Nantucket Skating Club Head Coach
After 13 years of amateur skating, Kristin DeFrancisci turned to coaching. During her amateur years, she
competed in several competitions across the country and Europe. She earned 9 National medals at the juvenile, intermediate
and junior levels of synchronized skating and the silver cup in Louviers, France. In addititon to synchronized skating,
Kristin has experience in singles skating as an intermediate lady, ice dancing at the pre-silver level, school figures, and
even varsity ice hockey. Kristin's passion for coaching comes from her amazing experiences she had as an amateur.
During her years of coaching, she has coached skaters through the novice level, and has started the synchronized skating
program here at the Nantucket Skating club. Kristin lives on the Cape with her husband and two children.
Belinda Dorn Yancy
Belinda Yancy began skating at the Washington Figure Skating Club at the age of 8. During her eight
years of training, she tested in USFSA school figures and freestyle and competed in numerous competitions. Her love
of the sport was rekindled after attending the 2002 World Figure Skating Championships in Washington, DC. She is one
of the lead coaches for the Learn to skate program and the assistant coach of the Nantucket Island Waves synchronized skating
team. Belinda has lives on Nantucket with her two children who also love to skate.
Gina toured with Disney On Ice-Snow White Show with
Boston Ice Theater. Local area shows and performances (i.e.; the opening of the Frog Pong in Boston).
Laura, a National/ International ranked figure skating coach has been involved in figure skating
for 35 years. As of now she is the youngest skater in the United States to have passed her preliminary figure test,
on her fifth birthday. Laura is a three time nationally ranked ice skater for the U.S. team and is also a gold medalist
in figures and freestyle. As a coach, she has brought her students to the National championships and international competitions
in which one of her students was an alternate to the World Team. Laura also had a student place second in figures at
the National Championships. In 1997, Laura had the great honor to have been asked to work with Brian Boitano on his
televised Ice Skatign shows which also included Brian Orser, Michelle Kwan, Elvis Stoyko and many more.
Nantucket Ice current weekly schedule.