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Leslie Deason

General Manager and Coach, Berger Foundation Iceplex.

With over 25 years of elite figure skating and hockey coach experience and facility management, Leslie, has managed and consulted multiple facilities across the country and internationally. A certified IAim General Manager, Deason is also PSA Triple Master rated, a Level VI International figure skating coach, and a USFS technical specialist. Coach Deason was coach of Philippine, Singapore, Japan, Mexico, & Thailand National Figure Skating Champions and the Previous Program Coordinator and Coach at Prestigious Shattuck St. Mary Prep School for Hockey.      

jeff crandell

Figure Skating Director, Berger Foundation Iceplex.

Jeff Crandell is a Double USFS Gold Medalist and holds a Level VI Ranking and Registered Rating with the Professional Skating Association.  Jeff is very excited to bring his 20 years of broad coaching experience to the Berger Foundation Iceplex.  He enjoys coaching all levels of skating and guiding each athlete through their own personal skating journey.  Jeff has coached Adult National Champions, coached skaters to the podium at the US National Championships, coached his athlete to a silver medal at the 2020 Youth Olympics in Switzerland, and coached skaters at numerous ISU competitions around the world as part of Team USA. Jeff is known for teaching excellent jump technique which helps build consistency and prevent recurring injuries.  Jeff is available to teach Jumps, Spins, Moves in the Field, and Choreography.