recreational ice skating

Does your ISI coach rock? Please send a short essay (about 75 words or less) telling us why, along with a high-resolution photo, to Essays must be written by skaters (not their parents). Skaters and coaches must be current ISI members. 


Christine Wilson Brinton

“My coach is Christine Wilson Brinton. I love and appreciate her enthusiasm in every lesson and competition we have together. She values who I am as a person and skater, and she believes that I can do anything!”


City of Bowie Ice Arena

Bowie, Md.

Jenna Pitts

“My coach, Ms. Jenna, rocks because she always encourages me to try new skills, and she is very kindhearted. She is the best coach I could ever ask for. I love learning from her! Thank you, Ms. Jenna!”

FMC William Chase Arena
Natick, Mass.

Sarah Devereaux McCormick

“My coach, Sarah, rocks! She pushes me in all the best ways, and she’s tough yet silly, too, just when I need it. She’s a great mentor, and I’m always learning so much from her!”

Harry J. McDonald Memorial Center
Eagle River, Alaska

Leah Farzin

“Leah Farzin is the best coach; she has been my coach since I started at 11. She is always supportive, funny, and she cares about my life outside of skating, as evidenced by this picture of us at my graduation. Although I am a grown-up now and go to college, she makes time for me to still get a lesson when I’m home. I feel so lucky that I got Leah as a coach, and she really does rock!”

Juneau Skating Club
Juneau, Alaska

Jannella Gaza

 “My coach, Jannella Gaza, rocks because she helps me understand how to do different moves; she is patient, kind and choreographs great routines!”

Skatetown Ice Arena
Roseville, Calif.

Established in 1959, the Ice Sports Industry (ISI) — creator of America’s first learn-to-skate curriculum — is an international trade association encompassing all aspects of the ice sports industry. Our goal is to promote ice skating as a participant sport and recreational activity for everyone — all ages and abilities. Learn more about the ISI Ice Skating Program


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