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Skating Coach

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (760) 641-7928

Janet was a USFSA competitive skater that led to professional ice skating career spanning a decade. Janet performed both as a soloist and with the chorus in such shows as Holiday on Ice in Europe, America on Ice in Japan and a variety of shows throughout the United States. Janet has coached figure skaters of all ages from toddlers to adults and loves the opportunity to help each one find their moment to shine whether it’s for the competitor, performer or for those that just want to have fun and learn some skills.

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Skating Coach

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.

Leslie Deason

Skating Coach

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (760) 835-5000 ext. 5001

Deason is a certified IAim General Manager with elite figure skating coaching and hockey power skating coaching experience. She is a PSA Triple Master rated, Level VI International skating coach, and a USFS technical specialist. Coach of multiple international skating champions and the Previous Program Coordinator/Coach at Shattuck St. Mary Prep School for Hockey & Skating. Available as a secondary coach to enhance skaters power skating, jumps, MIF, and spins.    

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Skating Coach

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (760) 641-4585

An international skating star for 20 years, I am a trained dancer in ballet and jazz and have an extensive principal ice show performance background on stage and television, including featured performances with Ice Capades, Holiday On Ice, The Peggy Fleming Show, Ice Follies and Dorothy Hamill’s “Fantasy On Ice”.

My method of coaching and patient attention to basic skating skill details creates a solid foundation for continued advancement in the sport, for beginners through advanced skaters of all ages. With more than 25 years teaching experience, I am a member of the Professional Skaters Association and United States Figure Skating Association. I have 15 years’ experience teaching Learn to Skate programs for USFSA.

I specialize in instruction of freestyle jump and spin technique, choreography, presentation and style, and music selection and interpretation for competitive or recreational skating. I have off ice personal training experience teaching, strength, endurance, flexibility and dance.


Skating Coach

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (909) 328-0937

Victoria has 19 years of skating experience and 10 years of ballet training. She was trained by Hall of fame and Olympic team coach Frank Carroll along with Colleen Mickey national technical specialist, Yuri Kocherzhenko and Olympic coach Evelyn Kramer (the spin doctor). Victoria teaches jumps, spins, moves in the field, free skate test, choreography and beginner levels.  Along with being member of USFSA and Professional Skaters Association. Victoria’s goal is the pass down the knowledge that her esteem coaches gave her to the next generation of skaters and become master rated like her coaches.

Gary kemp

Skating Coach

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (310) 839-4545

Gary Kemp is a United States Figure Skating double gold medalist and a professional skating association registered coach.  Gary can teach basic skating skills, moves in the field, freestyle and choreography, ice dancing, pairs, and hockey power skating.


Skating Coach

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (310) 309-0086

Peter is a 2-time U.S. National Medalist, International Medalist and World Competitor. He has a Master Rating from the Professional Skaters Association and Double USFS Gold Medals, In addition, Peter has performed in professional ice shows around the world. 

As a skating coach, Peter has taught skaters from beginner to World & Olympic level. Peter’s coaching style focuses on developing athletes with a solid technical foundation as well as strong skating skills. Peter enjoys coaching all skill levels, all ages and is available to teach Jumps, Spins, Choreography and Moves in the Field.

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Tawny Lane

Skating Coach

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (760) 989-7015

Tawny has over 28 years of ice-skating experience. She completed her training at a young age through the Ice Sport Industry (ISI) program for both competitive figure skating and recreational hockey. She is currently a member of United States Figure Skating Association (USFSA) along with the Professional Skaters Association (PSA).

As a coach, Tawny enjoys sharing her passion and enthusiasm of ice-skating, whether figure or hockey driven, with all of her students. She teaches all basic and beginner skills from tots and children to teens and adults. Whether you decide to step into hockey skates or figure skates for the first time on the ice, Tawny will tailor her coaching style to meet your needs and goals. She will provide a solid foundation for your advancement throughout your skating journey.

Walter Stevenson


Skating Coach

Phone: (760) 883-0148

Walter’s career began in Cape Cod, MA and includes over 20 years of coaching experience in instructing skating school and private individual lessons.  In addition, Walter has 6 years of professional show skating experience including chorus numbers, special acts and figure skating on stilts in shows such as Ice Follies, Holiday on Ice, Disney’s World on Ice and Ice Capades.  He performed in shows with world-renowned skaters such as Dorothy Hamill, Janet Lynn, Randy Gardner, Tai Babilonia, Linda Fratianni, Scott Hamilton and Peggy Flemming. His knowledge and expertise comes from extensive training and instruction at Graphical user interface, application, The Falmouth FSC, John F Kennedy FSC, Cape Cod Coliseum, Hingham FSC, The Skating Club of Boston and The Lake Placid Olympic Center.  Several of his students have medaled in competitions and his forte is competitive and exhibition choreography.   

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Kristina Tyler

Skating Coach

Email: [email protected] 
Phone: (619) 337-5931

Kristina Elizabeth Tyler is a figure skater and ballet dancer.  She trained and performed at California Ballet and the Academy of Performing Arts in San Diego.  She’s been skating for 10 years and continues to perform and compete.  She has years of experience working with children and enjoys helping them gain confidence on the ice.  As a ballet dancer, she is equipped to teach the art and grace of skating.   

Kat Score is an ice skating / figure skating coach at the Berger Foundation Iceplex

Kat Score

Skating Coach

Email: [email protected] 
Phone: (760) 835-4473

Kat Score is a native to the Coachella Valley where where she was a USFSA competitive figure skater for over a decade. At a young age, she had the opportunity to train with Tammy Gambill. Dance is a beautiful addition to skating, so she begin ballet at the age of 5. When the original Palm Desert mall rink closed its doors, her heart sank, but her passion for the dance floor grew stronger. She begin training in many different styles, leading her to a career in Dance Instruction and Choreography. Figure skating was her first love, and she is thrilled to have a beautiful local rink again. Kat is excited to be coaching and hopes she can apply her knowledge and training in the arts to the future generation of athletes here at Berger Foundation Iceplex. She is available for coaching and choreography for both on and off ice training.

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All visiting coaches are asked to contact management 7 days prior to coming to the facility. Visiting coaches must be approved by skating manager prior to coaching. All visiting coaches will need to fill out a guest coach packet and provide the following:

  • Proof of liability insurance
  • USFS membership
  • Safesport credentials
  • Signed guest coaching agreement

Visiting coaches will be contacted by skating management with final approval instructions. 

Please contact management at [email protected] for more information.