Andrea is a U.S. and Canadian Dance Gold Medalist and qualifying competitor with experience in dance, freestyle, figures, and pairs. Andrea was a U.S. Figure Skating judge before starting to coach full-time in 1989. She is a master-rated dance professional through the Professional Skaters Association and holds additional ratings in free skating, moves in the field, and group instruction. Specialty areas include dance, choreography, moves in the field, and skater management. Andrea is a proud graduate of Butler University and continues to work professionally in the hi-tech field in addition to skating. Her rate is $72 per hour.
Learn to Skate Director
Patty has been helping skaters of all ages reach their goals in singles and ice dance since 1987. She has PSA ratings in group, dance and moves in the field. Her students have competed at Junior Nationals, and medaled at Adult Nationals and National Solo Dance Championships. A journalist and author, she produced two skating books: Figure Skating – Sharpen Your Skills, and The Joy of Coaching – Celebrating 75 Years of the Professional Skaters Association. She performed in Disney on Ice shows in the United States, Asia and Australia. She coaches the Circle City Theatre on Ice teams. Her rate is $60 per hour.
Jessica is a U.S. Figure Skating Gold Medalist in moves in the field and free skating. She grew up training under Olympic champion Carol Heiss Jenkins and Tonia Kwiatkowski in Cleveland, OH. She taught group lessons for 10 years before becoming co-director of Winterhurst FSC’s Learn to Skate program. Since moving to Indianapolis, she has been teaching group and private lessons, specializing in freestyle elements. She also coaches the Circle City Theatre on Ice teams. She is not able to take on full-time students but can give supplemental lessons when approved by the main coach. Her rate is $56 per hour.
Christie Kievit Griffin
Christie is a USFS gold medalist in free skating and moves in the field. She also passed the pre-gold dance test. A competitive skater for 15 years, she has been a Learn to Skate instructor for six years. In private lessons, she focuses on free skating and choreography. She also is a music editor. She trained with Olympians Ron Ludington and Scott Gregory at the University of Delaware. She was a starter on the junior-level UD intercollegiate figure skating team, which won three national championships. In Indianapolis, she’s a skater and assistant choreographer for the Circle City Theatre on Ice adult team. Her private lesson rate is $36 per hour.
Natalie has been coaching professionally since 2013, when she worked with PSA master-rated coaches at St. Paul (Minn.) FSC. Since moving to Indianapolis in 2014, she has obtained PSA registered ratings in free skating and moves in the field. As a skater, she became a Gold Medalist in free skating, moves in the field, and ice dance. She competed many years in the Missouri State Games and Upper Great Lakes Regional Championships. Natalie holds an MA in Museum Studies from IUPUI and works at Newfields. Her rate is $36 per hour.
Jacque is a USFS Gold Medalist in moves in the field and also passed the junior free skate and silver dance tests, training under Michelle Hunt at Ice House Skating Academy in Hartland, MI. She performed on two national champion Theatre on Ice teams, winners of the adult division in 2017 and senior division in 2015. That team won the silver medal at Nations Cup in 2015. In eight years of showcase skating, she has won medals in solo, duet and production team events. Jacque has been teaching group and private lessons for four years. A junior at Butler University, she is a varsity swimmer and biology major. She is available for private lessons with LTS students and supplemental lessons approved by primary coaches. Her rate is $40 per hour.