Goodwin joined the Kraken after spending four years as Skating Director for the Vegas Golden Knights. There, he founded their Skating Program, coaching both competitive skating and power skating for the Jr. Golden Knights hockey program. Goodwin brings with him nearly ten years of experience developing and implementing figure skating, power skating, and Learn to Skate programs. He is a committee member with U.S. Figure Skating for the Aspire Program, an ISI Certified Program Director, PSA Registered Program Director, and holds a PSA Certified Rating in Freestyle.

A professional figure skater himself, Goodwin is a four-time Canadian National Competitor and three-time Sectional Champion. He spent seven years skating with Bietak Productions and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.

In addition to his duties with the Kraken, Goodwin serves as the Membership Chair for Learn to Skate USA.

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Christiana Reimertz

Skating Development Specialist, Kraken Skating Academy

Christiana began her journey with the Kraken as a Learn to Skate Coach with Kraken Skating Academy, soon transitioning to full-time team member with Chad early 2022.  She moved to Washington from Bozeman, Montana where she was the Learn to Skate Director, coaching figure skating and power skating for the youth hockey programs as well as the MSU Bobcats Hockey Team. 

Christiana grew up in Park City, Utah - where she began her skating journey in 2006.  She is a founding member of the Figure Skating Club of Park City. In addition to figure skating, she started playing hockey when she hit high school, and had the most fun playing on her high school team and practicing with the Utah Lady Grizzlies. She performed with the Utah Chapter of the American Ice Theater at University of Utah Hockey games, Utah Grizzly Games, and local exhibitions. 

She is passionate about sharing the love of ice with skaters of all ages and abilities, while making the experience fun.

Skating Coaches

Resident Coaches

We're working locally and nationally to bring together an exceptional roster of resident coaches who will make Kraken Community Iceplex their main coaching facility to teach group programs as well as private sessions.

If you are interested in becoming a resident coach at KCI, contact us below.

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Lesson Inquiries

Private Skating Lessons

Currently, we are not taking private lesson inquiry form requests.  When we have openings and availability we will open the link at that time.

Skaters must register for ice time with KCI (public skate or freestyle) in addition to paying the coach directly for the lesson time.


Max Anderson

  • 2x U.S. Figure Skating gold medalist (moves in the field & solo free dance). NWP regional medalist, Pacific sectional competitor, Excel national champion. Professional skater with Sun Valley on Ice.
  • Coaching Experience: All levels with and emphasis on basics, skating skills, and jump technique.
  • Education: Pursuing a B.S. in Kinesiology at Seattle University.
  • Rate: $38 per 30 Minute Lesson


Sarah Berkshire

  • Started skating when I was 10 years old in Anchorage, Alaska
  • Levels/abilities coaches: Basic Skills through Pre-Free Adult and Youth. Moves in the Field Synchronized Skating. Off Ice Strength and Conditioning.
  • Coaching Philosophy: My background as a physical therapist allows me to have an unique perspective on body alignment and movement patterns and help correct these during lessons.
  • Education: Doctor of Physical Therapy, Regis University
  • Hobbies: I own Twist Physical Therapy and specialize in working with skaters off the ice to improve their body alignment, flexibility and muscle control. Spending time with my family.
  • Rate: $35 per 30 minute lesson


Ellen Berg

  • PSA Certified in Freestyle and Hockey 1 + 2
  • USFS Gold Medalist in Freestyle
  • USFS Silver Medalist in Figures
  • Sr. Ladies competitor at regionals and sectionals; alternate at US Nationals
  • Professional ice skater with Disney on Ice, Ice Capades, and Holiday on Ice
  • Levels coached: Beginner through adult; recreational and competitive levels in figure skating and hockey
  • Coaching philosophy: Skating is a lifelong sport and I consider it a privilege whenever I am asked to help a beginner establish a solid skating foundation or help a competitive skater reach their goals. 
  • Rate: $50 per 30-minute lesson


Bella Bergeron

  • LTS USA Certification
  • Skating Experience: Gold medalist moves in the field, Novice Freeskate
  • Levels coached: beginner snowplow - freeskate 5/6, Adults all levels
  • Education: Senior Finance student at the University of Washington
  • Hobbies: I love to bake, play guitar. I also play hockey and have been on and taught a synchronized skating team.
  • Rate: $35 per 30 minute lesson


Ivan Brown

  • 9 Years competitive skating experience
  • USFS Gold Medalist in Freeskate and Moves in the Field, USFS Silver Medalist in Ice Dance
  • Coaching Experience: 6 years coaching, figure skating expertise with hockey skating development experience
  • Education: B.S. Bioengineering and Data Science, University of Washington
  • Hobbies: music, water polo, golf, hiking, running, weightlifting
  • Rate: $40 per 30 minute lesson


Kalina Chung

  • USFS Gold Medalist
  • Regional Champion
  • 10+ years coach/choreographer experience; regional level, adult sectional + national levels
  • Specializes in Freestyle and Choreography
  • Award-winning Artist
  • B.F.A. Sculpture/Three Dimensional Forum (3D4M), University of Washington
  • Hobbies: skiing, dogs, plants, cooking, exploring
  • Rate: $44 per 30 minute lesson


Heather Collick

  • PSA Accredited
  • Double USFS Gold Medalist: Freestyle & Moves in the Field; Youngest athlete to become a Gold Medalist in Moves in the Field (2006)
  • Trained under world-renowned coaches and Olympic athletes for 11 years as a competitive skater. 11 years competitive experience; 8 years coaching experience
  • Levels coached: I coach all levels from beginners to senior ladies and men. I specialize in jumps and spins.
  • Coaching philosophy: I strive to help skaters grow as competitive athletes and individuals in a safe and healthy environment.
  • Education: B.A. Global Studies, Master of Nonprofit Management
  • Hobbies: Hiking, synchronized skating, animals, traveling
  • Rate: $40 per 30 minute lesson


Julie Draney

  • Member of PSA and USFS
  • Specializes in Freestyle, Moves in the Field, and Ice Dancing
  • Triple USFS Gold Medalist
  • Sectional Competitor; 10 years competitive experience
  • Trained at Broadmoor Arena
  • Cast member of 2002 XIX Olympic Winter Games 
  • Rate: $45 per 30 minute lesson


Marie Greishaber

Bio coming soon.


Darin Hosier

  • Master Rating - Singles & Registered Rating - Figures
  • 2023 PSA Developmental Coaching Team of the Year w/ Corrie Martin
  • Junior Worlds Coach, 2x JGP Finals 
  • Coach Marching - Quad Jumps
  • PSA Registered rating in Figures (1996)
  • PSA Ranking VI in Singles
  • Team USA coach (2007, 2008, 2020-Present)
  • PSA PNW Presidential Award of Excellence (2019)
  • PSA Betty Berens' Edi Award Recipient (2013)
  • USFS Adult National Coach (1995-2005)
  • Touring Professional Skater (1989-1992)
  • USFS Double Gold Medalist (1987-Figures + Free Skating)
  • USFS National Medalist (1984 - Novice)
  • George Mason University Graduate (1989)
  • Coaching Philosophy: I believe in a positive athlete centered coaching approach in an emotionally & physically safe environment. My goal is to inspire, encourage & help self-empower each skater. I believe it takes a team approach and parents play an integral and supportive non-coaching role.
  • Hobbies: Gardening, Volunteerism, Video Montages, Puppy Play
  • Rate: $60 per 30 minute lesson

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Mark Jahnke

  • USFS Quadruple Gold Medalist (SS/MITF, Free Skating, Partnered Pattern Dance, Partnered Free Dance), Bronze Test in Pairs
  • Specialist in Ice Dance (Solo, Partnered, and Adult), advanced Skating Skills/MITF, Footwork, Partnering Skills, and Choreography and Interpretation
  • USFS and PSA Member; 12-year competitive career in Singles and Dance based in Boston, MA and Ann Arbor, MI with World and Olympic coaches
  • Competitive Highlights: International Selection Pool member (2011), 2-time US Championships top 10 (2011, 2012), 2-time US Junior Championships top 6 (2008, 2009), 3-time US Intercollegiate Champion (2010, representing Boston University), 2009 US National Silver Medalist in Solo Ice Dance, 2010 US National Pewter Medalist in Theatre on Ice (with ACT ONE of Boston), 2011 Pacific Coast Sectional Champion, 3-time Pacific Coast Sectional Medalist (2009, 2011, 2012)
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree Magna Cum Laude in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (Harvard University), Master in Public Affairs in International Relations (Princeton University), Master of Science with Merit in Development Studies with Special Reference to Central Asia (SOAS, University of London)
  • Fulbright Scholar to the United Kingdom and Returned Peace Corps Volunteer to Kyrgyzstan
  • Rate: $45 per 30 minute lesson


Sally Jeanne Watkins

  • USFS Triple Gold Medalist: Freestyle, Moves in the Field, Ice Dance
  • PSA Level III Ranking
  • 15 years coaching experience
  • Specializes in preparing athletes to compete under the International Judging System
  • Coach of Excel National Final and Sectional Singles Final competitors
  • Intercollegiate National Champion (2008)
  • Former Professional Skater with Bietak Productions and Ice Theater of New York
  • Bachelors degrees in Engineering - Physics and Chemistry (Miami University)
  • Masters Degree in Environmental Engineering (NYU)
  • Rate: $55 per 30 minute lesson


Danika Lee

  • 3 Time US Women's Sectional Competitor
  • USFS Double Gold Medalist
  • 9 years of Competitive Figure Skating
  • Attending the University of Washington
  • Rate: $37.50 per 30 min lesson


Corrie Martin

  • Junior Worlds and International Choreographer
  • Team USA Coach 2007-2008, 2020-2021
  • USFSA National Component Camp Choreographer/Demonstrator
  • PSA PNW Presidential Award of Excellence (2019)
  • USFS Athletic High Performance Coach
  • Spin Specialist
  • Choreographer for Seattle Ice Theater
  • Pre-certified in Gyrotronics
  • Stretch class instructor
  • International Touring Professional Figure Skater
  • Bachelors in Psychology + Minor in Theater, University of Washington
  • Hobbies: Cherishing time with my son, mom and walking my dog. Painting, and selling real estate.
  • Rate: $60 per 30 minute lesson


Anna Matuszewski

  • PSA Member
  • USFS Triple Gold Medalist
  • Coaching all levels
  • Coaching philosophy: create a fun and nurturing learning environment while providing excellent skating technique and artistic development
  • Hobbies: Professional Dancer and Choreographer. Lead dancer and choreographer for Macklemore
  • Rate: $50 per 30 minute lesson


Kellie McNulty

Bio coming soon.


Sasha Mullen

Bio coming soon.


Becci Safai

  • USFS Double Gold Medalist
  • US Open Challenge Cup Champion
  • US Open Bronze Medalist
  • Founder + Director, Seattle Ice Theater
  • 27 years coaching experience
  • USFS and PSA Member
  • Hobbies: hiking, skiing, music, and spending time with my family
  • Rate: $50 per 30 minute lesson


Signe Sawyer

  • USFSA Graduating Seniors Program - Silver level award
  • Skating Experience: Silver skating skills, pre-preliminary singles, and working on solo pre-silver pattern dance | 4x Pacific Coast open-juvenile synchronized skating sectional championships competitor
  • Coaching Experience: All LTS levels and ages, as well as experienced in co-coaching synchronized figure skating
  • Coaching Philosophy: I strive to nurture confident and resilient athletes whose lessons from the ice fuel lifelong learning and success
  • Education: Majoring in urban studies at the University of British Columbia
  • Hobbies: I fell in love with synchronized skating in middle school and hope to one day see the sport in the Olympics. If you don't know what it is, watch a YouTube video!

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Valerie Stensland

  • Teaches Learn to Skate/Emerald Edge, Private & Semi Private lessons
  • Member of PSA & USFS
  • Figure Skated competitively for 15+ years
  • USFS Gold level in Freestyle
  • Focuses on proper skating technique & power
  • Over 30 years of Coaching experience
  • Enjoys working with all Skaters regardless of age, level or ability. Figure, Hockey, Special Skater, Physically challenged and Adaptive Skaters
  • ALL are Welcome & Encouraged!!
  • Rate: $40 per 30 minute lesson


Cindy Taylor

  • PSA Rating Registered in Figures and Freestyle
  • 30 years teaching experience
  • Professional Skater with Holiday on Ice in Europe
  • US Open Professional Championship Coach
  • Trained by world and Olympic level coaches
  • Coach of Northwest Pacific Regional Champion
  • Former Coach of Current US and International Coaches
  • Hobbies: photography, cooking, and traveling with my family and friends.
  • Rate: $45 per 30 minute lesson


Monica Tschang

  • Licensed Learn to Skate Coach for 7 years
  • Skating Experience: Solo Ice Dance Nationals, Ice Dance Gold and International Tests, USFS Double Gold Medalist
  • Levels coached: Learn to Skate Snowplow, Basic Skills, and Freestyle; Ice Dance; Moves in the Field
  • Coaching philosophy: I try to make skating fun for students of all skill and age levels with encouragement, patience, and a little silliness :)
  • Education: B.A. in Cell Biology and Neuroscience; current Neuroscience PhD student at UW
  • Hobbies: Cooking new foods, finding and eating the best local desserts, and exploring the outdoors
  • Rate: $40 per 30 minute lesson


Natalie Thompson

Bio coming soon


Hannah Yi

  • Gold medalist in Freestyle
  • Gold Medalist in Moves in the Field
  • Studying education at University of Washington
  • Rate: $37.50 per 30 min lesson

Guest Coach Program

Guest coaches are welcome to visit Kraken Community Iceplex maximum of 2-times a week.  Any questions in the meantime, please contact the Kraken Skating Academy. 

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