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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

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

Member of the Russian Olympic team, 1987-1995

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 Basic Accreditation 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

Member of the Russian Olympic team, 1987

Coaching since 1998

Igor can be reached at









Coach Burton Powley

USFSA, PSA, ISI Category A Coach

10 time US National Champion

6 time Masters International Champion

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

KCCI - TV8 Leading the Way - Civic Award 2000

Certified Level A coach

Safe Sports Compliance Chair

Test Committee - Member of US Figure Skating

Member of PSA - Professional Skaters Association

Member of ISI - Ice Skating Institute

Member of USFS - United States Figure Skating Association

Gold Level ISI Judge

Coach for 32 years

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

Current highest skaters at the Novice level

Current and former students competed in USFS Regional, Sectional, National and ISI World Team 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


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)490-5148

We Practice at Buccaneer Arena!

7201 Hickman Road, Urbandale, IA

Member club of US Figure Skating