Linda Blount

Personal Profile:
Linda Blount has been a member of The Skating Club of Boston for over 40 years together with her sister Jennifer Blount as well as her mother Karen and her father, Club President, Joe Blount. As a skater, she skated competitively for 7 years and qualified for the Sectional and U.S. Championships. She is a triple gold medalist in Free Skating, Moves in the Field and Figures.

As a coach for over 35 years, Linda has trained skaters at Regional, Sectional, National and International events. She is a triple PSA Master Rated coach in Free Skating, Moves in the Field and Group, Senior Rated in Figure and hold a PSA ranking of Level IV. Linda is also a PSA ratings examiner for Free Skating and Moves in the Field. This past season, Linda was nominated for the PSA Presidents Excellence Award and was also awarded the PSA Walter and Irene Muehlbronner Scholarship.

Over her 40 years as a member of The Skating Club of Boston, she has volunteered in numerous events which include World, U.S. and Synchro Championships. She has also enjoyed her role as the Stage Manager for the Club’s annual show, Ice Chips, for several years.

Formal Education:
Mount Saint Charles Academy

Coaching Philosophy:
Learn the basics well, you never know what you can become. Be the best you can be be at whatever you choose.
Never give up on yourself.

Number of Years Coaching:
1981

PSA Ratings:
PSA Master Free Skate Instructor
PSA Master Moves in the Field Instructor
PSA Master Group Instructor
PSA Senior Figure Instructor

PSA Rankings:
PSA Ranking IV

Students’ Competitive Achievements:
Sectional competitors Intermediate – Senior Free Skating and Junior – Senior Figures
National competitors in Novice Free Skating and Junior and Senior Figures
International competitor Junior Men Free Skating

Last 4 Years – Students’ Competitive Achievements:
Open, Regional and Collegiate competitors

Disciplines / Specialties:
Free Skating, Moves in the Field, Group Classes, Adult

Competitive Background:
7 time Regional competitor Juvenile – Senior
2 time Sectional competitor and Intermediate Ladies Medalist and Junior Ladies Medalist

Show History:
Stage Manager, Ice Chips
Academy Choreographer, Ice Chips (Since Ice Chips 2001)
Boston Ice Theater with Elin Schran

Coaching Awards, Accomplishments & Seminars:
PSA ratings examiner for Free Skating and Moves in the Field
Nominated for the PSA Presidents Excellence Award
Awarded the PSA Walter and Irene Muehlbronner Scholarship

Skating Awards, & Accomplishments:

Affiliation with U.S. Figure Skating, PSA, ISU:
PSA ratings examiner for Free Skating and Moves in the Field
Past Co-Host for PSA Seminars and the PSA Boston Conference