COACHES

Meet our coaches for all services on and off the ice.

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MALLORY OLSON

Head Coach & Owner

As a figure skating coach, hockey power & edge coach, and personal/group trainer, Mallory has over ten years of experience leading others to success. In addition to her coaching, she has vast experience as a program director and coordinator.

Originally from Devils Lake, ND, she now resides in Williston, ND (spent nine years in the Greater Grand Forks area). She has great knowledge on skating skills and power development for hockey athletes, dance, moves in the field, freeskate, power & edge for figure skating athletes, and also very experience in synchronized skating.

​Mallory has worked with students at all levels (beginner skaters through collegiate athletes), taking numerous figure skating athletes through their Gold Tests (one of the highest honors in U.S. Figure Skating). In addition to her own experience she draws from the many training seminars she attends, including the National Coaches College and U.S. Synchronized Skating Summit where she learns from Team USA coaches and U.S. Figure Skating head staff.

Mallory is extremely passionate about educating others on and off the ice. She believes in pushing past your limit and challenging yourself. She also believes in breaking barriers. A testament to this is Team North Dakota, the collegiate synchronized skating team she started in 2013 (non-profit organization). At the time, there were no opportunities for figure skaters to continue their skating careers with a team after high school. Team North Dakota was born under her direction and went from a non-competitive team, to two-time Midwestern Synchronized Skating Sectional Medalists (open-collegiate), to two-time National Synchronized Skating competitors (collegiate).

​In addition to her on ice training, she works with athletes off the ice through personal and team training. Mallory is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer and uses her knowledge of on ice sports combined with her knowledge of off ice training to create programs to enhance the athletic abilities of ice athletes.

Mallory provides private lessons for advanced power skating development and hockey skating skills, advanced figure skating, learn to skate and adults.

Credentials / Certifications:

  • U.S. Figure Skating Certified Coach
  • Professional Skaters Association (PSA) member
  • PSA Hockey Skating 1 Certificate
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Kids Certificate
  • U.S. Figure Skating Double Gold Medalist
  • Senior Moves in the Field, Gold Dance + 2 Internationals, Juvenile Freeskate
  • Learn to Skate Coach
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BRENNA FREED

Areas of Service:

Figure Skating & Intro to Hockey Skating Skills

Brenna, originally from Canada, joins the academy for figure skating and Learn to Skate coaching. She was a member of Skate Canada throughout her amateur career which she advanced in skills, Freeskate and Junior Silver Dance.

Brenna competed regularly and attended the Jean Norman competition, an elite competition in Canada, placing among top 3 several years. She also skated for 'Stars on Ice', the Canadian version of 'Disney on Ice'.

In her off seasons, she traveled to many Skate Schools to continue her training. She was coached by Patricia Hole and skated with Paige Lawrence and Rudi Swiegers, who were Olympic Pairs skaters in 2014 (Sochi).

Brenna coached CanSkate (Canada's version of Learn to Skate) and is looking forward to coaching again and helping young boys and girls love the sport like she does!

Outside of the rink, Brenna is a Registered Nurse in Williston, ND.

Credentials / Certifications:

  • Learn to Skate Certified Instructor & Member
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HAILEY KREIGER

Areas of Service:

Hockey Skating & Learn to Skate

Hailey is from Williston, ND. She is a recent grad and former member of the Coyotes Varsity hockey team.
Growing up, Hailey was always at the rink whether it was watching her brother play or playing herself. Hailey joined the academy to keep skating a part of her life and to share her love for skating with the area's youth. 
Currently, Hailey works with our learn to skate and intro to hockey skating athletes. Outside of the rink, she is a full time student at Williston State College pursing a secondary degree. 
Credentials / Certifications:
  • Learn to Skate Certified Instructor & Member
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SAM MILLER

Areas of Service:

Hockey Skating & Stickhandling Skills

Sam is from Williston, ND. She has been active in sports her entire life, being involved in swimming, hockey, tennis, and softball throughout the years. She competitively played hockey for over 17 years at the club, high school, and college levels.
Over the years, she has attended various camps all over ND, MN, and Canada, as well as participated in the Selects Program and Team ND.
Sam joins the academy to work with athletes on skating skills and stick handling. Outside of the rink, she is a full time Physical Therapist with Milestone Health Partners of Williston, ND. She also enjoys snowboarding, hiking and spending time with her pup, Stanley.
"I am looking forward to working with kiddos of all ages to improve their skating, stick handling, and shooting skills."

Credentials / Certifications:

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • First Aid & CPR certified
  • Learn to Skate Certified Instructor & Member

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