ROBIN SZOLKOWY, TODD SAND, JENNI MENO & CHRISTINE FOWLER-BINDER JOIN GREAT PARK ICE & FIVEPOINT ARENA COACHING STAFF
Great Park Ice & FivePoint Arena is welcoming American pair skaters Todd Sand and Jenni Meno who together have won three national titles, three medals at the World Championships, and competed in two Olympic Games; President of the Professional Skaters Association Christine Fowler-Binder; and five-time World champion, four-time European champion, 2010 and 2014 Olympic bronze medalist, four-time Grand Prix Final champion, and an eight-time German national champion Robin Szolkowy to its coaching roster.
“We are thrilled to announce that we are now coaching at the newly built, state of the art Great Park Ice Rinks in Irvine, California. We are currently focused on the training and final preparations of our pair teams for the U.S Championships at this fantastic 4-rink facility including two-time US National Champions Alexa and Chris Knierim” said Sand. “Robin, Christine, Jenni and I will work to create a top tier elite pair training center here at Great Park Ice.”
“Pairs is a unique discipline that combines strong singles skills, athleticism and artistry. I look forward to introducing young skaters to pairs as well as continuing to coach elite singles and pairs to the highest level of competition” said Meno.
“After evaluating several opportunities within the U.S., in cooperation with USFSA, I will be moving to Irvine to partner with Jenni Meno Sand, Todd Sand and Christine Binder who are currently focused on the training and final preparations of their pair teams for the U.S. Championships at this fantastic 4-rink facility including two-time US National Champions Alexa and Chris Knierim. We are excited to work together to form a team to establish an international pairs program.”
“I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to coach at Great Park Ice. The facility is state of the art, with four ice surfaces, off ice workout space and room for skaters of all levels. The rink is especially dedicated to developing a high performance pair program with instruction for beginner teams to International and World pair teams. I encourage everyone to come and experience this premier training facility - it is one of the finest in the world!