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Amy Allen
Amy AllenAmy D'Entremont -Allen has been coaching skaters of all ages and levels for 15 years. She is a five time National competitor, placing fourth in 1995 and a two time Olympic Festival competitor, placing third in 1995. Amy lived and trained at the United States Olympic training center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Amy is a PSA rated coach and a double gold medalist in moves in the field and freestyle. Amy resides in Chelmsford, Ma with her husband and two sons.
Karen Boucher
Karen BoucherKaren Boucher has been involved in Figure Skating since being a youngster, working through the ranks in Freestyle, Figures, with a concentration in Ice Dancing. She has been a Colonial Basic Skills instructor for over 20 years. Karen's daughters began skating in the Colonial Basic Skills program and competed through USFSA Senior Ladies level representing CSFC. Karen is a resident of Chelmsford Ma.

Chad Brennan
Chad BrennanChad Brennan is a 29 year old coach, resident of Hyde Park, MA and an active member of Colonial for over 20 years. He is a 3 time National Pair competitor as well as the primary skating double for Will Ferrell in the hit movie "Blades of Glory". He loves teaching skating from beginners, to adults, to elite National level skaters.
Felita Carr
Felita CarrFelita Carr began figure skating in Long Island, NY where she studied figures and FS. After working in Boston for an architectural firm, she returned to skating and began ice dancing as a way to broaden her knowledge within the sport. She has enjoyed coaching in the Boston area for the past 22 years and was a 2 time US National Competitor, holds a PSA Master Rating, and is a USFS Triple Gold Medalist. Felita currently lives in Hollis, NH and enjoys her time at Lake Winnipesaukee with her husband and dogs.
Heather Coogan
Heather CooganHeather Coogan is a double Gold Medalist in Figures and Freestyle in both the US and Canada. She has 22 years of coaching experience teaching Basic Skills, Freestyle, Figures, Moves in the Field, Choreography, Theater On Ice, and Hockey Skills. She has coached Regional, National, and International skaters. She also specializes in costume design/execution as well as music editing. Heather is a member of US Figure Skating, PSA, and ISI.
Stephanie Cooke
Stephanie Cooke Stephanie Cooke has been coaching for over 15 years and has experience working as a basic skills coordinator and instructor. Working with young children through adults, she enjoys sharing her passion for skating, by teaching a strong foundation of basic skills to prepare skaters for whatever goals they may have. A triple gold medalist (moves, freestyle and pairs), and a Professional Skater's Association certified rated coach, she is proud to also hold two US National Masters Ladies Champion titles. She is also the mom of three and is happily married to the owner of Cooke's Skate Supply.
Robin DeFazio
Robin DeFazioRobin DeFazio has been teaching for over 30 years. Specializing in group instructions to private instructions up to Intermediate competitive level. She Holds a Senior ratings for groups instructions and holds three ratings with the Professional Skater's Association.
Jessica Dupuis
Jessica DupuisJessica Dupuis trained as a competitive figure skater at the Colonial Figure Skating Club. She was a Disney On Ice performer for 7 years Been coaching all levels and ages of skating since 2004 Full-time coach and choreographer for the Colonial Figure Skating Club
Sheryl Frank
Sheryl FrankSheryl Frank is the Creative Director at Colonials Basic Skill's Program. Sheryl and her pair's partner represented the USA at the 1980 Olympics in Lake Placid. She is an extremely versatile coach and has directed several Basic Skills programs as well as numerous Ice Show productions. She has been coaching skaters for over 30 years and lives in Waltham with her husband, two teenagers and two adorable Pomaranians.
Julie Graham
Julie GrahamJulie Graham has been a coach for many years teaching at rinks such as Lake Placid's Olympic Arena, The Skating Club of Boston, The New England Figure Skating Cub and The Colonial Figure Skating Club. She is a Master Rated Professional with the Professional Skaters Association. She is a Double Gold Medalist in Figures and Freestyle with United States Figure Skating. She teaches children of all ages from beginners to National and International Competitors.
Sheri Hatch
Sheri HatchSheri Hatch has been member of the coaching staff for over 19 years and works with all level skaters from age 4 to adult in both competitive and recreational capacities. She holds a B.S. in Education and finds that her education background is extremely helpful in identifying and utilizing different teaching strategies that help skaters reach their individual goals. Sheri is a double Gold Medalist in Freestyle and Figures and a member of the Professional Skaters' Association. She resides in Marlborough with her husband and daughter Kristina who is a member of the Colonial FSC Theatre on Ice team.
Matt Lind
Matt LindMatt Lind has been teaching beginner  through advanced level skaters for over 11 years. He's a three-time national medalist and 2001 Novice Men's National Champion. He is delighted to join the CFSC Basic Skills Team!
Sarah Rosenfield
Sarah RosenfieldSarah Rosenfield is the Basic Skills Development Director at the Colonial Figure Skating Club. Sarah grew up skating at the Colonial Figure Skating Club and has been coaching children and adults for over 20 years. She spent four years performing for children around the world with Disney on Ice, is a rated member of the Professional Skater's Association and is triple gold rated in the fields of Freestyle, Moves in the Field and Pairs. Sarah lives in Harvard with her husband, two teenagers and two cats.
Christina Welch
Christina Welch has been teaching professionally since 1989. She has coached New England Regional champions and medallists and has had skaters compete in the US Junior National Championships. She also loves participating in the USFS Basic Skills competitions with her skaters. Watching her young students develop into confident competitors is very rewarding for her. Christina will provide a safe and energetic atmosphere for learning the basics of figure skating!
Amanda Werner
Amanda WernerAmanda Werner is in her 4th year of coaching at the Colonial Figure Skating Club, and is the new Director of Synchronized Skating. Amanda has competed nationally and internationally for the Ice Mates Novice line, Colonial Junior Team, and Miami University Senior Varsity Synchronized Skating Teams. Amanda helped the Miami University Senior team to a National Championship in 2006, and was a member of the first U.S. team to ever podium at the World Championships in 2007 with a silver medal. In addition to coaching the Colonial Synchronized Skating Teams she is also the head coach of the University of New Hampshire's collegiate program.
Theona Harwood-Scola
Theona Harwood-ScolaTheona Harwood-Scola has almost 15 years of coaching experience in both group and private lesson settings. She's obtained her Bachelor's degree in Sport Fitness and Leisure Studies with a concentration in Sport Management and Coaching. She is a double gold medalist - in MIF and Freestyle. Her competitive history includes numerous qualifying competitions including US Regional Championships and US National Collegiate Championships (Senior Ladies: 2002 & 2005).
Michelle Chevarie
Michelle ChevarieMichelle Chevarie hails from Massachusetts where she studied figures, freestyle & choreography growing up. She has enjoyed teaching for 25 years as well as producing and directing ice shows. Michelle holds two PSA ratings and is an active member of both the PSA & USFS. In addition to teaching, Michelle works for the Sterling PD and enjoys her two children who also skate.
Lisa Cutter
Lisa CutterLisa Cutter began her skating career at Colonial where she competed in figures and freestyle. After receiving her B.A. in Arizona she pursued other business careers. She recently returned to the area to begin coaching again. She is thrilled especially to return to the club where she grew up and has many wonderful memories. Lisa enjoys teaching all aspects of Basic Skills. She is a Gold Medalist in Freestyle and is a member of PSA, USFS, and ISI. Lisa currently lives in Hopkinton with her family who have been showing champion golden retrievers for over 40 years.


Colonial FSC Basic, Adult, and Advanced Learn to Skate Program


The objective of the Colonial Learn to Skate program is to provide a fun and safe skating experience for the beginner as well as the more advanced skater. Colonial's LTS program teaches techniques of the fundamental basic elements, develops a finer degree of coordination and balance, and promotes physical fitness. At Colonial,skaters can attain the skills necessary to skate for fun for the rest of their lives, or move more competently into USFS Advanced testing and/or competitive levels.
What to Expect at Your First Class

1. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the start of class. This will allow you to get your nametag from the table which will be located near the entrance to the ice rink, pick up rental skates* (if needed), and get dressed for class. Skaters should have gloves or mittens, helmets, thin socks which cover their ankles, and warm, layered clothes which allow for freedom of movement (jeans and snowsuits are not recommended). We do allow skaters to register the first day of class but please know that registered skaters will be waited on first in order to get the skaters on the ice as quickly as possible. Please remember to be patient on the first day of class.

2. Once on the ice, skaters will have 15 minutes of practice ice** followed by their half hour lesson and then another 15 minutes of practice ice. There are pusher bars and crates available for brand new skaters. Instructors and helpers are available to supervise and help with skaters. After 15 minutes, the Director will blow the whistle and all skaters and instructors will meet in the middle of the ice for a mini warm up. Skaters will then meet at the colored flag which corresponds with the color on their name tag for their lesson.

3. Once in class our instructors will evaluate your skater to make sure they are in the correct group. Skaters are always moved up to the next level as soon as they are ready so that they stay challenged and motivated. *Please note that Cooke's Skate Shop hours do not correlate with all of the Learn to Skate classes. Saturday 7:50, Sunday 10:30 and Wednesday 9:30-10:30 participants will need to make arrangements to rent their skates in advance of the class. Cooke's # is 263-8418 ** Private lessons are available during the practice ice portion of the hour for skaters looking for more rapid progression.

General Information, FAQs and Policies.


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Quotes from parents


"I chose the Basic Skills program for my 4-yr sons because I wanted them to learn a winter sport so they would embrace the season, but soon discovered it was a life skills program. The lessons learned at Basic Skills appear in other athletic programs and in the classroom. Skating taught my sons perseverance and discipline with smiles plastered on their faces. Their confidence rose as they went through the levels while making new friends and bonding with their instructors. Quickly we discovered that Basic Skills is a family activity and our favorite time of the week is Sunday morning when we are on the ice together. "

Heather, Westford
Summary of Classes


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  • Intro
  • Tots
  • Kids
  • Teens & Adults (15+)
studentPreschool and Kindergarten Ice Skating

Preschool and Kindergarten Ice Skating
Learning to skate inspires self-confidence in children and gives them a healthy activity to enjoy throughout their lives. In this creative class, young skaters play fun games on the ice which enhance agility, coordination and endurance while inspiring a true love of being on the ice. This program is the perfect starting point for children ages 3-6.

10 weeks
$190.00 + a one-time $30.00 USFS registration fee
Registrations after September 1 add $10.00

Learn more! USFS Basic Skills Snowplow Sam Curriculum


classBasic Ice Skating Skills
Learning to skate inspires self-confidence in children and gives them a healthy activity to enjoy throughout their lives. Basic 1-8 is a fun-filled, creative AND instructional program that will give skaters a perfect start to learning beginner elements such as stroking, introduction to edges, turns, basic spins, jumps and will prepare skaters to move on to advanced classes. Class includes 30 minutes of lesson time and 30 minutes of free skate/practice time.

10 weeks
$190.00 + a one-time $30.00 USFS registration fee
Registrations after September 1 add $10.00

Learn more! USFS Basic Skills Basic Skills 1-8 Curriculum

studentsPreschool and Kindergarten Ice Skating

Preschool and Kindergarten Ice Skating
Learning to skate inspires self-confidence in children and gives them a healthy activity to enjoy throughout their lives. In this creative class, young skaters play fun games on the ice which enhance agility, coordination and endurance while inspiring a true love of being on the ice. This program is the perfect starting point for children ages 3-6.

10 weeks
$190.00 + a one-time $30.00 USFS registration fee
Registrations after September 1 add $10.00

Learn more! USFS Basic Skills Snowplow Sam Curriculum


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Basic Ice Skating Skills
Learning to skate inspires self-confidence in children and gives them a healthy activity to enjoy throughout their lives. Basic 1-8 is a fun-filled, creative AND instructional program that will give skaters a perfect start to learning beginner elements such as stroking, introduction to edges, turns, basic spins, jumps and will prepare skaters to move on to advanced classes. Class includes 30 minutes of lesson time and 30 minutes of free skate/practice time.

10 weeks
$190.00 + a one-time $30.00 USFS registration fee
Registrations after September 1 add $10.00

Learn more! USFS Basic Skills Basic Skills 1-8 Curriculum


Advanced Ice Skating Skills
Advanced Freeskate 1-6 levels are designed to give skaters a strong foundation upon which to build their skating skills. Classes are one hour of instruction and conducted in three 20 minute circuits. During those circuits, approximately 15 minutes will be spent on skills for the appropriate Free Skate level and 5 minutes will be spent on advanced disciplines such as; Theatre on Ice, Synchronized Skating, Ice Dancing, Artistry in Motion and Pair Skating.

10 weeks
$220.00 + a one-time $30.00 USFS registration fee
Registrations after September 1 add $10.00

Learn more! USFS Basic Skills Free Skate 1-6 Curriculum

classTeen and Adult Skating Class (Ages 15+)

Everyone can skate at Colonial!!! Whether you would like to learn how to skate, are seeking an alternative fitness program or want to take your skating skills to the next level, the Colonial Teen and Adult Figure Skating class is the perfect program for you. Please bring skates, mittens or gloves and warm, layered clothing.

10 weeks
$190.00 + a one-time $30.00 USFS registration fee
Registrations after September 1 add $10.00

Learn more! USFS Basic Skills Adult Curriculum

 

classAdult Figure Skating (18+)
Colonial Figure Skating Professionals
Whether you are seeking an alternative fitness program or want to take your skating skills to the next level, the Colonial Adult Figure Skating class is the perfect program for you. Please bring skates, mittens or gloves and warm, layered clothing.

Session 1: Wednesday, Beginning 9/12 (4:35-5:35 pm)
Session 2: Thursday, Beginning 9/13 (2:00-3:00 pm)
Session 3: Saturday, Beginning 9/15 (7:50-8:50 am)
10 weeks
$165.00 + a one-time $25.00 USFS registration fee
Registrations after September 1 add $10.00

Learn more! USFS Basic Skills Adult Curriculum


The Skater’s Workout
Colonial Figure Skating Club Professionals
Get a figure skater’s body with this fantastic new on ice workout! Utilizing the basic elements of figure skating such as dips, stroking and lunges, you will feel the results of the IceBurn workout! Skaters who have mastered the skills of Basic 4 in the U.S. Figure Skating Basic Skills curriculum are eligible. Bring skates and wear warm, layered clothing and gloves or mittens.

Beginning Wednesday, Sept 12 (10:00-10:45 am)
10 weeks
$165.00 + a one-time $25.00 USFS registration fee
Registrations after September 1 add $10.00


Synchronized Skating 1-4
Colonial Figure Skating Club Professionals
Introduction to Synchronized Skating 1-4 at the Colonial Figure Skating Club – home of National and Internationally ranked Colonial Synchronized Skating teams. The purpose of the synchronized skating curriculum is to introduce skaters to synchronized skating and teach them the fundamentals and skating skills which will become the building blocks for future success in synchronized skating. The Basic Skills Synchronized badge program is a fun introduction to the five basic elements: Circle, Wheel, Intersection/Transition/ Line and Block. It is recommended that skaters are able to execute the skills through Basic 4.

Monday, Beginning 9/10 (4:35-5:35 pm)
10 weeks
$195.00 + a one-time $25.00 USFS registration fee
Registrations after September 1 add $10.00

Learn More! USFS Basic Skills Program Synchronized Skating

Theatre on Ice 1-4
Colonial Figure Skating Club Professionals
Introduction to Theatre on Ice 1-4 at the Colonial Figure Skating Club – home of National Silver Medalists Broadway Bound and National Pewter Medalists Broadway Blades!  Theatre on Ice is a form of group competitive skating which combines the grace of figure skating with the excitement of theater and dance.  Skaters who have mastered the skills of Basic 4 in the U.S. Figure Skating Basic Skills curriculum are eligible.  The TOI 1-4 curriculum will incorporate the TOI elements of choreography, skating movements and the rapport between skater and/or sub groups of skaters at an introductory level.  

Thursday, Beginning 9/13 (4:35-5:35 pm)
10 weeks
$195.00 + a one-time $25.00 USFS registration fee
Registrations after September 1 add $10.00

Learn More! USFS Basic Skills Program Theatre on Ice Curriculum
classLearn to Skate Hockey (Ages 3-12)

Colonial Figure Skating Club Professionals
Colonial�s Learn to Skate Hockey 1-4 is an introduction to skating techniques and fundamentals, proper skating posture, balance and skating strides, edges, turns, starts and stops. No sticks or pucks will be utilized. Bring skates and wear warm, layered clothing and gloves or mittens. Helmets are optional but advised.

Session 1: Wednesday, Beginning 9/12 (4:35-5:35 pm)
Session 2: Thursday, Beginning 9/13 (2:00-3:00 pm)
Session 3: Saturday, Beginning 9/15 (7:50-8:50 am)
10 weeks
$165.00 + a one-time $25.00 USFS registration fee
Registrations after September 1 add $10.00

Learn More! USFS Basic Skills Program Hockey Curriculum

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