Matthew Lind

Professional Profile:
I began teaching and choreographing in 1999 while still competing myself. The first program I ever created was for the reigning Jr. World Champion at the time. I took my 3rd primary student to the National Championships at the intermediate level. I’ve volunteered as a steering committee member and later as an adult advisor for the Boston and Merrimack Valley Alliances of LGBT Youth.

Formal Education:

Coaching Philosophy:
I’ve had the privilege of working with some of the best coaches in figure skating from all over the world. Having worked with top coaches from the United States, Canada and Russia, I believe in a tailored approach that provides the best individualized solutions for each skater.

Coaching Since:

PSA Ratings:
Certified – Freeskate

PSA Rankings:

Students’ Competitive Achievements:
Regional, Sectional and National medalists

Last 4 Years – Students’ Competitive Achievements:

Disciplines / Specialties:
Singles, Choreography, Dartfish Video Review, IJS Consulting, Packaging, Pole Harness

Competitive Background:
3 Time U.S. National Medalist
U.S. Senior International Team Member
North American Challenge Junior Champion (2002 Vancouver, BC)
U.S. Novice National Champion (2001 Boston, MA)
Competed Internationally in the U.S., Canada, Italy, Finland and Slovenia

Show History:
For three years, served as the Artistic Director for Ice Chips: Show of Champions. In this time oversaw the largest and longest running skating show in American history. Shows featured skaters like Javier Fernandez, Gracie Gold, Mirai Nagasu, Jason Brown and for the first time in Ice Chips history, a live vocalist Jelani Remi who currently stars as “Simba” in Broadway’s The Lion King.

Coaching Awards, Accomplishments & Seminars:
Founder, Staycation Challenge – Provided free, inclusive programing for skaters during the COVID-19 pandemic with over 6,000 views in 12 weeks. Including interviews and discussion with skaters like Scott Hamilton, Brian Orser, Kaetlyn Osmond, Kurt Browning, Jason Brown, Sandra Bezic and more.

Skating Awards, & Accomplishments:

Affiliation with U.S. Figure Skating, PSA, ISU:
National Singles Technical Specialist, U.S. Figure Skating
Faculty, National Development Team, U.S. Figure Skating
Member, Coaches Committee, U.S. Figure Skating
Member, U.S. Figure Skating
Member, PSA