Matt Savoie Phone: 309-453-3108
Email Address: matt.savoie@gmail.com

Formal Education:
Juris Doctor, Cornell Law School
Master of Urban Planning, University of Illinois
BA in Political Science, summa cum laude, Bradley University

Personal Profile:
I retired from competitive skating in 2006 in order to attend law school, although I continued to perform and coach until I graduated in 2009. After graduating, I spent over four years practicing law in the Boston area. I worked as a staff attorney at PTC Inc. in Needham until 2010, and then as an associate attorney at Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP in Boston before deciding to return to coaching in 2014. When I’m not at the rink, I enjoy spending time at home and outdoors with my husband and our dog, Nutmeg.

Began Coaching in 2000

Last 4 Years – Students’ Competitive Achievements:
Regional and Sectional Competitors

Disciplines / Specialties:
Free skating, skating skills, moves in the field and choreography

Awards / Accomplishments / Seminars:
Conducted club seminars and clinics in several midwestern and northeastern states

Holds U.S. Figure Skating Gold Test and sectional competition judging appointments (inactive) in singles and pairs skating

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

Athlete Member of the U.S. Figure Skating Sanctions and Eligibility Committee

Former ISU Single and Pairs Skating Technical Committee Member from 2006 to 2010

Coaching Philosophy:
Skating can impart discipline and inspire creativity that promotes excellence in school and other personal endeavors. I aim to help skaters of all ages and levels to appreciate our sport in this way, to mindfully balance skating goals with academic, family and other commitments and to find success and fulfillment in the sport based on their individual aspirations.

Competitive Background:
2006 U.S. Olympic Team Member
3-Time World Team Member (2002, 2004, and 2006)
3-Time U.S. Bronze Medalist (2001, 2004, and 2006)
2006 ISU Four Continents Championships Bronze Medalist
2000/2001 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final Bronze Medalist
2000 World Junior Figure Skating Championships Bronze Medalist
1997 U.S. Junior Figure Skating Champion