Coaches

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Elizabeth Anderson

Elizabeth skated for 15 years at the KB Willett Ice Arena and was a member of the CIFSC Synchronized Skating Team. She is currently in her sixth year of Coaching the Crystal Edge Synchronized Team. She has been coaching individual skaters since 2017 and is having a lot of fun doing so. Elizabeth has worked as a social studies teacher in the Stevens Point School District since 2002.

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Katie Baeten (Lotzer)

Katie has been skating for over 24 years and is pleased to return to the rink she calls home. Katie is a senior level skater in both freestyle and moves in the field and has an extensive competitive history including Upper Great Lakes Regionals at both the junior and senior level. She has been a Learn to Skate instructor and a private instructor for 6 years and has had the opportunity to learn from distinguished coaches such as Lynda Schrader, Laura Sanders, and Robert Mauti. Katie also has over 24 years of dance experience in ballet, tap, jazz, modern, and choreography. She received a minor in dance through the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point and has over 6 years of teaching experience. Katie is a member of the United States Figure Skating Association and the Professional Skating Association and is CER B certified. Other certifications include Pediatric Advanced Life Saving, First Aid, CPR, and AED. Katie works as a registered nurse and is currently working on becoming a pediatric primary care nurse practitioner.

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Shanna Dedie-Schulfer
Coach

Shanna has coached at Crystal Ice, Wisconsin Rapids, Greenheck and Iron River MI.  She was a member of the club for 10 years, and is now looking forward to sharing all aspects of skating from learning and practice, performance and competition with all skaters.

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Alyssa Olson

Alyssa has been skating for over 12 years, and has trained with many coaches at local and Olympic levels.  She has obtained her USFSA Gold Medalist status in Moves and Solo Ice Dance, and is working to obtain Gold level in  Pairs Ice Dance and Freeskate.  Alyssa has competed through the years at both basic skills, non qualifying levels, and twice at State Games of America.  She regularily attends camps, seminars, and online training through Midwest camps and Shattuck of St Marys to refine her skating skills.  Alyssa also is a five year dance student with Best Food Forward to also build her dance skills for ice.  She looks forward to helping freestyls skaters build their skills and challenge themselves in a fun positive skating environment.

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Megan Ries

Meg Ries has been skating with the CIFSC since 2008. She has been in the club’s synchronized figure skating team for 6 years. She is attending UWSP with an interest in secondary education.

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Cassie Tudor

Cassie was a member of the CIFSC, Crystalettes Synchronized Skating Team and helped with the Learn to Skate program during her middle school and high school years.  After 13 years in the ice she watched many family members skate in CIFSC and currently has children in the CIFSC and Learn to skate programs. She is looking forward to being back on the ice coaching and being involved in the club she spent many years representing. Cassie lives in Plover with her husband and 3 kids and is COO of a local retirement planning firm.

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Nicholette West

Nicholette has been skating since the age of three and has been teaching in the Learn to Skate Program since 2011. Nicholette graduated from UWSP with a Major in Early Childhood Education and Minors in Special Education and Dance. Along with her skating experience she has also been dancing since she was three years old and has taught dance since the age of seventeen. She is excited to incorporate her dance background into her figure skating lessons. As a coach she will strive to build each student’s skills and confidence as a figure skater. She will create a safe, positive, and fun filled learning environment that fosters each skater as an individual to help further the student’s skating abilities.