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Camp Directors

Peter Biver

Peter Biver is the Co-Director of Summer Camp and Co-Head Coach of Shattuck St. Mary’s Figure Skating Center of Excellence.  He is a US National and International (Poland) Coach as well as a US National Competitor in Senior Pairs.  Peter is a 6-time US Figure Skating (USFS) Gold Medalist in Skating Skills, Singles, Pairs, Compulsory Dance, Partnered Free Dance and Solo Free Dance.  He is the coach of multiple USFS Gold Medalists in Skating Skills, Singles, Pairs and Ice Dance. He specializes in the portable pole harness to assist in learning jumps and enjoys working with skaters of all ages and levels.  He toured with Holiday on Ice throughout Europe and Russia and earned a BBA degree from St. Norbert College in De Pere, WI.  Peter is guided by his passion to bring a holistic approach to each skater's development in pursuit of their potential as an athlete and artist.

Kyle Shropshire

 Coach Shropshire is a U.S. Figure Skating Double Gold Medalist and has competed at the US National Championships (Novice level).  Kyle toured with Disney on Ice as a principal performer for 6 years.  Coach Shropshire is currently the Co-Director of The Shattuck-St. Mary’s Figure Skating camp and Co-Head coach of the Shattuck-St. Mary’s Figure Skating Center of Excellence. He specializes in pole harness and jumps.

 

Guest Coaches

Week 1

POLINA EDMUNDS

2014 U.S. Olympian
2014 & 2016 U.S. Silver Medalist

2015 Four Continents Champion 

2014 & 2015 World Competitor 
2013 U.S. Junior Champion 
Host of the Iron Butterfly Podcast--all about skating!

Edmunds is the 2015 Four Continents champion, the 2014 CS U.S. Classic champion, and a two-time U.S. national silver medalist (20142016). She represented the United States at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, finishing 9th. Earlier in her career, Edmunds won two ISU Junior Grand Prix events and the 2013 U.S. National Junior title. Edmunds was in skates by two, in lessons by four. She’s a fierce competitor and mentor in the figure skating world and is looking forward to sharing her passion, expertise, and grit with Shattuck-St. Mary’s.

 

Week 2

Kim Ryan Lewis: Kim Ryan Lewis is an internationally recognized figure skating spin specialist with 45+ years of elite coaching experience. Trained by legendary coach, John Nicks, Kim formed a work ethic, competitive drive, and love for the sport in her formative years. Over the years, Kim’s passion for coaching took an organic turn toward “spin specialization”—driven in equal parts by changes in the sport AND her natural affinity for teaching spins. As judging and scoring systems elevated the importance of spins within the overall competitive outcome, other coaches, parents, and skaters took note that Kim’s students consistently outperformed other skaters when it came to spins. She became sought after by local, national, and even international coaching communities to help students of all levels improve the creativity, difficulty level, and polish of their spins. This shift in focus–from figure skating coach to “spin specialist”–has been a game changer for Kim’s career, and for the sport as well. It allows Kim to do what she does best: polishing the creativity, beauty and detail of spins–from head to toe and everything in between.

Phillip Mills: Choreographer for skaters at 23 World Championships and 6 Olympic Games, and with more than 25 U.S. National Champions in singles, pairs, and dance, Phillip Mills has been faculty for Team USA Camps, U.S. Figure Skating Coaches College, and numerous U.S. Figure Skating Judges Schools. This involvement keeps him tuned into the continued changes in figure skating. Phillip joined Carlo Fassi as the choreographer for the world-class training center at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs in 1988. He later joined Carlo again at the famous Ice Castle International Figure Skating Training Center in Lake Arrowhead, California as Choreographer and Artistic Director of Ice Castle’s International Ice Theatre. Teaming together with John Nicks in 2011, Phillip and Mr. Nicks worked together helping Ashley Wagner become the first US National Champion to repeat the title since Michelle Kwan. Phillip has also created acclaimed programs for the likes of Michelle Kwan, Sasha Cohen, Katia Gordeeva, Courtney Hicks, Tara Lipinski, Rena Inoue & John Baldwin, Calla Urbanski & Rocky Marval, Nicole Bobek, Suzie Wynne & Joseph Druar, Elaine Zayak, Tatsuki Machida, Rionna Kato, Tsao Chih-I , Michael Martinez and Jill Trenary just to name a few. For the 2017-2018 Season, Phillip choreographed programs for numerous skaters from the U.S and around the globe. In just the U.S. alone last season, he created programs for 8 National competitors in Senior Ladies, Senior Pairs, Junior Ladies, Junior Pairs, and Novice men. 

Week 3

Mariah Bell: Mariah is an American figure skater. She is the 2022 U.S. national champion, 2020 U.S. national silver medalist, and two-time U.S. national bronze medalist (2017, 2019). She is also the 2020 Skate America gold medalist, 2016 Skate America silver medalist, the 2019 Internationaux de France bronze medalist, the 2019 Rostelecom Cup bronze medalist, the 2019 CS Nebelhorn Trophy champion, and the 2016 CS U.S. International Classic silver medalist.Bell finished within the top six at four ISU Championships, with her best result being fourth place at the 2022 World Figure Skating Championships and represented the United States at the 2022 Winter Olympics.
 

Peter Zapalo: Peter is an exercise physiologist specializing in athlete high performance with extensive experience in sports medicine and return to sport following injury. He served as the Sports Science and Medicine Director of U.S. Figure Skating for nearly 10 years. A veteran of five Olympic Games (four winter, one summer), he attended the past two Olympics with U.S. Figure Skating as a part of Team USA. As an undergraduate at Johns Hopkins University, he designed video-based motion analysis software to deconstruct and teach elite figure skating jumps. In graduate school he mentored under Dr. David Smith, a world recognized expert in periodization (athlete seasonal planning).His background encompasses athlete performance, health and safety; he has experience with a variety of sports at developmental to elite levels, including figure skating, hockey, speed skating, alpine, and rugby. He is a solicited speaker at numerous professional conferences and seminars, including the ISU Sports Medicine Commission at 2018 Worlds in Milan, Italy.

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