Ron KravettePhone: 978-973-9510
Email Address: ronkravette@post.harvard.edu

Formal Education:
Harvard University, MA in Government
My thesis was the impact of the collapse of the Soviet Union on the politics and coaching of figure skating in the US and the world.
University of California, Irvine, BA in History
Orange Coast College, AA in Liberal Arts

Personal Profile:
Spending time with my family and our large dog is very important to me. We enjoy biking, hiking, traveling together and discussing current events. I also enjoy cheering for them at their high school activities. Away from coaching, I have taught US and World History, and US Government and Politics at the college level since 2007. I am currently in the enrollment process to pursue a Ph.D.

Number of Years Coaching: 25+

Students’ Competitive Achievements:
As a main coach, I have brought students to Junior Grand Prix events and have had numerous national medalists. As an assistant coach, I have worked on skating skills for current U.S. Olympic competitors, national senior medalists in ice dance and pairs skating, as well as the world medalist synchronized skating team of the Haydenettes.

Last 4 Years – Students’ Competitive Achievements:
As an assistant coach, over the last four years, I have worked with the U.S. Championships pairs champions in senior and lower levels, national dance teams from the senior level down, and multiple levels of singles skaters. I am also the main coach for the nationally competitive Boston University Synchronized Skating team, and have been the assistant coach for the long-time national champion synchronized team of the Haydenettes.

Disciplines / Specialties:
I specialize in skating skills, presentation, and power at any level: beginners, adults and competitors. I also specialize in dance at any level and moves in the field.

Awards / Accomplishments / Seminars:
National Technical Ice Dance Specialist
National PSA Seminar Speaker
National U.S. Figure Skating Seminar Speaker
National seminar speaker on skating skills
First person since Dick Button to graduate from a university and win a national title in the same year: 1986 U.S. Junior Dance and 1986 University of California, Irvine – History.

Affiliation with U.S. Figure Skating, PSA, ISU:
Former 5-year member of the U.S. Figure Skating Board of Directors
Member of numerous skating committees, including Grievance and Ethics

Coaching Philosophy:
To be a role model in appearance and actions both on and off the ice, and to help make my skaters better athletes and better people.

Competitive Background:
1994 U.S. Olympic Team, alternate member
7-Time U.S. Senior Dance Medalist
U.S. Olympic Festival Champion
Skate Canada Champion
Multiple International Medalist
U.S. Junior Dance Champion
World Professional Bronze Medalist
World Challenge of Champions Bronze Medalist
U.S. Open Bronze Medalist

Show History:
Performer on Champions on Ice
Performer on the Elvis Tour of Champions
Featured performer in the Skating Club of Boston’s Ice Chips show multiple times

Awards:
Winner of The Skating Club of Boston’s own sportsmanship award, the “Bobby Black Award”
Winner of the U.S. Figure Skating national sportsmanship and educational award of excellence, the “Nutra-Sweet Giving It 100%”

Additional Comments:
College professor since 2007 in the fields of US and World History and American Government and Politics.