Our Professionals

Troy Skating Club provides top quality instruction from experienced coaches.

Current Learn to Skate Coaches

Private Lesson coach's information

Our coaches have experience in all disciplines of skating and work with anyone from beginners to hockey players. If you would like more information on our coaches or private lessons please contact us.

Laurie Boone 


Laurie grew up in Troy, Ohio. She began skating around the age of eight and has been a member
of Troy Skating Club since 2007. She is currently working on her Pre-Gold Skating Skills test as well as her
Pre-Silver Freeskate test. Laurie has performed many solos and group numbers in skating shows with
Troy Skating Club, as well as spending a few years competing. Besides skating, Laurie enjoys piano,
painting and traveling in her free time. Laurie currently coaches for Troy Skating Club’s Learn-To-Skate
program, and is available to coach private lessons to all ages and skill levels. She is able to teach
choreography, Skating Skills, and Freeskate skills, as well as beginner skating and hockey.
To contact Laurie for private lessons email laurkayb01@gmail.com

 Jen Clark

Jen grew up in Iowa where she danced extensively. She was a part of Iowa State University's dance company "Orchesis" and performed in many productions. After moving to Ohio she taught dance at Gary Geis School of Dance in Springfield. When her daughter started skating she decided to take lessons as well and fell in love with the sport. As an Adult skater she has competed and tested. She is currently working on her Adult Gold Skating Skills test and her Adult Silver Freeskate test. Jen also holds a degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education. She has taught Preschool-4th grade general education and special education, as well as being the director of Special Education for a local school district. She is currently completing an internship with local skating coaches who have coached many skaters to USFSA gold medals, and whose skaters have competed internationally. Jen is available to coach beginner skills for any age, skating skills, freestyle, and choreography.

To contact Jen for private lessons email jjclark2@gmail.com

or text/call 321-368-3383.


Phillip Cooke

Phillip Cooke started skating at the age of 11 and began coaching at age 16. Immediately he knew that coaching would be a part of him for the rest of his life. His goal in coaching is not only to instill a love for the sport, but also to provide excellent technique to his students. Most of Phillip’s skating career was spent in pairs skating, where he reached nationals twice and competed at the Junior level. After a career ending injury, Phillip went to Ohio University to earn a Bachelor’s degree. While at OU, Phillip created a flourishing Learn-to-Play hockey program, coached Mites through Varsity hockey, taught group lessons as well as private lessons to figure skaters and hockey players, and honed his skills in skate sharpening, blade mounting, and skate repair. Now, Phillip continues to teach private lessons to figure skaters as well as hockey players of all levels/ages and helps the next generation of skaters find their love for ice skating.

To contact Phillip about private lessons (hockey, figure skating, singles, or pairs; youth or adult) or skate repair/sharpening/mounting: phillipjcooke@gmail.com


Sarah DeWitt

Sarah DeWitt has skated since 2005. She began skating in the Troy Skating Club’s Learn-to-Skate program and quickly became a club member and began her competitive skating journey. From 2007-2018 Sarah competed at many local competitions and performed many solo and group numbers at the annual TSC Holiday show. She was also a part of Springfield’s Theater on Ice group for two years. Sarah is a U.S. Figure Skating Gold Medalist in Skating Skills. She is currently working toward her Intermediate Freeskate test and many ice dance tests and practices often. She is on the LTS staff at the NTPRD Chiller as well as the Troy Skating Club. Sarah is PSA certified and enjoys working with students of all ages and skill levels to help them set and reach their goals in skating both for fun and for competitions. She teaches choreography, moves in the field, Freeskate, and LTS skills. Her main goal in coaching is to help her students find the love and joy being on the ice has given her throughout her years of skating. In addition to skating Sarah is an avid reader and animal lover.

For private lesson inquires please contact Sarah via text or email at (937) 844-9158 or sarahdewitt21@gmail.com 


Tera Kelner

Tera Kelner was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. She has been involved in the figure skating community for more than 20 years. Tera is a registered US Figure Skating coach and has been coaching for over a decade. She has led skaters to achieve Gold Level Moves in the Field, and a spot on the Miami University Varsity Synchronized Skating team. She enjoys living a healthy lifestyle, helping and encouraging her students to become more in tune with their bodies. Tera is available to coach beginner skills for any age, Moves in the Field, Freestyle, Choreography, beginner hockey, and power skating.

Contact Tera to schedule private lessons via text, email, or by phone terakelner@gmail.com - 614-790-0399


Deb Miller

Deb Miller has been with Troy Skating Club for nearly 20 years, and has 28 years coaching experience. Deb herself has her Gold Figures and Gold Freestyle, she also spent time performing in the Ice Capades and Atami Japan. She has coached skaters at the sectional level, as well as had many skaters complete their Gold medals in both MIF and Freestyle under her coaching. Deb is also an accomplished choreographer and choreographs programs for skaters all over the region. Deb coaches moves in the field, freestyle and choreography.

Contact Deb for Private Lessons at: lildeb0527@gmail.com


Courtney Ryon

Courtney was born and raised in Springfield, Ohio. She grew up as a competitive dancer and started as a dance instructor from an early age. Additionally she has an extensive background in musical theater. She has been involved in the skating world for nearly a decade. Beginning as a skate mom to two daughters in the sport, Courtney moved into competing and testing before finding her passion for coaching. As a registered US Figure Skating coach she has helped skaters and parents navigate the ins and outs of competing and testing with US Figure Skating. She is currently completing an internship with local skating coaches who have coached many skaters to USFSA gold medals, and whose skaters have competed internationally. Courtney is available to coach beginner skills for any age, skating skills, freestyle, and choreography.

Contact Courtney for Private Lessons at: corki410@gmail.com

or call/text 937-631-3331

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