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 Sports Center.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.

Kevin Coyne, Hockey Coordinator: KCoyne@morganparksportscenter.net

Kevin Coyne is a Chicago native who grew up playing in the southwest suburbs. Coyne started skating as a 3-year-old and began his playing career at the AA level in Orland Park. Coyne then moved on to play five years of AAA hockey at the Chicago Chill, Team Illinois and Wisconsin AAA. After completing his youth hockey, he moved on to play Tier III Junior A hockey at the Chicago Force and El Paso Rhinos. Coyne attended Becker College in Worcester, Massachusetts where we played NCAA Division III ice hockey, golf and lacrosse. Throughout his playing career Coyne worked as an instructor at Turcotte Stickhandling School, Robby Glantz International Power Skating and European Elite Hockey. Coyne has coached at every age group from mites (U8) to midgets (U18) and is currently a coach for the Chicago Blackhawks Special Hockey organization. Coyne has worked with players of all ages and playing ability to help develop fundamental skills and allow for his students to achieve mastery goals.

Ice Skating & Figure Skating Staff:

Annie Baugnet
John Gannon
Jen Krejci
Meg McDermott
Diana Melnyk
Michelle Passarelli
Danielle Wetterer

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