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Justin Morrow


  • B.A. Liberal Studies; Mathematics; and Secondary Education Certification - Seton Hill University

Notable Skating Achievements:

  • US Figure Skating Gold Medalist in Freestyle 

  • USFS Gold Medalist in Ice Dance 

  • USFS Gold Medalist in Free Dance

  • USFS Gold Medalist in Skating Skills

  • Team USA International Competitor 

  • Three-time US Regional Champion; US Sectional medalist; Two-time US National Medalist; National competitor through Senior/Championship level

  • 2006-2010 Lake Placid Ice Dance Champion

  • 2010 US Nationals and Olympic Trials in Spokane, Washington

  • 2018 ISI Worlds Gold Medalist

  • Performed in Ice Shows and Charity Benefits across the US alongside notable World and Olympic Champions (including Kurt Browning, Mirai Nagasu, Lucinda Ruh)

  • Continues to perform both solo and with his students in both freestyle and ice dance in various Exhibitions/Shows across NY

Training History:

  • Fully developed a well-rounded approach to both the technical and artistic sides of skating via an irreplaceable exposure to the diverse array of coaching styles from the following local, National, World, and Olympic skating professionals in various parts of the US over 17 years: Glenn Ziehnert, Debbie LaBombard, Natalia Dubova, Charles Sinek & Beata Handra, Inese Bucevica, Robert Mock


Coaching Experience:

  • 15+ years coaching students of all ages from beginner (Basic Skills) through Gold (Senior) tests; training competitors from Basic Skills to National events

  •  20+ years experience partnering ice dance

  •  Shares 25+ years of skating experience daily in Group, Semi-Private,   Private, and Off-ice training with students across NY, VT, and MA

  • Former Professional Instructor at Sport-O-Rama in NY, Skylands Ice World in NJ, Rostraver Ice Gardens in PA, Planet Ice in PA, Palisades Center Ice Rink in NY 

  • Current Professional Instructor at Saratoga Springs Ice Rink, Capital Ice Arena, Albany County Hockey Facility, Schenectady County Recreational Facility, and Bethlehem YMCA in NY

Notable Student Achievements:

  • Gold+ medalists in both freestyle and dance in beginner to Senior levels in various local and national competitions across NY, VT, MA, CT, SC, and MI, including National Solo Dance Series, Empire State Games, Lake Placid Ice Dance Championships, ISI Worlds, Charleston Open, Colonial Open, Southern Connecticut Open; as well as participating in various other Excel Series competitions and Adult Championships

  • Several Gold level tests passed in Compulsory Dance, Free Dance, Solo Free Dance, Skating Skills; Silver Freestyle 

  • Multiple international medalists representing Team USA internationally 

  • Several Junior Worlds competitors

Coaching Philosophy:

Figure Skating should always be regarded as much an art as it is a sport. While we strive for proper technique, we must not forget the beauty of such movement and its limitless potential for one's self-expression and self-worth. Cultivating personality in such an art form strikes a healthy balance with the discipline and hardwork necessary to ascend skating at its highest level. This sense of fulfillment and achievement is a feeling that we should aspire to have our students experience as often as possible. In tandem, lies the importance of atmosphere and mental health. Positivity and encouragement should always be fostered; and a sense of community not to be underestimated. It is important for a skater to have a multi-faceted support system among not just parents and coaches -- but also peers-- to cultivate his or her full potential.

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