Over 165 years

total ice skating experience of our coaches


Elena Buyanova

  • Soviet figure skater, coach
  • First Soviet ladies’ single skater who won a medal at World and Europe Championships, five-time USSR champion
  • The youngest soviet athlete to have ever participated in the Olympics in the history of the USSR. 

Elena Garanina

  • Soviet figure skater, student of Tatiana Tarasova, performed with Igor Zavozin in ice dancing competitions
  • USSR Master of Sports of International Level
  • Silver Medalist of USSR Championship in 1978.
  • Champion of Winter Student Games 1981 in ice dancing
  • Trained under the guidance of Tatiana Tarasova


Valeriy Spiridonov

  • Master of Sports of International Level, Coach for ice dancing and single figure skating, Coach of World Champions and Olympic contestants
  • Trained under the guidance of Stanislav Zhuk
  • Ice experience – 55 years
  • Coach experience – 30 years

Alexander Uspenskiy

  • Russian figure skater
  • Russia’s national team coach
  • Coach at CSKA Sports School of Olympic Reserve named after Stanislav Zhuk 
  • Coach of Maxim Kovtun, Elena Rodionova and Artur Gachinskiy
  • Ice experience – 25 years
  • Coach experience – 9 years

Nikita Cheban

  • Master of Sports of Russia
  • Competitor of World Championship and Junior Grand Prix
  • Medalist of American championship
  • Ice experience – 20 years
  • Coach experience – 5 years

Denis Petrov

  • Coach at Figure Skating League
  • Student of Maxim Zavozin, national coach of Russia stroking technique
  • Master of the original teaching technique for stroking, one of its kind in the world
  • Physical Education specialist
  • Ice experience – 20 years
  • Coach experience – 7 years