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Robi Chalmers

 

MEMBERSHIPS:

  • APSA (Australia Professional Skaters Association)
  • PSA   (Professional Skaters Association – U.S.)
  • SAISA (South Australia Ice Skating Association)
  • Broadmoor Skating Club (member since 1980)
  • Silver Blades Figure Skating Club

COACH ACCREDITATION:

  • Level 3 Australia Professional Skaters Association (APSA) Accreditation
  • Ranking Level III – Professional Skaters Association (PSA – U.S. 2004)
  • Master Moves in the Field – Professional Skaters Association (PSA – 2004)
  • Certified Team (Synchro) – Professional Skaters Association (PSA - 2002)
  • Certified Dance – Professional Skaters Association (PSA - U.S. 2002)
  • Certified Free Dance – Professional Skaters Association (PSA – U.S. 2002)

TEST LEVEL PASSED:

  • International Ice Dance Tests (USFSA)
  • Gold Free Dance (United States Figure Skating Association - USFSA)
  • Gold Dances (United Figure Skating Association – USFSA)
  • Silver Medallist in Freestyle/Figures (USFSA)

YEARS OF COACHING:

  • Australia (June 2003 – current)
  • 15 years coaching – U.S.

COACHING EDUCATION:

  • International Skating Union (ISU) International Technical Specialist
    (Ice Dance/Synchronized Ice Skating)
  • Ice Skating Australia (ISA) National Technical Specialist (Singles)
  • Master Sports Science Exam – U.S.
  • Essentials for Coaching Children (South Australia Office for Rec and Sport) – 2012

COACHING CLEARANCE:

  • Working with Children Clearance Certificate

PERSONAL SKATING ACHIEVEMENTS:

  • U.S. National and International Ice Dance Medallist
  • 1979 U.S. National Bronze Medallist Silver Dance
  • 4-time International Ice Dance Competitor
  • Ennia Challenge Cup – Netherlands
  • Golden Spin – Zagreb, Yugoslavia
  • Grand Prix – St. Gervais, France
  • Nebelhorn Trophy – Oberstdorf, Germany
  • Professional Ice Show Skater (Ice Capades 1983 – 1985)

INSURANCE:

  • Australia Professional Skaters Association (APSA)

COACHING EXPERIENCE:

  • NZ National World Synchronized Skating Team Head Coach ( 2009 & 2010)
  • Director of Synchronized Skating Program (Colorado, U.S. 2002-2005)
  • Synchronized Skating Head Coach (Colorado, U.S. 2000-2003)
  • Director of Ice Dance (Colorado, U.S. 2000-2003)

COACHING RELATED ACHIEVEMENTS:

  • ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships
    (NZ Synchro Team 2009 & 2010)
  • U.S. National and Junior National Competitive Skaters (Singles and Ice Dance)
  • U.S. Sectional Synchronized Skating Team Medallists

POSITIONS HELD:

  • Ice Skating Australia Operational Director for Sport Development
  • Ice Skating Australia (ISA) Technical Pattern Skills Committee Chair
  • South Australia APSA Accreditation Course Administrator
  • South Australia APSA State Representative
  • International Technical Specialist (Ice Dance/Synchronized Ice Skating)
  • National Technical Specialist (Singles) - Australia

AVAILABILITY:  
          Private Lessons (Singles, Technical Pattern Skills, Ice Dance, Synchro)

COACHING PHILIOSOPHY:
Can never go wrong with good technique.  It will stay with you for life!

CONTACT EMAIL: robichalmers@hotmail.com

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Information upated by coach 2 November 2015