Meet Our Coaches
OWNER & DIRECTOR OF LEARN TO SKATE KC
Amy is the Owner/Director of @learntoskatekc and the Founder + National Coordinator of Road to Gold Training Camps. Whether she is directing our Learn to Skate program, coaching her own athletes or coordinating @road2gold across the country, Amy sees athletes as people first, each with unique, special talents & qualities. "Life is about collecting experiences and growing from them. I see coaching as an opportunity to not only provide great experiences for others but also to learn and grow myself, through the people I meet and the life lessons I gain" When she's not on the ice Amy can be found at the lake kayaking with her family or making jewelry for her other business @orangedragonflystudio. Amy is a U S Figure Skating registered coach and is PSA Catagory A compliant. She loves working with recreational and competitive athletes in Freeskating, Ice Dancing and Moves in the Field.
Jennifer has been coaching skating for over 20 years. As a competitive figure skater training at the World Arena in Colorado Springs, she built a strong foundation and love for the sport and now enjoys helping athletes improve not only their skating skills but their fitness level. "I believe in establishing trust with each athlete to balance the positive and negative aspects of learning. The more fun a skater has, the faster they will learn". When she's not on the ice, Jennifer can be found on the lake enjoying time with family and friends
Bonnie began skating in the Washington DC area at Fairfax Ice Arena and moved to Kansas City where she continued skating and studying ballet. She was a part of the Northern Virginia Ballet Academy and the American Youth Ballet company, where she graduated from in 2014. Bonnie has 8 years of coaching experience and is a PSA rated coach (Certified Moves, Registered Moves, and Registered Choreography). She is a member of LTS USA and USFS. In 2018 Bonnie graduated from KU with a degree in Exercise Science. Bonnie enjoys teaching skaters the basics; following a methodology to help skaters advance their skating skills; and assisting skaters polish their programs. She is a NASM certified personal trainer and enjoys sharing her passion for ballet and off ice conditioning with skaters.
Debbie grew up in St. Joseph Missouri and started her skating career with a Brownie/Girl Scout Troop
outing to earn a skating badge. She completed both her “Gold Figure” and “Gold Freestyle” tests with
US Figure Skating. As a competitive skater for 14 years, Debbie competed at the Regional
Championships in every level except Juvenile. As a Senior level skater she also competed at the National
Collegiate Skating Championships in 1992 and 1993. As a coach she has worked with both Regional and
Sectional Competitors. With 20+years of coaching experience, she passes on her love of the sport and
her competitive spirit that she passes along to her skating students. She is a member of the United
States Figure Skating, Ice Sports Institute and the Professional Skating Association, where she holds a
Megan grew up in Kansas City and began skating at Line Creek in 2008 where she competed both individually and for the KC Illusion Synchronized Skating Teams. After developing a strong passion for synchronized skating, Megan went on to skate for Adrian College’s Senior Synchronized Skating Team where she competed on behalf of Team USA. After 4 years competing for Adrian, 2 of which she was named team captain, and lots of travelling, Megan returned to Kansas City with a Biology degree and a passion for skating she cannot wait to share with her hometown community. She is very excited to help teach and develop skater’s basic skating skills and overall quality of skating
“When I was in the 4th grade I went to my first public skating session at Line Creek, and a year later I started the Learn To Skate program. I have grown up here, and Line Creek is my home! Since I started skating later in life, I love returning the favor to mature beginners! January 2022 is my 5th year coaching Learn To Skate, and I love it because I enjoy seeing the excitement on skaters faces when they master a new skill, or they have that moment when it just “clicks”!
A fun fact about me is I still compete as an Adult skater on the KC Illusion synchronized skating team! Outside of skating, I love experimenting with makeup, working out, and I also volunteer at a local animal shelter, KC Pet Project- you’ll always find me with the cats!”