Adrian College-Figure Skating Camp

Coaching Staff

Ashley Carlson | Camp Director, Director of Skating at Adrian College

Figure Skating
- Founder and Coach of Adrian College's Varsity Figure Skating Team (2011-present)
- Coached AC Varsity Figure Skating to 7 consecutive Midwestern Conference Championships and 7 consecutive US Intercollegiate Team Championships
- AC Varsity Figure Skating earned the bronze medal at the US Figure Skating Intercollegiate Team Championships (2019, 2018, 2017)
- Coach of over 15+ individual national champions in Intercollegiate Team Skating (freestyle and dance)

Synchronized Skating
- Head Coach of Varsity Synchronized Skating Teams since 2011
- Head Coach of Adrian College Senior, Team USA (international medalists, represented the USA in Italy, Sweden, Austria, Scotland, and France)
- Head Coach of Adrian College Collegiate (2x national medalists, multi-time sectional medalists)
- Head Coach of Adrian College Open Collegiate (2019 Midwestern Champions, multi-time sectional medalists)

Certifications/Education
- PSA Level V Ranking
- PSA Certified Rated Synchronized Skating Coach
- Bachelor of Art in Speech Communication, Miami University
- Gold Medalist in MIF, Pre-Gold Dance (plus 2 Argentine Tango/Quickstep), and Intermediate Freestyle


 


Nikki Czuhajewski | Head Coach of Figure Skating at Adrian College

US Figure Skating Triple Gold Medalist in Freestyle, MIF, and Solo Free Dance

Figure Skating
- Member of Adrian College Varsity Figure Skating Team (2015-2019)
- 2x Captain of ACVFST
- Junior Ladies Short Program, Junior Championship Ladies Freeskate, Pre-Gold/Gold Compulsory Dance, Senior Solo Free Dance, and High Team Maneuver competitor
- 6x individual event National Champion at US Intercollegiate Championships
- Most Exemplary Skater (2019, 2018)
- Rookie of the Year (2016)

- 2018 U.S. Collegiate Championships Junior Ladies Champion
- 2017 U.S. Collegiate Championships Junior Ladies Silver Medalist

- Competitor and multi-time Medalist at the National Solo Dance Championships (2012, 2013)
- Competitor and multi-time Medalist at the National Solo Dance Finals (2014, 2015)

Synchronized Skating
- Member of Adrian College Varsity Synchronized Skating Team, Senior (2015-present)
- International Medalist, represented Team USA in Italy, Sweden, Austria, Scotland, and France
- Senior Athlete of the Year Nominee (TBD Spring 2019)  
- Represented Adrian College at US Figure Skating's Elite Synchronized Skating Camp (2016)
- Most Improved Skater (2016)
 


Cordero Zuckerman | Professional Choreographer

- 5x US Figure Skating Championships competitor
- Professional Figure Skater for 6 years, working for companies such as: Royal Caribbean, SeaWorld, and Cirque du Soleil.  
- Accomplished choreographer for International and Olympic competitors
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teX9fD-1TCg
- Follow @corderozuckermann on Instagram for more information

 


Tricia DeFelice | Professional Figure Skater, Adrian College Skating Coach/Athlete Alumna

Professional Skating
- Disney on Ice, 100 Years of Magic, Cast Member (2018-present)
- Portrays the role of Jessie (Toy Story)
- Tour stops include major cities across the United States, Canada, and Colombia

Coaching History at Adrian College
- Head Coach of Adrian College Varsity Figure Skating Team (2016-2018)
- Led ACVFST to 5th and 6th Midwestern Conference Championships
- Led ACVFST to its first podium finish at the US Figure Skating Intercollegiate Team Championships (Bronze in 2017, repeated 2018)
- Coach of 10+ individual national champions
- Assistant Coach of Adrian College Varsity Collegiate Synchronized Skating Team, 2018 US Championships Silver Medalists

Athletic History at Adrian College
- 4 year member of ACVFST (2x captain)  
- 4x National Champion, 12x National Medalist at the US Figure Skating Intercollegiate Team Championships
- 3x MVP of ACVFST
- 4 year member of Adrian College Varsity Senior Synchronized Skating Team (2x captain)
- Represented Team USA in Italy, Austria, and Scotland (international silver medalist)
- MVP of ACVSST
- Adrian College Senior Woman Athlete of the Year (2016)
- Adrian College Exhibits Excellence in Sport (ACEES) Best Female Athlete (2016)