Our coaches

Through a combination of great leadership and tireless effort, Skating Director, Amy Frederick, the coaches and parents of Diamond City Figure Skating have built the most successful ice skating club in the history of Northeastern Pennsylvania. 

If you are interested in taking private lessons, we have several professional and highly experienced coaches on staff. For more information, please fill out the Contact Us form and we will get back to you as soon as possible! To learn more about our amazing coaches, please check out their bios below!

Amy Frederick

- More than 30 years of experience as a competitive figure skater and coach

- Guided skaters through successful programs at Keystone State Games and other regional competitions

- Fostered an excellent working relationship with the Mohegan Sun Arena and the AHL's Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (top affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins), placing skaters at numerous arena skating programs (including Stars on Ice)


Lisa Kinney

 - Member of USFSA

 - More than 10 years experience teaching Learn To Skate group lessons and private lessons

 - Enjoys teaching beginners of all ages

 - Highest test levels passed - Juvenile Free Style, 3rd Figures, and two dances on the Silver Dance Level

 - Competed in Solo Dance competitions

 - Started a skating program for Special Olympics through the Deutsch Institute 

 - Coached skaters for Special Olympics

 - Graduate of College Misericordia with a degree in elementary education

 - Teaches 3rd grade at Heights Murray School in the Wilkes-Barre Area School District

 - Resides in Sugar Notch with sons Robert, Ryan, and Kevin


 ELIZABETH HUDSON

- Started skating when she was 5 years old in Kansas City

- Competed in three Regional Championships during the 2008, 2009, and 2010 figure skating seasons

- During her years as a skater, she has passed through the Novice Moves in the Field and her Juvenile Free Skate

-Started coaching private lessons and Learn to Skate classes when she moved to Pennsylvania 3 years ago

- Before moving to Pennsylvania, she helped out with Learn to Skate classes at an ice rink in Iowa

- Coaches Freestyle, as well as Moves in the Field

- In May of 2018, she graduated from Wilkes University with her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.