Meet Coach Kim

Kim Ryan has been coaching figure skaters in the Pacific Northwest and across the country for more than 40 years. A former competitive skater herself, Kim trained under John Nicks – renowned coach of Olympic skaters such as Ashley Wagner, Sasha Cohen and Tai Babilonia and Randy Gardner. Kim has competed at the national as well as regional level and she understands the commitment and dedication required to achieve your figure skating goals.

In 2005, after many years of teaching all elements of a balanced program, Kim decided to focus her skills on the discipline that had always been at the core of her strength as a coach and created Spinergy – a focused and energized approach to both the art and mechanics of spinning.

Kim’s instructional style embodies her philosophy of providing an energetic and supportive environment where students can learn dynamic new spin techniques. Through collaboration with partnering freestyle coaches and clubs, Spinergy complements the skaters overall training program. .

Although based in the Pacific Northwest, Kim uses the technology of FaceTime video chat to instruct students around the globe. She also provides private lessons and Spinergy seminars at local rinks and in other locations by prior arrangement (learn more)

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Kim’s Credentials

  • Coached Regional, Sectional, Jr. National, and International competitors
  • Coached through Senior test  levels of Figures , Freestyle and Moves in the Field
  • Member of USFSA, PSA and ISI
  • PSA rated
  • 2016 PSA Presentor
  • Nominated for PSA Coach of the Year 2015