Our first pairs lesson was AMAZING. It was long and informative and we will be able to spend weeks practicing (but not perfecting) many of the exercises and tips we got from our new pairs coach Chris Anders and his partner Melinda Seable.
Here is our first lesson, below some info on our coaches.
Chris Anders was born and raised in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and has been skating since the age of 6. He originally started as an Artistic Roller skater, and competed at Nationals in Dance, Singles, and Pairs. Chris switched to ice skating at the age of 13. He is a two-time National competitor in Pairs, and a triple gold medalist, having earned his gold medal in Moves in the Field, Singles, and Pairs.
Chris transitioned from competing to show skating in 2007, becoming a Principal Performer for Disney on Ice for over seven years. He coached at Planet Ice before its closure, and then at Eagles Ice Arena, teaching both Learn to Skate classes and private lessons. Besides skating, Chris has been active in local theater at Coeur d'Alene High School, as a student, and at Lake City Playhouse.
comes to Frontier Ice Arena with over 30 years of skating experience. Competing for the Santa Rosa Figure Skating Club, Melinda was a 5-time National competitor in synchronized skating. She was an instructor at Snoopy’s Home Ice and was the Skating School Director at Ice Capades Chalet in Palos Verdes, CA. As a performer, Melinda toured the world for over 12 years as performance director, principal understudy, and ensemble skater for Disney on Ice,
Holiday on Ice, Willy Bietak Productions, Rosstyn Ice Shows, Wilma Leary Ice Productions, Woodstock Ice Productions, and Feld Entertainment.