Amanda Farkas

Personal Profile:
My competitive career began at the Skating Club of Boston. I trained here as a skater and now have been coaching here for over 25 years. Throughout my competitive career, I was a member of Team USA competing internationally, I was a six time Nationals competitor, sectional and regionals champion and collegiate medalist.
I have coached skaters at the World, International, and National level. I also have numerous skaters at the Sectional and Regional level. I love starting skaters at the Grassroots and developing their skills and techniques so that they can reach their skating goals. One of my favorite aspects of coaching is teaching the skaters how to spin!!

Formal Education:
BS in Finance from Boston University’s Questrom School of Business

Coaching Philosophy:
My philosophy as a coach is to not only coach the skaters on the ice by developing their skating skills and technique, but also instill qualities that will help them off the ice as well. As a coach, I find it very important to be positive, supportive, trusting, goal-oriented, patient and a clear communicator. I want my skaters to work hard, have a good attitude, and success will follow.

Coaching Since:

PSA Ratings:
Master rated in Freeskate

PSA Rankings:

Students’ Competitive Achievements:
Regional medalists and Sectional competitors in Junior ladies, Novice ladies, Novice Men, Intermediate men, Intermediate ladies, Juvenile Boys.
Secondary coach and Spin coach to World competitors, International medalists and competitors, and National Champions and medalists.

Last 4 Years – Students’ Competitive Achievements:
Regional medalists and Sectional competitors in Junior ladies, Novice Men, Intermediate Men, and Juvenile Boys.

All aspects of singles skating from jumps, skating skills, moves in the field, and specialize in spins

Competitive Background:
International competitor
6 time National competitor
Sectional Champion
Regional champion
National Collegiate Medalist

Show History:
An Evening with Champions
Ice Chips
Director of Salvation Army show for 25 years to raise money for homeless children

Coaching Awards, Accomplishments & Seminars:
Invited to teach spins at a National seminar with World-level coaches.

Skating Awards, & Accomplishments:

Affiliation with U.S. Figure Skating, PSA, ISU:
Member, U.S. Figure Skating
Member, PSA