Questions? June Warta, Skating Director
Welcome to private instruction at Lexington Ice Center. Each of our coaches is committed to your success and joy of skating. All coaches are independent contractors and set their own rates and schedules. Below is a list of available instructors.
In Alphabetical Order:
Registered Coach, US Figure Skating and PSA Certifications: Basic Accreditation, Foundations of Coaching. US Figure Skating highest tests passed; Adult Gold MIF, Silver Freestyle, Bronze Ice Dance. Competitive Skating Experience: US Figure Skating Adult Nationals in Freestyle and Artistic Skating, medalist at Adult Nationals in Artistic Skating and US Figure Skating Synchronized Nationals, medalist 2 years @ Masters level. Also, Synchronized Skating Sectional Team Champions. Education includes graduate degrees: MS, Physical Therapy, University of Alabama @ Birmingham; MS, Motor Behavior & Motor Learning, Louisiana State University. Beverly is a licensed physical therapist. She has worked with children in sports programs and as a physical therapist for 30 years. She has Pilates Instructor/Mats Certification and current in First Aide and CPR. Coaching: Bridge Academy, Private Lessons in Freestyle, MIF, Synchronized Skating to students of all ages including adults.
Ben Logan has achieved United States Figure Skating Gold in Moves in the Field, Pre Gold Dance, Novice Free Dance, and Intermediate Freestyle. A former Sectional competitor with over 12 years of coaching experience, Ben is also a member of the Professional Skaters' Association and has coached students at all levels form Basic Skills through Senior. Ben holds a B.A. fro Asbury University in Philosophy and Classical Languages, has been a middle and high school teacher at Trinity Christian Academy in Lexington, and is completing an M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Kentucky. Ben teaches free skate, moves in the field, dance, stroking and power skating, and basic skills.
Katherine has completed Adult Silver Moves in the Field, Adult Bronze Freestyle and Pre-Bronze Dance through US Figure Skating. Katherine started skating in high school and has competed in numerous competitions as an adult skater. Katherine has 6 years of coaching experience and enjoys working with recreational skaters and beginning competitive skaters as well as adults. She especially enjoys working with students on Spins as well as Moves in the Field. Katherine earned her B.A. from Furman University in Communications and is an aspiring writer. Katherine teaches free skate, moves in the field and basic skills.
As a former member of The Professional Skaters Association June has completed the Basic Accreditation Exam, Oral Registered Rating Exams in Freestyle and Group as well as Certified Program Director. In addition, she completed the Registered, Certified, Senior and Master Sports Science and Medicine Exams. She has over 30 year experience directing and coaching both US Figure Skating and Ice Skating Institute students & programs and is the current Skating Director at Lexington Skating Academy. She is the owner of IcePinkie.com and our local pro shop, ISI Silver Test Judge, Member of US Skating and the Positive Coaching Alliance. Other teaching experiences include substitute teacher for Fayette County Schools. June teaches beginner through advanced students with a special emphasis on artistry, posture and alignment, freestyle jumps, spins and choreography. Beginning basic skills students through advanced competitors are welcomed. June enjoys writing, family road trips, volunteering & creating special events for her students.
Emily Manning has achieved United States Figure Skating Novice Moves in the Field, Adult Gold Moves In the Field, Juvenile Freestyle, and Pre Silver Ice Dancing. She has competed at regionals and has 11 years of competitive skating experience. Emily is a member of the Professional Skaters Association and United States Figure Skating. Her coaching specialties are choreography, freestyle jumps and spins, basic skills as well as off ice jump conditioning and strength training. She believes in creating a strong foundation for skaters of all levels that fosters growth in every area of the sport.