Jackie Brenner is the Director of Figure Skating Operations at Arctic Edge Ice Arena and Blazers Ice Centre in Oklahoma City, OK.
As a Coach of U.S. Figure Skating Regional Champions, Sectional and Junior National medalists, Jacqueline has been teaching ice-skating for over thirty years. She has been a presenter at the Professional Skaters Association International (PSA) Conference since 1996. In addition to daily lessons, she provides specialized classes that focus on off-ice conditioning and on- ice techniques. PSA presented Jackie with the 2000 Developmental Coach of the Year, 2006 Volunteer of the Year and the 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award.
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.
DIRECTOR OF FIGURE SKATING OPERATIONS
PSA MASTER RATED PROFESSIONAL; LEVEL IV RANKING
Arctic Edge Ice Arena and Blazers Ice Centre
Work (405) 748-5454 / Cell (405) 823-0435
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 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
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 has been coaching since 1998, and specializes in Freestyle, Moves in the Field, Ice Dance, and Power Skating. She also enjoys working off-ice conditioning (Hockey and Figure), and off ice jumps for figure skaters.
She is a member of PSA, USFSA, USA Hockey, and Learn to Skate USA. Carmon is a member of the Oklahoma City Figure Skating Club. She is a CER Category A coach, with Basic Accreditation and Foundations of Coaching Course credentials, Registered Sport Science Exam, and Registered Group Rating.
Carmon considers it an honor to work with skaters and is passionate about safety, correct technique, and fun. She has coached her figure skaters to Novice Moves and Juvenile Freeskate levels and enjoys the challenge of teaching the physics of a jump takeoff and the centering of a spin. With equal passion she enjoys working with hockey skaters of all ages and levels in advancing speed and power by bettering their understanding of the eight edges and how the shoulders work against the hips to perform the multi-directional movements needed in hockey.
Please feel free to contact anytime at the email and phone below, or come visit in person at Blazers Ice Centre.
Cell: (405) 802-4849
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 has been coaching since 2015, is a member of the US Figure Skating Association, the Professional Skaters Association, and Learn to Skate USA. He primarily teaches basic skills geared towards both hockey and figure skating in both group and private lessons, and has CER Category B coaching credentials.
Taking up ice skating at 9 years of age, he started playing hockey with friends on Pennsylvania & South Jersey ponds during the winter months. He took up the game again as an adult after college in various amateur leagues, as ice rinks became a more permanent fixture in the Oklahoma City metro area. Though hockey dominated his skating experience, Frank took on figure skating in 2006 to expand his overall ice skating skills. He has progressed through the USFSA Adult Moves in the Field tests under the guidance of an excellent coach, with the goal of improving his personal and coaching capabilities.
An engineer by profession, Frank finds that ice skating provides both a good physical workout and a break which boosts a person’s mood and balance in general. He finds that some aspects of his profession give him insight on how to break down certain skills for his students to enhance their learning – a technique which has also been influenced by his own coach’s teaching methods. Frank enjoys sharing his passion for ice skating with both adults and children and finds it to be a very rewarding experience.
Though he has coached in English, Frank is fluent in Spanish and can teach in that language if needed.
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.
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.