COACHES

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Notable Coaching:

  • Midwest Synchronized Skating Sectional Championship Gold Medalists (2015, 2016)
  • Midwest Synchronized Skating Sectional Championship Silver Medalists (2014, 2017)
  • Midwest Synchronized Skating Sectional Championship Bronze Medalists (2014)
  • U.S. Synchronized Skating National Championship Competitors (2016, 2017)
  • 16 Gold Medalist Tests Passed (Dance, Moves in the Field, Solo Free Dance)
  • Director & Synchronized Skating Coordinator of East Grand Forks Parks and Rec / Northern Lights Figure Skating Club program (2013-2020)
  • Power Hockey Camp (2018, 2019)
  • Guest power & edge coach at different facilities and team sessions (2018, 2019, 2020).

MALLORY OLSON

DIRECTOR & HEAD COACH

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. She has great knowledge and experience coaching skills in Learn to Skate group lessons, figure skating and hockey private & group lessons (skating skills, power & edge, freestyle, moves-in-the-field, dance, solo freedance, choreography and more), synchronized skating team development, dance partner services and camps, seminars and workshops.

Mallory has worked with students at all levels, 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).

Mallory works with athletes at all ages (she has worked with athletes 3 years old through collegiate). She especially loves working with teams and enhancing skills as a group: synchronized skating and hockey power & edge. She provides hockey power camps and has worked with teams via camps and contracted regular sessions.

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 with CrossFit Vokse (Williston, ND) 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.

Credentials / Certifications:

  • U.S. Figure Skating Certified Coach
  • Professional Skaters Association (PSA) member
  • USA Hockey Member
  • PSA Hockey Skating 1 Certificate
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

Contact Mallory today:

Cell: 701.351.6946

Email: okaskatingacademy@gmail.com

ASSISTANT COACHES

additional coaches for various programs, camps, etc.

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