Our Mission

It is the mission of this organization to develop and encourage interest in skating as an affordable family recreational activity. To create opportunities to learn how to skate, to pursue skating beyond the introductory level, and to provide a suitable environment for the training and competition of skaters and hockey players. Plus enhancing community economic development and tourism by hosting competitions, tournaments, shows, and events.

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We thrive on making your experience memorable for many years to come!

Meet Our  Staff

Kristan Hausman
General Manager
Skating Director

Latisha Humphries
Assistant General Manager

John Wieber
Operations Manager

Lauren Simm-Gordon
Skating Coordinator

Meet our Instructional Staff:

Kristan Hausman 

Skating Director
Time Coaching:  Since 2006

Certifications / Personal Skating Accomplishments: Gold and Synchro Certified Judge, ISI Core and Intermediate Accreditation, Certified Skating Director

Education: BA in Psychology and Sociology from Ohio State University, MA in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Ohio State  University.

Coaching Specialties: High Freestyle, Synchro, Power Skating, Hockey skating skills, Music Editing and Choreography.

Lauren Simm-Gordon

Skating Coordinator
Time Coaching:  Since 2009

Certifications / Personal Skating Accomplishments: USFSA Gold Medalist in Singles, Pairs, Moves in the Field, Ice Dancing, 8 International dance tests passed, 2x National Medalist

Coaching Specialties: Hockey Power Skating, Jump Techniques, Freestyle

Abigail Bagent 

Skating Instructor
Time Coaching:  Since 2018

Certifications /Personal Skating Accomplishments: Completed LGRIA Jr. Instructor Certification Program.  USFS Gold Medalist in Dance, USFS Novice moves, USFS Pre-Juvenile Freeskate, Passed ISI Freestyle level 7 and ISI Dance 10. Current competitor for the Ohio State University Figure Skating Team.

Coaching Specialties: Basic Skills, Freestyle, and Dance.

Diane Huston

Skating Instructor
Time Coaching: Over 30 years

Certifications /Personal Accomplishments:  ISI Gold Certified judge, USFS Gold Dances, Canadian Gold Dances, 2 International dances, Intermediate Free Skate, Adult Gold Free Skate, ISI Dance 10, and ISI Freestyle 6.

Education:  Masters in Education and 10 years of experience teaching LD students in the public schools.

Coaching Specialties: Dance, Moves, Freestyle and Basic skills

Austin Johnson 

Skating Instructor
Time Coaching:  Since 2019

Certifications/Personal Skating Accomplishments: Completed LGRIA Jr. Instructor Certification Program. Passed ISI Freestyle Level 7 and ISI Dance level 5

Coaching Specialties: Basic Skills, Hockey, Adults

Amber Kohlberg

Skating Instructor
Time Coaching: Since 2009

Certifications /Personal Skating Accomplishments: Gold and Synchro Judge, ISI Core and Intermediate Accreditation. Collegiate Bronze Medal in Synchro.

Education: BA in Political Science from Ohio State University, MS in Accounting from Franklin University

Coaching Specialties: Freestyle, Dance, Synchro, Choreography, and turns and edges.

Kaitlyn Nash

Skating Instructor 
Time Coaching: Since 2018

Certifications /Personal Skating accomplishments: Completed LGRIA Jr. Instructor Certification Program. Passed ISI Freestyle level 6 and ISI Dance 8

Education: 2021 Graduate of Newark High School and current sophomore at the Ohio State University.

Coaching Specialties: Footwork and Basic Skills

Kelsea Smith

Skating Instructor
Time Coaching:  Since 2012

Certifications / Personal Skating:
ISI Gold Judge, ISI Core Accredition

Coaching Specialties: Basic Skills, Freestyle -Specializing in Jumps,  Power Skating, Coreography,and Hockey Fundamentals

Olga Staker

Skating Instructor
Time Coaching : Since 2008

Certifications / Personal Skating Accomplishments:  ISI Gold Judge, ISI Freestyles 5, USFSA Adult Silver Moves in the Field and Freestyle

Education: Native of Russia, holds a 5 year University Degree in Education / English major from State Linguistic University, Nichny Novgorod, Russia

Coaching Specialties: Basic skills, Freestyle up to FS5, Adult, Off-Ice, Music Editing

Emily Winters

Skating Instructor
Time Coaching:  Since 2009