Aimee Buchanan

Aimee Buchanan has been coaching for 12 years. After her performance at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics, she wanted to share her love for skating on a full time basis through coaching. She returned home to where she spent her time training, the Colonial Figure Skating Club, to begin her coaching journey. Since then she has coached students through their senior moves and senior freestyle tests and well as numerous competitions. Aimee also is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association) and teaches both off ice group class as well as private lessons. She coaches competitive skaters, recreational skaters, synchro skaters to work on their individual skills, and basic skills. Anyone that loves to skate, Aimee will enjoy coaching. :) 

COACHING EXPERIENCE

Aimee has taught all levels of skaters from Basic Skills through Senior Moves and Freestyle. She teaches jumps, spins, choreography, power, and moves in the field. She has coached skaters to Regionals as well as many kids competing at local competitions at all levels. 

 

Internship:  2012-2012 Colonial Figure Skating Club, Boxborough, MA Assistant Coach

  • Figure skating apprenticeship focuses towards becoming a full time coach, gain further knowledge and techniques to teach kids of all ages.

 

2015Personal Training Internatioal (PTI) Acton, MAPersonal Trainer

  • Personal training internship to learn how to develop training programs and how the body works in relationship to work and recovery for athletes.

 

Primary focus on private lessons, choreography, jumps and spins 

  • 2013-present Colonial Figure Skating, Boxborough MA Coach on Staff

  • 2012-present Hayden Recreation Centre, Lexington MA Coach on staff

  • 2009-present Nashoba Valley Olympia, Boxborough, MA Coach on Staff

 

Learn to Skate:

  • 2019-present - Colonial Figure Skating Club, Boxborough, MA

  • 2019-2020 - Nashoba Valley Olympia, Boxborough, MA

  • 2017-2018 - Dr. Pepper Star Center, Euless, TX

  • 2012-present - Hayden Recreation Centre, Lexington, MA

  • 2011-2012 - Colonial Figure Skating Club, Boxborough, MA

  • 2009-2010 - Town skating, Medford, MA

  • 2007-2012 - Rivers School, Weston, MA

  • 2008-2008 - Creative Skating Academy, Newton, MA

 

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • 2018 - Israeli Olympian Team Event Figure Skating

  • 2016-2017 - Israeli National Champion

  • 2015-2018 - European Championships Competitor

  • 2014-2019 - Israeli National Team Member

  • 2013 - Senior Ladies CompetitorEastern Sectional Competitor

  • 2013 - Senior Ladies Silver Medalist New England Regional Championships

  • 2012 - Senior Ladies Competitor Eastern Sectional Competitor

  • 2012 - Senior Ladies Bronze Medalist New England Regional Championships

  • 2011- Senior Ladies Nationals Alternate U.S. National Championships Competitor

  • 2011- Senior Ladies 5th Place Eastern Sectional Championships 

  • 2011- Senior Ladies Pewter Medalist New England Regional Championships

  • 2010 - Junior Ladies Pewter Medalist Eastern Sectional Competitor

  • 2010 - Junior Ladies Pewter Medalist New England Regional Championships

  • 2005 - Junior Nationals Competitor U.S. National Championships Competitor

  • 2005 - Juvenile Girls Silver Medalist New England Regional Championships

QUALIFICATIONS

  • PSA CER Category-A Compliant for 2021-2022 Competitive Season

  • USFS Registered Coach

  • Double Gold Medalist in Moves in the Field and Freestyle

  • Safesport certified

  • BS in Sports Strength and conditioning from the United States Sports Academy University

  • CPR/AED Certified

  • CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist)

 

VOLUNTEER AND LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES

  • 2020-present - Colonial Open Event Chair

  • 2010-2019 - Colonial Open Competition Volunteer/co-chair 

  • 2012 - Basic Skills Competition Judge

  • Judged Colonial basic skills annual competition

  • 2010-2012 - Athletes Advisory Committee President

  • 2007-2012 - Regional Send-Off Volunteer

  • 2007 - Learn to Skate Assistant Instructor

  • Teach skating component into meaningful parts to help students comprehend learning. 

  • 2007-2012 - Basic Skills Competition Volunteer

  • Work with younger skaters both on and off the ice, during competitions at my home club.

 

EDUCATION

May 2015 BS, Sports Strength and Conditioning,

U.S Sports Academy, Daphne Alabama (3.89 GPA)  

Graduated Cum Laude

ACADEMIC HONORS

2010-2011 - Nominated for National Art Honor Society

2007-2011 - National Honor Society

2008-2010 - Kaplan Distinguished Scholar

2007-2010 - Certificate of Achievement, CFSC Certificate of Achievement, Academic Achievement 

 

AWARDS

2012 Presidential Award, Colonial Figure Skating Club, Boxborough, MA

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