Meet the Skating Club of Lake Placid Coaching Team
Our mission is to foster and promote the art of ice skating, particularly figure skating, through instruction, support and development of amateur ice skaters and the sponsorship of figure skating competitions and exhibitions.
2020 - 2021 Coaches
Amanda Jones - Club Director
Amanda is a U.S. Figure Skating Gold Medalist in Moves in the Field and a U.S. Figure Skating Silver Medalist in Free Skating. She has been skating locally since she began skating at the age of 5, and has represented various local clubs at many competitions, including North Atlantics and the Empire State games. Within the local Saranac and Lake Placid area, Amanda has coached at the Professional and Junior Professional level for over 10 years. Amanda has both Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Education, which has added to her passion for coaching and mentoring skaters on and off the ice. After recently moving back to the area from pursuing her professional career in the south, Amanda is very excited to be back and coaching on home ice.
Amanda is available to coach all levels in Moves in the Field, Choreography, and Freestyle.
Brooke O'Neil - Club Director
Brooke O’Neil has been coaching skating for over 5 years and is a US Figure Skating Gold Medalist in Moves in the Field and a US Figure Skating Silver Medalist in Freestyle. Brooke started skating when she was seven years old in Saranac Lake and has received numerous scholarships and awards. She competed in various competitions, including North Atlantic Regional Championships & Empire State Games, qualifying for the State Games of America . Her coaching career began there, but she has been a professional for the SCLP in recent years, and took on the role of Club Co-Director in 2019.
Brooke is available to coach all levels of freestyle & moves-in-field.
Marc was a 3-time National Ice Dance competitor and competed at the 1998 Olympic team trials. He has been skating in Lake Placid for more than two decades and is a double gold medalist in ice dancing and free dance. Marc began his Lake Placid coaching career over 20 years ago coming every year for the Lake Placid Summer Skating program. In addition to summers in Lake Placid he has coached at many rinks throughout New York and New Jersey.
Marc is available to teach all levels of ice dance, moves-in-the-field, power skating and stroking technique. He is also available for skate sharpening.
Angela Gavin has been coaching skaters for over 20 years. Angela is a gold medalist in dance and has passed international dances as well. She is a three time national competitor in synchronized skating. She was the head coach of the Learn to skate program at the St Lawrence Centre Arena for 7 years and coached the Silver Blades synchronized skating team from Norfolk-Norwood FSC for 4 years. She has a degree in applied science and has been an optician for over 20 years and has 2 children. Angela has been living in Lake Placid since 2007.
Angela is available to coach all disciplines and all ages.
Katrina is a U.S. Figure Skating Gold Medalist in Moves and Dance; Silver Medalist in Free Skating and has passed International Dances. She developed and directed a basic skills program in Northern Virginia and coached the National Blades synchronized skating team for 5 years before moving back to Lake Placid. She has a degree in health & physical education for K-12 students and has a passion for teaching students all ages. Katrina spent 3 years as the Co-Director of the Learn to Skate program. She teaches off ice stretch, conditioning and trampoline classes for the summer figure skating program.
Katrina is available to coach all levels and disciplines.