Our Super MSBFSC Coaches

We would like to thank our coaches for their countless hours of volunteer work and for all that they have done to make Murray Silver Blades FSC a huge success.

We love our Club Coaches!


Christi Sturgeon

Phone: 801-556-0721

E-Mail: ChristiSturgeon@gmail.com

  • Double gold medalist in Figures and Freestyle, Silver medalist in Pairs.
  • Competed Singles and Pairs at Regionals and Sectionals.
  • Professional Skating experience with: Disney on Ice, Be-Dazzled-Puerto Rico, Flash Beagle-Charles Schultz production, Sun Valley Ice Shows.
  • Coaching over 30 years, Coaching skaters from Basic Skills through gold medal and competitive skaters at Regional, Sectional, National, International, World, and Olympic competitions.
  • I love coaching skaters of all ages and abilities by helping them realize their abilities and potential for growth in life through skating.

Katie Moose

Phone: 801-842-3588

E-Mail: sk8tiemoose@yahoo.com

  • Coaching since 1991
  • Master's Degree in Education, Early Childhood and Reading
  • US Figure Skating Gold Medal in Moves in the Field and Ice Dance
  • Professional Skaters Association Master Rated Group Instructor and Program Director
  • Professional Skaters Association Certified Rating in Moves in the Field, Registered Rating in Freestyle

Lauren Bacon


Phone: 801-641-8855

E-Mail:  coachlaurenbacon@gmail.com

  • Experienced and skilled skating professional with 22 years of skating experience and 10 years of coaching for all ages and abilities

  • USFSA Gold Medalist in Moves in the Field and Ice Dancing

  • 5 time Synchronized Skating Sectional & National Competitor - National Medalist

  • Selected as a member of Team USA’s Synchronized Skating Team – representing the United States in International Competitions

  • Head Coach & Choreographer of the Silver Stars Synchronized Skating Teams


Katia Gorodetsky


Phone: 801-244-2099

E-Mail: kg.skatecoach@hotmail.com

Before starting her career as a professional figure skating coach 4 years ago, Katia Gorodetsky was a competitive figure skater for 11 years. Katia has trained in some of the finest facilities in the nation, including the World Arena Ice Hall in Colorado Springs, CO. Throughout her competitive career, Katia received guidance from several world renowned and Olympic level coaches. Some of her achievements include: becoming a double gold medalist, regional and sectional champion, two-time national competitor, and professional ice show performer for companies like Shipstad Entertainment and American Ice Theater. Katia specializes in teaching jumps, spins, edges, and hockey skills.


Kate Nicoll


Erin Reed

Phone: 801-xxx-xxxx



  • United States National Junior Ladies Medalist

  • Senior National Competitor

  • Represented Team USA Internationally

  • BA in Marketing from the University of Utah

  • Professional Skating Career Performing as Principle Skater for various production pompanies around the world.


Heidi Tew

Phone: (801)367-9473

E-Mail: heiditew@msn.com

Heidi’s passion for figure skating began when she stepped on the ice at age 5.  She has spent the last 13 years testing, competing, and performing, and continues to do so.  Heidi loves teaching newcomers, emphasizing self-confidence and correct skating skills.  She excels in teaching especially young skaters (3 ys+) and ALWAYS (and easily) shares her love of skating with her students. 

  • Intermediate Moves In the Field

  • Leran-to-Skate Instuctor

  • 2017 National Showcase medalist

  • USFS Cerified Instructor


Mercedes Ferrier


Private Skating Lessons


Choosing a Coach

  • Observe the coaches at work. Watch them teach and take note of the qualities and teaching techniques you like. This is a good way to determine which coach will work best with you/your child.

  • Speak with each coach directly. Learn thier views on teaching, training, and competing. Discuss possible goals with them and ask how they would help you accomplish them.

  • You may want to set up a lesson for your child with more than one coach to determine who is more compatible with your child.

Things to Remember

  • Skaters of all ages and abilities can begin private lessons at any time.

  • The County Ice Center does not schedule private lessons. This is done directly with the coach.

  • All lessons are paid directly to the coach.

  • Ice time is paid for separatly from private lesson fees and is paid to the County Ice Center.

  • Private lessons require a 24 hours advance notice of cancellation, otherwise you will be charged for a lesson not attended.

  • Ask coaches about individual policies and prices.

Benefits of Private Lessons

  • One-on-one instruction allows for a more rapid progression of skills.

  • Private Lessons offer individualized instruction tailored to meet each skater's personality and learning needs.

  • A coach will prepare a skater for competitions and special events such as ice shows and exhibitions.

  • Provides a safer environment to learn more advanced jumps and spins.

  • Private lessons are a great supplement to group lessons and allows skaters to focus on skills that need more improvement in order to earn their LTS badges.

  • Several of our coaches also offer private instruction for hockey players, focusing on improving    their power, edge control, and stopping, which will help players be more effective in games.

Meet the 2017-2018 MSBFSC Board and Governing Committee Members


Kirsten Timms


Mike Shaeffer


Wendy Turner


Paulette Caraker


Michelle Watts

Membership Chair

Timbra Wiist

Fund Raising Chair


Lauren Bacon

Test Co-Chair

Katie Moose

Test Co-Chair

Lee Chesnut

Sanctions & Competition Chair

Andy Wargula

Information Officer

Kathy Seeley

Activities Co-Chair

Beck Reading

Activities Co-Chair


Ellie, Mirae, Althea, and Christina


Svetlana, Helen, and Dannielle

Paulette Caraker

Show Chair

Lisa VanOtten

Volunteer Coordinator

Jenny Jennings

Hospitality Chair

Junior Board




Show Chair