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Central Iowa Figure Skating Club is proud to present its dedicated coaches.  

They are the most experienced figure skating professionals in Iowa.

Principal Coaches 

Elena Tobiash, Igor Velikanov, Burton Powley, Inna Kutznetsova

scroll down to view their profile and credentials


Coach Elena Tobiash

21 years of training, including off-ice and ballet.

"Disney on Ice" soloist, 1995-1998

Member of "All Stars" ice show by T. Tarasova

Champion of Russia in pair skating, 1992

Placed 7th in 1993 European Championship

Placed fourth in 1992 Skate Canada

Coaching since 1998

Elena can be reached at



PSA Category A Coaches

Master Sport Science & Medicine written exam






Coach Igor Velikanov

21 years of training, including off-ice and ballet

10 years of soloist experience in ice shows

"Disney on Ice" soloist, 1994-1998

Member of "Russian Ballet on Ice", 1991-1994

Member of "Leningrad Ballet on Ice", 1989-1991

Coaching since 1998

Igor can be reached at











Coach Burton Powley USFS, PSA, ISI - Certified Coach - Club President/Membership Chair - CIFSC


Updated lesson schedule below

Burton lessons March 31-May 4.pdf

Private Coaching Policies for Burton Powley

coaching policies Burton 2018 with press.pdf

About Burton:


phone:  515-371-8666

Current President of the Central Iowa Figure Skating Club - 2018/19

7 time Masters International Champion

14 time US Adult National Champion

Iowa Sports Foundation - Caring Coach of the Year Award in 2012

KCCI - TV8 Leading the Way - Civic Award 2000

Certified Level A coach since 1983

Safe Sports Committee member for Central Iowa FSC

Member of PSA - Professional Skaters Association

Member of USFS - United States Figure Skating Association

Former Gold Level ISI Judge

Coach for 35 years

Specializing in Freestyle, Moves, Choreography, Ice Dance, Pairs, Off-Ice; Beginners to Advanced Levels

Current highest skaters at the Novice, Junior and Senior Levels

Current and former students compete in Local, USFS Regional, Sectional, National, State Games of America and ISI World Team Competitions and International Competitions


2018 U.S. Adult Figure Skating Championships

2018 U.S. Adult Figure Skating Championships: Masters Light

2018 Midwestern Adult Sectional FS Championships: Masters Light

Youtube Videos:

Private lessons by Burton May 2018.pdf  Click on this link for more information about his coaching services.






Coach & Choreographer Inna Kuznetsova

Category A Coach, PSA Basic Accreditation


A professional dance instructor and choreographer, Inna has studied ballet, jazz, ballroom, modern, Latin and Arabic dance styles.  Inna is an award winning performer, who in 2010 placed first in the Arabic Dance Nationals in Washington, DC, and competed in numerous dance events around the world.  Inna holds a MA in Education from University of Northern Iowa.

Inna loves working with young skaters in order to help them become better performers on ice and take advantage of the powerful dancing moves.  She is attentive to details, artistic, very knowledgeable of the figure skating and connective elements and sensitive of the talents and needs of her young skating students.

Inna can be reached at



Coach Dylan Perkins

PSA Basic Accreditation

The newest member of our coaching staff.  Dylan began skating with us in 2016. He started out assisting other coaches and now leads group and private lessons. He enjoys teaching new skaters not only the basics of skating, but a passion for the sport.

Dylan can be reached at









Phone: (515) 371-8666
Email: President CIFSC

We Practice at Buccaneer Arena!

7201 Hickman Road, Urbandale, IA


Wells Fargo Arena

730 3rd St., Des Moines, IA 50309

Member club of US Figure Skating