATOFF

Figure Skating Coach

Lauren grew up in Ventura, California skating at the Channel Islands Ice Center. She earned a BA in Environmental Studies and Education from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

 

Lauren is also a certified 200-hr RYT Yoga Instructor, as well as a certified ISI coach. Lauren has 7 years of experience teaching dance and coaching skating. She loves working with new skaters and little ones on the ice!