Coaches

The Braemar City of Lakes Figure Skating Club boasts a strong coaching staff.
Our coaches love to share their love and knowledge of skating with skaters of all ages and abilities.

Top Row (L to R): Jean Pastor, Loni Keenan, Kelly Hume Bocklund, Kathleen Gazich, Judy Bouts, Lisa Zamarripa
Bottom Row: Surya Bonali, Sarina David, Rosie Hanson, Caryn Kadavy
Not Pictured: Ari Lieb, Diane DeMoss Powers, Joan Orvis, Peter Biver, Kathy Carlson, Nikki Dumonceaux, Alex Johnson, Tom Incantalupo

 

Helpful explanations of skating coach certification and tips for the Coach-Skater relationship are available to download. To view each coach’s coaching experience, area of specialization, professional experience and achievements, please click on the coach’s name below:

Home Club Coaches:

Joan Orvis, Head Professional Emeritus

Coaching since 1976

Professional Background/Experience:
PSA Level V Ranking National and International Coach
PSA Master Rated Figures & Freeskate Instructor, PSA Rated Hockey Instructor
Director of City of Edina Learn-To-Skate Classes & Head Coach of BCLFSC

Achievements:
USFS Double Gold Medalist – Figures & Freeskate
US National Competitor – Pairs and Singles
Coach of Regional, Sectional and National Competitors
Coach of International Champion
Shipstads and Johnson Ice Follies
Shipstads and Johnson Ice Follies International
Recipient of the Jimmy Disbrow Award

Email: joanorvis@gmail.com

Kelly Hume Bocklund

Coaching since 1981

Professional Background/Experience:
More than 25 years’ experience in teaching all disciplines
Coached 15 students to achieve their Gold in Freestyle
Has coached in over 200 competitions including MN State Championships and U.S. Junior Olympics
Became a Canadian Judge for two years after her amateur career
Played on University of Toronto Women’s Hockey Team
Has extensive background in Dance and Fitness

Personal Background
Born in Vancouver, BC Canada
Home Club was Toronto Cricket Skating & Curling Club
At age 12, competed in her first Canadian National competition and passed Gold Dance
Qualified for four Canadian Nationals in her skating career
Achieved Canadian Gold status in Dance, Pairs, Figures and Freestyle
Kelly is taking on new students!

Email: kellybocklund@gmail.com or Phone: 952-303-3558

Judy Bouts

Professional since 1978

Specialization:
Freestyle, MIF, Off ice jumps

Professional Background/Experience:
Bachelor of Science – Colorado State University 1977
Biological Science and Teachers Certification
US Figure Skating/PSA Category A Coach

Achievements:
USFSA National Competitor – singles
USFSA Double Gold Medalist – Figures & Freeskate
State, Regional, Sectional, and Junior National Coach
Coach of State and Regional Champion/Sectional, Junior National, Junior Olympic and
National Collegiate Competitors

Personal Background
Mother of 4

Email: jjbouts@yahoo.com

Sarina David

Coaching since 1992

Specialization:
Freestyle & Moves in the Field

Professional Background/Experience:
US Figure Skating/PSA Coach
Coaches freestyle, moves in the field, pairs, USFS group classes
Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology

Achievements:
Canadian Triple Gold Medalist – Figures, Freestyle & Dance
Canadian Senior Competitor Singles & Pairs
International Competitor – Singles & Pairs
Coach of MN State Champions and Medalists
Coach of Regional Competitors
Coached skaters to achieve USFS Gold Tests

Personal Background:
Sarina grew up skating in Canada where she achieved her Canadian Gold tests in Figures, Freestyle, and Dance as well as her Senior Competitive tests in Singles, Pairs, and Skating Skills. She competed at the Canadian Nationals in Novice Pairs, Junior Pairs, and Senior Pairs, as well as Junior Ladies. She also competed at the Canada Winter Games in Novice Ladies. Sarina has a degree in Kinesiology from the University of Saskatchewan and has been coaching for 20 years. She loves working with skaters of all ages and levels, and hopes to teach them the love of skating and how to achieve personal goals. She has taught MN State champions and medalists, Regional competitors, and USFS Gold medalists. Sarina coaches all levels of skating from beginners up to College students. Sarina is a wife and mother of 3.

Sarina is taking on new students!

Email: sarinadavid1@yahoo.com or Phone: (612)716-7879

Kathleen Schmelz Gazich, Co-Head Professional

Coaching since 1984 (at Braemar since 1985)

Specialization:
Freestyle, Moves in the Field, Jumps, Spins & Choreography

Professional Background/Experience:
PSA Master Rated in Freestyle

Achievements:
USFSA Double Gold Medalist – Figures & Freeskate
3 time Midwestern Regionals Competitor
Two-time U.S. Open Professional Champion
Two-time World Professional Bronze Medalist
Toured 6 years with Stars On Ice and Disney On Ice
Coached Minnesota State Champions & Competitors
Coached Midwestern Competitors
Coached National Competitors
Coached International Competitors
Coached skaters to achieve USFS Gold Tests

Email: kgazich@comcast.net

Rose Mary Hanson

Coaching since 1984

Specialization:
Freestyle, Moves, Power Hockey, and USFS accredited group classes
Professional Background/Experience:
PSA Instructor – RF, CFS RATED
Attended College at University of Minnesota

Achievements:
USFS Gold Medalist
PSA Rated in Figures & Freestyle
PSA Master Rated in Sports Science
PSA Accredited in Advanced Hockey Skills
Three time Upper Great Lakes Pair Champion
Two time Midwestern Pair Champion
3 Time National Competitor and Midwestern Champion
Skated professionally for seven years : Two years in Shipstad and Johnson’s Ice Follies
(Pair and Solo understudy work for Susan Berens). One year in the International Ice
Follies as a soloist. Four years in Holiday on Ice International-Europe and South America
(Skated Pair and Solo).
Coached Synchronized Team Skating for sixteen years (Two time National Competitors).
Co-coached the Senior Synchronized Team, Synergy, at The University of Minnesota for
2 years
Coached skaters to achieve USFS Gold Tests
Silver Dance. Have Coached USFSA Dance for five years
Primary Coach at the Point of Perfection Skating Camp at Breezy Point along side
Olympic Coach, Kathy Casey

Personal Background:
Married with two boys, Matthew and Michael
Lives in Deephaven, Minnesota

Email: RosieHansonFS@gmail.com

Caryn Kadavy

Specialization:
Freestyle, Moves in the Field, Jumps, Spins & Choreography

Professional Background/Experience:
Professional Figure Skater, Coach and Choreographer
PSA Rated – Certified Freestyle
PSA Rated – Certified Sport Science

Achievements:
1995 – 1988 United States Ladies Figure Skating Silver & Bronze Medalist
1987 World Figure Skating Ladies Bronze Medalist
1988 United States Olympic Figure Skating Team Member – Calgary, Canada
Seven-Time Professional Skating Competition Champion
2007 Professional Skating Association Sonja Henie Award
Double USFS Gold Medalist – Figures & Freeskate
Pre-Gold Dance Medalist

Personal Background:
Extensive experience in performance, technique, choreography and an individualized
coaching approach. Committed to successful skill and performance development
of young skaters in order to advance their skating achievements and inspire their
appreciation and love of the sport.

Email: freesk88@gmail.com

Loni Keenan, Co-Head Professional

Coaching since 1982

Specialization:
Freestyle, Moves in the Field, Choreography, and Group Instruction

Professional Background/Experience:
PSA Instructor
Basic Written accreditation rated

Achievements:

Teach all levels of Personal Achievements
USFS Gold Medalist
Regional Competitor

Member of Braemarettes Precision Skating Team
Coached skaters to achieve USFS Gold Tests
Coached Regional Competitors

Personal Background:
Involved in the production, direction and implementation of numerous club skating shows
Involved in many special Figure Skating projects throughout the Twin Cities area.
Has taught skaters in Iceland for the Icelandic Figure Skating Federation

Email: lonikeenan@comcast.net

 

Ari Lieb

Specialization:
Dance & Moves in the Field

Professional Background/Experience:
PSA Coach

Achievements:
Coach of National level Junior and Novice Competitors
National Junior Dance Silver Medalist
National Senior Dance Competitor
5 time International Team Member

Email: ari@iceartist.com

 

 

 

 

Jean Pastor

Specialization:
Freestyle and Moves in the Field & Basic Skating

Professional Background/Experience:
PSA rated Coach
Instructor/Coach: University of Minnesota Athletic Department
Ice Center
Director: Bloomington Ice Garden and Aldrich Arena
Featured performer: Shipstads and Johnson s Ice Follies
Soloist: Leary Ice Productions, Adventures on Ice

Achievements:
USFS Gold Medalist in Free Style, Figures and Pairs
Amateur: 6th in Figure and Freestyle
Bronze in Dance
National Speed Skating

Jean is taking on new students!

Email: jeanpastor.us@gmail.com

Diane DeMoss Powers

Specialization:
Freestyle and Moves in the Field and Group Instruction.

Professional Background/Experience:
PSA Coach, Coaching since 1988.
B.A. from the University of Minnesota: June of 1992.
J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law 1996.

Achievements:
USFSA Gold Medalist in Figures. Canadian Gold Medalist in Figures.
Skated at Braemar from 1975-1988. Coaching at Braemar since 1988.

Personal Background
Married to Jon Powers. Have two kids named Joey and Annie.

Email: dmp_mn@yahoo.com

 

Associate Coaches:

Peter Biver

Surya Bonaly

Kathy Carlson

Nikki Dumonceaux

Alex Johnson