Metro Edge Figure Skating Coaching Staff

If you are looking for a figure skating coach, you have lots of great choices with Metro Edge Figure Skating Club.  Below you will find information about our coaching staff, including areas of instruction and contact information.

METRO EDGE FULL-TIME MEMBERS

Karen Giedeman

Accepting Students: No
Areas of Instruction: Synchronized skating, MIF, Freestyle, Choreography, Off-Ice Training, Group
Levels of Instruction: All levels and ages; USFS and ISI
Rinks: Webster

 ABOUT KAREN

Karen has been involved in synchronized skating for 30 years as a competitor, coach and director.  Currently, she is the head coach of the Saint Louis Synergy Juvenile and the Synchro Skills I teams, and she has been the Director of Synchronized Skating since 2004.  She started the synchronized skating program at the Webster Ice Arena in 1996 and has coached with MEFSC ever since.  She has coached teams from the Formation to Junior levels.  Karen has taken Synergy teams to Nationals since 2009, where many have received medals.  She has also seen many of her team skaters continue to compete on synchronized skating teams in college.  Karen has attended the USFS Synchronized Coaches’ College and Training Festival since 2006.

Honors/Awards: Four-time MEFSC Coach of the Year; MEFSC Founder’s Award.


Maria Gummersell

Accepting Students: Yes
Areas of Instruction: Freestyle, MIF, Synchronized, Group, Off-Ice Conditioning, Choreography
Levels of Instruction: All levels for USFS and ISI
Rinks: Webster

ABOUT MARIA

Maria has a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Science and has 15 years coaching experience. In Mexico, she coached National Champions at the Pre-preliminary, Preliminary, and Intermediate levels.
Maria has been coaching with St. Louis Synergy for 10 years and presently coaches the Formation team. 

Honors/Awards: PSA Basic Accreditation


Evelyn Gwi

Accepting Students: Yes
Areas of Instruction: Freestyle, MIF, Group, Off-Ice Conditioning, Choreography
Levels of Instruction: All levels and ages; USFS and ISI; Recreational and Competitive
Rinks: Webster


ABOUT EVELYN

Evelyn has been coaching at all levels and ages in the St. Louis area for over 15 years.  She has choreographed for Nationals skaters.  In addition, Evelyn has trained with and worked under many World and International coaches.  In 2008, she apprenticed under Olympic coach Tom Zakrajsek.  An accomplished skater, Evelyn has achieved Gold Freestyle, Gold MIF, Gold Adult Dance, Gold Free Dance and three International Dances.

Honors/Awards: PSA Rating: Master MIF, Senior Freestyle, and Certified Group


Charity Hendrickson

Accepting Students: Please contact for more information.
Areas of Instruction: Synchronized Skating, Moves in the Field
Levels of Instruction: All levels
Rinks: Webster

 ABOUT CHARITY

Charity has been skating since she was three years old, both recreationally and competitively.  In five years with Chicago Jazz, she medaled in five National Championships and competed in seven International competitions (from Croatia to Canada), including twice at the Junior World Challenge Cup. Charity has coached with MEFSC since 2004, when she came to St. Louis University to pursue a physical therapy degree.  In her time here, she has coached teams at the Beginner through Junior levels.  She has taken teams to Nationals at the Juvenile, Intermediate, Novice, and Junior level, and also coached her teams to Sectional medals in 2019, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2012, and 2010.

Honors/Awards: MEFSC Founders Award


Bridgid LaMear

Accepting Students: Contact for information
Areas of Instruction: Freestyle,  MIF, Synchros, Group, Choreography 
Levels of Instruction: All levels ISI & US Figure Skating
Rinks: Webster


ABOUT BRIDGID

Bridgid has been teaching private lessons for 25 years. She has coached with MEFSC since 2007. Prior to coming to Webster, she was Skating/Coaching Director for the Blade Brigade Synchro Teams from 1994-2007. Coach LaMear has served as ISI District 9 Representative, Chair of the ISI Synchro Committee, and has been a presenter at the ISI/PSA National Conferences. In addition, she has served as Competition Director and Chief Referee for the Sweetheart Open, Show-Me State Games and Meet-Me in St. Louis Competitions. She is an ISI Gold Judge, Synchro Judge, and an ISI Certified Referee. She has served as a National Events Referee for ISI.  Finally, she is an ISI WeSkate Certified Instructor at the Core, Intermediate and High levels. Coach LaMear serves on the MEFSC Board of Directors as one of our Coach Representatives and on the ISI Board of Directors.  She also serves as a Trustee to the ISI Scholarship Committee. 

Honors/Awards: PSA Rating RSS, MEFSC Coach of the Year, ISI District Merit Award


Hannah Meneely

Accepting Students: Contact for information
Areas of Instruction: Power moves, Synchronized skating, Moves in the Field
Levels of Instruction: Higher levels USFS & ISI
Rinks: Webster, Kirkwood, Brentwood


ABOUT HANNAH

Hannah last competed at Worlds in 2014 as part of the Crystallettes Senior-Level Team USA.  She has been skating since age 5, and skating on synchronized teams since age 9, including Brentwood, and later St. Louis Synergy through high school on the intermediate team.  She went to Ann Arbor for college and made the Senior-level Crystallettes team. As part of Team USA, she traveled to and competed in Sweden, France, and Italy. They placed third at Nationals in 2013, and earned the silver medal in 2014, qualifying for Worlds in Courmayeur, Italy.

In 2014, Hannah started assisting with St. Louis Synergy. She presently coaches the Junior and Novice teams.  She has passed testing through Senior Moves and earned her Gold in Dance.


Ramona Peterson

Accepting Students: Yes
Areas of Instruction: Freestyle, MIF, Dance, Synchro, Choreography
Levels of Instruction: All levels
Rinks: Webster, Creve Coeur, Brentwood

ABOUT RAMONA

Ramona is the Director of Skating Development for MEFSC, Coach of St. Louis Synergy, and a Team USA Coach. She grew up in Colorado, where she competed at the Intermediate level and performed in man Pro-Am shows directed by Carlo Fassi as part of the CO Skating Club.  As a competitor, she has received Gold Medals in both Freestyle and Dance.  She has tested figures, MIF, Dance, and is a USFS Gold Medalist in Dance. Ramona has extensive coaching experience at various clubs throughout the U.S. At MEFSC, she has taken teams to Nationals every year since 2009, where many teams have medaled. As a Team USA coach, she has led the Synergy Junior team as they represented the U.S. at International competitions. Ramona has coached individual skaters from Beginner through Senior levels and is a member of PSA, USFS, and ISI.

Honors/Awards: Three-time MEFSC Coach of the Year; Team USA Coach; PSA EDI Award for the Best Performance Synchronized Skating, Junior Long Program, 2014.


Morgan Reichert

Accepting Students: Yes
Areas of Instruction: MIF, Dance, Synchro, Choreography
Levels of Instruction: All
Rinks: Webster, Kirkwood, Brentwood

 

About Morgan

Morgan has been teaching private lessons since 2004. She is an ISI WeSkate certified instructor at the Core, Intermediate and High levels. She has passed her Senior level Moves in the Field and earned her Gold Medal in Ice Dancing. Morgan has been involved with coaching the St. Louis Synergy Novice, Open Juvenile, Juvenile and Pre-Juvenile teams. She is also a former St. Louis Synergy Skater.  


Stacey Tiggard

Accepting Students: Yes
Areas of Instruction: MIF, Freestyle, Choreography and Synchro
Levels of Instruction: All
Rinks: Webster, Brentwood, Creve Coeur



ABOUT STACEY

Stacey coached individuals while in college and for a short time after graduation before taking a break to work on her career and raise a family. She is a certified Learn To Skate USA Instructor, and she holds a registered rating in both Moves In The Field and group lessons.  Stacey grew up competing extensively as an individual and as a member of the Crystallette’s Synchronized Skating team in Dearborn, Michigan. Stacey returned to both coaching and synchronized skating in 2014. She joined the Wisconsin Edge Master’s Synchronized Skating team based out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and competed at Nationals. Stacey has been coaching with St. Louis Synergy since 2016, and has coached our Beginner, Synchro Skills II and Pre-Juvenile teams, as well as Theatre On Ice with the St. Louis Skating Club.


Abby Voss

Accepting Students: Contact for Information
Areas of Instruction: Synchronized Skating, Choreography, Freestyle
Levels of Instruction: Lower levels ISI
Rinks: Webster, Kirkwood, Brentwood

ABOUT ABBY
Abby started skating at age 3 and began synchronized skating at age 7. She started her synchro career with Blade Brigade and from there, she joined the St. Louis Synergy Intermediate team in high school. Abby is a certified Learn To Skate USA Instructor and has been coaching group and private lessons for the past seven years. The 2018-2019 season was her first year as a synchro coach for the MEFSC Synchro Skills I team.

Abby graduated from Saint Louis University with a double major in Marketing and Entrepreneurship. She currently works for Brighton Agency, a full-service advertising agency in Clayton, as a producer in video and radio.


Kim Wuertz

Accepting Students: Yes
Areas of Instruction: MIF, Freestyle, Dance, Figures, Group, Pairs, Choreography and Synchro
Levels of Instruction: All
Rinks: Webster

ABOUT KIM

Kim has been coaching for 23 years; with 16 years of those years at Webster. She has taught several students that competed at the national level in synchronized skating. She has also had several students who accomplished triple-gold status in freestyle, dance and moves in the field. She is very proud of the fact that she has many students who have loved this sport so much - they are now coaches themselves!


Maddie Ruff

Accepting Students: Contact for Information
Areas of Instruction: Synchronized Skating, Freestyle, MIF
Levels of Instruction: Lower Levels ISI and USFS
Rinks: Webster, Brentwood, Maryland Heights

ABOUT MADDIE

Maddie started skating when she was 3 years old and began synchronized skating around the age of 9. Her synchro career started out with Synchro St. Louis then she went on to skate at the Collegiate level for Adrian College where she also attended school. During her time on Adrian Collegiate team, she was a two time Midwestern Sectional Medalist as well as a National Silver Medalist. Maddie has been coaching group classes for the past 5 years. The 2019-2020 season is her first year as an assistant synchro coach with St. Louis Synergy Synchro Skills I and Pre-Juvenile teams. Maddie graduated from Adrian College in 2018 with a bachelor of business administration degree along with a minor in psychology. Maddie is now working with a non-profit organization called College Bound STL where she is a mentor for low income, first generation Community College students.

METRO EDGE ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

Lyssa Cobb

Accepting Students: Yes
Areas of Instruction: Moves in the Field,  Freestyle, Choreography, Figures
Levels of Instruction: All levels and ages, USFS and ISI
Rinks: Brentwood 

About Lyssa

Tests passed: Senior Moves, Gold Ice Dance, 8 International dances, Intermediate Free Dance, Juvenile Free Skate, Juvenile Pairs
PSA Master Rated coach in Moves in the Field, also rated in Ice Dance, Free Skate, and Group Instruction.
2015 and 2016 Midwestern Adult Sectional,  Adult Gold Ladies - Gold Medalist
2015 Adult Nationals, Adult Gold Ladies - Pewter Medalist
Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education


Jessica Richards

Accepting Students: Yes
Areas of Instruction: Freestyle, MIF, Ice Dance, Group & Choreography
Levels of Instruction: All levels and ages. Both ISI and USFS.
Rinks: Webster

ABOUT JESSICA

Jessica has coached competitive and recreational skaters for 20 years. She has achieved her Adult Gold Dance, Novice MIF, Intermediate FS and Pre-Juvenile Pair tests with USFS. She has also participated in many ice shows, past and present, and enjoys doing choreography. Jessica continues her on-going ice training, seminars and judging.