Our On Ice Coaching Team

Konstantin Kostin

Trained in Moscow, Russia, Konstantin is a two-time Latvian National Champion, five-time World Figure Skating Championships competitor and 1992 Olympian with over 20 years of coaching experience. He was the World Junior Championships Silver Medalist and a three-time European Figure Skating Championships competitor. He was the first man to land a quad at the European Championships. He was also a Senior and Junior Grand Prix Series competitor and was named USSR "Master of Sports". He holds a BA in Psychology, specializing in child psychology and education from the Moscow Sociological Institute.

Konstantin is an ISU Technical Specialist recently serving on the technical panels at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, the 2016 Figure Skating World Championships in Boston, as well as numerous European Championships, Grand Prix and Junior Grand Prix events. Konstantin is widely recognized as an expert in jump technique and overall technical skating skills for athletes of all ages and abilities.

As an elite coach, Konstantin has coached and choreographed for highly competitive skaters throughout the United States. He has developed a unique figure skater development program, based on his own training, that combines off ice jump and conditioning training with on ice skill development to maximize skater performance and build strong, healthy athletes. His skaters include numerous medalists at the Regional, Sectional, National and International levels. Konstantin's focus with his skaters is to provide a comprehensive training program that covers all aspects of elite athlete development to help them achieve success at the highest level.

Geneviève Coulombe

A former International/World Junior Pairs Competitor for Canada, Geneviève trained in Montreal under renowned Canadian Olympic and World coaches for many years. She was the Novice Pairs Gold Medalist in 1993 and 1994 as well as a National Competitor in Novice Ladies. Later in her competitive career, she competed in the pairs event at the Junior World Championships in Budapest and finished 4th at Canadian Nationals in Junior Pairs. She is also the 1994 Athlete of the Year for Quebec Province.

Geneviève has been coaching for over 18 years in both Canada and the US. She was the Director of the Sports/Study Program in Levis, Quebec from 2007-2009. She has coached numerous elite skaters at the Regional, Sectional, National and International levels in the US and Canada, including the 2015 Intermediate Ladies US Champion.

Geneviève is an expert in spin technique and skater performance and works closely with all our athletes to prepare them for success in competition. In addition to coaching on the SkateKostin team, Geneviève is responsible for creating and managing the individual on and off ice training schedules for each skater, as well as providing consultation for costume design, music selection, and media communications.

Dmitri Kazarlyga

Dmitri is a 2-time Olympic (1994 and 1998) and 6-time World Championship competitor. Trained in Kazakhstan and at the Lake Placid Olympic Center by renowned coach Natalia Dubova, Dmitri is a highly decorated ice dance competitor whose accomplishments include being a 6-time Kazakhstan Champion, 4-time Asian Championships Champion, a bronze medalist at Skate America and the gold medalist at the 1996 Asian Winter Games. Dmitri studied at the Kazakhstan National Sport and Physical Education Academy.

In his coaching career, Dmitri has developed successful ice dance teams that have competed nationally and internationally. His athletes have competed at the World Championships, European Championships, Grand Prix events and US and Canadian Nationals, including Canadian National Novice Medalists in ice dance. He also has coached multiple competitors at the regional and sectional levels.

For the SkateKostin team, Dmitri is the moves in the field and skating skills specialist, focusing on developing quality edge work and turns which are fundamental to athlete success at the competitive levels. He is a talented choreographer who works with the athletes on their program development as well.

Karen Lehmann

Karen has over ten years coaching experience, working with skaters at all levels, including National medalists. Karen has a unique and extensive background in both figure skating and in speed skating. She is an Olympic Bronze Medalist in Short Track Speed Skating, as well as a 2-time World Championship Bronze Medalist. With 9 years of elite-level training at US Olympic Training Centers across the country, Karen has an extensive knowledge of the requirements of training well-rounded competitive skaters.

Karen holds a Master’s Degree in Education and has been a teacher in secondary education for over 20 years. She has mastered teaching students with all types of learning styles and she provides the differentiated instruction necessary to help each student reach their maximum potential.

Karen works with athletes with their off-ice strength and conditioning training, as well as their on and off-ice harness training, in addition to coaching skaters on the ice through all skill development.

Our Off-Ice Partners

Colonial Figure Skating Club

Based at Nashoba Valley Olympia in Boxborough, MA, Colonial Figure Skating Club offers a wide range of figure skating training programs including learn to skate, moves in the field, freestyle, dance, pairs and synchronized skating. CFSC counts among its skaters the 2014 Juvenile Girls National Champion and the 2015 Intermediate Ladies National Champion.

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Nashoba Valley Olympia

Located on the Acton/Boxborough line with three sheets of ice, Nashoba Valley Olympia is a centrally-located training facility with ample ice time for training as well as multiple off ice rooms for dance, physical conditioning and off ice harness work.

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Lisa Ramirez

Trained in classical ballet at the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Lisa has over 10 years experience teaching ballet, pilates, stretch and general fitness/conditioning. Holding a degree in biomedical engineering with a focus on biomechanics, her focus is on building strength and flexibility in skaters safely and effectively off ice to help enhance their skating and prevent injury.

Adam Blake

Adam has an extensive background in hip hop dance, lyrical, contemporary, modern and tap and is also a talented choreographer. He has participated in choreographing for events such as Disney on Ice, the 2016 World Figure Skating Championships Opening Cermonies as well as creating show programs for a number of World, Olympic and National competitors. Adam works both on and off ice with our skaters teaching them a variety of dance styles and movements.

Michael Cook

Michael is a sports training specialist who offers a periodized off-ice training program designed for both individuals and group classes. He also offers injury evaluation and management services to our athletes as needed.

I am Yumi by Yumi Couture

Yumi Couture is known the world over for creating unique award winning costumes that can handle the physical stress of the performance while accentuating the beauty and strength of the athlete. SkateKostin International LLC works closely with Yumi to create designs that complement each individual skater to help them shine on the ice.

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Hugo Chouinard - Studio Unisons

Hugo's extensive selection of music provides our skaters with a variety of options when choosing their programs. Hugo offers custom music mix creation as well as on-demand options in a variety of genres, easily searched and available electronically. He works closely with our coaching team to guarantee professional quality music for our athletes.

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