Meet Tim McKernan

Timothy McKernan - Coach Timothy_McKernan at Valley of the Sun Adult Skate Camp in Chandler, Arizona

Tim McKernan began figure skating at age 9 in freestyle before transitioning to ice dance.

Area of specialization

Ice dance, free style.

Career Highlights:

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

Coaching Experience

  • Began coaching in 2006 in Colorado Springs,Colorado
  • Began coaching private lessons in Michigan 2009
  • PSA member since 2011 and A-Certified since 2013 to present
  • USA Sectional Ice Dance Technical Specialist since 2009. (With this appointment he is up to date on what is needed for one to achieve the
  • highest level possible in IJS) – He is also working towards a National and ISU appointment.
  • Timothy has taken 2500+ partnered tests since the beginning of 2012 with a high success rate
  • Member of USFSA Athlete Advisory Committee for 7 years (2009 – 2016)
  • Former coaches: Marina Zoueva, Igor Shipiband, Christopher Dean, choreographer Tom Dickerson and Patti Gottwein
  • Previous skating partners include Piper Gilles(USA), Shannon Wingle (USA) and Kimberly Hew-low (AUS)

Learn more about Tim McKernan on Wikipedia.

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