Coaching Staff

Ron "Luddy" Ludington

Ronald E. “Luddy” Ludington is a legend in the world of figure skating. His numerous accomplishments date back to 1956 when he was the U.S. Junior Pairs Champion. In 1958, he was the U.S. Silver Dance Champion. Between 1957 and 1960, Ron and his partner won the U.S. Championships for Pairs Skating four times. He earned the Bronze Medal at the World Championships in 1959. He was the Bronze Medalist at the 1960 Olympic Games. In 1965, he was the World Professional Dance Champion. Mr. Ludington’s coaching career began 56 years ago. He has coached 65 skaters to National 1st Place titles. He has coached multiple Olympians (including Kitty and Peter Carruthers, Carol Fox and Richard Dailey, and Scott Gregory, Natalie (Catron) and Wayne Seybold). Nine of his skaters have achieved World Medal Placements. He holds a Masters Teaching Rating with the Professional Skaters Association in all disciplines (figures, freeskate, ice dance, and pairs). He served on the President’s Committee on Olympic Sports under President Ford and was also a member of the Board of Directors of the United States Figure Skating Association for ten years. Since 1975, he has been a member of the Delaware Olympic Committee. Mr. Ludington has accumulated multiple honors as a coach. In 1988 was named Coach of the Year by the Ice Skating Institute of America. In 1990, he was unanimously voted Coach of the Year by the Professional Skating Association. He was elected to the United States Figure Skating Association Hall of Fame in 1993 and the World Hall of Fame in Figure Skating in 2000. In 2000, he was also inducted into the Delaware Sports Hall of Fame, the Professional Skaters Association Coaches’ Hall of Fame in 2002 and the Ice Skating Institute of America Hall of Fame in 2004. You can reach Luddy at: 302-438-1036

1956 US Junior Pairs Champion

1958 US Silver Dance Champion

1957-1960 Four time US Pairs Champion

Priscilla Hill-Wampler

Priscilla Hill-Wampler is an American figure skating coach and former competitor. She is a two-time U.S. national medalist (silver in 1981, bronze in 1978) and finished within the top ten at two World Championships. She won gold at three international events – the 1974 Nebelhorn Trophy, the 1975 Prague Skate, and 1977 Richmond Trophy. In 1975, she became the first American woman to land the triple loop jump in competition.

Hill passed her eighth compulsory figures test and gold freestyle test at the age of nine, possibly the youngest person ever to do so. In 1972, at age 11, she was the youngest senior lady ever to compete at the United States Figure Skating Championships. Hill won the bronze medal at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in 1978 and the silver in 1981. In 1975 she landed a triple loop in competition, at the Prague Skate in Czechoslovakia. She finished 9th at the 1978 World Championships and 7th in 1981. She missed the 1980 Olympic season due to injury and was not able to challenge for a spot on the Olympic team where she then went on to perform with the Ice Capades in 1984 and 1985.

Hill's most decorated former student is Johnny Weir, whom she coached to the gold medal at the 2001 World Junior Championships and three U.S. national titles (2004, 2005, and 2006). She was named the 2004 U.S. Figure Skating Association Coach of the Year for her work with Weir. Other former students include Ashley Wagner, Melissa Gregory / Denis Petukhov, Jenna Syken, Katherine Hadford, Vanessa James, Blake Rosenthal, Christine Zukowski, Andrea Varraux / David Pelletier, Christopher Berneck, and Viktor Pfeifer.

Hill-Wampler paused her coaching career in 2012. In 2018, she came back to skating at the Patriot Ice Center.

Elizabeth Hollett-Shackett

National, Junior National & Adult International Coach

Coach/Choreographer with 22 years of experience. Canadian National Championships Silver Medalist in Ice Dance, 3-time International competitor & medalist, 4th World Junior Championships. Passed Canadian Gold Dance Test and performed as guest star in amateur & professional ice shows. Rated in 3 disciplines of Figure Skating by the Professional Skaters Association: Senior Dance, Registered Choreography & Style, Registered Freeskating. Graduated from West Chester University with B.A. In Communication Studies, Summa Cum Laude.

Specialties include choreography and athlete development from grassroots to elite level. Proponent of professional education and team coaching having collaborated with over 31+ coaches to date, including countless IceWorks staff pros. Coached/choreographed skaters in both singles and ice dance to U.S. National Championships, U.S. Junior Championships, U.S. Collegiate Nationals, U.S. Solo Dance Nationals, U.S. Adult Nationals, and Adult International. Other student achievements include clinching principal roles in Disney on Ice shows Frozen, The Incredibles, and Dare to Dream tours in North America and Europe, and the Universoul Circus.

Areas for Lessons: Choreography/On-Ice Presentation, Ice Dance, Moves in the Field, Power & Skating Skills, Beginning Freestyle & Adult skating. Fluent in French.

My website is: www.creativeskating.com

Heather Frazier

Heather is the PIC Skating Academy Learn To Skate Coordinator. She is a current member of USFS, PSA, and Learn to Skate USA. She has been competitively figure skating for over 35 years and coaching for over 15 years.

At the age of 12, her family relocated from Seattle to DE so she could train under the direction of Priscilla Hill and Ron Ludington. As a skater, she won the Roslyn Sumners Artistic Award, the Casey Yorsen Artistic Award, competed as a Sectional competitor in Freestyle and Figures, and most recently as a National competitor with the University of DE Masters Synchronized Skating Team.

As the former director of a figure skating club in South Dakota, she has directed shows and served as a certified Gold Level ISI judge. In 2009 she coached a team of skaters that were awarded the ISI Presidents Trophy at the ISI Worlds Competition.

Heather’s areas of coaching expertise include Freestyle, Moves in the Field, Synchro skills, Power, Choreography, and Basic Figure Skating/Hockey skills. Lesson availability for all ages and levels. You may contact her at 605.370.2213 or iceskater.heather@gmail.com.

Natalia Linichuk

Natalia Linichuk is a Russian ice dancing coach and former competitive ice dancer for the Soviet Union. With partner Gennadi Karponosov, she is the 1980 Olympic champion and a two-time World champion. Her students include:

  • Tanith Belbin / Benjamin Agosto 2009 World silver medalists for the U.S.
  • Galit Chait / Sergei Sakhnovsky World bronze medalists
  • Albena Denkova / Maxim Staviski 2006, 2007 World Champions for Bulgaria.
  • Oksana Domnina / Maxim Shabalin 2010 Olympic bronze medalists for Russia.
  • Oksana Grishuk / Evgeni Platov Olympic and World champions
  • Natalia Gudina / Alexei Beletski
  • Anjelika Krylova / Vladimir Fedorov (World bronze medalists)
  • Anjelika Krylova / Oleg Ovsyannikov World champions, Olympic silver medalists
  • Irina Lobacheva / Ilia Averbukh World champions, Olympic silver medalists
  • Lauri Bonacorsi / Travis Mager 2011 U.S. Junior silver medalists
  • Ekaterina Pushkash and Jonathan Guerreiro 2011 World Junior silver medalists for Russia.

Philip Dulebohn

Philip is a 2003 United States Pairs Figure Skating Champion--2002 Olympic Competitor--2000-2003 World Figure Skating Championship Competitor--2000-2002 United Skates Pairs Figure Skating Sliver Medalist--1999-2005 International Skating Union Grand Prix Competitor--1989 United States Novice Men's Figure Skating Champion with a functional knowledge of the IJS (International Judging System) and as demonstrated success in developing skaters within competitive and recreational skating programs.

He specializes in freestyle (all levels), moves in the field, Pairs, Power/Hockey and Basic Skills

His lifetime participant in the sport of figure skating, has given him a great deal of knowledge to share with skating pupils. He is very personable and his wide array of coaching skills make him well-suited to teach skaters of all ages and skill levels. It's these experiences as a National World and Olympic competitor in addition to his 20+ years of coaching experience, that have honed his ability to teach advance figure skating techniques, choreography and highly developed training practices for optimal performance. He has been a member of USFSA 30+ years, PSA 20+ years, served on the United States Figure Skating Athletic Advisory Committee (1999-2005) and the Pair Athlete Development Committee (2010).

Philip is currently available to accept new students. You can reach him at: 302-367-6180 or dulebohn73@gmail.com

Ashley Kabino

US Senior Ladies Eastern Competitor, USFS Gold in Freestyle, USFS Gold in Moves, USFS Pre-Silver in Dance Fields Taught: Jumps, Spins, Stroking, Choreography, and On Ice Presentation. Ashley started skating at the age of 8. She was a competitive skater for 9 years after beginning in 1994 and began coaching in 2011. She currently totals 24 plus years of experience in skating. During her competitive years she was coached by National, World and Olympic coaches, Gary Irving (moves/power skating/ice dancing), Bobbie Shire (spins0, Jeff DiGregorio (freestyle skating/jumps), and Jerry Campbell (jumping). She also was instructed by Natalya Linichuk who was a 2-time Olympic champion for ice dance and choreography.

Ashley’s goal is to give back to the sport she has learned and experienced to her students. She hopes for each skater to reach their highest potential, no matter their age or ability. Currently accepting students Tot-Adult.

Rates:

– Ashley’s rate is $26 per 20 minutes.

– A weekly flat rate package is offered with 4×40 minute lessons for $170.

You may contact Ashley at icesk8coachashley@gmail.com or via text messaging at (302) 228-3025 for lesson bookings.

Thomas Harrison

Adult National Coach, Teaches Freestyle, Moves in the Field, Choreography and Power Skating Tom has 13 years teaching experience. He is also an Adult National Freestyle and Artistic Gold Medalist and Competitor, passed Adult Silver Freestyle and Adult Silver Moves. Tom is also a Theatre On Ice Director and Instructor, Ice Show Director at the Centre Ice Arena, trained with National Coach Rick Stengle, and Dance Training in Ballet, Jazz and Tapal.

Jerry Santoferrara

Jerry Santoferrara is a Regional Intermediate Mens Champion National Junior Dance Champion. A member of USFS, PSA, is a USFS Technical Specialist in Dance and ISI Gold Judge. He is also an ISI Gold Medalist. With 23 years of experience coaching Ice Dance, Free Dance National, International and Junior World Coach

Current & Past Clients:

Penny Schnering and Tim Jones - National Novice Dance Champions

Kendra Goodwin and Chris Obzansky - International Senior Dance Champions

Experienced with all levels of skating from beginners and adults to international competitors. I have coached many skaters from beginner levels to high levels of achievement in both testing and national and international competition.