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.
2021 - 2022 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 and Moves in the Field.
Ciana is a USFS Gold Medalist in Freestyle and Moves in the Field, 3-time World Synchronized Skating Competitor; Represented Team USA for 3 years; 3-time National Synchronized Skating Silver Medalist; 6-time International Synchronized Skating Competitor, Medaled at 4 International Competitions, was on Synchronized Skating Team Skyliners Senior; Member of the Board of Directors for the Skating Club of Lake Placid.
Ciana is available to teach Freestyle, Moves in the Field, Showcase, and Synchronized Skating.
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.
Chloe started skating when she moved to Lake Placid in the 7th grade and has only grown to love and appreciate the sport since then. Most recently she found her love for teaching the next generation of skaters. She has competed individually and with our club's synchronized skating team and has trained within ice dance as well. This season will be her second season as a coach!
Chloe is available to teach up to Pre-juvenile Freestyle and Juvenile Moves in the Field.