Coaches

Baltimore FSC coaches offer private lessons during club ice time. All coaches affiliated with BFSC are members of U.S. Figure Skating and the Professional Skaters Association, the official coaches’ certification and training program of USFS. Coaches can be contacted directly about private lessons.

To be approved to teach on Baltimore Figure Skating Club freestyle sessions, coaches must submit their resume for board review and approval and meet all BFSC and U.S. Figure Skating compliance requirements. Please contact Heidi Trimble for more information.

The Baltimore Figure Skating Club Professionals

     Bridget Carrig: Learn-to-Skate and skating camp instructor since 2008. Basic Skills, Moves in the Field and Freestyle. USFS Triple Gold Medalist in Moves in the Field, Freestyle and Dance. National Collegiate Championships competitor in Junior Ladies. Towson University Figure Skating Club president, 2010-2014; assistant coach, 2015-present. PSA Basic accreditation. B.S. in exercise science. ACSM Certified Personal Trainer. 443-934-4316.

Lauren   Lauren Carrig: Learn-to-Skate instructor since 2012. Basic Skills, Moves in the Field and Freestyle. USFS Gold Medalist in Moves in the Field and Dance, Novice Freestyle. National Solo Dance competitor in Pre-Gold and Gold levels, South Atlantic Regionals competitor, intercollegiate competitor in International Dance and Intermediate Freestyle. Towson University Figure Skating Club president, 2015-2017. PSA Basic accreditation. B.A. in communications. 443-813-1414.

     Rachel Cox: 30 years coaching experience. All levels of Freestyle and Moves in the Field. USFS Gold Medalist in Figures, Freestyle and Dance. Has successfully coached students through all levels of Freestyle and Moves in the Field tests. Coached skaters at regional competitions and Junior Nationals. 410-375-7551; rachel_sk8er@yahoo.com 

Michelle Gross Daichman: 30 years of skating and coaching experience. USFS Triple Gold Medalist in Dance, Free Dance and Solo Free Dance and a 12-time national champion in the disciplines of synchronized skating, ice dance and showcase. Continues to compete with DC EDGE synchronized skating team, in the Solo Dance Series and in adult competitions. Coaches the University of Maryland synchronized skating team. Member of the NBC production team for national and international competitions. B.A. from Hofstra University in journalism. 732.239.4452; michellejgross@gmail.com

     Courtney Evander: Over 30 years coaching experience. Freestyle and Moves in the Field. Special interest in working with children with learning disabilities and other special needs. Has coached synchronized skating as well as group lessons, power classes and camp programs. Pre-Gold Dance and background in freestyle as well. 443-695-2364.

     Brienne Fiske: Over 35 years coaching experience. All levels of Freestyle and Moves in the Field. USFS Gold Medalist in Figures and Freestyle; Silver Pairs; Silver Dance. Has successfully coached skaters through all levels of Freestyle and Moves in the Field tests. Also coached skaters at Regionals and Junior Nationals. Coaches Towson University Figure Skating Club. 443-604-6577 (cell), 410-337-9333 (home); tff1603@verizon.net

     Nancy Jarvis: 30 years teaching experience, beginning at the Carousel in Ocean City. Moves in the Field, Freestyle, and limited Dance for both children and adults. Has coached students at Adult Nationals. PSA Basic accreditation. Full-time educator in Baltimore County Public Schools. 410-666-2554; njarvis56@verizon.net

  Kim Jones: 20 years coaching experience. All levels of Freestyle, Moves in the Field, Dance and Basic Skills. Triple Gold Medalist in Figures, Freestyle and Dance; Bronze Pairs. PSA Master Rated Coach in Moves in the Field; Certified Rated Coach in Freestyle. sk8boo@gmail.com

     Natalia Jones: 20 years coaching experience. All levels of Freestyle, Moves in the Field and Choreography. Additional interests include off-ice training and figure skating conditioning. Master’s degree in physical therapy with over 15 years of work experience in the field. Competitive figure skating training in singles and pairs in St. Petersburg, Russia; worked with world-level coaches as part of a government-subsidized comprehensive training program. PSA Basic accreditation. Has coached skaters to medal-winning performances at Regionals, Sectionals and Nationals. 443-465-5905; Nataliafigure8@gmail.com

Greg Maddalone: 20 years coaching experience. All levels of Dance, Moves in the Field and Stroking. USFS Gold Dance, Gold Free Dance and International Dance Medalist. U.S. National and International Team member at the Senior level and a three-time U.S. Nationals Medalist. Has successfully coached skaters through all levels of Dance, Free Dance, Moves in the Field and International Dance tests. Coached skaters to medal-winning performances at Regionals, Sectionals, Nationals and the ISU Junior Grand Prix circuit. PSA Master Rated Coach in Dance and holds a prestigious Level V ranking from the PSA. 410-218-1004; gmaddalone@gmail.com

Maria    Maria Nikol: Over 17 years coaching experience. Basic Skills and all levels of Moves in the Field and Freestyle with a focus on competitive skaters of all ages. Trained in video jump analysis and use of the jump harness. USFS Gold Medalist in Moves in the Field and Dance; Novice Freestyle. Former collegiate competitor. B.S. in marketing and management and M.S. in healthcare law.  sharpedge1993@yahoo.com

  Heather Piepenburg: 20 years coaching experience. All levels of Freestyle and Moves in the Field. USFS Gold Medalist in Moves in the Field and Freestyle, 1 Pre-Gold Dance. PSA Master Rated Program Director, Senior Rated in Freestyle and Certified in Moves in the Field. U.S. Adult National Silver Medalist in Championship Masters Ladies. B.S. in Exercise & Sport Science and Sports Management.  figureskatingpro@gmail.com