Figure Skating Contact Information

Figure Skating Contacts


Nikki Copeland-Ronayne
Director of Figure Skating

USFS member, KFSC member
(865) 218-4500 x 227

Nikki has been the Director of Figure Skating for Cool Sports, home of the ICEARIUM from December 2002 to present day.  She was a competitive skater through her teen years in Charlotte, Atlanta & Denver.  Her professional skating career includes 4 years with Holiday on Ice, and 13 years of coaching in Raleigh, NC, Denver, CO and Knoxville, TN.   She & her husband, James Ronayne, reside in Farragut, TN and have two sons, Max & Tucker.  Nikki is a board member for the Knoxville Figure Skating Club and is currently trying to help start a Basic Skills Competition Series in Tennessee.
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Cool Sports, home of the ICEARIUM
110 South Watt Rd
Knoxville, TN 37934

Cool Sports Coaching Staff

Kathy Baradakov
Assistant Skating Director
USFS Member, KFSC Member, PSA Rated Coach
 Kathy began skating at age 6, right here in Knoxville at the Ice Chalet, and fell in love with the sport of figure skating.  She studied under Robert Unger, former European competitor & & Holiday on Ice principal performer.  Her skating experience includes singles, pairs, ice dancing, synchronized skating & figures.  She also completed studies in computer science & business at Roane State.  She spent 7 years as a professional principal show skater with Disney on Ice, Royal Caribbean International Cruise Ships, and Steve Wheeler’s “Magic on Ice” n Guam.  Kathy coaches group classes and private instruction for beginner through advanced Free Skating, MIF / Figures, Ice Dancing, Pairs, Choreography & Power Skating.  She also trains skaters in off-ice techniques & ballet.  Kathy holds membership with Professional Skaters Association (PSA), United States Figure Skating Association (USFS), Knoxville FSC and Ice Skating Institute (ISI).  Her hourly private instruction rate is $56.  For more information or to inquire about lessons, please contact her at or call (865) 964-5967 .


Knoxville Figure Skating Club (KFSC)

President: Kim Patterson
Secretary:  Jessica Smith
Memberships: Nikki Ronayne
Treasurer:  Jillian Paciello
Test Chair:  Kim Patterson

Board Members: Renee Dudley, Anna Ramsey, Debbie Goudrea


United States Figure Skating Association (USFS)
(719) 635-5200