Skating Staff Guide

All Skating Instructors and Associates are independent contractors who use The Rinks - Anaheim ICE facility to teach private lessons. Lesson fees vary based upon the Skating Instructor or Associate's qualifications, teaching experience, and PSA Rating.

Skating Instructors

Chris Pottenger, Skating Manager

Phone: 949.813.4834
Email: cpottenger@therinks.com
PSA Rating: Master Free Skating; Master Moves in the Field

PSA Master Rating in Free Skating; PSA Master Rating in Moves in the Field; PSA Level 5 Ranking; USFS Triple Gold Test Medalist in Free Skating, Moves in the Field, and Pairs; USFS Regional Champion; USFS Sectional Champion in Novice, Junior, and Senior Pairs; 2-time USFS National Champion; 6-time USFS National Championships Medalist; 4-time Team USA International Champion; 2-time ISU Junior Grand Prix Final Competitor; 6 Years Team USA International Competitor in Pairs; B.A. degree from the University of Delaware, graduating Magna Cum Laude; Certified National IJS Technical Specialist in Singles; Certified National IJS Technical Specialist in Pairs; USFS Regional Champion Coach; USFS Sectional Champion Coach; USFS National Championships Medalist Coach; 4 Years Team USA International Coach; Team USA Coach at the Winter Youth Olympic Games

Jessica Aguirre

Phone: 714.873.7333
Email: jes.moore@yahoo.com
PSA Rating: Registered Free Skating; Registered Group Instruction

PSA Registered Rating in Free Skating; PSA Registered Rating in Group Instruction; USFS Junior Free Skating Test; USFS Gold Test Medalist in Moves in the Field; USFS Regional Competitor; USFS Sectional Competitor; USFS National Championships Competitor

Miriam Gelfand

Phone: 949.307.5414
Email: mirskates@me.com
PSA Rating: Senior Free Skating; Certified Moves in the Field

PSA Senior Rating in Free Skating; PSA Certified Rating in Moves in the Field; USFS Junior Free Skating Test; USFS Gold Test Medalist in Moves in the Field; USFS Bronze Pattern Dance Test; USFS Novice Free Dance Test; USFS Regional Medalist; USFS Sectional Medalist; USFS National Championships Competitor; USFS Collegiate National Competitor; Principal Soloist Show Skater; USFS National Championships Coach; B.S. Degree in Physical Education, concentration Figure Skating Science

Jessica Gonzalez

Phone: 310.738.3662
Email: posadaj16@gmail.com
PSA Rating: Senior Free Skating

PSA Senior Rating in Free Skating; PSA Level 3 Ranking; USFS Double Gold Test Medalist in Free Skating and Figures; USFS Pre-Gold Test in Pattern Dance; USFS Regional Champion; 3-time USFS Regional Medalist; USFS Sectional Medalist; 3-time USFS National Championships Competitor; USFS National Champion in Junior Figures; USFS Regional Medalist Coach; USFS Sectional Medalist Coach; USFS National Championships Coach; Speaks Fluent Spanish, in addition to English

Alyssa Hatfield

Phone: 949.689.7499
Email: alyssaphatfield@gmail.com
PSA Rating: Senior Moves in the Field; Certified Free Skating

Biography Coming Soon!

Ellie Kawamura

Phone: 626.617.4173
Email: ellieh.kawamura@gmail.com
PSA Rating: Not a PSA Rated Skating Instructor

USFS Double Gold Test Medalist in Free Skating and Moves in the Field; 5-time USFS Regional Champion; 2-time USFS Sectional Champion in Junior Ladies; 3-time USFS National Championships Medalist; Silver Medalist at the USFS National Championships in Junior Ladies; 2-time Team USA International Medalist; ISU Junior Grand Prix Final Competitor; USFS Theatre on Ice National Competitor; ISU Theatre on Ice Nations Cup Competitor

Alexis Kinney

Phone: 707-628-9918
Email: alexis.kinney.94@gmail.com
PSA Rating: Not a PSA Rated Skating Instructor

USFS Triple Gold Test Medalist in Free Skating; Pattern Dance and Moves in the Field; USFS Regional Competitor in Junior Ladies; USFS Synchronized Skating National Silver Medalist in Intermediate; USFS Synchronized National Competitor in Senior; Team USA International Competitor in Synchronized Skating

Kathleen McMillan

Phone: 310.710.7178
Email: ktmonice@yahoo.com
PSA Rating: Master Moves in the Field; Certified Free Skating

PSA Master Rating in Moves in the Field; PSA Certified Rating in Free Skating; PSA Registered Rating in Figures; PSA Registered Rating in Group Instruction; PSA Level 3 Ranking; USFS Junior Free Skating Test; USFS Junior Pairs Test; USFS Junior Figures Test; 4-time USFS Regional Medalist; 2-time USFS Sectional Medalist; USFS Regional Champion Coach, USFS Sectional Medalist Coach, USFS National Championships Coach, Coach of USFS National Champion in Juvenile Boys

Marina Mikoultchik

Phone: 714.225.8181
Email: marinaskating@hotmail.com
PSA Rating: Registered Moves in the Field; Registered Ice Dance

PSA Registered Rating in Moves in the Field; PSA Registered Rating in Ice Dance; Russian National Competitor in Senior Ice Dance; USFS Regional Champion Coach; USFS Sectional Champion Coach; USFS National Championships Coach; Speaks Fluent Russian, in addition to English

Alexander Murashko

Phone: 310.728.5478
Email: alexice1031@yahoo.com
PSA Rating: Master Free Skating

PSA Master Rating in Free Skating; 10-time Belarussian National Champion; 5-time ISU World Championships Competitor; Winter Olympic Games Competitor; M.S. degree in Sport Science and Physical Education from the Belarussian State University of Physical Culture; Master of Sport of the USSR in Figure Skating; National and International Coach; Principal Soloist Show Skater; Speaks Fluent Russian, in addition to English

Vitaliy Novikov

Phone: 860.794.5106
Email: ipolet1979@yahoo.com
PSA Rating: Not a PSA Rated Skating Instructor

Biography Coming Soon!

Kathi Pargee

Phone: 714.504.7587
Email: katndave@dslextreme.com
PSA Rating: Not a PSA Rated Skating Instructor

USFS Double Gold Test Medalist in Free Skating and Figures; USFS Synchronized Skating National Coach; Team USA Coach in Synchronized Skating; Director of ICE’Kateers Synchronized Skating Team

Sara Robertson

Phone: 818.731.7272
Email: sara@strobertson.com
PSA Rating: Registered Free Skating; Registered Choreography

PSA Registered Rating in Free Skating; PSA Registered Rating in Choreography; UFSA Double Gold Test Medalist in Free Skating and Moves in the Field; USFS Bronze Pattern Dance Test; USFS Regional Competitor in Senior Ladies; USFS Sectional Competitor in Senior Ladies; USFS Collegiate National Champion in Junior Ladies; Semi-Principal Show Skater for Disney on Ice and Broadway on Ice; Principal Soloist Show Skater for Royal Caribbean, Woodstock Productions, and Holiday on Ice; Certified Sectional IJS Technical Specialist; USFS Regional Champion Coach; USFS Sectional Champion Coach; USFS National Championships Coach; Director of Ballyhoo Ice Theater

Lauren Ross

Phone: 949.244.8986
Email: laurene.ross@yahoo.com
PSA Rating: Registered Free Skating; Registered Moves in the Field

PSA Registered Rating in Free Skating; PSA Registered Rating in Moves in the Field; USFS Adult Gold Free Skating Test; USFS Adult Intermediate Moves in the Field Test; USFS Non-Qualifying Regional Competitor; USFS Adult National Competitor; USFS National Synchronized Skating Competitor; B.A. degree from Loyola Marymount University; USFS Non-Qualifying Regional Coach

Russ Scott

Phone: 714.321.7708
Email: russcscott@gmail.com
PSA Rating: Master Free Skating; Master Pairs; Certified Moves in the Field

PSA Master Rating in Free Skating; PSA Master Rating in Pairs; PSA Certified Rating in Moves in the Field; PSA Level 5 Ranking; USFS Double Gold Test Medalist in Free Skating and Pairs; USFS National Championships Competitor in Singles and Pairs; USFS National Championships Medalist in Pairs; B.S. degree from Emory University; Certified Sectional IJS Technical Specialist in Singles; Certified National IJS Technical Specialist in Pairs; USFS National Championships Coach; Primary Coach and Choreographer of 2005 PSA EDI Award for Best Performance at the USFS National Championships Senior Men’s Event; Team USA International Coach; ISU World Championships Coach

Kristina Soto

Phone: 714.381.2791
Email: kristinahsoto@gmail.com
PSA Rating: Registered Free Skating; Registered Moves in the Field; Registered Group Instruction

PSA Registered Rating in Free Skating; PSA Registered Rating in Moves in the Field; PSA Registered Rating in Group Instruction; USFS Pre-Juvenile Free Skating Test; USFS Juvenile Moves in the Field Test; B.S. degree in Athletic Training from Chapman University

Kimberly Strack

Phone: 714.269.9003
Email: kelly.kimberly89@yahoo.com
PSA Rating: Not a PSA Rated Skating Instructor

USFS Novice Free Skating Test; USFS Gold Test Medalist in Moves in the Field; USFS Synchronized Skating National Medalist; Team USA Medalist in Synchronized Skating; USFS Non-Qualifying Regional Coach; USFS Synchronized Skating National Coach

Skating Associates

David Botero

Phone: 336.314.9258
Email: davidjbotero@gmail.com
PSA Rating: Not a PSA Rated Skating Instructor

Biography Coming Soon!

Arleth Estaca

Phone: 562.728.7236
Email: arleth_estaca@yahoo.com
PSA Rating: Not a PSA Rated Skating Instructor

USFS Senior Free Skating Test; USFS Senior Moves in the Field Test; USFS Regional Competitor in Novice Ladies; USFS Theatre on Ice National Competitor

Carly Gold

Phone: 217.416.6931
Email: carlychristinegold@gmail.com
PSA Rating: Not a PSA Rated Skating Instructor

Biography Coming Soon!

Tiffany Ho

Phone: 661.817.6938
Email: tiffanyho88@gmail.com
PSA Rating: Not a PSA Rated Skating Instructor

USFS Junior Free Skating Test; USFS Senior Moves in the Field Test; 2-time USFS Regional Medalist; 2-time USFS National Championships Competitor; Ensemble Show Skater for Disney on Ice; B.A. Degree from University of California Riverside

Natalie Lau

Phone: 714.299.4419
Email: no1toepick@aol.com
PSA Rating: Not a PSA Rated Skating Instructor

USFS Preliminary Free Skating Test; USFS Preliminary Moves in the Field Test; ISI Competitor; B.A. degree from the California State University Fullerton; USFS Synchronized Skating Sectional Coach

Annalisa McGuinness

Phone: 845.649.5739
Email: annalisa9mcguinness@gmail.com
PSA Rating: Not a PSA Rated Skating Instructor

Biography Coming Soon!

Amanda Ng

Phone: 626.757.3930
Email: amandang68@gmail.com
PSA Rating: Not a PSA Rated Skating Instructor

USFS Intermediate Free Skating Test; USFS Novice Moves in the Field Test; USFS Regional Competitor in Intermediate Ladies

Katie Shepherd

Phone: 562.235.5971
Email: skatewithkatie@gmail.com
PSA Rating: Not a PSA Rated Skating Instructor

USFS Intermediate Free Skating Test; USFS Gold Test Medalist in Moves in the Field

Max Wang

Phone: 909.348.3676
Email: mwang5699@yahoo.com
PSA Rating: Not a PSA Rated Skating Instructor

USFS Junior Free Skating Test; USFS Gold Test Medalist in Moves in the Field; 4-time USFS Regional Medalist, 3-time USFS Sectional Medalist and 3-time USFS National Championships Competitor

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