Coaches

Megan Metro
Megan currently is our Program Director for both Learn to Skate (basic skills) and Learn to Freestyle. Megan is also our Empire Synchronized Skating beginner team coach and an assistant coach for CDNY Regional Synchro.

Megan grew up in Galway, New York and started skating at the age of 7. She quickly fell in love with the sport and even skated on the Achilles Edge Synchronized Skating Team, which at the time was Albany FSC’s team. Megan obtain her Gold Medal in Ice Dancing while attending Elmira College, after which, she took time off from skating. But she couldn’t stay away too long, as her first job out of college took her to the Philadelphia area. While there, Megan got back into the sport by joining the Philly Spirit Adult Synchronized Skating Team and she competed with them for three years before relocating back to New York were she has continued to stay involve in skating by coaching.

Karla Schallehn
Possessing 16 years of teaching experience, Karla has honed her ability to help each student achieve their individual goals. Karla works with skaters of all ages and abilities; from those in basic skills to students working on their USFS gold tests and skaters preparing for competitions. Karla is a USFS Gold Medalist in Moves in the Field and has her Novice Freestyle, Pre-Silver Dances and 2nd Figure. Additionally, Ms. Schallehn was a show skater for four years performing in the US and Germany.   Karla teaches freestyle, choreography, moves in the field, basic skills, group lessons and power skating. Please contact her at 413-388-4773 or kschallehn@gmail.com.

Anastasia Belikov
Anastasia has been skating since age 4, and has been teaching Learn To Skate lessons since high school. She has also taught private lessons since starting with AFSC three years ago. Anastasia has reached gold medalist level for Moves in the Field. She currently is working as a physical therapist in Troy, and coaches skating on Thursdays and Saturdays. She hopes to pass on her love of skating to her students. Anastasia coaches both Learn to Skate and private lessons.

Bill Miller
Coaches: Learn to Skate and is available for Private Lessons

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