Athlete Centered Skating Seminar Saturday and Sunday May 8-9, 2021 at EPIC

Boston figure skating coaches Garrett Lucash and Sean Marshinski and San Francisco Bay Area Coach Laura Lipetsky are coming to EPIC on May 8th and 9th to offer a 2 day seminar (4 hours on ice and 1 hour off ice). They will also offer private ice lessons. Students who sign up for the seminar will get priority for additional private lessons.

They are going to introduce us to their Athlete Centered Skating philosophy that fosters the individual strengths of each athlete.  ACS uniquely combines the expert knowledge of figure skating technique with effective learning methods to ensure athletes remain engaged, in control, and improve in a positive and supportive training environment.  Athlete Centered Skating emphasizes: Learning, Structure and Communication.

Garrett Lucash is a US pairs champion, World Team member and international medalist who was a 2020 National Development Team Coach.  He received the 2020 Pieter Kollen Sport Science Award and is the current USFS and PSA chair of the Sports Science Committee.  He is a member of PSA and is on the Sport Science and Medicine Committee at USFS.  Garrett’s coaching philosophy uniquely combines expert figure skating technique with effective learning methods to help athletes succeed in sport and life.

Sean Marshinski is also a National Development Team coach for USFS. He had the unique opportunity to train under some of the best coaches in the country.  He has spent his coaching career developing his coaching skills and exploring the sports science field.  Sean’s coaching philosophy is to help students take responsibility for their own learning, display self-discipline, commitment, and resilience. His style of coaching teaches students to self-regulate and to give them skills that will help them on and off the ice.

Check out their Athlete Centered Skating website HERE

San Francisco Bay area coach Laura Lipetsky is a Team USA coach. Coached 2 time national champion Alysa Liu. Coach of 3 time US National medalist, 2 time US National Champion, International medalist, several gold medalists and World Champion. Over a decade of coaching experience. Degree from UC Berkeley and worked as a personal trainer. 3 time US National competitor, US Gold Medalist, coached and taught by World and Olympic Coaches, and performed in many ice shows. Trained alongside many great skaters such as Michelle Kwan. Laura specializes in jumps, spins, and skating skills. “I enjoy coaching skaters of all levels from beginning to International level. Figure skating has always been my passion, so passing on my knowledge to skaters is a blessing.”

For more info on Laura go to her website Home – Laura Lipetsky


When:  May 8th and 9th, 2021. Specific times for each group :

Saturday May 8th:

Group 1: 12:30-1:30 OFF ICE

Group 1: 1:45-3:45-On ice

Group 2: 4:15-6:15- On ice


Sunday May 9th:

Group 2: 9:15-10:15 OFF ICE

Group 2: 10:30 -12:30- On ice

Group 1: 1:00-3:00- On ice


Who: All full members of the Fort Collins Figure Skating Club that have at least passed the pre-preliminary free skate test and are 18 year old and under.  We will limit groups to 20 people. 

What:  A 2-day seminar (total of 4 hours instruction time).  Skaters will be divided in to two groups.  Each group will have 2 hours on ice each day and will have 1 hour of off ice on either Saturday or Sunday.

Cost:  $225(+ fees) if you register by April 28th at 11:59pm.  Space is limited, we will open registration up to non club members on Thursday April 29th if there is room.  Register here, we will invoice payment by email.  YOU ARE NOT FULLY REGISTERED UNTIL PAYMENT IS RECEIVED. 

Make sure that you fill out the online COVID form before you come on May 8th and 9th! Click HERE for the form.