COACHING STAFF | MADHATTERS SKATING ACADEMY

Directors

TATIANA KOZMAVA

DIRECTOR,  MADHATTERS SKATING ACADEMY

During her figure skating career of over 20 years, Tatiana became a multiple-time Georgian National Ice Dance champion, competed and medaled at various international competitions representing her home country of Georgia, and received her USFS Gold Medal in Moves in the Field.

Tatiana began skating in Kennesaw, GA, when she was seven years old. In 2012, she moved to New Jersey to train with Olympic ice dancers Igor Lukanin and Kristen Fraser, establishing her course as a competitive international ice dancer. In 2015, she competed at the International Skating Union (ISU) European Figure Skating Championships and qualified for the 2015 World Figure Skating Championships. 

Tatiana and her partner Oleksii Shumskyi relocated to Michigan in 2016 to train with world-renowned ice dance coach Igor Shpilband and his team. Under their guidance, they competed at the 2017 ISU European Figure Skating Championships and the 2017 ISU World Figure Skating Championships. 

After retiring from competitive skating, Tatiana toured professionally across Europe with Holiday on Ice. In 2018, she returned to Georgia to continue her education and has been coaching at the Atlanta Ice House since 2019. Tatiana specializes in Ice Dance, Moves in the Field, Skating Skill, and Choreography.

RAYMOND KALRA

DIRECTOR, LEARN TO SKATE
In the last 15 years, Raymond Kalra has worked with some of the greats in his hockey career. National championships, league championships and many wins under his time with these coaches. Trained by Sean Bernhardt and Yan Kaminsky, Kalra has been trained to skate by the best. Kalra began skating in Kennesaw, GA when he was three years old, trained in the Learn to Skate USA program.

Kalra joins the Madhatters Skating Academy to bring his administrative and creative ideas to the program as well as expanding the program and the hockey side of the program as well.

Coaches

Oleskii (Alexey) Shumskyi

Oleksii was born in Odesa, Ukraine. Following a lucrative ice dance career in Ukraine, he relocated to the U.S. to represent the nation of Georgia with his partner Tatiana Kozmava. Within the U.S., Alexey trained in New Jersey, Michigan, and Atlanta under the guidance of world-renowned coaches. Within his 20 years of competing experience, he participated in the 2017 ISU World Championships, 2017 ISU European Championships, became a multiple-time national Ukrainian champion, 2-time Georgian national champion, two-time Junior Grand Prix Final participant, 3-time Junior World Championship participant (earning 8th place in 2010), and won medals in various international competitions. After retiring from competitive figure skating, Alexey toured professionally across Europe with Holiday on Ice. He has been coaching at the Atlanta Ice House since 2019. Alexey has master’s degrees in Physical Rehabilitation and Professional and Olympic Sport. He specializes in Ice Dance, Moves in the Field, Skating Skill, and Choreography.

Chrissy Imperiale De Dompablo

Chrissy has over 40 years of skating experience, including 20+ years coaching skaters of all levels. She trained with National and Olympic coaches Susan Dabney, Don Laws, and Frank Carroll. Chrissy previously served as the skating school director at the Marietta Ice Center. In addition to being a Professional Skaters Association (PSA) rated member, Chrissy is also Hockey Power Skating certified.

Stephanie Williams

Melissa McMenemy

Melissa is originally from Tampa, Florida where she started skating 20+ years ago and is a USFS Gold Medalist. Melissa is an active member of USFS and PSA. She has qualified and competed twice at Adult Nationals by winning Sectionals in 2016 and placing 3rd in 2019. Melissa has been coaching since 2004 and coaches all levels and power skating

Randy Trabbing

Randy has more than 40 years of coaching experience. She trained with Olympic coach John Nicks in California and tripled gold medalist Sydney Arnold in Massachusetts. Randy competed in singles and dance while working through the U.S. Figure Skating testing system. In addition to her U.S. Figure Skating (USFS) compliance, she is i-Coach certified. Randy teaches competitive freestyle skating to all ages and levels.

Andrea Phillips

Andrea Phillips has been a figure skating coach since 2005. She is qualified to teach all levels of figure skating up to singles Junior and Adult Gold in United States Figure Skating (USFS). She is also certified in the Professional Skaters Association (PSA) and has a basic accreditation in the Continuing Education Requirements (CER). Andrea was the 2009 Atlanta Figure Skating Club Adult Skater of the year, and the 2012 Georgia Figure Skating Club Adult Skater of the year. She has competed in the South Atlantic Regional Competition and passed both the Adult Gold Moves in the Field and Freestyle levels. She worked with Barbara Wagner, Canadian Olympic gold medalist, for 20 years. She has B.S. in Integrative Studies from Kennesaw State University. 

Tina Marie Webb

Tinamarie Imperiale-Webb began competitively figure skating in Marietta, Georgia in the 1980's; skating at "Parkaire Olympic Ice" . During that time she trained with national level coaches and skaters and competed in many competitions... Not only did she compete in the 2nd Annual ISIA National Championships, she was honored to be selected to be the rink mascot, "The Parkaire Polar Bear." For many years no one knew who the bear was, until Tinamarie's last competition at the age of 21 where she actually competed a spotlight program in the outfit.. what a shock it was to all. Tinamarie is a Certified U.S Figure Skating Coach and Learn To Skate USA Basic Skills Instructor, (including Safe Sport Certified) which enables her to provide students with an approved method of teaching that makes learning how to skate safe, fun and rewarding. Her coaching focuses on both recreational and competitive skaters from the beginner to advanced levels in both private and group instruction settings. Tinamarie loves introducing figure skating to children and adults, and has a proven special ability to make learning light and fun keeping young skaters excited from the time they begin lessons until the time they have reached their goals.

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Justin Childers

Justin began skating at the age of nine. He competed at the Junior Nationals at the Intermediate level and the Sectional Championships at both the Novice and Junior levels. Justin won the National Collegiate Team Championships with the University of Delaware. He toured professionally in Europe, Asia, and the U.S. and coached in the New York City area before relocating to the Atlanta Ice House. Justin is a USFS Gold Medalist in Moves in the Field.

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Natalie Martin

Natalie has been skating for over sixteen years. She has competed at the South Atlantic Regionals qualifying and non-qualifying competitions through the Senior level. Natalie is a USFS Gold Medalist in Moves in the Field. Natalie has been coaching for six years and loves to teach beginning students both jumps and spins!

Megan Muzy

Megan is originally from Findlay, Ohio where she began skating at the age of 4. She is a USFSA Gold Medalist in Moves in the Field, Novice Freeskate and Solo Free Dance level, and Pre-Gold Pattern Dance level. Megan attended Adrian College where she skated on their synchronized and figure skating teams. While at Adrian she has skated on their Collegiate (captain) and Senior level synchro teams. Megan is a 2 time National Silver Medalist and a Team USA athlete. While on the Intercollegiate Figure Skating team, she is a National Silver Medalist in Novice Solo Free Dance and her team placed 3rd and 4th overall. Megan has been coaching Learn to Skate and private lessons since 2015