The Detroit Skating Club boasts one of the strongest coaching staffs in the world. Over seventy-five percent of the staff are either former international or world class skaters or have coaching experience at the national, international, world and Olympic level of competitive skating.

Lori Pesta

Resident Coach
(248) 880-8358 | loripesta@hotmail.com

Lori is a former Disney on Ice principal solo and pair understudy. She has over 20 years of coaching experience through senior moves and freestyle. She enjoys developing skaters at all ages and levels.

Yuka Sato

Resident Coach
(248) 673-2185

Yuka is a Gold medalist in freeskate. 1994 Ladies World champion and 1992 and 1994 Olympic Team member. She has been a Resident coach since 1998. She is a National, International, World and Olympic coach and choreographer.

Cindy Silk NSCA-CPT

Off-Ice Professional
(586) 822-3700 | silky913@comcast.net

Cindy was a National & International Champion in the sport of judo. She taught at DSC for over 15 years and worked at a physical therapy clinic for 10 years. She is a NSCA Certified Personal Trainer and also holds a National certification in Sport and Therapeutic Massage. Cindy has experience training high level and professional athletes in a variety of sports.

Brooke Sloan

Resident Coach
(248) 332-3000 ext. 103 | dscsk8coach1@gmail.com

Brooke is PSA rated since 1990. She passed Junior Freeskate, 7th Figure and Pre-Gold Dance tests. She has coached competitive skaters through USFS and Canadian figures, freeskate and Senior moves. She is a National, International and World Synchronized Skating coach. Brooke serves on the Synchronized Skating International Committee. She is also the Program Director of our Evolution Synchronized Skating teams.

Jodie Tasich

Resident Coach
(248) 738-0417

Jodie is a former National and International level competitor. She has over 22 years of coaching experience. She has choreographed programs and helped train and develop skaters to National, International and World level. She also has a Bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Michigan. She enjoys developing young skaters of all levels into athletes and skaters while helping them to achieve their individual goals.

Gabe Woodruff

Resident Coach
(517) 230-5530 | gabewoodruff@yahoo.com

Gabe is a triple Gold medalist in Freestyle, Moves in the Field and Pairs. He is a 5-time National competitor, International competitor and a National Bronze medalist in Pairs. He is a National coach with over 12 years of coaching experience.


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