FARMINGTON HILLS FIGURE SKATING CLUB

Farmington Hills Ice Arena

MEET OUR COACHES

Barb Miller
Director / Coach​​​
Personal Skating Experience:  USFS Gold Dance, 7th Figure, Novice Freeskating. Canadian Senior Bronze Dance/2nd Figure/Senior Bronze Free Skate
Coaching Experience:  Coaching for 35 years, working with skaters on all levels of Moves in the field, Freestyle, and Dance. Coached beginning level skaters through US Gold Dance, Gold Figure, Senior Movies in the Field and Senior Freestyle.  Skating Director for over 25 years, directing LTS classes and Ice Shows. Coach of the Plymouth Canton High Sch
ool figure skating team since 2002.
Accreditation and Education:   USFS member
Disciplines:   All levels Moves in the Field, Freestyle and Dance

Sheri Combs
Director / Coach
Personal Skating Background:  USFS Gold Dance, Junior FS and Junior Figure.  Trained 12 years in Dance, Freestyle and Figures.  Regional Competitor 1981-1984 Intermediate and Novice.
Coaching Experience:  Coaching since 1985.  Coached students in all levels including Senior Freestyle, Senior Moves in the Field, and through Gold Dance.  Coached groups and solos for the Annual Ice Shows for 25+ years. Head Coach of Northville High School Figure Skating Team since 2008.
Accreditations/Education: USFS member, Associates Degree in Child Care and Development 1989.
Disciplines:  Private lessons in All Levels of Dance, Moves in the Field, Free Style, and Basic Skills Learn to Skate

Eden Chrostowski
Coach
    248-310-0677  edeniceskater@comcast.net
P​ersonal Skating Experience:  17 years Skating experience. Pre-Gold Dance, Intermediate Moves in the Field, Pre-Juvenile Free Skate. Was member and Vice President of Oakland University Collegiate figure skating team.
Coaching Experience:   LTS Instructor since 2013 at Novi, Farmington Hills and Suburban Farmington skating rinks. Current Learn to Skate Instructor. Coach of West Bloomfield High School Figure Skating Team since 2015
Accreditations and Education: USFS member, Professional Skaters Association Accredited, Safe Sport Certified.  USFSA Silver Singles/Pairs Judge and Bronze Dance Judge.
Has judged numerous local and distant test sessions, basic skills, non-qualifying and high school competitions; B.A of English from Oakland University.; Currently working towards Masters of Arts in Teaching at Oakland University.
Disciplines:  High School, Basic Skills, Learn to Skate
(Ineligible to coach USFS test preparation due to Judging appointments)
    
Amie Carlone​
Learn to Skate Coach
Personal Skating Experience: USFS Junior Moves in the Field, Juvenile Free Skate, Former Professional Skater for Walt Disney World on Ice
Coaching Experience:  Coaching since 1996.  Current Learn to Skate Instructor.
Accreditations and Education:  USFS member, B.S. in Human Services/Psychology
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Stacy Barber
Coach
724-413-1790   stacyssabika@yahoo.com
Personal Skating Experience:  USFS Gold Medalist
Coaching Experience:  Coaching since 1988. Have taken many skaters through their Gold level in Figures, Freestyle and Moves in the Field.  Coach skaters from beginner to senior levels.  Also coach technical skating skills and power skating for hockey players.  Have coached World Junior, College ((Division One), USHL, AAA, AA, Travel, and House- Players and teams.
Accreditations and Education:  Member of Professional Skaters Association, USFS and USA Hockey.  
Disciplines:  Moves in the Field, Freestyle, Stroking, Power skating and technical specialist for hockey players
Kim Herbert
Coach
248-756-2970 (c)
248-347-3360 (h)   kimtheskater@aol.com

Personal Skating Experience:  USFS Freestyle and Ice Dance Competitor.  Regional Competitor. Performed in many shows including the Southfield Ice Company.
Coaching Experience:  Teaching since 1980.  Has had Regional Medalist, including Freestyle, Dance and Pairs. Co-coached Junior National Bronze Dance Team.  Has coached skaters from beginning level through Junior Freestyle, Junior Moves, Pre-Gold Dance and Intermediate Pairs.
Accreditations and Education:  USFS and Professional Skaters Association member.
Disciplines:  Freestyle, Moves in the Field, Dance and Pairs

Mallory DeLuca
Coach
Personal Skating Experience: Skated and competed for over 10 years.  Senior Moves in the Field, Juvenile Free Skate, Preliminary Dance.
Coaching Experience:  
Teaching since 2012.  Current Learn to Skate Instructor.
Accreditations and Education:
USFS member, Junior at Eastern Michigan University studying Elementary Education. ​​
Kerry Miklus
Coach
Coaching Experience:  Over 25 years teaching experience.  Coach through senior levels including regional medalist.  
Accreditation and Education:  USFS and Professional Skaters Association member. BS Degree in Corporate Communications and Business from Southern Connecticut State University
Disciplines:  Learn to Skate, Freestyle, Moves in the Field
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Liz LaBurn
Coach
Personal Skating Experience:  USFS 7th Figure, Junior Free Skate, Silver Dances.
Coaching Experience:  Provide private lessons to all ages and levels, Basic Skills through Senior. Coached over 135 private students during the past 19 years. 92% passing rate for 145 tests (Moves and Free Skate). Coached skaters through Gold/Senior level in Moves in the Field and Free Skate. Competition/show program choreographer. History of co-coaching with other USFS coaches. United Farmington (combined high schools) Figure Skating Team coach.
Accreditations and Education:  USFS SafeSport Certified.  Master of Social Work from University of Michigan, Bachelor of Social Work from Michigan State University.
Disciplines: Basic Skills, Moves in the Field, Free Skate, Choreography, and group lessons.
PRIVATE LESSON RATE: Basic Skills $48.00/hr
Pre-Preliminary and above: $54.00-$60.00/hr

Test Chair / Coach
Kathy MacMillian
 

Personal Skating Experience:    3rd Figure, Intermediate Moves, Pre-Gold Dance.  USFS Synchronized skating team member since 1998.  Gold medalist at 2014 and 2010 US Synchronized Skating Championships.
Coaching Experience:  LTS Instructor at FHIA since 2002.
Accreditation and Education:  USFS member
    
Tim McKernan
Coach
Personal Skating Experience: 5-Time US National Medalist in Ice Dance, Australian Senior National Medalist, International Competitor in Ice Dance, Triple USFS Gold Medalist (MIF, Compulsory Dance, Free Dance), International Ice Dance Test, 2016 US Senior Shadow Dance National Champion
Coaching Experience:  Coaching since 2008, 3-Time National Coach, Co-Coach of 2014 US Juvenile Dance National Medalist, PSA A Certified, USFS Committee(s) Member, USFS Sectional Technical Specialist in Ice Dance, Assistant Coach to Marina Zoueva since 2013
Accreditations and Education: Member of US Figure Skating, USA Hockey, Professional Skaters Association and Ice Skating Australia, B.S. in Earth Sciences from Eastern Michigan 2013.
Disciplines: Ice Dance(All levels), USFS MIF(Intermediate and higher), Synchro, Stroking & Power
Jen Schneider
Coach
Personal Skating Experience:  USFS Gold Free Skate, 8A Figure, Gold Dance. Regional Competitor 1986-1991.  Guest Show Skater for Lincoln Park 1989 & 1999.  10 years of individual competitive amateur skating, and have continued to skate on Adult Synchronized Skating teams and ice dance.
Coaching Experience:  Coaching 1990-present.  Coaching skaters from Beginner through USFS Gold Moves and Free skate, and Regional competitors, including Regional medalists.  Guest choreographer for MSU Synchronized Skating team in 2013.  Livonia High School Figure Skating Club Coach.
Accreditation and Education:  USFS member 1986-present.  B.S. in Business Management from Eastern Michigan University (1996). FHFSC Board Member 2013-present. Club and Ice Show Director experience.
Disciplines:   Moves in the Field, Freestyle, Ice Dance, Off-ice Training, Showcase, and Synchronized Skating. 
Michelle Sibley
Coach
248-890-1481 Mssk8tr@aol.com
Personal Skating Experience:  USFS Junior Freeskating, 7th Figure, Preliminary Dance, Southwest Regional Competitor, Ice show performer with Broadmoor Skating Club.
Coaching Experience:  Providing private and group instruction for more than 25 years for Beginner through Senior levels.  Providing hockey skills training for all levels for more than 18 years.
Accreditation and Education:  Professional Skaters Association Certified rating in FreeSkate, Moves in the Field, and Program Director; and Senior rating Group.  USFS member.  B.S. in Psychology from Wayne State University (1999).
Disciplines:  Freestyle, Moves in the Field, Hockey Skills Training, Learn to Skate.


Maria Philips
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Nicole Reitz
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Hannah Vertin
Coach
Personal Skating Experience:  Senior Free Skate, Gold Ice Dance, and Senior Moves in the Field, plus additional Senior Supplemental Moves test.  3 time medalist at the Synchronized Skating National Championships.  2010 Senior Test Track State Individual Champion.  4 time High School Level A State Champions with Farmington United.
Coaching Experience:  Collegiate synchronized skating assistant coach and off-ice instructor, private lessons in free skate and moves in the field, ice show choreography, and Learn to Skate instructor.  
Accreditation and Education:  USFS Private Lessons certified.  Annie’s Edges Seminar participant.  CPR and First Aid certified.  B.A. in Supply Chain Management from Michigan State University. 
Disciplines:  Moves in the Field, Free Skate, Synchronized Skating, Power Stroking, and Choreography.  Specialize in private lessons to improve synchronized skating techniques.  Now accepting new students.