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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 2018-19 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 fourth year coaching in Yankton. I graduated in 2013 from Yankton High School. I am currently taking online classes with Lake Area Tech working on a business degree. I have been skating for about 8 years in the Yankton program. I am a Freestyle 5 level skater. I competed for four years. In high school, I was a student coach my senior year helping with all levels. My favorite levels to coach are Beta and above. As a coach, I want to encourage my skaters to put forth their best efforts, while having fun and enjoying the wonderful sport. This year I plan to be a private coach for my third 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 competing at competitions or just want extra time. I look forward to working with everyone this season. My contact information includes: Cell Phone: 605-661-5427 or E-Mail:

Kirsten May

Hello! My name is Kirsten May and I am excited for another great skating season. I am 19 years old, and a Sophomore at the University of South Dakota with a major in Medical Biology and a minor in Spanish. I have been a figure skater with the Yankton Area Ice Association for nine years, and I have competed for six years. I am a Freestyle 4 level skater. I will be returning for my second year of coaching this year. I am bronze certified and enjoy coaching skaters of all ages and abilities. I offer private lessons in addition to coaching groups. I love figure skating and am overjoyed to be coaching again this year. My goal is to help skaters succeed at basic elements and build off those elements to excel at maneuvers of all levels while having fun doing so. I look forward to a great year! My contact information includes: Cell Phone: (605)-760-4558 or E-Mail:

Maddie Binder

Hi I am Maddie Binder. I am 16 years old and attend Yankton HS. I have been a member of the Yankton Figure Skating club for 8 years and have participated in competitions for the past 5 years.   I am currently a Free Style 5 figure skater.  I love figure skating and competing at competitions. This is my first year as a coach, and have assisted as a junior coach for the past 2 years. My goal when working with skaters is to help improve their elements, encourage them to do the best they can, and most importantly to have fun!