The Elite Skating Academy “ESA” is for beginner-advanced level skaters who want to progress quicker than traditional recreational classes offer.

ESA offers 30 minutes of targeted off ice training and a 30 minute semi-private lesson with a highly qualified coach each week.  The curriculum is geared towards developing well-rounded competitive figure skaters.

ESA’s curriculum is fluid and ensures individualized attention from elite and Olympic caliber coaches.  The Elite Skating Academy is overseen by World and International Coach, Mathew Gates.  Coach Mathew has developed many young skaters from the beginning up to the World and Olympic level.

Andriy Kyforenko, former Jr World Competitor and Ukrainian Champion is co-head coach of Elite Skating Academy. Coach Mathew, Coach Andriy, and all ESA coaches offer invaluable guidance and direction for each individual skater.

*Scholarships available for boys ages 5-10 years old.  Please see scholarship application.

ESA Director/Head Coach:

Mathew Gates:

World, International & Olympic

Coach & Choreographer

ESA Co-Head Coach:

Andriy Kyforenko:

Jr World competitor & Ukrainian

Jr Champion