Congratulations to our Figure Skating Coaches

Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex along with the Southwest Florida Figure Skating Club would like to congratulate staff coaches Jim Peterson, Amanda Evora and Lyndon Johnston on their Professional Skaters Association and United States Figure Skating Association Edi Award nominations.

The trio were nominated for both the Developmental Coach of the Year and Coach of the Year Awards with Peterson also nominated for Choreographer of the Year.

Peterson and Johnston won the Developmental Coach of the Year award in 2010. Peterson won the same award in 2009.

The coaching team led their teams to championship titles in all three major categories at this year’s US National Championships this past January. Tarah Kayne and Danny O’Shea won the Senior Pair title, Joy Weinberg and Maximilliano Fernandez took the Junior title and Elli Kopmar, with her partner Jonah Barrett, were victorious in the Novice Division.

Peterson is the head coach of Kayne/O’She and Weinberg/Fernandez while Evora takes the lead with Kopmar/Barrett. Peterson choreographed the programs for all three national championships.

The awards ceremony will take place next month in Las Vegas at the Paris Hotel during the Professional Skaters Association conference.

Great job coaches and skaters on an amazing season!

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