Olga Ganicheva and Aleksey Letov are two of the top figure skating coaches in the United States. After being named the Developmental Coaches of 2016 (and nominated a total of four times!) by the Professional Skaters Association, Olga and Aleksey continue to curate some of the nation’s top talent. The husband-and-wife duo center their training around fostering trust, respect and emphasizing the importance of family in an athlete’s life.
As an athlete, Aleksey trained in Moscow at the Central Army Sports Club, popularly referred to as the “Red Army”. Among the legendary coaches in the figure skating program was Stanislav Zhuk who, after an impressive career as a pair’s skater, led his pupils to a combined 67 gold, 36 silver, and 35 bronze medals at the Olympic Games, the World Championships, and European Championships.
After a notable competitive career, Olga and Aleksey spent six years traveling the world as principal show performs. In doing so they continued to grow as athletes, working with and learning from some of the best in the figure skating and entertainment industries. In 2020, Olga and Aleksey took a leap of faith and decided to relocate from Texas to Boston to direct the High Performance Program at The Skating Club of Boston.
Olga and Aleksey enjoy working with all levels of athletes .
Masters Degree from the Russian University of Sports
We fully believe in the importance of the relationship between the athlete, the coach, and the parent. It is our mission to create a family-oriented atmosphere where success in the sport hinges on strong support and respect of athletes from all aspects. Our job is not just to assist athletes in achieving their fullest potential, but to create strong, positive individuals who can thrive on and off the ice.
CER Category A
Students’ Competitive Achievements:
30 U.S. Championships medalists
12 Team USA international competitors
6 ISU National medalists
Disciplines / Specialties:
Singles, Pairs, Choreography, Jumps, Spins, Performance, Moves in the Field, Off-Ice Conditioning, Skating Skills
Russian National Competitor
6+ Years of international show experience as a principal skater
Principal skater at the opening ceremony for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City
Coaching Awards, Accomplishments & Seminars:
2016 PSA Developmental Coach of the Year
Jump On It! Training Camp Presenters
Athlete Acceleration Summit Presenters
International Seminar Presenters
Professional Skaters Association Presenters
Former Program Directors at Plano StarCenter
Skating Awards & Accomplishments:
Cup of Russia National Champion
Affiliation with U.S. Figure Skating, PSA, ISU:
Team USA Coach
PSA Recognized Coach, 2016 PSA Developmental Coaches of the Year
ISU International Coach