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helpful infomation
when choosing a coach

Coach =  At least 18 years old

Jr. Coach =  16-18 years old

*some Jr. Coaches turn 18 in the middle of a membership year.

  • All hold memberships in US Figure Skating & Ozark Figure Skating Club.

  • Coaches hold an additional membership with Professional Skaters Association (PSA) through which they can achieve various levels of professional certification 

  • Both Coaches and Jr. Coaches are independent contractors through The Jones Center - the facility that our club operates out of.

  • Coaches establish their own rates and these rates can vary based on factors such as years of experience, personal skating accomplishments,  professional certifications, etc.

*Coaches - please let us know of any changes to your profile you'd like to see made.  In most instances, information will be updated same-day.

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Jennifer Cuchia

     Jennifer has been Coaching skaters for over 25 years and has skated herself for 38!  Her passion for the sport of Figure Skating has not wavered and neither has her pursuit of professional development.  Not only did she form the very first version of what is now Ozark Figure Skating Club, but she also holds PSA ratings in the categories of Skating Skills, Group, and Free Skating and puts that education into practice helping her skaters to develop strong technical and artistic skills.  From grass roots skaters in the Learn to Skate program to medalists at U.S. Nationals, Jennifer produces confident and well rounded skaters.  She enjoys teaching all ages and levels and is committed to developing a lifelong love for the sport of Figure Skating in all of her skaters.  

     In addition to figure skating, Jennifer also holds a Level 2 PSA Hockey Certifications which allows her to help Hockey players develop stronger technique, increase their power, and hone their edge quality.

     As a bonus, Jennifer is a local rep who can size and fit skates and blades for both Figure Skaters and Hockey players.

QUALIFICATIONS

  1. PSA Certified Rating in Skating Skills (pursuing Senior Rating)

  2. PSA Registered Rating in Free Skating

  3. PSA Registered Rating in Group

  4. Level 2 PSA Hockey Certification

  5. 25 Years of Coaching Experience

 

Rate:  $60/hour

Email: jenniferholliman@yahoo.com

Alethea Honomichl

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Alethea Honomichl started skating in Cupertino, CA, in 1984 at Vallco Ice Chalet at the age of nine. She skated competitively throughout my teenage years. She has passed up through the 4th Test Figure, Novice Freestyle, and Juvenile Pairs, and has competed at the Novice level on the standard tract.  She still pursues competing occasionally at the Adult Master's level. Alethea has been in NWA since 1994 and began coaching at The Jones Center when it opened in 1995.   She  taught skating for 10 years before deciding to take a break to focus on family. Alethea made her returned to Figure Skating as a skater in 2019 and began coaching again in 2020.  Her desire is to give every skater, from tots to adults, a firm foundation in the basics of figure skating and to instill a lifelong enjoyment of this amazing sport no matter how they wish to pursue the discipline of skating.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Member of U.S. Figure Skating & Ozark Figure Skating Club

  2. 13 years of Coaching Experience

Rate:  $40/hour

Email: ai.honomichl@gmail.com
Cell: (479) 409-8362

Lauren
Lumpkin

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Lauren Grace has been Coaching for 7 years and Figure Skating herself since 2010!  In her Figure Skating journey, which she still pursues, Lauren has tested her Moves in the Field and Freeskate levels.  Her passion for the sport has not only helped her develop well-rounded skaters on and off the ice but has also influenced her own post-secondary education.  Her primary goal as a coach is to help all of her skaters find joy in skating and foster a passion for ice sports, whether it be in Figure Skating or Hockey.  

Lauren currently holds a Bachelor degree in K-6th grade education,  the highest PSA level Hockey certificate achievable, and has passed her Master in Sports Science exam through PSA.  She is fully committed to her continued professional development as a Coach and when she’s not furthering her education or coaching on and off the ice, she’s volunteering her time to help put on our club’s annual Christmas show and competitions.  She is a very involved Coach and club member who cares deeply for all our skaters.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Member of US Figure Skating & Ozark Figure Skating Club

  2. Passed PSA Master in Sports Science exam

  3. Hockey 1-4 Certification 

  4. Currently working towards PSA Moves In The Field certification & Free Skating certification

  5. Bachelor of Arts: K-6th Education

Rate: $55/hour

Contact: skatecoachlauren@gmail.com

emma
mclellan

Emma has over 10 years of competitive figure skating experience. She began skating at the age of three and immediately fell in love with the sport. Since then, she has competed in many competitions across the United States. As a coach, she strives to teach athletes of all ages the gift of the sport as well as emphasizing the value of working toward goals. Emma’s most recent achievement in skating is passing both her Novice Moves in the Field Test and her Intermediate Free Skate test. She is currently working on her Junior Moves in the Field Test and Novice Freeskate test. Emma specializes in Learn to Skate USA, jumps, spins, and overall skating performance. She hopes to instill a love of being on the ice in every one of her skaters.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Member of US Figure Skating & Ozark Figure Skating Club

  2. PSA Certified Rating in Skating Skills

  3. PSA Registered Rating in Free Skate

  4. Currently Pursuing Novice Moves in the Field & Intermediate Free Skate tests.

Must contact for hourly rate

Contact: emmaamclellan@gmail.com

Annacaye
mccormick

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mccormick

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chelsea
mendenhall

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Chelsea started skating in group lessons at The Jones Center more than 15 years ago. She then went on to take private lessons and started competing at various competitions across the country. She has a true love and passion for the sport of figure skating. She started teaching group classes when she was 16 years old. During her freshman year of college, she started coaching private lessons in Springfield, Missouri. She loves working with skaters of all ages and levels. As a coach, her focus is on developing a balanced athlete and instilling a love of figure skating in all of her skaters. 

QUALIFICATIONS​

  1. Member of US Figure Skating & Ozark Figure Skating Club

  2. PSA Registered Rating in Moves in the Field

Must contact for hourly rate

Contact:cmendenhall@jonesnet.org

Ashley
Van Der Sluys Veer

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Ashley van der Sluys Veer was a competitive figure skater for 13 years, competing at the 2020 Pacific Coast Sectional Championships and 2020 U.S. Collegiate National Championships, and became a USFS Double Gold Medalist for Moves in the Field and Freeskate. She has been a coach for 6+ years, teaching various levels of figure skating from Snowplow Sam through Novice. She loves teaching all aspects of skating, including jumps, spins, and choreography. Her main goal as a coach is to have her skaters share the same passion for skating and to build confidence in their abilities on the ice. She recently graduated from California State University, Long Beach with her B.S. in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Fitness. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Member of US Figure Skating & Ozark Figure Skating Club

  2. Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology

  3. See above for personal skating accomplishments

Rate: $60/hour

 

Contact: (951) 808-2903 or avandersv@gmail.com

Junior Coaches

ANA KATE
METTENBURG

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Ana Kate started skating at the Jones Center as a child and
has over 9 years of experience. She is a two time National
Showcase silver medalist and a National Showcase bronze
medalist. She has passed her Silver (Novice) Skating Skills
and Bronze (Juvenile) Singles tests. She will continue to test
and compete while coaching. Ana Kate loves skating and is
excited to work with skaters of all ages and levels. As a coach
she hopes to instill a love of being on the ice in every one of
her skaters.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Member of U.S. Figure Skating & Ozark Figure Skating Club

  2. See above for personal achievements


Junior Coach Rate: $20/hour

Contact: akmettenburg@icloud.com

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