EXTON EDGE COACHING STAFF

Phillipp D. Grout, Coach

Email: lizphil2@verizon.net
Cell: (610) 217-8496

Disciplines Taught: Freestyle, Moves-in-the-Field, Pairs, teaches beginner through senior skaters
Availability: Monday PM, Wednesday AM, Friday AM, Saturday PM, also willing to work with student’s schedules for lesson accommodations

Phillipp is a a Junior International and Junior World Coach. He has coached junior national and national pairs medalists. His disciplines taught include Basic Skills, Moves-In-the-Field and Freestyle for both singles and pairs. He is a member of the Professional Skaters Association (PSA) and U.S. Figure Skating. Phillip has been master-rated in pairs and senior-rated in freestyle. He has been a gold medalist in figures, freestyle, pairs and dance. Phillipp was a national and international competitor. He is a two-time National Pewter Medalist in pairs and a World Professional Pewter Medalist in pairs.

Inna Svetacheva-Knorr, Coach

Email: sophinnasvekno@yahoo.com
Cell: (610) 468-1359

Disciplines Taught: Basic Skills, Freestyle (Jumps & Spins) all levels, Pairs, Moves-in-the-Field, Choreography, Ballet, Off-Ice Conditioning, Power Skating, Harness Training. Availability: Available during Club/Synchro and Freestyle Ice Sessions. Inna is an accomplished pairs skater who was coached by two-time Olympic champion, six-time world champion, and seven-time European champion, Alexander Zaitsev. Inna and her partner, Vladimir Shagov, placed in the top five in more than 10 major national and international pairs competitions, placing first in half of them. In the early to mid 1990s, Inna joined the Russian All-Stars on Ice for their 1991-1992 season, became a principal cast member in the Russian Ballet on Ice from 1992-1995, and joined Disney on Ice as a principal character from 1995-1996. Inna has over 15 years of coaching experience and has had many successful students. Over half of her students have reached either the Junior or Senior Freestyle level, and one of her students is a two-time national adult freestyle champion. In Moscow, Russia, Inna attended the Institute of Modern Art 1992-1994, as well as the Russian State University of Physical Education, Sport, Youth, and Tourism 1990-1994. Sport training, with a focus on figure skating; educational sport psychology; classical and modern ballet; character dance; and choreography were among the subjects she studied. Inna is a member of the United States Figure Skating Association (USFSA) and is a certified, class A coach with the Professional Skater’s Association (PSA).

RENEE LEPLEYRenee Lepley – Coach

Contact Information:

LYDWINA@COMCAST.NET

Disciplines Taught: Skating Skills (Moves in the Field), Dance, Power, Choreography, Freestyle, Hockey Skating Skills

Coaching since 1993

Enjoys working with skaters of all levels and ages, recreational or competitive.

USFS and PSA member

Holds current PSA Ratings in Skating Skills (Moves in the Field), Dance, Group, and Freestyle (SM, RD, RG, RFS, BA)

Has coached students through American and Canadian Gold Dance, Gold Skating Skills (Senior MIF), Gold Solo Freedance, Junior Freeskate, and Novice Freedance tests.

Holds a BS degree from Gannon University in Recreational Therapy and is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist through the National Council of Therapeutic Recreation Certification.

Courtney Grier – Coach

Courtney Grier Exton EdgeContact information: cvgrier@gmail.com

Disciplines Taught: Basic Skills, Skating Skills, Freestyle Singles, Synchronized Groups, Choreography
Availability: Monday AM/PM, Wednesday AM, Thursday PM, Friday PM, Saturday AM (contact to discuss if scheduling needs are outside these time frames)

USFS and PSA Member
Courtney is a registered Gold medalist in Skating Skills (formally Moves in the Field) and Bronze in Singles (Freestyle). She has been a member of Exton Edge 10 years of her 11 years of skating. Throughout her skating journey she has performed in exhibitions, competitions, on synchro teams and theater programs. Courtney was a member of competitive synchronized skating teams 2014-2018 on various levels including: basic, pre-juvenile, juvenile and open juvenile. She competed in numerous competitions including the Eastern Synchronized Skating Sectional Championships in 2018. She was also a member of a competitive Theater on Ice team 2021-2022 competing in US Figure Skating Nationals 2022 placing in the top ten.

She has been coaching since 2018 and enjoys coaching at all levels and sharing her passion for skating.

Codie Hazen Exton edgeCodie Hazen – Coach

Contact Information:

codie.hazen@gmail.com

  • 2019 Novice Men’s Collegiate National Champion, 2-time Eastern Great Lakes Regional Silver Medalist, 2-time Midwestern Sectional Competitor
  • Recently returned to the area to coach after performing in Feld Entertainment’s Disney on Ice Let’s Celebrate tour from 2021 – 2023
  • 2020 graduate of the University of Delaware with a Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Science and a Coaching Science minor and is a WITS Certified Personal Trainer
  • Member of USFSA, PSA, and ProSkaters
  • USFSA gold medalist in Moves in the Field, Junior Freestyle – trained under Olympians and International coaches including Viktor Pfeifer, Ronnie Biancosino, and Irina Romanova
  • While Codie specializes in jump technique, general freestyle, off-ice, and basic skills, he hopes to share his passion of figure skating and help students of all ages achieve their goals while contributing to a supportive and committed training environment
  • Codie is also available for consultation in building spins and jump layouts to maximize IJS scoring potential

Oleg Fediukov Exton Edge smOleg Fediukov – National and International Coach

Oleg is a National and International coach with over 27 years of teaching experience. Under his tutelage, skaters have gone from grass roots to become National Medalists and International competitors. Oleg is a two time U.S. Bronze medalist, International medalist, and Jr. National Dance Champion. He has performed as a guest star on amateur, professional, and televised shows. Oleg is a member of the Professional Skaters Association and is a Category A coach. His coaching experience includes working with all ages and abilities, and he coaches all aspects of skating including dance, moves in the field, freestyle, choreography, hydrobading, and power skating. Oleg currently works with collegiate hockey players as well as Tier 1 and Tier 2 hockey teams.

Mackenzie Gillespie – Coach

Mackenzie GillespieMackenzie Gillespie is a USFSA gold medalist in both Skating Skills and Freestyle. She is currently competing at the Senior freestyle level. She is a 3-time Eastern Sectional competitor. Mackenzie specializes in coaching basic skills and jumps, but is also qualified in coaching all other aspects of freestyle including spins and choreography. Mackenzie also offers power skating and basic skills for hockey players. She has been trained under Olympians and International coaches throughout her entire career and hopes to share technique and discipline she has learned from them with her students.

Availability: AM on all weekdays, PM on Friday before LTS, AM on Saturday before LTS. She coaches the Friday and Saturday LTS sessions as well.

 

Contact Information:

Phone: (610) 457-4766

Email: kenziegillespie13@gmail.com

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