Palisades Skating School

Staff

Coaches:

Emily Alacar
Jodi Boise
Susan Ceci
Bruce Fowler
Alexis Hoschek

Joe Jorgens
Erika Kogut
Simona Lee
Aaron Linzenberg
Ilana Morse
Jonathan Magalnick

Christina Makris
Daria Marinelli
Veronica Mishkind
Nicole Ortner
Kaylee Schmidt

Sue Schmidt
Kerry Tauken
Faith Tew
Lianna Thomas
Marcia Thomas


Administration:

Skating Director:

Christina Makris

 

Assistant:

Gina Lee


ADMINISTRATION


Christina Makris - Skating School Director/Coach

Has Accomplished Senior Moves in the Field, Intermediate Freestyle, Intermediate Pairs, & Bronze Dance. 4x Senior National competitor, and Eastern Sectional Competitor in synchronized skating. 23 Years of skating experience, 16 years of coaching experience, & was an assistant coach of a Junior level synchronized team at Easterns and Nationals. Coach of regional competitors. PSA & USFSA member, CER Category A.

Rate:
$40 per half hour
Contact:
845-422-7113

available private and semi private lessons


Gina Lee - Skating School Assistant

 

COACHES


Susan Ceci

Professional Skating Assoc. Rated Coach. Has accomplished Senior Freestyle, 8th Figure, Senior Dance, Junior Pairs, Canadian Gold Figures and Freestyle. 33 years coaching experience. Coach of Regional and Sectional competitors. Competed at Regional and Sectionals in Figures, Freestyle, Pairs and Dance.

Rate:
$45 per half hour
Contact:
845-268-3996
Availible for semi-privates


Joe Jorgens

Has accomplished Senior Freestyle, Senior Moves in the Field, Senior Pairs, and also instructs Hockey and Power Skating. 17 years coaching experience. International Gold Medalist, two-time Junior Olympic competitor, three-time National Competitor. Skated 27 Years. Coach to numerous Adult National and Sectional medalists. CER Category A certification.

Rate:
$40 per half hour
Contact:
914-439-7497


Emily Alacar

Has accomplished Senior Moves in the Field and Novice Freestyle, & Intermediate Pairs.13 years skating experience and 10 years coaching experience. USFSA member, CER Category B

Rate:
$40 per half hour
Contact:
914-924-3303


Jonathan Magalnick

Has accomplished Gold level Ice Dance, Intermediate Freestyle, Novice Pairs, Senior Moves in the Field. Has competed in all disciplines with 10 trips to US Nationals in Ice Dance. 10 years coaching experience.

Rate:
$38 per half hour
Contact:
602-908-2620

Availible for semi-privates


Sue Schmidt

Sue has been a Palisades Skating School Instructor for over 5 years. Her primary area of focus includes interacting with beginner skaters, encouraging the love of skating and teaching on ice confidence. Her experience includes basic skills instruction up to the free style level for skaters of all ages (tot’s thru adults) including those with special needs. Sue is also available for private and semi-private lessons as well as providing instruction at skating parties and events held at the rink.

Rate:
$30 per half hour
Contact:
845-323-7234

Availible for semi-privates and parties.


Marcia Thomas

tested on school figures(figure 8s). passed preliminary test. basic skills coach at palisades center rink for 6 years. great with all age groups. worked with physically challenged individuals and got them to enjoy their skating experience. work well with beginners, allowing them to become confident enough to skate on their own within minutes of the first lesson. available for private lessons. 11 years coaching experience.

Rate:
$30 per half hour
$20(ages 4-7)
Contact:
(h) 845-356-4539
(c) 914-552-0338
thom8marc@msn.com


Faith Tew

Has accomplished Pre-Preliminary moves in the field. Eight years of skating experience. Has participated in many ice shows. Great with beginners who want to learn how to skate.

Rate:
$30 per half hour
Contact:
(c) 845-729-5121
(h) 845-429-4480


Bruce Fowler

Bruce brings years of experience in both basic and advance skating and hockey skills. Over 50 years of skating he has advanced through various power skating schools and high level hockey training camps. In Canada, Bruce played hockey with an elit college team [ Humber College] and was a member of the Etobicoke Speed Skating Club. Member of the Professional Skating Association Bruce offers both private and group classes.

Rate:
$40 per half hour
Contact:
845-406-5235


Veronica Mishkind

Has 11 years of skating experience. Has accomplished Senior Moves in the Field and Senior Freestyle. Is currently a competitive figure skater, Gold Medalist at Empire State Games, Silver Medalist at State Games of America and Regional finalist for the past 5 years. Is currently a member of the Israeli Figure Skating Team.

Rate:
$30 per half hour
Contact:
914-260–3449


Erika Kogut

Has accomplished Pre-Juvenile moves, and has assisted & instructed group classes for 2yrs. Has been a competitive cheerleader for 9yrs. USFSA member. Has an outgoing personality & strives to motivate as well as bring out the fun of skating.

Rate:
$25 per half hour
Contact:
845-825–2936


Alexis Hoschek

Member of USFSA/ISI. Has accomplished Intermediate Freestyle, Junior Moves in the Field, and Third Figure test. 15 years skating experience, 13 years dance experience, and 10 years coaching experience. Coaches beginner to advanced, hockey and adults. Has competed at several Mid-Atlantic, Garden State Games, and Jersey Council Competitions.

Rate:
$35 per half hour
Contact:
201-376-3164


Simona Lee

Has accomplished Senior moves in the Field, Junior Freestyle, Currently a Junior freestyle competitor. Has been a regional competitor, national showcase competitor, and Empire State games Junior silver medalist. Has 11 years of skating experience.

Rate:
$30 per half hour
Contact:
845-548-0100


Kaylee Schmidt

Has 13 years of skating experience, which include 11 years of synchronized skating, 6 years Junior Coaching experience, 2 years USFSA Basic Skill coach for the Palisades Skating School as well as providing private lessons and party coach. Competed at NY Empire State Games, Junior World Qualifiers, Regional and U.S. National competitions. She is currently skating for Precisely Right Synchronized Skating Team on their Junior Line, and volunteers as junior coach for their Beginner and Preliminary Lines. Has passed, Novice Moves in the Field, Prelimiary Freestyle and Preliminary Dance. Available for private/semi-private lessons and birthday parties.

Rate:
$30 per half hour (semi-private +$5/student)
Contact:
914-419-5024

Availible for semi-privates


Kerry Tauken

Has accomplished Juinor Moves in the Field and Juinor Freestyle. Competed for 10 years including North Atlantic Regionals. Palisades Group class instructor, and 12 years of skating experience.

Rate:
$30 per half hour
Contact:
845-570-0172


Lianna Thomas

Has accomplished Junior Moves In the Field, Junior Freestyle, & Novice Pairs. 6 years of coaching experience. 3 Time Nationally ranked competitor, 3 time sectional medalist in pairs. 2012 State games of America Gold medalist in Singles. Majoring in pediatric occupational therapy. USFSA member.

Rate:
$30 per half hour
Contact:
845-826-3183


Jodi Boise

Has accomplished her Senior Gold Freestyle, Senior Gold Moves in the Field, Gold Solo Ice Dancing, and 2nd figure tests. 21 years of skating experience, 17 years of coaching, and 11 years as a professional show skater including Disney on Ice. M.S. in Exercise Science from Syracuse University. Regional, sectional, and national competitor for freestyle and synchronized skating. Member of USFS/PSA, CER Category A.

Rate:
$40 per half hour
Contact:
315-725-6189


Aaron Linzenberg

Has 25 years of skating experience, 5 years coaching experience. Has coached Ramapo saints and spyder selects for 3 yrs Played 21years for Ramapo Saints, Suffern High School and Junior A Hockey for the Syracuse Crunch.

Rate:
$35 per half hour
Contact:
845-494-6433


Daria Marinelli

Daria specializes in Moves in the Field, Choreography, Ice Dance, Theater on Ice, and Freestyle. She has over twenty years of figure skating experience and is USFS Moves in the Field Gold Medalist, a Gold Level Ice Dancer, and has passed her Intermediate Free skate test. She has competed nationally in Synchronized Skating at the Junior-level with Team Millennium and has trained with Olympic and National Competitors in Ice Dance. She is a PSA Registered Rated Coach, a member of USFS, and an ISI-Certified Gold Level Judge. She began coaching during her time at Brown University where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and with Honors. She has taught both domestically and abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is fluent in Spanish and loves working with students of all ages and abilities. Daria strongly believes in nurturing each skater’s passion and potential for skating by continually challenging each skater to become the best version of themselves both on and off the ice. For more information

Rate:
$42 per half hour
Contact:
914-837-6559


Nicole Ortner

Nicole Ortner is a graduate of the Morristown-Beard Prep School and Fairleigh Dickinson Univ. While a student, skating was always her first passion. She trained with Olympic medalists Fritz Dietl and Hans Gershweiler, developing her mechanical skills. Nicole is now also an ISI judge.

Rate:
$45 per half hour
Contact:
973-727-8829


Ilana Morse

Has accomplished Senior Moves in the Field, Senior Dance, and Novice Freestyle. Junior National Champion, 4 time regional gold medalist, and Eastern Sectional competitor in Ice Dance. 20 Years of skating experience, 12 years coaching experience. PSA & USFSA member CER category B

Rate:
$35 per half hour
Contact:
845-598-3701