Meet Our Coaches

Liz Ather

Liz will be starting her fifth season as a coach for the BFSC, this time as head coach! As a skater herself, Liz passed her Intermediate Moves in the Field and Intermediate Freeskate. She grew up skating in Burlington and Lake Placid, and participated in competitions and skating shows throughout the northeast. Liz was also a member of the Vermont Children's Theater on Ice (VCTI) and traveled to Europe twice to perform and compete with that group. Liz began her coaching at Leddy Arena when she was in high school, and continued in college at a rink outside of New York City. She now loves coaching at the BOR as she's also a fifth grade teacher at Barre Town School, and enjoys seeing some of her past, present, and future students on the ice!

Rate: $25/lesson

Gabby Kalinen

Gabrielle is a student at the University of Vermont pursuing her degree in Communication Science and Disorders. She is an active member of US Figure Skating and the PSA, and is a silver level judge. She has passed her Junior Moves in the Field and Intermediate Freeskate. She has skated competitively for 12 years and has placed in the top 10 during qualifying rounds at New England Regionals at the intermediate level. She is currently the captain for the Ice Cats, who perform at the UVM Men’s Varsity home games, and the UVM Freestyle Skating Team. She loves working with skaters ranging in all ages and abilities. 

Rate: $23/lesson

Lizzy Lamson

My name is Lizzy Kennedy and I am thrilled to be joining up as one of the coaches for the 2017-2018 skating season and cannot wait to meet you all.  I live in Barre with my boyfriend, work full time at the hospital, and am currently enrolled in classes, but that is just a little snippet of what my life is like off the ice.  

Skating has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember.  I began skating when I was 5 or 6 and did not stop until I graduated from high school.  The levels that I passed included: learn to skate, basic skills, free style, and passed USFSA testing through pre-juvenile.  I also participated in many competitions held at Norwich University and SUNY Plattsburgh in NY.  I participated in the end of the year show, fundraising, and even some coaching during my time as a Barre Figure Skating Member.  I helped coach learn to skate, basic skills, and adult learn to skate.  I always felt at home on the ice and always loved it.  I am really looking forward to teaching your children the sport that I have loved since I first put on my skates.

Rate: $20/lesson