CoachingStaff

Teri Klindworth Hooper - Head Coach

Teri is a former National competitor at the championship level and has been coaching since 1976.  She began her career in Denver team coaching with both Carlo Fassi and Don Laws as a National and International level coach.  She has a Sports Science Degree from the University of Denver.  Her choreography abilities earned her a position on the coaching team for Scott Hamilton’s Olympic tribute.  Teri is a Triple Gold Medalist, a USFS Technical Specialist and is among an elite group of Professional Skaters Association Triple Master Rated coaches being rated in Group Instruction and Figures/Freestyle and Moves in the Field.  This is the highest rating available.  She enjoys coaching skaters from beginner to competitive levels at all ages from tots to adults. 

Lesson requests may be made to Teri Hooper at 970-379-5900

Or by email: hoopertk@comcast.net

Greta Gessele

Born and raised in Aspen Colorado, Greta discovered her passion for figure skating while growing up within the Aspen Skating Club environment. After years of competing and performing with the Club, she is now thrilled to share her enthusiasm as a certified coach. Greta believes in nurturing both the skater and their skills, for a well rounded approach - encouraging her students to find a passion for skating and the self confidence to excel - passing her love of the sport on to her students and bringing it all full circle.

For lessons call 970-379-6611 or email msgertie@yahoo.com.

Jenny Nelson

 

Jenny began skating at the age of 4 and knew right from the start that she wanted to teach skating when she grew up. She began teaching in 1992 at the Winter Lodge Ice Rink in Palo Alto, CA. She moved to Aspen in 1998 and worked as the Skating Director for the City of Aspen Ice Facilities until 2009. Jenny competed at the US Adult National Figure Skating Championships in 2005 where she placed third in the artistic event and fifth in the freestyle event. She is a USFSA gold medalist in standard moves in the field and adult freestyle. Jenny is a member of the Professional Skaters Association (PSA) where she holds Registered Ratings in Moves in the Field and Free Skate and a Hockey Level I Accreditation. Jenny specializes in teaching children, adults, and special needs skaters.  Jenny is also a cross country ski instructor and racer.  She and her husband Scott just became parents for the second time through adoption with their new son Anders and brother to their daughter, Aliya Juliana.

For lessons, please email jennyn00@comcast.net or call 970-618-9561

Allison Miller

 

Allison has been coaching for 17 years and skated competitively up through novice level. She was a regional and sectional competitor and tested through senior moves and freestyle, fourth figures and intermediate pairs. She obtained a Masters in Education after realizing how much she enjoyed working with children through coaching. She loves working with skaters of all ages (tots through adults). She specializes in Moves in the Field and spins. Allison Trained with Jan Prasniewski and Kelly Ann Rossbach.

 

For lessons call 541-520-9888 or email petsch6546@yahoo.com

Kaitlyn Hamlin

 

Kaitlyn is an Aspen native and has been a member of the Aspen Skating Club since she was 3. She competed competitively through high school and was a Southwestern Regional Bronze Medalist. Kaitlyn is a USFS Gold Medalist in Moves in the Field. She has been a member of the Professional Skaters Association since she began coaching in 2006 and holds a Registered Rating in Freestyle and Moves in the Field. Kaitlyn attended Wager College in New York City to study nursing and also holds Bachelors in Human Development and Family Studies from Colorado State University. 

 Kaitlyn has previously coached skating in New York City at Chelsea Piers and Bryant Park, as well as in Arvada, Colorado at Apex Ice Arena, where she was the Assistant Skating Director. She has also worked with Ice Rink Events installing and managing seasonal ice rinks. She is very excited to be back home and sharing her passion for the sport.

Kaitlyn is available for private lessons and can be reached at 970.404.1021 or kaitlyn_hamlin@yahoo.com 

Austin Owen

Austin was born and raised in Aspen. She began skating with the Aspen Skating Club at the age of 5 and continued to skate competitively through high school. She competed at more than five Southwestern's Regional competitions in Kansas, Texas, and Colorado Springs and has passed her Senior Moves in the Field Test and her Novice Freestyle test. After graduating from Aspen High School in 2010, she attended the University of San Diego and earned her degree in International Business. She recently moved back to Aspen from New York City and will be coaching with ASC through the season.

For lessons, Austin can be contacted at (970)379-6432 or austin1291@gmail.com  

Jessica Wittlin

Jessica is an upstate New York native who recently re-located to Aspen from Charleston, SC. She began skating at age 7, and competed in ladies singles, gold level ice dance, and synchronized skating. Now as a learn to skate coach, Jessica loves instilling the love for the sport into young skaters!

For Lessons contact Jessica: wittlinjr@gmail.com or 585-474-0432

Virginia Baker

Virginia joined the Aspen Skating Club in the Fall of 2017. She grew up skating and  competing around the world. Early in her skating career, Virginia competed in ladies singles, completed her first two dances and competed on two international precision teams, in Canada and Australia.  During her adult life, Virginia began teaching skating in Berlin, Germany and later  taught skating in Scottsdale, Arizona for over 20. She is most proud of her volunteer coaching she did with the Special Olympics for several years. 

Over those, 20 years spent in Arizona, Virginia spent most Christmas visiting her family here in the Roaring Fork Valley. Then, this past Fall,  2017, moved here herself. 

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