Meet Our Coaches

Come join us for our second annual Adult Skating Camp featuring Olympian’s and World Class coaches in the beautiful recently remodeled Ice Den Rink in Chandler Arizona.

Vaughn Chipeur - Coach at Valley of the Sun Adult Skate Camp in Chandler, Arizona

COMPETITIVE HISTORY

  • Member of the 2010 Canadian Olympic Team
  • Member of the 2009 World Team
  • Two Time Canadian National Men’s Silver Medalist
  • Six Time Canadian National Medalist
  • 2009 World Team Trophy Medalist
  • International Medalist

PROFESSIONAL ENGAGEMENTS

  • 2010 & 2011 ISF Entertainment, Rock and Roll Fantasy
  • 2010 – 2011  Onboard the Mariner of the Seas.
  • 2011 – 2012 Onboard the Liberty of the Seas.
  • 2012 – 2013 Onboard the Explorer of the Seas.
  • 2013 – 2014 Robin Cousins’ ICE, touring the UK.
  • 2014  Hot Ice 2014, Blackpool England.
  • 2014 – 2015 Holiday On Ice, Platinum, Europe and the U.K.
  • 2015 & 2016 Hot Ice, Blackpool, England.
  • 2015 – 2016 Holiday On Ice, Believe, Europe and the U.K.
  • 2016 – 2017  Onboard the Oasis of the Seas.
  • 2017 Principal Skater, Rock On Ice, Broadway on Ice, Mexico
  • 2018 Choreographer and Principal Skater, Ucha Atayde Productions, Mexico
  • 2017 – 2019 Full Time Coach at the Royal Glenora Club, Edmonton, AB.
  • 2018 – Present Technical Representative and Brand Ambassador for AURA Skates.
Elin Schran - Coach at Valley of the Sun Adult Skate Camp in Chandler, Arizona

Elin Schran is the founder of Joy Skate Productions which specializes in high energy, family-friendly skating shows. Joy Skate  seeks to make the joy of skating accessible to all through workshops designed for skaters of all ages and skill levels, as well as differently-abled skaters.

Elin is also the innovator of IceFlow, a yoga-inspired skating edge class. She is a choreographer and performer with experience in many shows including Ice Capades. She especially loves working with adult skaters. She taught for five years at Dorothy Hamill’s Fantasy Skating Camp, and is thrilled to be back as a coach at the Valley of the Sun Adult Skating Camp!

Diane G Miller - Coach at Valley of the Sun Adult Skate Camp in Chandler, Arizona

Master Rated National and International Figure Skating Coach, holding a Master Rating in Freestyle, Figures, Sports Science and Moves in the Field.

  • 2015 U.S. Figure Skating/PSA “Pieter Kollen” Sport Science Coach of the Year
  • 45 years coaching experience
  • International and National Coach
  • World Team Alternate
  • 9 time Nationalf and International Competitor
  • PSA Level V Ranking
  • Professional Skaters Association Honorary
  • United States Olympic Committee Chair Resident Figure Skating Program Member

Diane presently resides in Phoenix, Arizona where she continues to coach and present at seminars around the country

Todd Gilles - Coach at Valley of the Sun Adult Skate Camp in Chandler, Arizona
  • U.S. Figure Skating Quadruple Gold Medalist (Freestyle, Moves, Free Dance, and Compulsory Dance)
  • U.S. Junior Ice Dance National Champion
  • U.S. Novice Ice Dance National Champion
  • 2-Time Alternate for the Olympic Games
  • 3-Time World Figure Skating Championship Alternate
  • Skated in shows in the U. S. (including recently televised in Ice Dance International on PBS
  • Specializing In: Ice Dancing, Moves in the Field, Footwork, Choreography Edge Work, and Power Stroking
Siobhan Karam - Coach at Valley of the Sun Adult Skate Camp in Chandler, Arizona
  • USFS Figure Skating Coach | Singles & Ice Dance Choreographer | Ice Dance, Stroking, Edges & Footwork Specialization
  • Skate Canada NCCP Certified National Coach
  • 10 years coaching experience: Scott Hamilton Skating Academy | Toronto Cricket, Curling and Skating Club | Minto SkatingClub
  • Competitive National & International Ice Dancer: 2004-2005 Junior National Gold Medalist | 2005 Junior World Championships | Competed at 12 National Championships from 1998-2009 | Junior National Team Member from 2003-2006 | Ranked in top 7 in Canada from 2006-2009 at the senior level | Ranked internationally from 2001-2008
  • Ice Dance Trained Technical Specialist: Skate Canada
  • Integrated Support Team Physical Therapist: Skate Canada
  • Master of Health Sciences, Physiotherapy: University of Ottawa
  • Bachelor of Human Kinetics, Movement Science Major: University of Windsor
  • Pianist:Gr. 7 Royal Conservatory of Music
Peter Sasmore - Coach at Valley of the Sun Adult Skate Camp in Chandler, Arizona
  • USFS Gold Dance Medalist and International Dance Medalist
  • Gold Free Dance
  • Alternate for the Olympics
  • 30+ years teaching experience, coaching competitors at all levels on U.S. National and International teams (except for pairs)
  • Specializing in ice dance and choreography
  • Concentrating on fundamentals of stroking and edge execution, with emphasis on body alignment.
Husband and Wife team of Frank Sweiding and Anita Hartshorn - Coaches at Valley of the Sun Adult Skate Camp in Chandler, Arizona

Husband and Wife team of Frank Sweiding and Anita Hartshorn

  • President & Co-Owners of Glacier I.C.E., Inc. (a Full service Ice show production company)
  • USFS Gold Medalists and competitors
  • World Professional Champions
  • Coaches for over 25 years including international skaters from US, Italy, Germany, South Korea, Finland, Hungary, Poland, Canada, UK, & Sweden
  • Extensive Ice Show experience both past and present
  • Casting Director for “Ice College” Phantasialand, Bruhl, Germany,  Friedrichstadtpalast, Berlin, Germany-  Ice Show co producers, performers. Company manager and performance director
Max Aaron - Coach at Valley of the Sun Adult Skate Camp in Chandler, Arizona
  • US Mens Champion
  • Grand Prix Champion
  • 4-Time World Team Member
  • 4-Time US Medalist
  • 2-Time World Team Champion
  • Max Specializes in jump technique:
Marie Stroukoff - Coach at Valley of the Sun Adult Skate Camp in Chandler, Arizona
  • PSA MASTER RATED MOVES
  • USFS DOUBLE GOLD MEDALIST
  • COACHING ICE DANCE, MOVES
  • FREESTYLE AND FIGURES
  • INTERNATIONAL COMPETITOR
  • COACH of Nationally Ranked Skaters
  • Over 25 years experience
Sinéad Kerr - Coach at Valley of the Sun Adult Skate Camp in Chandler, Arizona
  • 7 x British National Champion in ice dance with brother John.
  • 2 x Competitor in Winter Olympic Games (2006, 2010), placing in top 10 both times.
  • 2 x bronze Medalist at European Championships (2009, 2011)
  • 7 x competitor in World Championships placing 5th in 2011.
  • Toured with Stars on Ice in USA, Japan and Canada.
Timothy McKernan - Coach at Valley of the Sun Adult Skate Camp in Chandler, Arizona
  • Qualified for 10 US Nationals 2003-2012 in Ice Dancing
  • 2007 Pewter medal, Junior level
  • 2009 Pewter medal, Junior level
  • 2008 Silver medal, Junior Level
  • 2011 7th place finish at the senior level
  • 2005 Intermediate National Champion
  • 2004 Bronze Medal, Juvenile level
  • Competed for Team USA at 7 different international competitions from 2005 to 2009
  • 3- Time US Senior Shadow Dance Champion
  • Competed 2 seasons for Australia and qualified for Four Continents in 2017 & 2018