Coaching Staff

BGSU Ice Arena Learn to Skate instructors are registered members of US Figure Skating, are accomplished figure skaters in their own right, and are dedicated to providing consistent, engaging, quality instruction and a positive experience for all participants.

The coaching team meets on a regular basis, in conjunction with Ice Arena management, to continually fine-tune curriculum and disseminate information about the world of skating to you!  Class offerings feature several sessions of most skill levels which allow a teacher to student ratio of 10 - 1 or better for all classes.

In addition to focusing on the progress of your child many coaches also serve as mentors to younger potential teachers who wish to learn more about the instruction of basic skating skills. These volunteers are screened and trained by the program director and provide more individual attention for each participant. Ice Arena management is very proud of the commitment and hard work demonstrated by all Learn to Skate coaches.


  • Shelly Bressler
  • Danielle Brogley
  • Betsy DeWitt
  • Laura Fischer
  • Laurie Haener-Buckley
  • Tracy Koehler
  • Aleksandr Nagorny