Grassroots to Champions
St. Louis Skating Club to host Grassroots of Champions Seminar.
June 13 & 14, 2017 at Brentwood Ice Rink
Thank you to all the volunteers who made this event possible
— especially our G2C committee: Tina Randazzo, Peggy Orr and Nancy Akins!
G2C seminars teach figure skaters and their coaches how to develop, from the first steps onto the ice into championship-caliber competitors.
G2C’s world-class faculty combine on- and off-ice exercises with group discussion and a focus on technique to help skaters become true champions with “the total package.”
TUESDAY, JUNE 13 - SEMINAR
An 8-hour seminar with on- and off-ice group instruction with World and Olympic coaches and elite development specialists, on- and off-ice harness instruction, panel discussions and a session just for parents. At G2C, you will learn jump techniques, work on stroking & edges, use a pole harness and attend a off-ice classes. Skaters should be able to execute the minimum of a single loop to attend seminar.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14 - PRIVATE LESSONS
Skaters participating in the seminar are invited to take private and semi-private lessons from our guest coaches for an additional fee. Semi-private lessons can be shared with 2-3 skaters of the same level working on similar elements. Lessons will be scheduled once registration has closed. Lesson fees will be collected after the lesson schedule is released.
Member Registration Begins (Home Club and Associates)
Non-Club Member Registration Begins
|Private and Semi-Private Lessons||June 14|
|*Late fee of $25 after deadline if spots available|
SLSC Member Skaters (Home Club and Associates)
Non-Club Member Skaters
Coaches with 3+ skaters attending
Coaches with 2 or less skaters attending
Privates Lessons (20 mins.)*
|*Semi Private lessons available.|
Box lunches will be available to pre-order for a fee. Participants will be emailed details prior to event.
All coaches must register to attend seminar.
Audrey K. Weisiger - Founder and President of G2C
A two-time U.S. Olympic Team coach, Audrey was given the highest award in the industry when she was named PSA and USFSA Coach of the Year in 1999. She has her PSA World Coach Ranking and is Master Rated in Figures and Freestyle.
Audrey specializes in elite training for singles competitors and choreography. She is currently mentor to a number of developing elite coaches.
Audrey was the keynote speaker for the 2000 & 2003 PSA Conferences and the 2005 & 2006 Canadian Coaches Conferences. She has served on the Board of Directors for the PSA and for various USFSA committees, as well as the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). As a member of USOC’s “Developing Young Champions” subcommittee, she has organized and directed numerous G2C seminars.
Audrey’s former students include three-time U.S. Men’s Champion and two-time Olympic Team member Michael Weiss; 2002 Olympic Bronze Medalist Timothy Goebel; National Novice and Intermediate Ladies Champion Lisa Kwon; and Worlds competitor Christine Lee. She is currently coaching Senior Men’s competitor and three-time Junior Grand Prix Gold Medalist Tommy Steenberg and North American Challenge competitor Anthony Dang.
Audrey has coached at the Fairfax Ice Arena in Virginia since 1973. Prior to that, she was a USFSA Gold Medalist in Figures and Freestyle and a U.S. National Bronze Medalist at the Novice and Junior levels.
Nick Perna is a PSA Master Rated coach and jumping pole expert. A former pairs skater, Nick has carved out a niche in the sport with his unique training device, earning him the moniker, “The Fishing Pole Guy.”
Two-time National Champion Michael Weiss and Olympic Champion Sarah Hughes are among the many users of his harness.
“I used to grab the backs of kids’ sweatshirts and pull it over their heads when they’d do their axels—holding them by the scruff of their necks, so to speak,” says Nick. “But with that, they couldn’t really skate into jumps.”
Then, he stumbled on an ad in a skating magazine for the Pro Motion Hand-Held Harness, invented by a Canadian named Jan Glerup. “I was his first customer,” Nick says. “It fit exactly what I was trying to do.”
Nick coached Christine Lee at the World Championships in 2001.
Chris Conte is a PSA-rated coach and choreographer based in Fairfax, VA. He has been a jump consultant to multiple World and Olympic coaches and skaters from the US, Japan, Korea, Russia, Canada and Mexico. He has also created programs for skaters from around the world. An expert in Dartfish, he uses this cutting-edge technology to help skaters speed the learning process and troubleshoot jumps. Chris has given technology presentations at the PSA World Conference.
Chris choreographs for national and international level skaters in both singles and pairs, and has worked with elite skaters including Timothy Goebel, Sasha Cohen, and Emily Hughes.
He was a principal skater with Ice Capades and Disney on Ice, and also has performed with professional ensemble companies including The Next Ice Age and Ice Theatre of New York. He is also a Certified Instructor of Therapeutic Pilates.
Chris was recently named the Skating Program Director at Ice World in Abingdon, MD.
Doug Webster is the Artistic Director of Ice Dance International; has worked as a choreographer with Stars On Ice, Disney On Ice, Holiday On Ice, and the Ice Theatre of New York, where he also served as Artistic Director.
He has coached at the National and World professional level and choreographed for individuals such as World Champion Lu Chen, World Pro Champs Elena Leonova and Andrei Khvalko, and the amazing Lucinda Ruh.
He has performed alongside Olympic Champions Scott Hamilton, John Curry, Dorothy Hamill, Oksana Baiul, Brian Boitano, Sarah Hughes, Katerina Witt, Torvill & Dean, and many others.
Other highlights include choreographing for the Sun Valley Summer Skating Show, the 9/11 benefitStars, Stripes, & Skatesat Madison Square Gardens, and the A&E television specialWinter Solstice On Ice. He holds a B.A. from William & Mary.