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Coaches
 

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 iowafigureskating@gmail.com
515-490-5148

 

 

USFS, PSA,
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 iowafigureskating@gmail.com

515-490-5148

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Coach Burton Powley USFSA, PSA, ISI Category A Coach - Club President/Membership Chair - CIFSC

Private Coaching Policies for Burton Powley

coaching policies Burton 2018 with press.pdf

About Burton:

Current President of the Central Iowa Figure Skating Club - 2018

7 time Masters International Champion

14 time US Masters 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

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 35 years

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

Current highest skaters at the Novice level & Junior Levels

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

Media:

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:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgu2JxY8Zx4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kfVPkbiLRc&list=PLCvqgQxb0TXYmZnuiT0wsw01jqZff7Ish

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wffWwc2Yb0A&list=PLCvqgQxb0TXYmZnuiT0wsw01jqZff7Ish&index=21

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDX5fF3K03c&index=19&list=PLCvqgQxb0TXYmZnuiT0wsw01jqZff7Ish

 

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 innahdance@gmail.com

 

 


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 perkinsdylan6915@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
            
                                                                 Learn to Skate Apprentice Coaches
 
                             Ashlee       
                                                                                                            
                                                                    
 
 
                            Bianca
 
           
 
 
 
CIFSC CONTACT INFORMATION

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

We Practice at Buccaneer Arena!

7201 Hickman Road, Urbandale, IA

and

Wells Fargo Arena

730 3rd St., Des Moines, IA 50309

Member club of US Figure Skating