Coaches and Staff

Certified Instructors and Hard working staff of our figure skating programs.

Jacqueline Brenner

Jacqueline Brenner is the Director of Figure Skating Operations at Arctic Edge Ice Arena and Blazers Ice Centre in Oklahoma City, OK. Due to her commitment, exemplary representation, growth and passion, she is the recipient of an Honorary Lifetime Membership for the Oklahoma City Figure Skating Club.

She is a highly sought after Guest Speaker for Figure Skating Clubs throughout the United States. Jacqueline has been a presenter at the Professional Skaters Association International (PSA) Conference since 1996. PSA is a 6,000-member international organization. She has continued to travel to other states educating other professional Coaches and athletes.

As a Coach of U.S. Figure Skating Regional Champions, Sectional and Junior National medalists, Jacqueline has been teaching ice-skating for over twenty-eight years. She has passionately supervised the training and development of hundreds of competitive athletes for U.S. Figure Skating events, international competitions, professional tours and hockey power skating. Partnering with the Oklahoma City Figure Skating Club, Jacqueline is honored to be the main speaker at the annual OKCFSC Winter Camp. Skaters have attended the camp from all over the United States to improve their skills and performances. During the summer she directs a summer

skating school for skaters of all levels, along with guest coaching at other programs including Shattuck St. Mary, MN.

In addition to daily lessons, she provides specialized classes that focus on off-ice conditioning and on- ice techniques. Jacqueline focuses on the development of her skaters as not only athletes, but also evolving them as confident and caring individuals. She places tremendous significance on character, integrity, superb sportsmanship and being a positive role model for others.

In recognition of her volunteerism and presenting professional ethics, positive coaching concepts and advanced skating techniques at conferences and seminars nationwide throughout the years, PSA presented Jacqueline with the 2000 Developmental Coach of the Year, 2006 Volunteer of the Year and the 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award.

Serving as the Chair of Coaches Committee for U.S. Figure Skating from 2006 – 2011, Jacqueline has earned an early leadership role in the review and endorsement of required continuing education courses for coaches. She has authored three professional development courses “Principles of Jumping 101”, “Coaching the Young Skater” and “Leadership in Sport”, which still serve today as Sports Science and Ethics online educational courses. She currently holds a PSA Master Rating in four disciplines (Free skate, Moves in the Field, Ice Dance and Free Dance) and a Level IV Ranking. Jacqueline also serves as a ratings examiner and member of various committees for both the PSA and US Figure Skating.

 

In addition to ice-skating, she worked with Professional Hockey Player, Matt Donovan from a young age on power skating encompassing edge quality; turn execution, speed and agility drills. Matt entered the NHL draft at age 18, played for the New York Islanders and Buffalo Sabres along with the Swedish Federation. Jacqueline was the Central Hockey League Blazers power skating instructor in Oklahoma City for two seasons, and continues to work with individuals and teams with the OKC Youth Hockey Association.

Locally, Jacqueline has designed ice skating courses for Southern Nazarene University, Oklahoma City Community College, and assists local charities to give back to the community.

Originally, from Michigan, Jacqueline received her Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Central Oklahoma on scholarship. Jacqueline continues to inspire people of all ages and abilities to make fitness and sports a permanent fixture in their lives. Jacqueline is proud to be making a difference in the Oklahoma City community and in the lives of others.

Jacqueline Brenner

DIRECTOR OF FIGURE SKATING OPERATIONS

PSA MASTER RATED PROFESSIONAL; LEVEL IV RANKING

Arctic Edge Ice Arena and BlazersIce Centre

Work (405) 748-5454 / Cell (405) 823-0435

Email: sk8jackie@aol.com

Melia Callahan

Melia comes to us from the Chicago area.  She comes to Oklahoma, having coached over 20 years in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Georgia.  Melia specializes in Freestyle and Field Moves.

Lauren Keely

Lauren has been coaching for over 15 years, working with skaters of all ages and abilities.  She specializes in Freestyle, Moves in the Field, Ice Dance, and Power Skating.  She enjoys leading athletes in off-ice conditioning and creating choreography for her skaters’ programs.  Lauren is excited to have helped advance skaters to the Intermediate Free Skate, Gold MIF, and Pre-Gold Ice Dance levels.  In addition to figure skating Lauren also trains hockey players and helps them advance their skating skills. Many of the hockey players that she works with to improve their power skating are on competitive or travel teams.  In addition to her focus on proper technique, Lauren takes into consideration each skater’s unique set of skills, and helps skaters grow and become not only accomplished athletes, but also strong individuals.

Lauren is a member of USFSA, PSA, OKCFSC, USA Hockey, and Learn to Skate USA.  She is a CER Category A coach, with Basic Accreditation, Foundations of Coaching, Registered Sports Science Exam and Hockey 1 & 2 credentials.

Lauren began skating at the age of three in the Boston area, training throughout high school and college, and continues to skate (ice dance, MIF and figures), as time permits.  After receiving her undergraduate degree from Boston University, Lauren became a journeyman-rated air traffic controller at Logan Airport, later pursuing graduate work at East Carolina University.  When not on the ice coaching, Lauren finds herself happily advising students at OU’s Price College of Business.

 

Cell (405) 255-2552

Email:  lckeely@msn.com

 

Roman Koudriavtsev

Roman trained in Moscow, Russia before coming to the U.S. as a soloist with the Russian Ballet on Ice. Roman has been coaching in OKC for 10 years and specializes in Free Style, Field Moves, Choreography, and Conditioning /Training.

Carmon Scott

Carmon has been coaching in Oklahoma City since 1998 and specializes in field moves, freestyle, dance & power skating.

Auburn Thompson

Auburn has been coaching since 2005, is a member of US Figure Skating, Professional Skaters Association, and Learn to Skate USA, has completed the PSA Foundations of Coaching curriculum, and is a board member of the Sooner Skating Club of Oklahoma. She specializes in teaching group and private lessons for Freestyle, and Moves in the Field for both children and adults, and also enjoys teaching power skating and off ice conditioning. The aspect of coaching she finds most rewarding is getting to watch a skater learn, grow, and finally master a skill.

Prior to coaching, Auburn was a competitive skater who participated in regional and national competitions, tested and competed at Junior level, was a Senior MIF gold medalist, skated in many ice shows, and has a background in various forms of dance. Having been trained in classical piano since the age of 4, Auburn performed in numerous events and competitions, eventually earning a degree in Piano Performance, and graduating as a member of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society.

In addition to coaching, Auburn currently works as an office manager and reading tutor at a Kumon center, an educational after school program.

Frank Parker

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Courtney Chambers

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Kenzie Krozak

Kenzie grew up in a suburb of Minneapolis, Minnesota and began skating at a very young age. She was competitive throughout high school, but she enjoyed performing in the annual ice show with her sister the most. After teaching Learn to Skate classes for a number of years, she decided to start coaching in 2011. Since then, she has coached at three different skate clubs in Minnesota, Iowa and Oklahoma. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in meteorology from Iowa State University in 2015, and is currently working on her masters and PhD in meteorology from the University of Oklahoma. She specializes in Moves in the Field, Freestyle, and Synchronized skating, with the goal of creating a fun and comfortable environment for her students to grow as both athletes and individuals.

Katherine DeAngelis

My name is Katherine De Angelis. I have been skating since the age of 4 and have done various competitions including Regionals, Sectionals, Junior Nationals, Lake Placid Ice Dance, and National Showcase. I lived in Tulsa, Oklahoma for 16 years and lived in Littleton, Colorado for 2. I spent those two years learning how to coach and finishing my dance tests. I have 3 gold medals in Solo Ice Dance, Solo Free Dance, and Moves in the Field. I am currently a student at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma working on a major in Multimedia Journalism with a minor in Business. I specialize in Ice Dance, Field Moves, Artistic, and Choreography.