Meet Our Coaches

Note: Please contact the coaches for their available ice time lesson slots. You may call before registration night to get your spot.

Erin Swanson :: USFS & PSA coach

Specializes in all competitive, test track, and recreational skaters, moves in the field, choreography, and power skating.

Erin lives in Chanhassen and began skating at the age of 8. She has passed her Gold Moves in the Field, Gold Free Skate, and Silver Solo Dance tests. Erin continued skating for several years as an adult, and is a three-time Minnesota State Adult Masters Champion. Erin began coaching in 2001 and is a PSA accredited coach and USFS registered coach. She also has PSA Hockey I & II and Power Skating certifications and has passed her Level III CFA Exam . Erin graduated from Bethel College with a degree in mathematics and is a fixed income analyst at BPS Capital Management in Bloomington.

Coaching Rate :: $11 / 15 min., $14.75 / 20 min., $22 / 30 min.
Contact Information :: (952) 807-3075 ::

Tamarah Cassidy :: USFS, PSA and USA Hockey 

Specializes in Competitive, Excel/Excel Plus, Adult/Recreational, Moves in the Field, Power, Choreography, Hockey Skating Mechanics/Technique, Off-Ice Training, and Presentation/Theatre. She is the current Skating Director of the New Prague Ice Arena.

Tamarah has been on ice for 33 years, and hails from Western Canada, where she trained at an elite level under Olympic coaches at The Royal Glenora Club in Edmonton. She was a Novice Regional Champion, and completed her Gold (Senior) tests in Canada, as well as Jr. Pairs. After competing, Tamarah went on to skate professionally with Disney On Ice where she became a Principal Skater in a starring role; with special appearances on Ellen and Good Morning America. While on tour, she choreographed full cast “mini shows” as well as choreographed exercises for weekly rehearsal. After touring for 5 years; she began her coaching career in 2006. Her figure skating students have passed through their Senior tests, and have competed at Regionals, State Games of America, and National Showcase. She has been a requested coach at elite seminars and camps as well as created elaborate ice show productions for different Clubs in WI, SD, and LA. She has also worked as a Director of Programming and in Arena Management.  She has a passion for hockey and has trained Youth, Collegiate, and Professional Hockey players to master, speed, edge control, and helped them to achieve dynamic skating ability . Ask her about her training manual “Skate of Mind,” a book she co-authored to help skaters stay disciplined to achieving their goals. She holds an Arena Management Certificate through ISI as well as The Advanced Skating Director Certificate.

Tamarah is currently accepting new students in Figure Skating and Hockey. CER A, USFS, USA Hockey, and PSA compliant.

Coaching Rate :: $12.50 / 15 min., $16.67 / 20 min., $25 / 30 min.

Contact Information :: (608) 498-5788 ::

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