Debbie grew up in St. Joseph and started her skating career with a Brownie Scout Troop outing to earn a skating badge. She is the first and only St. Joseph FSC member to pass both "Gold Figure" and "Gold Freestyle" tests.
She has competed at every level at regionals except Juvenile. She has also competed at the National Collegiate Championships in 1992 and 1993. She is currently a member of the USFSA, ISI, and the PSA. she is a Gold judge with ISI and holds a certified rating with the PSA.
Erin Russell grew up skating in Kansas City, and competed locally and nationwide for 10 years. She has passed her Senior Moves in the Field and Intermediate Freeskate, and is registered as a professional member of PSA, USFS, and ISI. She has been consistently coaching both group and private lessons at multiple rinks since 2006. Erin graduated with honors from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2012 with a Bachelor in Fine Arts in Painting and Art History."
She began skating at the age of 6, passing her first test the first time she stepped onto the ice.
As an older skater she volunteered a couple years teaching the Basic Skills classes.
Lacy has passed Juvenile Moves, Juvenile Free Skate, Preliminary Dance, Pre-Bronze Dance, Preliminary Figure Test, and was a Regional Competitor.
Lacy is very excited and grateful for the opportunity to be a coach for the SJFSC. She has always had a passion for Figure Skating and always hoped for the opportunity to come back and teach others the sport that she loves.
My name is Erin Sprenger, and I am 18 years old. I am currently attending MWSU and plan to double-major in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education.
I began skating 15 years ago at Washington Park Ice Arena in Jefferson City. I have passed ISI Freestyle 4 and Dance 5. I skated synchro for 7 years. My first year was on a recreational team. Then, I competed on Capital Classics for the other 6 years. I have taught group lessons for 2 years, volunteering as an assistant a few years before teaching. I also taught private lessons and coached skaters at competitions as well.
Skating is my passion. I love the teamwork and the individuality that comes with it. My favorite move is an Ina Bauer. I absolutely love synchronized skating and really enjoy footwork. I'm really excited to be coaching at Bode. I love working hard to reach goals and pushing others to do their best. I love teaching and have a lot of enthusiasm. I have a big heart, a big smile, and like big hugs. I look forward to meeting everyone and sharing my passion for this amazing sport!
Klaranda grew up around the St. Joseph area in a small town called Wathena and is currently a senior at Riverside High School. She began skating at Bode Ice Arena at age 5 after being inspired by the figure skating competitions on television. She has competed at many local and nationwide competitions including several regionals. She has achieved her "Gold level" in the Moves in the Field and passed all her freestyle tests up to the Novice level. She plans to compete at the Junior level in the upcoming season. She currently helps manage the Basic Skills and Beyond Basics programs at Bode Ice Arena. She is a member of the United States Figure Skating Association and the Professional Skaters Association.