CHAD GOODWIN

DIRECTOR, KRAKEN SKATING ACADEMY

Goodwin joins 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 Dudik

Skating Development Specialist, Kraken Skating Academy

Christiana began her journey with the Kraken as a Learn to Skate Coach with the 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.

Kraken Skating Academy 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

If you are interested in scheduling private skating lessons with one of our coaches, please fill out the private lesson inquiry form below.

Due to a very high demand in private lessons, please allow one week for our Skating Department to confirm available coaches that meet your criteria to follow up with you.

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

Private Lesson Inquiry Form

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Sarah Berkshire

  • Started skating when I was 10 years old in Anchorage Alaska. I competed with Glaciers Edge Junior and Intermediate level Synchronized Skating Teams through highschool. I coach and compete with the Washington Ice Emeralds Synchronized Skating Organization. Currently working on Gold Moves and Pre-Silver Solo Ice Dances.
  • Levels/abilities coaches: Beginner Adult and Youth. Moves in the field. Synchronized skating.
  • Coaching Philosophy: I believe that basic skating skills are fundamental in progressing as a skater and encourage all skaters to continue to work on these no matter their level. 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 from Regis University.
  • Hobbies: I own Twist Physical Therapy and specialize in working with ice skaters off the ice to improve their body alignment, flexibility and muscle control. When not on the ice coaching, skating or seeing clients in my PT practice, I am spending time with my husband and daughter enjoying the PNW.
  • Rate: $35 per 30 minute lesson

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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: $45 per 30-minute lesson

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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

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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: $40 per 30 minute lesson

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Heather Collick

  • PSA Accredited
  • 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. Gold medalist in Moves in the Field and Novice Freestyle test
  • Levels coached: I coach all levels from beginners to senior ladies and men. I specialize in jumps and spins.
  • Coaching philosophy: I want to help skaters grow as athletes and as individuals in a safe and healthy environment.
  • Education: B.A. Global Studies, Master of Nonprofit Management
  • Hobbies: I love rock climbing, hiking, and taking my dog out for walks
  • Rate: $40 per 30 minute lesson

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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

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Angela Dong

  • Competed for Boston University in college
  • Taught Learn to Skate for 9 years
  • Gold Medalist MIF, Pre-Silver Ice Dance, Novice Freestyle
  • The goal is always to make sure the skater is having fun, safe, healthy, and learning! And it's a huge plus when the skater feels strong and beautiful :) My coaching style is that I love analyzing the form, we will: do, observe, analyze, and improve the movement with each time we try!
  • Rate: $30 per 30 minute lesson

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Kai Galley

  • Nine States Regional Gold Medalist (2015)
  • Regional Competitor
  • 4 years experience Learn to Skate USA
  • recipient of the Silver Level Achievement award via USFSA
  • Graduating Seniors Program
  • Member of Pro Skaters 2017/2018
  • Hobbies: Exploring the PNW, bouldering, graduated political
    science and communication at UW
  • Rate: $37.50 per 30 min lesson

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Marie Greishaber

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Darin Hosier

  • PSA Master Rating in Singles
  • Junior Worlds Coach, 2x JGP Finals 
  • Coach Single - 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 (1988-Figures + Free Skating)
  • USFS National Medalist (1984 - Novice)
  • George Mason University Graduate (1989)
  • Rate: $60 per 30 minute lesson

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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: $50 per 30 minute lesson

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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

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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

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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

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Kellie McNulty

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Sasha Mullen

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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

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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: $40 per 30 minute lesson

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Monica Tschang

  • Licensed Learn to Skate Coach for 6 years
  • Skating Experience: Solo Ice Dance Nationals, Ice Dance Gold and International Tests, Moves in the Field Senior Test
  • Levels coached: Learn to Skate Snowplow, Basic Skills, and Freestyle; Ice Dance; Moves in the Field
  • Hobbies: Martial arts, finding and eating the best local desserts, and exploring the outdoors
  • Rate: $40 per 30 minute lesson

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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

Learn to Skate Instuctors

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Max Anderson

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Ivan Brown

Lucas Broussard

Mina Cheney

Eebie Harper

Amel

Amel Hassan

Celia Ho

Ana Jackson

Dasha Kovalenko

Mia Takiguchi

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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