Cristen Childs-Nowka

Amateur Achievements:

  • USFS Gold Medallist Figures and Freestyle
  • USFS National competitor
  • USFS Silver Medalist Pairs
  • USFS Pre-Gold Medallist Dance
  • CFSA Gold Medalist Figures and Freestyle
  • Have worked with the following coaches: Sundae Bafo, Ronald Ludington,Arthur Bourque, John Summers, Diane Agle, Bob Paul & Jill Shipstad, Wilma Walker and Gregg Morgan.

Professional Achievements:

  • Professional Skaters Association Continueing Education Requirments Category A 
  • Appeared in CBS "Super Skaters" television special
  • Soloist in "Ice Follies" and "Holiday on Ice"
  • Director of various local skating programs
  • Director and choreographer of several ASC Skating Shows
  • Director of ASC Summer Camps
  • Instructor of various ASC Artistry classes
  • PSA Senior Rated Freestyle skating instructor
  • PSA Senior Sports Science and Medicine Accredited
  • Attended 12 PSA Nationwide Educational Seminars since 1994

Coaching Experience:

  • Coached students from beginner through USFS and CFSA Gold Medals in Freestyle, MIF and Figures
  • Coached and choreographed Regional, Sectional, National and Junior National Competitors as well as Empire State Games Champions
  • 10 years of Jazz and Ballet training
  • Works in conjunction with ballet and artistic coaches, strength and conditioning trainers, sports psychologists, certified Pilates instructors, music editing engineers, costume designers, and visual analysis specialists to create a skater with the "overall package"

Personal Message:

  • "My love for skating and my passion for coaching continues to motivate my desire to fulfill each and every skater's individual goals and dreams. Skating should be a positive and fun experience that will help develop skills such as discipline and confidence which can be applied to all areas of a skater's life."

ASC References:

  • Missy Cane (716) 903-0543
  • Kathy Hughes (716) 632-9565