Coaches

All Boise Figure Skating Club Coaches (listed in alphabetical order below) are independent contractors. If you are interested in taking private lessons, please contact the coach using the contact information provided in his or her bio. Please contact the coach directly for questions about his or her rate. Please note that ice time and skate rental are not included in a coach's rate.
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Member of U.S. Figure Skating and Certified rated coach through Professional Skaters Association. Double U.S Figure Skating Gold Medalist in Moves in the Field and Dance. Over fifteen years of skating experience, including performing as a professional skater in Holiday on Ice and Disney on Ice. More than six years of coaching experience, specializing in Dance, Edge Work, Skating Skills, and Freestyle. Currently accepting students of all ages and abilities.

(208) 391-9797 / alexcrogh@gmail.com

Alexey Crogh

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Certified Rated and fully accredited coach with the Professional Skaters Association and member of US Figure Skating Association since 1981. I have over 30 years of figure skating experience and began coaching at Idaho Iceworld in 1998. I coach the various disciplines from beginners to competitive skaters, moves in the field, freestyle, dance, choreography, and hockey. I also hold a Master Sports Science Rating and a Level 2 Hockey Accreditation. Additionally, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and practicing therapist.

My coaching philosophy consists of a triad of fun, technique, and emotional support. I coach my students to understand technique. I am a firm believer that our children are far more capable of understanding than most are given credit for, and a skater who understands body position, edges, and the mechanics of skating is a skater who excels. As a therapist I am uniquely positioned to provide my skaters with emotional support. Over the last 20 years I have worked to instill in my students a sense of determination and grit that carries over into other aspects of their lives throughout their lifetimes. 

(208) 283-9542 / elizabethfinnlpc@gmail.com / elizabethfinnlpc.com

Elizabeth Finn

Member of the U.S. Figure Skating Association.  A Certified and Accredited coach with the Professional Skaters Association (PSA). Coaching Freestyle, Moves in the Field, “Learn to Skate” and Hockey for all ages and abilities. I have over 15 years combined experience in competitive, professional & instructional skating. Resident of the Boise area for the past 10 years and a coach at Idaho Ice World since 2011. Dedication is to develop strong foundations in all aspects of skating (jumps, spins, moves in the field & artistry) to create and shape successful, well rounded, polished skaters.

(208) 965-9247 / amy.garatti@hotmail.com

Amy Garatti

Registered and Accredited Coach with US Figure Skating (USFS), The Professional Skaters Association (PSA), and USA Hockey. Currently holds a CER C with USFS, a level I Coaching Certificate with USA Hockey, and Hockey I Accreditation through PSA.  Has been teaching ice skating for 18 years and have a total of 4 decades of experience on the ice. Enjoys teaching all ages, in both figure skating and hockey skating; although, finds the most joy in working with young children, ages approximately 3-8. Offering instruction in Freestyle, Moves in the Field, Ice Dance, Compulsory Figures, and Power Skating for Hockey. Currently accepting students of all ages and abilities. Please feel free to contact.

Margaux Hall

Member of the U.S. Figure Skating Association and Registered rated coach with the Professional Skaters Association. Background includes 12 years as a competitive skater, 20 years as a professional show skater, and 25 years of coaching experience for all levels. Choreography credits include "Scott Hamilton's Come Back," "Stars On Ice," "Holiday On Ice," "2002 Winter Olympic Opening and Closing Ceremonies," Charles M. Schulz Productions, Karen Kresge Productions and various other ice shows. Currently available for instruction in freestyle, moves in the field and basic skills. As well as choreography for competitive and artistic programs.

(208) 340-9560 / Tlafee@aol.com

Tara LaFerriere

U.S. Figure Skating Gold Medalist in Figures and Freestyle. Three time U.S. National Competitor. U.S. National Silver Medalist in Figures. U.S. Collegiate Champion in Figures. 13 years of competitive experience. 23 years of coaching experience which includes U.S. Figure Skating Gold Medalists. Trainer of Northwest, Adult National and Junior National competitors. PSA, ISI and USFS member. ISI Gold Judge Certification. PSA Written Exam Accredited. Currently accepting students of all ages and abilities.

(253) 592- 5536 / mcphee2004@yahoo.com

Sarah McPhee

Mandy Safley is a member of US Figure Skating and a Master-rated Professional Skating Association (PSA) coach. She has coached beginning thru Senior-level skaters for 19 years and enjoys working with all ages and levels in Moves in the Field, Freestyle and Basic Skills. Has had multiple students skate with Disney on Ice, the Miami Synchro Team as well as local and regional competitors. Currently accepting students, please feel free to contact!

(515) 231-0134 / skatesafley@msn.com

Mandy Safley

(808) 228-0033 / icecoachmegan@gmail.com

Megan Sienicki

A member of USFS, PSA, and ISI. Competed in USFS qualifying competitions for 12 years. Performed world-wide as a Principle skater with Disney On Ice. Gold Moves-in-the-Field test, Junior Free Skate test. Trained with world class coaches Vladimir Kaprov and Igor Pashkevic as well as renowned choreographer Evgeni Nemerovski. Over 11 years coaching experience.  B.S. in Kinesiology, MSTOM, Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Strong interest in jump technique, spins, foundational skills, artistry, choreography and developing well-rounded, happy and highly competitive skaters. Coaching available for all levels of skaters, with either recreational or competitive aspirations. 

Location of Boise FSC

Idaho IceWorld

7072 S. Eisenman Road
Boise, ID  83716
(208) 608-7716

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