Ice Skating Coaching Staff

Cool Sports Coaching Staff

Konstantin Baradakov

Konstantin began skating at age 4, training at the famed Ubeliene Olympic training resort center in St. Petersburg, Russia.  His skating experience includes Singles, Pairs, Figures, Choreography, Power Skating & Ice Dancing.  He also studied 4 years under the direction of Alexie Mision and received a Sport Biology / Physiology & Professional Coaching degree from…

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Mark Cockerell

Mark Cockerell grew up in California and is a lifetime member of the Los Angeles FSC.  His competitive career resume includes 3 time US World team and 1984 Olympic team member, as well as years of touring with Disney on Ice as a principal skater.  He has over 25 years of coaching experience as a…

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Nikki Copeland-Ronayne

Skating Director for Cool Sports Nikki has 15 years of coaching experience in Raleigh, Denver and here locally in Knoxville.  Her competitive background began at age 5 and lasted for 10 years before she & her mother moved overseas.  She spent 4 years as a professional skater with Holiday on Ice, then relocated to Denver…

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Susan Jackson-Wagner

1984 British Olympian, four time World & European competitor, Susan was a member of the British International team for 5 years.  She was the British Junior, Intermediate & two-time Senior ladies champion.  Su also spent 13 years performing as a principal show skater with Holiday on Ice, Walt Disney World on Ice, Torvill & Dean, Bush…

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Olga Jiltsova-Todd

Olga comes to Cool Sports from Odessa, TX where she resided with her husband & two young sons.  Her competitive skating career includes Championship of Russia, Russian National Cup, Championship of St. Petersburg and Belomorskie Igri Mational Cup.  Her professional skating career includes the Russian Ballet on Ice, Snow White, the Little Mermaid, Nutcracker on…

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David Lee

David has been with Cool Sports since the doors opened in 2002 and is a key component to the Basic Skills program & the recreational aspect of ice skating.  His personal skating experience began as a teenager in Canada and developed into a 17 year long professional skating career with Disney on Ice.  He is currently…

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Hannah Menge

Hannah started skating in Rockford IL when she was 3 years old. She trained in Chicago IL for the last part of her high school career. She has completed Senior MIF and is currently working to pass Senior FS.  She began coaching in the summer of 2014 in Chicago IL, and was recently hired as a…

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Claire Mincher

Claire began her skating career at Cool Sports back in 2003, joining the coaching staff at the beginning of 2010. She helped develop and coached with the Columbus Figure Skating Academy in Columbus, GA while earning a BA in Anthropology from Auburn University before returning to Knoxville in 2014. Claire holds memberships with USFS, PSA,…

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Corinne Oliphant

Corinne began skating at just 3 years old, and competed for 13 years through the Senior level. She has experience in singles, choreography, moves in the field (MIF), and ice dancing – rated as a senior MIF skater and a gold ice dancer. She has coached for the past 5, almost 6, years in Franklin,…

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Kim Patterson

Kim is a Canadian double Gold Medalist and National Competitor.  Professional since 1974 she is a member of PSA, USFS, Senior Rated in Figures & Freeskate.  She specializes in Freestyle, MIF, Dance, Edge Class & Synchronized Skating.  Kim’s professional skating career includes Holiday on Ice and Ice Follies (Las Vegas).  Her hourly rate for private…

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Lindsay Patterson

Lindsay has 25 years of figure skating experience including Senior MIF & Gold Dances (US & Canada).   She was also a competitive synchronized skating member and attended 8 National Synchronized Skating Championships.  She has been coaching for the past 12 years in various disciplines such as beginner group classes, synchronized skating and singles.  Her…

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Kristin Shipstad

Originally from Boston, Kristin comes to Cool Sports from Sun Valley after an extensive professional skating career with Disney on Ice.  Her skating background includes 11 years of competitive training from both Boston & Lake Placid and 16 years of coaching experience in group instruction, Free Skate & MIF.  She is passionate about ice skating…

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Kathy Wolff-Baradakov

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…

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