Kathy Janik, Skating Coordinator: KJanik@morganparksportscenter.net

Kathy Janik’s
Kathy Janik grew up skating, then coaching at McFetridge Sports Center on Chicago’s North Side. She has been coaching 13 years, is a rated coach by the Professional Skaters Association (PSA), and an adamant part of the Chicago skating community. Janik was a member of the Chicago Skates synchronized skating team from 1990-2004 and she skated Synchro competitively at the regional and national level. She joined the McFetridge coaching staff in 2002, coaching private lessons, Learn-to-Skate classes of all ages, and the Intermediate and Open Juvenile Chicago Skates teams. From 2006 – 2015 she was the Head Coach of the Northwestern University Synchronized Skating team, helping them earn their first Sectional Champion title. In 2013, Janik was named Figure Skating and Synchronized Skating Manager at McFetridge SportsCenter.Janik’s biggest accomplishments include this past season’s Silver Medal podium placement out of 30 teams at the Midwestern Sectional Championships; and how many her skaters graduate and continue to skate in college. Janik’s coaching philosophy tries to instil a love for the sport of Skating in her students, and strives to help mold not only the athlete but the person as well. She continues her growth and knowledge of the sport of skating and the International Judging System through seminars, reading, national conferences and networking at international competitions.
John Gannon, Hockey Coordinator: JGannon@morganparksportscenter.net

MG_1626 John’s experience spans 30 years, coaching for the last 20. He has worked with several organizations and previously held the position of Northwest Hockey League director for the St. Jude Knights hockey club. At the Tier III level his teams have won a championship and 2 divisions and at the Tier II level his team was a runner up in the Northern Illinois Hockey League championship. He has coached every level from learn to skate through Bantams and was named Northwest Hockey League coach of the year in 2015.

John also is a Program Manager for The First Goal Foundation and serves as an assistant coach for the Orland Vikings Tier 2 U12 Gold team. He has also worked as a volunteer instructor for the Robby Glantz power skating school. John holds his USA Hockey Level 5 Masters coaching certification and will complete his BS in Sport Management in Fall of 2018. 

Ice Skating & Figure Skating Staff:

Annie Baugnet
Jen Krejci
Meg McDermott
Diana Melnyk
Tina Nemeh
Michelle Passarelli
Danielle Wetterer
Danny Spano 

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