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Figure Skating Academy

The Inside Edge Figure Skating Academy

The Inside Edge Figure Skating Academy's program offers the best in training for figure skaters and is the home of Regional, Eastern Sectional, Junior Olympic, and National Competitors.

Skater's training with the Academy have available to them a true world class training facility featuring twin olympic ice surfaces, a full service fitness center with pool, a 4000 square foot off-ice training room, a ballet room with mirrors, a jump harness, and a Bose sound system.

All of the this exemplifies the Inside Edge Figure Skating Academy's commitment to the development and training of figure skaters in the New England area.

20th Annual Basic Skills Competition - April 7, 2019

Champions Skating Center Basic Skills CompetitionThe competition is open to ALL skaters who are current eligible (ER 1.00) members of either the Learn to Skate USA program and those who are full members of U.S. Figure Skating.

To be eligible, skaters must have submitted a membership application or be a member in good standing. Members of other organizations are eligible to compete but must be registered with Learn to Skate USA or a member club. There will be no more than six competitors maximum in an event and all six should receive an award.

Eligibility will be based on skill level as of closing date of entries. All Snowplow Sam and Basic Skills 1-6 skaters must skate at highest level passed or one level higher and NO official U.S. Figure Skating tests may have been passed, including Moves in the Field or individual dances.

Click here or email Kathleen Genovese for more information!
Deadline is March 24.

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Freestyle Schedule

Click here for our open freestyle schedule.

Freestyle Pricing


Weekday A.M. Fees
Guest Fee Coupon $14.00
Guest Fee ½ Coupon $10.00
1 Book (10 Coupons) $115.00
2 Books (20 Coupons)   $210.00

Weekday P.M. and Weekend Fees
Guest Fee Coupon $17.00
Guest Fee ½ Coupon $10.00
1 Book (10 Coupons) $150.00
2 Books (20 Coupons)   $280.00

Skater/Coach Registration


All skaters must have a USFS Full or Basic Skills Membership (proof of membership required) to skate on Champions Freestyle session. In addition, you must complete the following registration form and waiver.

  » Freestyle Skater Registration Form


All coaches must be approved by Management and must contact Kathleen Shea at for approval.

  » Freestyle Coach Application Form

Freestyle Rules

General Rules

  • All skaters must have a current USFS Basic Skills or Full Membership to skate on Champions Freestyle Session.
  • All skaters must have a skater info sheet, waiver, and USFS Skater Code of Conduct on file with the box office.
  • All Skaters must adhere to the USFS Safesport Code of Conduct rules and guidelines.

Ice Rules

  • No Game Playing.
  • NO skaters may be on the ice when the Zamboni is resurfacing. Please exit the ice promptly at the end of the session and keep rink door closed until resurfacing is completed.
  • No standing on the ice. Skaters must stay moving at all times.
  • Socializing needs to be conducted off of the ice or at the barrier.
  • Any skater wearing hockey skates or a helmet must be with a coach at all times.
  • All skaters must have PASSED US Basic Skills Basic 8 to be eligible to skate on a freestyle session without a coach (no age restriction).
  • Keep the traffic flow moving through the primary lutz corners. No stationary coaching in the lutz corners.
  • Skaters who do not follow Champions Ice/Music Rules or Safesport Code of Conduct will be warned. If the behavior continues, skaters will be removed from the ice with no refund.
  • Skaters cannot yell ‘Heads Up’ (or similar) unless imminent danger of collision exists. Dance teams may use ‘heads up’ before they enter a lift.
  • Skaters are not permitted to use hand held devices or earphones while skating (coaches are permitted to use handheld devices to choreograph).
  • Coaches must conduct their lessons from the barrier whenever possible and coaches must yield AT ALL TIMES to the skaters on the session.
  • Coaches may teach group (semi-private) lessons with no more than 3 skaters or 2 dance teams. Multiple coaches can confer at the barrier but must send skaters out in a staggered fashion. At the discretion of management, busy sessions may have additional group rules restrictions imposed if safety is a factor.

Music Rules / Right of Way

  • All skaters must wear a vest when doing their program
  • Skaters on lesson only have right of way when they are on program.
  • Every skater should have their music played once before any skater has their music played a second time. All skaters/teams have a 2 program limit per session with right of way (wearing the vest).
    • Skaters may not get their music played more than once during busy sessions.
    • Please see rules below regarding lesson and order
  • Skaters need to sign in their programs on the white board at the start of the session to get their music in rotation. Order is two lessons and one non lesson.
  • Restarting of music is not allowed. If you choose to play only a section of a piece of music, that is your choice, and it will count as your program. When your music is stopped, the next skater in line will played.
  • Choreography should be done using hand held devices only. If you put the music into rotation, that will count as your program. Hand held devices must not be able to be heard above the rink system. Boom boxes that are on the barrier must not be played above the level of the skater who is on program.
  • Music Rotation Rules
    • The skater on deck cannot be bumped unless they have already had their program played
    • Skaters on lesson have priority for their first program ONLY. A coach can only request one program per skater/team per 50 minute session
    • If you have a lesson and you play your program before your lesson starts, you have lost your coaches priority to have your lesson played. Please check with your coach before you request your program on a busy session
    • If you are the skater on deck on a busy session, please be ready to skate as quickly as possible to keep the line moving
    • Please do not congregate at the music box

  » Freestyle Rules [revised 2014-09-17]

Coach List

Figure Skating Director

Phone: 860-830-2993

Debra Beardsley-Adams

$72 per hour

National and International Coach
Coach for 35 years
Studied under Gustave Lussi
Passion for helping skaters of all levels
I place a high value in a skaters education

Coaching Staff       [ independent contractors ]

Phone: 860-657-6697

Jenna Adams

$72 per hour

Phone: 860-883-5814

Jessica Anastasio

$78 per hour

Freestyle, Moves, Stretch Coach
USFS Double Gold Medalist
Regional and Sectionals Coach
Jr Nationals Coach
Sectional Competitor
Phone: 860-710-2241

Sarah Bailey

$72 per hour

On Team USA 2006-2008
Toured Europe with Holiday on Ice 2011-2012
Certified Personal Trainer
Professional Salsa Dancer
National Silver Medalist Novice Ice Dance 2007
Phone: 860-429-1425

Laura Beardsley-Sweeney

$72 per hour

37 Years of coaching experience
Regional, Sectional, Sectional, International
Junior National Coach
Trained under Gustave Lussi
Coaches all levels of figure skating
Phone: 860-961-7491

Yulia Borissova

Contact for Rate

Phone: 860-888-5928

Garrett Brockert

$78 per hour

Former national competitor in ice dance
19 years coaching experience
Have coaches students at National Level
Ice Dance and Partnering coach
Teaches edgework to improve power
Phone: 860-391-9112

Chelsea Chiappa

$72 per hour

USFS Double Gold Medalist
2012 Hungarian National Champion
Junior World Competitor
European Championship Competitor
Hungarian International Team Member
Phone: 860-573-5199

Susan M. Dee

$35 for 1/2 session

PSA International Rank V/Double master rated
39 Years coaching basic to World level
International & National medalist
Choreographer: Elite/Group/Solo/125 Shows
2006 USFS James Disbrow Award Winner
Phone: 860-985-2017

Skye-Lynn Dougherty

$50 per hour

2 time Regionals Competitor
2007 Synchro Nationals Competitor
2014 Adult Eastern and National Competitor
Phone: 860-916-3546

Nicki Farrar

$60 per hour

Certified Athletic Trainer-NATA
Certified Personal Trainer-ACE
M.Ed: Sports Injury and Prevention & Management
BS: Physical Education / Sports Medicine
AA: Safety Studies / Chemical Dependancy
Phone: 860-398-2087

Kathy Genovese

$74 for 50 min

28 Yrs coaching experience
Specializes in Moves in the Field
Power Skating for Hockey and choreography
Extensive background in Dance, Musical theatre
Professional singer and voice over artist
Phone: 860-833-8328

Grace Johnson

$84 per hour

Coaching 17 years
Freesstyle and Moves in the Field Coach
Coaches beginner through Senior
Coach of National Synchronized medalists
Coach of World/International Synchro medalists
Phone: 860-989-7376

Justin Kozikowski

Contact for Rate

US Junior National Competitor
New England Regionals Medalist
USFS Double Gold Medalist
Adult Nationals Coach
IJS Coach
Phone: 860-392-9522

Svetlana Kulikova

$90 per hour

Lizzie Lee

$60 per hour

Phone: 860-966-6999

Elaine Lyman

$84 per hour

27 years coaching experience
PSA Senior Rated / Ranking Level III
Director Cardinal Figure Skating School and
Cardinal Theater on Ice Team since 1987
FS, MIF, Choreo, TOI, LTS all Levels
Phone: 860-716-7233

Pam Martin

$60 per hour

Phone: 860-908-0929

Emily McNally

$70 for 50 minutes

Phone: 203-996-0869

Donna Mitchell

$84 per hour

24 yrs exp FS, MIF, Dance, Choreo, Team, LTS
PSA Master Rated Team, PSA Examiner
World Synchro and International FS Coach
Private coach to world Synchro medalists
Offers Talent Recognition Lessons
Phone: 347-268-5110

Steve Moore

$90 per hour

Phone: 860-614-7330

Jennifer Pelletier

$72 per hour

Gold Medalist in Freestyle and Moves in the Field
US and Czech Republic Senior level skater
US Regionals Coach
IJS Coach
Coaches Freestyle, Choreography, Moves, Power
Phone: 860-614-6252

Julia Pelletier

$72 per hour

Gold Medalist Moves in the Field
USFS Regional Freestyle Competitor
Coaches Freestyle, Moves, Choreography
Hockey/Power Skating Coach
Attends Univ of St Joseph-Child Studies and Psychology
Phone: 203-770-1724

Katherine Pilgrim

$70 per hour

Phone: 860-982-3530

Amanda Russo

$60 Per Hour

Member of Group with No Name for 23 years
Symphony on Ice member for 19 years
Phone: 860-983-5044

Michael Sklutovsky

$90 per hour

US National Junior Ice Dance Champion
World and International Coach
US National Team Member
Ukrainian National Team Member
Phone: 860-983-0561

Katerina Yakimyuk

Contact for Rate

Freestyle and Moves Coach
Moves, Choreography, and Basic skills coach

All coaches must be approved by Management and must contact Kathleen Shea at for application approval.

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