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MEET OUR LEARN TO SKATE & FIGURE SKATING DIRECTORS

TATIANA KOZMAVA / DIRECTOR, FIGURE SKATING

Tatiana has been coaching at the Atlanta Ice House since 2019 and specializes in Ice Dance, Moves in the Field, Skating Skill, and Choreography.  She is U.S. Figure Skating (USFSA) and Professional Skaters Association (PSA) certified. Tatiana is accredited in the Continuing Education Requirements (CER) and holds her certification with Safe Sport.

Tatiana's figure skating career spans over 18 years. Tatiana began skating in Kennesaw, GA at the age of 7. In 2012, she moved to New Jersey to train with Olympic ice dancers Igor Lukanin and Kristen Fraser. This established her course as a competitive international ice dancer, representing her home country of Georgia. Tatiana is a multiple-time Georgian National Ice Dance Champion and as has medaled at various international competitions.

Tatiana competed at the 2015 ISU European Figure Skating Championships and qualified for the 2015 ISU World Figure Skating Championships. In 2016, Tatiana and her partner Oleksii Shumskyi relocated to Michigan 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 went on to tour and perform across Europe with the world-famous Holiday on Ice

Tatiana Kozmava

Ale Schaich / Director, Learn to Skate

Ale has been skating for 8 years. She started in Mexico and continued when she moved to the U.S. Ale has passed all Learn to Skate levels and competed at the High Beginner level at the 2017 Peach Open, winning 2 Gold medals. Ale currently teaches LTS basic levels and holds her certification with Safe Sport 

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Atlanta Mad Hatters Skating Academy Coaching Staff

All of our Mad Hatters Skating Academy coaches are U.S. Figure Skating certified. Click here to learn more about U.S. Figure Skating coaching compliance requirements.

Guest coaches are welcome at the Atlanta Ice House upon approval from the Director of Figure Skating.

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Randy Trabing

Randy is a figure skating coach with more than 40 years experience. She comes from a skating family. Her mother Clevette Lionberger taught for 52 years. Randy and her sister Brette skated from age 2 until 17, competing in singles and dance while working through the U.S. Figure Skating testing system. Randy trained with triple gold medalist Sydney Arnold in Massachusetts and Olympic coach John Nicks in California. Randy is a current member of U.S. Figure Skating Association and Professional Skaters Association, as well as i-Coach. Randy teaches competitive singles figure skating to all ages and all levels.

Oleksii Shumskyi

Oleksii (Alexey) Shumskyi was born in Odessa, Ukraine. Alexey is certified in the Professional Skaters Association (PSA) and has accreditation in the Continuing Education Requirements (CER). He specializes in Ice Dance, Moves in the Field, Skating Skill, and Choreography.

Following a lucrative ice dance career in Ukraine, Alexey relocated to the U.S. to represent the nation of Georgia with his partner Tatiana Kozmava. Over the course of his 20 years of competitive figure skating, 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 was cast as a semi-principal in the world-famous ice show “Holiday on Ice.” He has been living in Atlanta since 2018.  

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Natalie Dayvault

Natalie began skating when she was 10 years old in Kennesaw, GA. During her ten-year competitive career, she competed four times in the South Atlantic Regional Championships, making the final round for Intermediate ladies in 2017. She achieved her first USFS Gold Medalist status in Moves in the Field when she was 16, and her second in Freestyle when she was 19.

Having only recently retired from competition, Natalie is devoted to creating a positive, engaging rink environment so that more skaters might learn to fall in love with skating the way she has.

Justin Childers

Justin grew up and began skating at the age of 9, taking lessons from Mindy Sellers and Randy Trabing. He competed at Junior Nationals in the Intermediate level and at the Sectional Championships in both the Novice and Junior levels. Justin attend the University of Delaware and continued figure skating, winning the National Collegiate Team Championships. After college, Justin taught figure skating in the New York City area while starting a new career.  Realizing that he missed skating, Justin decided to tour professionally for a few years in Europe, the U.S., and Asia. Happy to be back in Georgia and coaching, Justin recently received his USFS Gold Medalist status in Moves in the Field.

Chrissy Imperiale De Dompablo

Chrissy has over 40 years of skating experience. Within her time on the ice, she has trained with National and Olympic coaches Susan Dabney, Don Laws, and Frank Carroll. She is a USFS Freestyle Gold Medalist. Chrissy has been coaching skaters of all levels for more than 20 years. She is a Professional Skaters Association (PSA) rated member and is Hockey Power Skating certified. Previously, Chrissy served as the skating school Director of 10 years at the Marietta Ice Center.

Natalie Martin

Natalie has been skating for over 13 years. She has been assisting in the Learn-to-Skate program for four years and coaching Learn-to-Skate students for over a year. Throughout her years of skating, Natalie has competed in the South Atlantic Regionals qualifying and non-qualifying competitions through the Junior level. She achieved her USFS Gold Medal in Moves in the Field in 2017 and is currently working on her Junior freestyle test. Natalie loves to teach beginning students both jumps and spins!

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.

Tiffany Hatzikoutelis

Tiffany is a two-time U.S. Nationals competitor in ice dancing and placed top five at Eastern Sectionals. She has been skating for over 10 years and competes at the Senior level for ice dance and Novice level in ladies figure skating. Tiffany has performed in ice shows for many years and comes from a dance and musical theater background. Throughout her career, Tiffany has been coached by an Olympic gold medalist and Worlds competitor.