Instructor Bios

Instructor Bios

Holly Harrington
Holly Harrington
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Contact: (480) 351 8147
Email: hharrington@azice.com
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Holly Harrington is the Skating Director of AZ ICE Gilbert.  Holly has been associated with the Gilbert facility since the day it opened.  She brings with her an impressive figure skating resume including twenty-four years of coaching and professional skating experience.  Holly’s Amateur accomplishments include a gold medalist in Freestyle, Southwest Regionals competitor, Pacific Coast Nationals competitor and she was an Alternate to the 1992 Nationals.  Professionally, Holly toured the Pacific Rim and Europe with Disney’s World on Ice and South America with Hermanos Fuetos Gascal.

Patti Burns
Patti Burns
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Contact: (773) 426-0841
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Patti started skating at the age of 5 and has been teaching recreational and competitive figure skating for 35 years including singles, pairs, dance, and moves in the field. She has coached skaters from learn-to-skate classes through Regional, Sectional, Junior National, National, and International competitions. Patti has also been the director of several skating schools in the Midwest where she was in charge of all aspects of ice shows including, music editing, costumes, choreography and set design. Throughout her many years of coaching she has also enjoyed the comradery of team teaching with the likes of Libby McFadden Scanlan,  Cindy Watson Caprel and World and Olympic Coach & Champion Oleg Vasiliev. As an amateur skater, Patti trained with Olympic coach Pierre Brunet in New York City and was the dance partner of World and Olympic coach Richard Callaghan. As a team, they earned the prestigious United States, Canadian, and International Gold Medals. Current Member of U.S. Figure Skating and the PSA.

Brenna Greco
Brenna Greco
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Email: skatingcoachbgreco@gmail.com
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Brenna began her skating career in the learn to skate program 10 years ago. Since her first day on the ice she has developed a love for the sport that she still has today. She is  an 8-time regional competitor and still continues to skate. She also has competed in national showcase winning a second place medal.

She also is a gold medalist for her moves in the field and a silver medalist for freestyle. She began her coaching experience 3 years ago with the learn to skate program as a helper. She loves to share her knowledge and joy for skating with the upcoming generation. She is a member of the PSA and USFSA.

Susan Margo
Susan Margo
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Contact: (480) 570-4508
Email: susanmargo@icloud.com
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Susan began skating at the age of 4 in Dearborn, Michigan. After completing all of her Basic Skills, and Freestyle requirements within the program, she pursued a competitive skating career for 16 years, competing in Freestyle, and Synchronized Skating.  She worked with top Olympic and World Level coaches in Michigan and Delaware, where she also completed her Pre Gold Dances.  Susan also skated with “The Magical World of Disney on Ice”, today known as “Disney on Ice” playing many different characters.  Susan graduated from ASU with a BA in Sociology and a minor in Psychology in 1993.  As a former Preschool/Pre-K teacher, and “Gymboree Play and Music Instructor,” Susan is especially gifted in working with young skaters.

Dyllan Mcintee
Dyllan Mcintee
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Contact: (623) 853-7458
Email: djsk8r12@gmail.com
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Dyllan started figure skating 11 years ago in Glendale, Arizona. She is a triple gold medalist in freestyle, moves & ice dance. Dyllan is also an 8-time regional competition, 3-time regional champion, 3-time sectional competitor & a 5-time national competitor, and the 2009 United States Junior National champion. She is currently a student at Grand Canyon University, where she is majoring in Elementary Education. She specializes in freestyle, choreography, spins, moves in the field & stroking technique.

Laura Patterson
Laura Patterson
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Contact: (815) 545-4048
Email: yipsk8er@gmail.com
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Laura Patterson has been involved with the skating world for over 24 years as a competitor and coach.  She coached private figure skating and hockey lessons for over 13 years in the Chicagoland area before moving to Arizona in 2016.  Laura specializes in coaching spins and jump technique, and enhancing programs under the  International Judging System (IJS).

Laura has coached multiple students to achieve their gold medals in Moves in the Field and Freestyle, and continues to coach skaters from the Learn to Skate level through Senior level Regional competitors.  Specializing in the breakdown of skating techniques to optimize power, speed and agility on the ice, Laura has coached team power skating and individual Junior A hockey players from the the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League (NOJHL), a Canadian Jr. A league.

Throughout her skating career, Laura has trained and competed under National, World, and Olympic coaches through Senior level. She is a gold medalist in Moves in the Field and Freestyle, holds her PSA Senior rating in Freestyle, and Certified rating in both Moves in the Field and Group instruction.

Laura has a degree in Psychology and also holds her CrossFit Level 1 Certification.  Now living in the Phoenix area she is a Realtor throughout the Valley.

Laura is Currently a member of U.S. Figure Skating, the PSA, and USA Hockey.

Jennifer Sanchez
Jennifer Sanchez
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Contact: (480) 251-2400
Email: sanchez144@live.com
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Jennifer is a National Singles Competitor, as well as a Regional and Sectional Medalist, with more than 12 years competitive skating experience.  During most of her competitive career she was trained by legendary World and Olympic coach, John Nicks, in Southern California.  She is a U.S. Figure Skating Silver Medalist in both Figures and Free Skating, has completed her Bronze Ice Dance tests and has trained extensively in ballet and jazz.  She now enjoys sharing her passion for figure skating and passing on her knowledge to help develop skaters of all ages and abilities.  Current member of USFS and PSA.

Peyton Sawyers
Peyton Sawyers
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Contact: (602) 733-9256
Email: peytons201@gmail.com
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Peyton has been skating for 10 years at AZice Gilbert. She continues to skate competitively and has been doing so for 8 years. She competes at a regional level, is a gold-medalist in Moves in the Field, and has passed through her Intermediate Freeskate. Peyton loves working with children of all ages and levels. She began working as a helper 2 years ago in the same Learn-to-Skate program that she started skating in. Her ultimate goal is to spread her love for Figure Skating through coaching.

Cassandra Streit
Cassandra Streit
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Contact: (602) 321-9746
Email: cmstreit06@yahoo.com
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Originally from Canada, Cassandra started skating at the age of 8, and has loved the sport ever since.  Cassandra has a B.A. in Elementary Education with an associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education.  Cassandra is the Figure Skating Director for Special Olympics Arizona.  Cassandra loves to teach skaters of all ages and abilities.  Cassandra encourages and teaches her skaters to never give up, have fun, and love the sport of figure skating.   Current Member of U.S. Figure Skating and PSA.

Heather Ludwig
Heather Ludwig
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Contact: (480) 277-7066
Email: iceismyparadise@gmail.com
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Heather is an ISI World Silver Medalist and has over 20 years of skating experience.  Originally from Minnesota, Heather fell in love with figure skating after retiring from competitive gymnastics.  Heather has a strong passion for coaching and teaches all ages of recreational and competitive skaters.  She also strives on having fun, good sportsmanship and developing well-rounded athletes.  Current USFS and PSA Member.