Learn to Skate USA Instructor
Rhea Carlson

My name is Rhea Carlson and I have been involved with figure skating, both personally and teaching, for the past 24 years!  I grew up in Coon Rapids, MN and my home club was Northern Blades National Sports Center Figure Skating Club out of Blaine.  I competed and tested for about 8 years and passed up through USFSA Juvenile level.  I continued my love of skating by teaching Learn to Skate classes in Iowa while attending college.  After my daughter Emmalee was born, I got her involved in skating too.  I continued teaching Learn to Skate classes and working with my daughter until we moved to Owatonna in June of 2016.  This past year I taught Learn to Skate classes here at the 4 Seasons Centre and over the summer decided that I wanted to take my teaching a step further by taking on private lesson students.  I am now a certified USFS Category B coach and ready to take on new students.  I am currently a Preschool teacher at Blooming Prairie Elementary School, so my career involves working with young children, and that is who I would love to start coaching.  I would like to take on students in the Learn to Skate Basic Skills levels that have a desire to improve upon what they are learning in their classes.  I love everything about skating and I want to pass my knowledge and love of the sport onto others.

Currently not taking new students for Fall 2018

Owatonna Figure Skating Club​ CoacheS 

Moves and Free Coach 
Courtney Ringhofer

Currently not taking new students

About Our Coaches and Junior Coaches

  • All are background screened by the USFSA.
  • All are registered through USFSA and have a full membership.
  • May be registered and ranked through PSA (Professional Skaters Association).
  • Attend CER (Continuing Education Requirement) Classes every year- Ethics, Sport Safety and USFSA rules.
  • Each Coach carries Coach Liability Insurance.
  • Trained in all aspects of Skating:  Hockey, Basic Skills, Dance, Power, Speed, Adult, Synchro, Pairs, Theatre on Ice, Special Olympics Badge Program and Theraputic Program.
  • Many skaters spend years on their own training to become a better skater before they pass their skills and passion along to others through teaching.

   Several clubs, such as our own, have a Junior Coaching Program. This program allows skaters that reach a certain level assist coaches with lessons. As they grow, they learn to become coaches on their own. Each Junior Coach has a mentor to guide them along their way.


Learn to Skate USA Instructor

Anne Walsh
Email: annewalsh109@charter.net 

I have been skating for 11 years.  Currently working on my Adult Silver moves and Adult Bronze freestyle. I have been coaching for 2 years now and love teaching adults and kids how to skate.

Currently taking new students

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 Learn to Skate USA Director & Coach 
Jennifer Anderson

Email: coachjenn55060@gmail.com

Current Learn To Skate USA Coordinator, Coach and Board Member.  An Alumni of OFSC (1987-1999), Jennifer joined the OFSC full time in 2009 and is a current member of the Professional Skaters Association. She has passed her Preliminary Moves-in-the Field and FreeSkate tests.  While in skating Jennifer was a competitive skater individually and also with the Blue Diamonds Synchronized skating team.   She currently lives in Owatonna and works at Gopher Sport as a Product Marketing Coordinator.  

Currently not taking new students  

Learn to Skate USA Instructor and Moves and Free Coach
Heidi Halla-Bauer