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Figure Skating Coaches

Figure Skating Coaches Needed

Yankton Area Ice Association and the Yankton Figure Skaters are seeking part-time figure skating instructors for 2017-18 season. YAIA supports 50-70 figure skaters per season in beginning through competitive skating levels based on weSkate program from the Ice Skating Institute. Instructors must be willing to become ISI certified. Reimbursement for certification fees is available. Responsibilities include coaching regular skating classes a couple afternoons per week and Saturday mornings, providing private lessons to skaters, coordinating routines for end-of-season ice show, judging and assisting with the local competition, and attending regional competitions with skaters. For more information contact Pam Erickson, 606-660-3774 or submit resume or questions to

Yankton Figure Skating Coaches

Morgan Privett

My name is Morgan Privett and this will be my second year coaching in Yankton. I graduated in 2013 from Yankton High School. I am currently a second year student at USD working on a business major. I have been skating for about 5-6 years in the Yankton program. I am a Freestyle 5 level skater. I competed for three years. In high school I was a student coach my senior year, helping with all levels. Last year I was a coach for the second semester of the Yankton Program. My favorite levels to coach are freestyle 1 and above. As a coach, I want to encourage my skaters to put forth there best efforts, while having fun and enjoying the wonderful sport. This year I plan to become a private coach for my first year. I am overjoyed to start a season with many opportunities to offer all the skaters. I provide private lessons for skaters who are interested in private lessons and/or competing at competitions. My contact information includes: Cell Phone: 605-661-5427or E-Mail:

Samantha Hanson

My name is Samantha Hanson, soon to be Hofer, and this will be my first year coaching in Yankton. I graduated from Yankton High School in 2013 and will be graduating from Lake Area Technical Institute this fall, 2015, with an Associates Degree in Financial Services, Accounting. I am currently employed fulltime at Hanson Briggs Specialty Advertising and taking my last classes online. I skated for 8 years at the Yankton Area Ice Arena, competed for 3 years and was a student coach for 2 years. I am currently a Freestyle 3 level skater. I do not have a teaching level preference but my favorite part of skating is competitions and seeing the skaters progress. I will be providing private lessons for skaters who are interested in more ice time or want to start competing. I am so excited to be a part of the YAIA team again and I hope to give the skaters the amazing experience I had throughout my years as a figure skater. My contact information includes: Cell: 605-661-5999 or Email:

Kirsten May

My name is Kirsten May and I am excited to start my first year of coaching. I am 18 years old, and am a Freshman at the University of South Dakota with a major in Medical Biology and a Minor in Spanish. I have been figure skating for nine years with the Yankton Ice Association, and I have competed for six years. I am a Freestyle 4 level skater. I love figure skating and am overjoyed to be coaching this year. My goal is to help beginning skaters succeed at basic elements and have fun doing so.  I look forward to a great year! My contact information includes: Cell Phone: (605)-760-4558 or E-Mail:

Danielle Herrlein

Hi, I'm Danielle Herrlein and I will be a new coach this year. I'm a Junior at Yankton High School and have been skating with the Yankton Figure Skating Club for 10 years and am currently a Freestyle 4 level skater. I will be taking lessons as well and will be willing to help my skaters outside of class time. I look forward to this season with all of you and I know it's going to be a good one!