Randy is a U.S. National and World Pair Figure Skating Champion, two-time Olympian with his pairs partner Tai Babilonia, as well as a producer, director and choreographer. In 1992, to add to an already remarkable list of achievements, Tai and Randy were inducted into the United States Figure Skating Hall of Fame, joining the company of such skating greats as Scott Hamilton, Peggy Fleming, Dorothy Hamill and Michelle Kwan. Since then they have received several other honors. In 2016 the ISI Hall of Fame Award. In 2017 they were honored by The Ice Theater of New York for Artistic Excellence. In 2018 they were honored by the City of Los Angeles for 50 years as a pairs skating team.
Mr. Gardner is a skating coach, specializing in teaching private lessons, classes and producing international skating seminars and clinics. He has also provided choreography for some of the best known skating stars in the business, along with numerous television specials, national commercial spots and tours around the globe. He has been one of the on-site coaches for Dorothy Hamill’s Fantasy Figure Skating Camp. His Randy Gardner School Of Skating is now featured at ICE At Santa Monica on an annual basis.
In 2015 he starred, cowrote and produced for the stage, the one man show, Go Figure: The Randy Gardner Story, directed and cowritten by Joshua Ravetch, director of Carrie Fisher’s “Wishful Drinking.” After the initial run at the NOHO Arts Center in North Hollywood, Randy took the play on the road to West Hollywood, Dallas and Delaware. The documentary of the same name was filmed on the tour of the show. “Sharing my story and helping the next generation of LGBTQ athletes find their way is truly one of the most authentic things I can do.”
Nancy Kerrigan has been one of America’s most recognizable sports icons for over 25 years.
Kerrigan’s rise to competing at a national level began when she placed 3rd at the 1991 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, allowing her to qualify for the 1991 World Championships where she won the bronze medal as part of an American sweep.
In 1992, she earned a bronze medal in the Albertville Winter Olympics and the silver medal at the 1992 World Championships. In 1993 Kerrigan became the United States Ladies Champion and followed that up with her historic silver medal performance at the 1994 Lillehammer Winter Olympics.
Along the way, Kerrigan became known for her groundbreaking fashion on the ice teaming up with Vera Wang and others to create some of the most memorable skating outfits in the history of the sport.
In addition to her work on the ice, the two time Olympic medalist has regularly appeared on television and in movies as an actor (Boy Meets World, Blades of Glory, Saturday Night Live, Skating with Celebrities, Fresh Off the Boat) or commentator (Entertainment Tonight, The Insider, Lifetime Network, Fox Sports, NBC Sports, Inside Edition), and is well known for being instrumental in the creation of Halloween on Ice and other figure skating shows.
Nancy has been a product endorser (Disney, Revlon, Reebok, Seiko, Campbell’s Soup, Old Navy, Comcast Spotlight; ProMedica), author (Artistry on Ice), motivational speaker and advocate for issues related to infertility.
The Nancy Kerrigan Foundation has raised significant funds for the vision impaired in honor of her legally blind mother and she has been recognized for her excellence on and off the ice (US Figure Skating Hall of Fame, Mother’s Day Foundation Mother of the Year, New England Sports Hall of Fame, Fight for Sight Lifetime Achievement).
More recently, Kerrigan has focused on her family (three children age 13, 16 and 24), choreography (Halloween on Ice, SkateNiagara, Bryant Park Holiday Show) while also appearing on Dancing With the Stars in Season 24. Nancy is currently executive producing the upcoming documentary “Why Don’t You Lose 5 lbs” which will examine the silent epidemic of eating disorders in sports as well as the feature film “Fire and Ice” which is being produced by Picturestart. Nancy was on the Advisory Board for the Aurora Games which is an international platform for women in sports and entertainment. She is also still active in working with various companies including Massachusetts based Revise Energy, collaborated with iFIT on new training videos and earlier this year, along with Dolphin Entertainment, participated in the release of a series of NFT’s celebrating women in sports.
Elin Schran founded the Boston Ice Theater, a professional ensemble skating company, in 1999, to create new movement possibilities for the ice and to convey the joy of skating to the audience. As a choreographer and director, she designed the company’s numbers and also performed in every show. The ensemble of up to sixteen skaters worked together for five years performing in a wide variety of venues, including the Opening Ceremonies of the 2001 US Figure Skating Championships in Boston, MA.
In 2004 Elin co-founded Frozen Frog Productions which specialized in developing high-energy shows for audiences of all ages. Frozen Frog was known for its polished “wow factor” custom shows for corporate, as well as private clients who wanted to bring an added element of excitement to their events. Elin choreographed, directed, and performed for all of the company’s projects.
In 2018 Elin created Joy Skate Productions to continue the show production excellence of Frozen Frog Productions with an added outreach and educational component. Joy Skate’s mission is to make the joy of skating accessible to all, and the company achieves this goal by offering camps, workshops, and community events to skaters of all ages, abilities, and skill levels.
She has also created a unique edge class for all ages and skill levels called IceFlow in order to bring a gentle, yoga-inspired approach to skating. IceFlow aims to connect movement with the breath while incorporating twisting, stretching, and gliding choreography. Main objectives of IceFlow include awareness and control of weight transfer, increased comfort with shifting balance points, and a celebration of the joy of skating and being in the present moment.
For over 10 years Elin has specialized in helping adult skaters of many skill levels feel comfortable and confident on the ice while being challenged in a positive way. She is currently the Coordinator for Adult Skating Programs at The Skating Club of Boston. Elin also works as an independent choreographer, sought out for her creativity and positive attitude. Her multi-faceted approach to skating is fed not only by practical experience as a skater in many shows, including Dorothy Hamill’s Ice Capades, but also by a theoretical understanding of the creative process evidenced by her Master’s degree in Critical and Creative Thinking.
Russ is a National and International Coach who has been teaching since 1996. He is a member of the PSA and serves on many USFS committees including the Judges Committee.
As a skater, Russ was a National, International, World & Olympic Competitor for Team USA in Ice Dancing. 1992 US Ice Dance Champion, 1992 US Olympic Team. As a coach, Russ enjoys working with skaters at all levels and holds USFS Gold Medals in Dance & Free Dance, as well as International Dances. Russ teaches all levels of Dance, Choreography, Freestyle, Moves in the Fields, and Stroking.
Elizabeth is one of Canada's most famous skaters. She is the 1988 Olympic silver medallist, the 1988 World silver medallist, and a three-time Canadian national champion.
As an Executive Life Coach and Olympian Elizabeth Manley has the tools you need to get unstuck and break through any mental obstacles that stand between you and your goals! Learn the Five Second Rule, Mindfulness, and new ways to think outside the box (and throw the box away!). The best project you will ever work on … is YOU!
John started his professional career with Ice Follies/International and later joined Holiday on Ice in Europe traveling the world for 9 years. Upon returning to America, he continued to perform in various professional shows. Known for his backflip and acrobatic style, combining showmanship and artistic expression was his passion. He has been coaching and choreographing for 40 years. Johns holds a Master Rating with the Professional Skaters Association in Choreography, Moves in the Field and Theater on Ice as well as a Registered Rating in Free Skate. He also has a Master Technique Certification with American Ice Theater. Designing many seminars and workshops to introduce athletes of all ages to the concept of using creative and innovative techniques to present contemporary and abstract movements, gestures and emotions. Serving on the USFS Program Development Committee for Theater on Ice, John helped to further develop the discipline with a focus on the Choreographic Exercise portion of TOI. Working with Adult skaters bringing passion and creativity has proved to enhance and further develop the artist within each and every skater.
After 30 years of coaching figure skating, Mimi founded SOS™ (System of Skating) as a way to give more skaters and coaches access to the tools and techniques she has gathered throughout her career. As a US Team Member and International Competitive Ice Dancer, she was known for her authenticity as a performer. After retiring from competition, she was a principal performer in the Ice Capades and performed and choreographed with the Ice Theatre of NY. She has a BFA in Creative Communications from Emerson College and is a RYT/Structural Yoga Therapist (mimyoga.com) who works with many Olympic Teams in her hometown of Lake Placid, NY. With extensive knowledge, practice and teaching in complementary disciplines including, yoga, barre, pilates and dance, Mimi is able to guide her students to better understand the structure and functional capacity of their own bodies.
SOS™ is a comprehensive, structured approach to understanding the fundamentals of figure skating. The SOS™ principles include alignment, counter-balance and core rotation. These principles facilitate the incremental development of skating skills from basic to advanced. SOS™ is universally applicable to all students, and unlike other corrective coaching feedback, it is not based on what the skater is doing “wrong”, but instead reinforces an understanding of what is “right.” For more information: www.systemofskating.com
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