Meet the Instructors

Lindsay Johnston, Skate School Director

  • 16+ years coaching experience
  • PSA Rated in Freeskate (Registered) Group (Certified) and Hockey 2
  • ISI Gold Judge
  • ISI District 10 Referee and High Level test examiner
  • Teaches Basic Skills, Freeskate, Moves in the Field, Hockey Basic Skills, and Choreography
  • Full time Skating Professional
  • Recently had a skater pass ISI FS 8 at District 10 test session
  • Founded and acted as Director of Barron, WI LTS (2001-2006)
  • BA in Retail Merchandising and Marketing

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Kristine Galligan

  • US Figure Skating member
  • Involved in the figure skating community for 35+ years
  • Competed and tested in disciplines of freestyle, figures, and ice dance
  • Instructor, ISI Learn to Skate
  • Experienced in coaching skater of all ages and ability levels
  • CDC Heads-Up Certified
  • Masters of Education (M.Ed.), University of Minnesota

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Emily Guptill

  • Began skating at the Cottage Grove Ice Arena at the age of 3 
  • Bronze certified judge
  • Professionally trained choral performer. Enjoys singing in choirs and bands including Park High School and UW-River falls hockey games.
  • Other interests include sailing, biking, reading, and watching sunsets on the deck. 
  • Park High School alumni, B.S. in Elementary Ed and Early Childhood Education from UW-River Falls

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Nanette Ewald

  • Began skating at the Cottage Grove Ice Arena at age 3
  • Has competed at the national level. Passionate about teaching solid foundational skills by creating a positive learning environment. 
  • Disciplines include: Freestyle, Power Skating and Edges (figure and hockey), Off Ice Strength and Conditioning, Jump and Spin Training, Choreography
  • Accomplishments include: USFS Novice Test Freestyle & Figures, Minnesota State Champion--Intermediate Ladies Freestyle & Figures, Upper Great Lakes Regional Competitor, USFS member of the Starlight Ice Dance Club, Learn-to-Skate Basic Skills Program Instructor
  • CPR/AED/First Aid and CDC Heads-Up Certified

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Alyssa Slotrem

  • BS in Exercise Science & Minor in Psychology from NDSU 
  • Over 14 years of coaching experience, 8 years of fitness experience
  • ISI Professional Member
  • ISI Gold Certified Judge
  • ACE Group Fitness Certified, Corrective Exercise Specialist, The Biomechanics Method (TBMM-CES)
  • CPR/AED/First Aid, AHA
  • Teaches: Basic Skills, Freestyle, Moves in the field, Hockey Skills, Power, Off-Ice Strength/Conditioning/Jumps

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