Fred Palascak

Fred Palascak

Personal Profile:
As an amateur skater: 7-time US National Competitor, 2-time US National medalist in both Singles and Pairs. As a professional skater: performed in over 25 countries, including multiple appearances in both television and feature films. Now as a professional coach: coach of medalists in both Singles and Pairs, at Regional, Sectional, National, and International events.

Along with my wife Melanie Lambert, we are the developers and head coaches of East Coast Edge. East Coast Edge is a team a coaches and skaters, who work together to create individualized training programs for athletes to achieve their greatest potential.

Formal Education:
BA in Secondary Education (Mathematics), Boston College (1998)

Coaching Philosophy:
I am committed to all my athletes achieving excellence in skating and life, through a focus on: goal setting, open-communication, and hard work. My coaching team follows an “athlete centered – coach driven – parent supported” approach.

Coaching Since:
1994

PSA Ratings:
Certified Free Skating, Certified Pair, Certified Moves, Registered Group

PSA Rankings:
Level IV

Students’ Competitive Achievements:
New England Regional Competitors (Juvenile through Junior, Singles)
Eastern Sectional Medalists (Juvenile through Junior, Pairs)
US National Medalists (Juvenile through Junior, Pairs)
Junior Youth Olympic Medalists (Junior Pairs)

Last 4 Years – Students’ Competitive Achievements:
New England Regional Competitors (Juvenile through Junior, Singles)
Eastern Sectional Medalists (Juvenile through Junior, Pairs)
US National Medalists (Juvenile through Junior, Pairs)
Junior Youth Olympic Medalists (Junior Pairs)

Disciplines:
Free Skating, Pairs, Pole-Harness, Power & Edge, Moves in the Field, and Off-Ice (Jump technique, Strength, and Spinner)

Competitive Background:
2016 U.S. Open Professional Figure Skating Championships
2-time U.S. Figure Skating National Medalist (Singles and Pairs)
7-timeU.S. Figure Skating National Competitor (Singles and Pairs)

Show History:
ABC’s “Skating with the Stars” televisions series, Season One Champion
Torvill and Dean’s “Dancing On Ice”, television series and live tour
12 years as principle performer (Holiday On Ice, Disney On Ice, Royal Caribbean Cruise Ships, Elvis Stoiko’s “Rock the Ice” Tour, “Stars on Ice”, German Tour)
Stunt double for feature film, “The Cutting Edge 4”

Coaching Awards, Accomplishments & Seminars:
2020 PSA Developmental Coach of the Year, Nominee
2020 Junior Youth Olympics, Team USA Coach
2019 PSA President’s Award of Excellence, winner
2012-present The Skating Club of Boston Skating Academy Summer Camp, Head Coach

Skating Awards, & Accomplishments:

Affiliation with U.S. Figure Skating, PSA, ISU:
2019-present Pairs Development and Technical Committee, member
2018-2019 Pairs Development Subcommittee, member
1996-97 Athletes Advisory Committee, member
Member, U.S. Figure Skating
Member, PSA