Pines Figure Skating Club & Pines Ice Arena are proud to be recognized by the Professional Skaters Association as a National Rink of Excellence (Excellence on Ice) for being a progressive training facility dedicated to excellence in coaching both on and off the ice. All of our Coaches are members of U.S Figure Skating and Professional Skaters Association. Because our athlete’s mental and physical safety is paramount to us, each Coach has passed a comprehensive background check through the National Center for Safety Initiatives (NCSI). They are also SafeSport certified through the U.S Olympic Committee (USOC). email@example.com
Kristin Harris Alberico
Kristin has been passionate about coaching for over 35 years. She is a United States Gold medalist in Freestyle, Figures and a Silver medalist in Pairs.
She holds two certified PSA ratings in Freestyle and Moves in the Field. Kristin is a Regional Champion and Sectional Competitor. She coached many skaters at the Regional, Sectional, National and International levels. Kristin was the Coach of Sofia Del Rio, the three-time Senior Ladies Champion of Mexico (2016-2019). Sophia also competed at the Junior Grand Prix Championships in Colorado Springs (2016), the Junior Grand Prix in Dresden Germany (2016), the Nebelhorn Trophy (2017), the Santa Claus Cup in Budapest Hungary (2017) and ISU Skate Canada Autumn Classic (2018).
Kristin is originally from Cohasset, Massachusetts and grew up training at the prestigious Skating Club of Boston and in Lake Placid New York. Her coaches were World renown Gustave Lussi and Thomas McGinnis. Kristin holds a BS in Biology from Northeastern University. She has also performed on the Disney on Ice tour and with Willy Bietak Productions in Atami, Japan.
Today Kristin is the Figure Skating School Director, the Events Coordinator and a Senior level Coach at Pines Ice Arena in Pembroke Pines, Florida. She enjoys building the foundation from Grassroots to Champions for all future skaters in a healthy, fun filled environment and a life fulfilling experience.
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Following in her parent’s footsteps, Kristine began skating at 3 years old. She continues to be trained by her parents, who have taught her under a Russian school of skating. She is a double gold medalist in figure skating, having completed both her tests by the young age of 13. She was a 6x consecutive Florida Champion, as well as the 2018 South Atlantic Regional Champion. She is also a junior US National competitor. She has been featured in Sun Sentinel and other Newspapers throughout her career.
Amongst her many achievements, Kristine continues to share her passion of skating by teaching the future generation. She has been coaching since 2016 and works with skaters of all levels from beginner to National Competitors. She coaches competitive and non-competitive skaters with different skills such as Moves In the Field, Choreography, Power stroking, Free skating, Jumps, and Spins. Kristine also teaches private, semi-private, and group off-ice training classes specializing in deep stretching and maximizing range of motion. Her goal is to create a fun and safe environment that productively challenges a skater, while developing their skating skills.
Irina Levitina Delgado
Skate Camp/Academy Director, Coach
Irina (Levitina) Delgado was born in Moscow, Russia in 1977. She began skating at age 5, and was trained under Olympic competitor Konstantin Kokora, Olympic & World Medalist Vladimir Kovalev, as well as Elena Tchaikovskaia, and Rafael Arutynyan.
She toured all over the world as a principal skater in different ice shows for a decade.
Irina has been coaching in Florida since 2001. She has developed skaters thru the Senior level in Moves in the Field & Freeskate. She coaches recreational and competitive skaters of all levels, including adults.
Irina also teaches private, semi-private, and group off-ice training classes specializing in deep stretch and maximizing range of motion.
Her daughter, Kristine Levitina, trains at Pines Ice Arena and competes at the highest level in skating, Senior ladies, and is a national competitor.
To contact Irina, please email: Irinalevitina@yahoo.com
Tracey Damigella Lohse
Tracey Damigella-Lohse has been coaching since 1994. She is a U.S Figure Skating gold medalist in every discipline: figures, freestyle, pairs, ice dance and moves in the field. Tracey has competed Nationally and Internationally for the United States in Singles as well as Pairs. She was the World Team alternate in 1986. She trained for many years under the renowned World and Olympic coach Carlo Fassi at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs. Some of her many titles are the New England and Southwestern Sr. Ladies Champion, the Eastern Sectional Jr. and Sr. Ladies
Champion and the National Junior Ladies silver medalist. In addition to her achievements in the United States, Tracey was the two-time Australian National Ladies Champion. She also won International competitions in Italy, Germany, France and Hungary. She finished her competitive career with a starring role in Torvill and Dean’s “Face The Music” Farewell Tour. She has developed many skaters through the Senior level and has had National competitors. Tracey currently resides in Cooper City, Florida. She is married and has two beautiful children.
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Max was born in Moscow, Russia. He started skating at the age of 4. Max was trained under the two time Olympic games champion and six time world champion, Alexander Zaytsev. He was a national and international competitor. Max has his bachelors degree in physical education from Moscow State Institute of physical culture. He was the principle performer for the Russian show on ice for 9 years. He’s a member of PSA and USFSA. He teaches all levels of freestyle, moves in the field, power skating and mental preparation and specializing in jumping using the pole harness.
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Aaron Gillespie was born in San Francisco, California and began skating from the age of three. By four, he began competing and eventually moved to the New York City area where he trained at the Ice House training facility in Hackensack, NJ. Aaron trained under Professional Skating Association’s president Eloise Becker, and eventually National and World Coaches Steven Rice and Rosanna Tovi. Aaron competed for 18 years and along the way became a United States Junior National Champion and Senior Men’s Competitor. Aaron also focused on pair skating and has his Senior pair test as well as being a double Gold-Medalist in Moves-in-the-field and Free Skating.
After his competitive career, Aaron turned to the professional world, both as a coach and as a performer. Over the following decade, Aaron toured around the world to over 30 countries performing as a principle skater and show director in companies such as Royal Caribbean International and Holiday on Ice. He also has taught both freestyle skaters, pairs skaters, and moves in the field in Northeast New Jersey.
Outside of the ice, Aaron has specialized in physical fitness and off-ice training such as plyometrics, stretching, and jump training. On the ice, he specializes in jumping at all levels including harness-training, spins, choreography, and power skating.
His goal is to pass on his passion for the sport to others and help guide skaters in a positive and uplifting manner.
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Frances grew up skating in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada and began figure skating in 1964 at the age of seven. She trained in figures, freestyle and dance and skated competitively for the CFSA. Frances began coaching in 1978 and has worked as a full time coach since then. As a teacher of figure skating for more than 30 years, her philosophy has been to teach the “joy” and the “art” of figure skating and to never compromise on technique. Countless skaters have seen the results and become wonderful skaters and better people. Frances is a USFSA member, certified level A as well as a PSA member. Additionally, she has a BA in psychology. Frances has been married to Turner since 1984 and had an “ice skating wedding” which made the news. They have three grown children – Sasha, Jessica and Clifford – an attorney, a dancer and a musician.
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Coach Kris began her skating debut in Upstate New York at the age of 7. With over 30 years of skating experience, Kris was a freestyle competitor in several events and was a chorus line performer in various shows. She has well over 20 years of coaching experience ranging from tots to adults and levels being from beginners to advanced. Coach Kris has an extensive dance background as she started at the age of 3. Kris was involved with various dance disciplines with a special interest in Middle Eastern Dance. She trained under the supervision of world renowned Tamalyn Dallal, Kahreen, Kira, & Feiruz. Kris has a Bachelor’s degree in Exceptional Education, a Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Purdue University, and is currently in the finishing stages of her Doctoral studies in Educational Psychology. She is a BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst) and teaches High School also. Kris has been featured in the Sun Sentinel several times and was on the cover of the Autism Insider magazine to showcase her exceptional devotion to combining her two passions of figure skating and autism together.
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Beth has been coaching skating at Pines Ice Arena for over 15 years. She was a Regional competitor in Singles. A Sectional, National and International competitor in Synchronized skating. Beth has a Bachelors degree in Art and teaches all ages and levels, private lessons and groups, competitive and non- competitive in Freestyle, Moves in the Field, and choreography. Beth is a member of USFS, ISI, and PSA.
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Monica Harris Muehl, MBA
Monica has over 25 years of coaching experience in freestyle, moves in the field, figures and basic skills. She holds Senior Ratings in both Figures and Freestyle from the Professional Skaters Association (PSA). Monica has enjoyed choreographing for numerous ice shows in New England and Florida using her previous dance experience. She has coached students though many competitions including basic skills, local / recreational and Regionals.
As a skater, Monica passed her 6th figures and Intermediate freestyle test and competed regionally in USFS competitions throughout the Northeast including Lake Placid, NY landing on the podium multiple times. Monica is an active PSA member and previous demonstrator. When not at the rink, Monica works full time for Marriott International as a Training Manager for Florida’s Sales Team and lives locally with her husband and two children.
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Christine Husar began skating at age 11 at the Pines ice arena group classes. She immediately fell in love with the sport and continued to train until she received her gold medal achievement in US figure skating Moves in the Field and silver medal in her Freeskate tests. She began coaching at age 18 and has enjoyed working with tots through adults! She specializes in figure skating and skating skill development for hockey players. She received her undergraduate degree in Athletic Training from the University of Miami in 2016 and then went on to pursue her doctorate degree in Physical Therapy graduating again from her Alma Mater in 2019. In addition to coaching ice-skating, she also works as an outpatient physical therapist at Memorial Rehabilitation Institute in Hollywood. Because of her background, she teaches weekly off ice strength and conditioning classes to create powerful athletes off the ice, which will in turn enhance their success on the ice! When she is not working, she enjoys spending time in the sun and rollerblading with her husband and two puppies!
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Member of USFS and PSA rated. BA,RG,RF,SM.
Originally from Colombia, she started as a roller skater representing Colombia in the 1980 world championships. Since she was 6 years old, she knew that she wanted to be a Coach. She switched to ice skating and since then has skated in multiple ice shows throughout the years. 1984 she worked in South American company with Carnaval on ice. During her 9 years with Holiday On Ice, she spent 2 years in South America and 7 years in Europe. She has also worked as an Aid in occupational therapy for 12 years in Miami Beach at Douglas garden Hospital & Comprehensive pain center. Margarita has taught skating in multiple countries. She teaches kids to Adults. Learn to Skate, Free-Skate to competitive high levels. She prepares skaters to take tests in Moves In the Field (MIF) and free Skate with USFS. She is spearheading our Pines Synchro team as well. She also teaches off ice Conditioning.
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Derrick has been skating since the age of 3. He has been a main coach for seven years. He specializes in Jump Technique, Skating Skills, and Pairs. He works with all ages from 3 years to adults wanting to learn for the first time.
Some accolades Derrick has achieved is the 2019 US National Junior Competitor Top 15, 2019 Sectional Medalist 3 place, 2017 Sectional Champion, 2017 US National Champion in Novice Pairs, where he and his partner set a new record for total points scored in the event. He is also a former Team U.S.A member and has been fortunate enough to represent his country internationally. Derrick is currently still skating the discipline of Pairs where he and his partner currently represent Great Britain.
Derrick has trained with some of the best skaters and coaches in the world. He has shared the ice with and trained with US National Champion, Olympic Champion and the French National Champions. From these experiences Derrick passes down the knowledge he’s learned from them. Derrick takes these experiences to help his student be able to train at a high.