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 obtained 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 where she has continued to stay involved in skating by coaching.
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@
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