Coaches

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Central Iowa Figure Skating Club is proud to present its coaches, very dedicated and most experienced figure skating professionals in Iowa.

Principal Coaches

Coach Elena Tobiash

  • 21 years of training, including off-ice and ballet
  • “Disney on Ice” soloist, 1995-1998
  • Member of “All Stars” ice show by T. Tarasova
  • Member of the Russian Olympic team, 1987-1995
  • Champion of Russia in pair skating, 1992
  • Placed 7th in 1993 European Championship
  • Placed fourth in 1992 Skate Canada
  • Coaching since 1998
  • Elena can be reached at iowafigureskating@gmail.com
USFSA, PSA,
PSA Basic Accreditation Category A Coaches 
Master Sport Science and Medicine written examPrincipal Coaches Elena Tobiash and Igor Velikanov

 

Coach Igor Velikanov

  • 21 years of training, including off-ice and ballet
  • 10 years of soloist experience in ice shows
  • “Disney on Ice” soloist,1994-1998
  • Member of “Russian Ballet on Ice”, 1991-1994
  • Member of “Leningrad Ballet on Ice”, 1989-1991
  • Member of the Russian Olympic team, 1987
  • Coaching since 1998
 Igor can be reached at iowafigureskating@gmail.com

USFSA, PSA, ISI Category A Coach
 Burton Powley


  • 10 time US National Champion
  • 4 time Masters International Champion
  • Iowa Sports Foundation – Caring Coach of the Year Award in 2012
  • KCCI – TV8 Leading the Way – Civic Award 2000
  • Certified Level A coach
  • Safe Sports Compliance Chair
  • Test Committee – Member of US Figure Skating
  • Member of PSA – Professional Skaters Association
  • Member of ISI – Ice Skating Institute
  • Member of USFS – United States Figure Skating Association
  • Gold Level ISI Judge
  • Coach for 32 years
  • Specializing in Freeskating, Moves, Choreography, Ice Dance, Pairs, Off-Ice Beginners to Advanced Levels
  • Current highest skaters compete at the Novice Level
  • Current and former students competed in USFS Regional, Sectional, National and ISI World Team Competitions
Media:
powleyContacts:
email: burtonpowley74@gmail.com, burtonpowley@mchsi.com
phone: 515-371-8666

 Choreographer/Coach

Assistant Coach

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Figure Skating Coach and Choreographer Inna Kuznetsova

Category A Coach
PSA Basic Accreditation


A professional dance instructor and choreographer, Inna has studied ballet, jazz, ballroom, modern, Latin and Arabic dance styles. Inna is an award- winning performer, who in 2010 placed first in the Arabic Dance Nationals in Washington DC, and competed in numerous dance events around the world. Inna holds a MA in Education from University of Northern Iowa. 

Inna loves working with young skaters in order to help them become better performers on ice and take advantage of the powerful dancing moves. She is attentive to details, artistic, very knowledgeable of  the figure skating and connective elements and sensitive of the talents and needs of her young skating students. 

Inna can be reached at innahdance@gmail.com.



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