About Ralston Skating Academy
RSA is the premier ice skating organization of the Omaha area
hosted at the Ralston Arena in Ralston, Nebraska.
Meet Our Staff
RSA’s experienced, professional coaches are dedicated to the mastery and advancement of ice skating in every facet, from Snowplow Stops and Mohawk Turns to Gold Medals and Triple Axels.
Jason is the Director of the Ralston Skating Academy and brings 26 years of coaching experience that includes National and International competitors. Originally from New York, Jason trained with World and Olympic Coach Peter Burrows. His distinguished skating career included competing in Regional, Sectional and National Championships. Jason is a Triple Master Rated coach in Freestyle, Field Moves and Group Instruction as well as Senior Rated in Figures and Certified in Program Direction. He holds a Level 3 ranking for his students competitive achievements.
Jason serves on the Board of Governors of The Professional Skaters Association.
Christopher is excited to bring his passion of on ice sports to the Ralston Skating Academy. He began as a hockey player at age 7, and eventually followed his sister into figure skating. With the support of his family and coaches, he was able to pursue both avenues. Christopher often switched his skates throughout the day to practice both sports. His dedication payed off, as he worked his way up to the AAA level in hockey, and competed at the Regional Figure Skating Championships. Christopher's drive, and understanding of the needs of skaters in both sports, is an asset to the program. Christopher is a member of the Professional Skaters Association.
Chris is currently accepting new students.
Ally was born and raised in Bemidji, Minnesota. She has competed at the Upper Great Lakes Regional Championships numerous times, and is currently a Senior level competitor. Ally's youthful exuberance and attention to technical details are an exciting addition to the Ralston Skating Academy.
Ally is currently accepting new students.
Calie began her skating journey at the age of 7, After her 8 year competitive career, she went on to receive her Bachelor's degree in Sport Management from Bellevue University. Calie is a member of the Professional Skating Association, and strives to expand her knowledge as a coach. Life on the ice has been a passion of hers for many years, and she can't wait to share it with you!
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Megan is a Omaha native and skating has been a part of her life since she was 2 years old. She is a United States Figure Skating double Gold Medalist and has competed in several Regional Championships. Megan is excited to join the Ralston Skating Academy and to share her passion and knowledge for skating with others
Megan is currently accepting new students.
Madi is from Omaha and trained as a competitive figure skater for over seven years. She was a two time regional competitor and performed in multiple local skating shows. Madi is receiving her degree in Inclusive Early Childhood Education in May 2016. Her degree gives her a focus working with children from birth through grade three and an endorsement in early childhood special education. Madi is excited to join the Ralston Skating Academy team to share her love for figure skating along with her passion for working with young, beginning skaters.
Madi is currently accepting new students.
Maggie enjoyed training in Omaha during her childhood and adolescents. She is a seven time regional competitor and a United States Figure Skating double gold medalist. Off the ice, Maggie received her Bachelors degree in Secondary Language Arts education and her Masters degree in Secondary Education. Maggie looks forward to using her knowledge of children and education to foster a love for ice skating on and off the ice.
Klaranda comes to The Ralston Skating Academy from Kansas City. She is a United States Figure Skating Gold Medalist and a member of the Professional Skaters Association. Klaranda has competed at numerous Regional Championships. She uses her past and present competitive experience to bring a unique perspective to her coaching. Klaranda is currently pursuing an Athletic Training and Fitness/Wellness degree at Park University.
Klaranda is currently accepting new students.
Jennifer is an RSA Junior Coach. She has grown up skating in Lincoln and Omaha, and is currently a Junior level competitor. She has competed in numerous Regional Championships and continues to delight audiences in various local shows. Off the ice, Jennifer is a talented artist. We are very happy to have Jennifer as a member of our coaching staff.
Liyen is an Iowa native, but grew up training in Omaha. She received her degree in Exercise Science from Creighton University, helping her tailor each skaters training regimen, maximizing their potential. Liyen is a United States Figure Skating double gold medalist in Moves in the Field and Freestyle. She has competed in several Regional Championships and two Adult National Championships, providing her with a unique perspective and a knowledge base that will benefit skaters of all levels. Liyen is a member of the Professional Skaters Association.
Kayla is a 5 time regional competitor and a United States Figure Skating double gold medalist and a member of the Professional Skaters Association. In 2009 she was invited to join the ensemble cast of the nationally televised "Halloween on Ice" featuring Mannheim Steamroller. Off the ice, Kayla is an Art major at Metropolitan Community College, and is pursuing her certification to become a personal trainer. She is excited to join the Ralston Skating Academy where she can share her passion, knowledge and competitive experience with our skaters.
About Ralston Arena
The Ralston Arena is Omaha/Ralston’s state-of-the-art sports and entertainment venue, designed to host major sports, concerts, family shows, ice shows, and other world class entertainment. Owned and operated by the City of Ralston, construction on the arena broke ground on June 29, 2011 and doors opened in October 2012.