Our Coaches

Helga Valle

World Professional Pairs Bronze Medalist with the late George Valle. Also starred with George in many International Ice shows for 17 years. Coached National & International competitors in Lake Placid, NY. Member of USFS, ISI and PSA. Senior ratings through PSA. Specializes in Freestyle, Moves in the Field, Choreography and Synchronized skating. Coaching at Clearwater Ice Arena since 1986. 40 years experience. Devoted to each skater’s goals and futures in this amazing sport. (727) 422-8008

Gail Stone Roeper

USFS Gold Medalist, USFS National Competitor, trained by World and Olympic Coaches. 30 years experience coaching Freestyle, Moves in the Field, Choreography & Dance. Member of USFS, PSA rated, ISI Gold Judge. Personal interests in psychology and motivation have helped her gain great insight into the success of each student and their own personal excellence.(727) 585-9343 willroeper@tampabay.rr.com

Vanessa Valle

Native of Lake Placid, NY. The daughter of George and Helga Valle, to whom she credits her love of skating and teaching. Also studied under Thomas Litz. Gold medalist in Senior Freestyle (at age 14) and Figure test (at age 16). She was the youngest in FL to achieve these tests. Professional show skater for 6 years. Coaching since 1998 at CIA. Member USFS, PSA and ISI. ISI Gold Judge. Demonstrates her passion for technique and choreography through her students. (727) 463-4118 valygirl88@yahoo.com

Marianne Tisch

US Gold Medalist: Freestyle, Figures, Ice Dance. Canadian Gold in Figures. B.S. Psychology from Ohio State. Coaching in Ohio, 1983-88. Performed in various Ice shows for 14 years. Coaching in FL since 2004. USFS member, PSA rated and ISI Gold Judge. My hope is to lead students to a lifelong joy of the ice, achieving dreams with discipline and determination. 813-928-6329 marisk8r@yahoo.com

Stephanie Messler

USFS Gold Medalist: Freestyle and Moves in the Field, Silver Level Ice Dancer . Certified Behavior Analyst, worked with special needs population. Coached all levels since 1998.PSA and ISI Gold Judge. Skating should be fun and come from the heart. With determination, and dedication any person can be successful in skating. 727-453-2777  Stephaniemessler@tampabay.rr.com