Serhii Vaypan

Personal Profile:

Serhii Vaypan, Olympic and World figure skating coach, proficient in the development of figure skaters from beginner to elite levels including Four Continents Championships, ISU Grand Prix, ISU Junior World Championships, ISU Junior Grand Prix, and the Olympics. With 30+ years of coaching experience, skilled in teaching fundamentals of skating, jump technique, spins, choreography, and off-ice conditioning to match a competitive figure skater’s individual talents.

Outside of skating, Serhii loves to spend time with his wife and two daughters. While young Daria enjoys practicing her skating skills in the Club’s Tomorrow’s Champions Program, her big sister Anastasia is a current international and world pair skating competitor representing Great Britain. Shared goals are spent with his wife Irina, a former rhythmic gymnastics Ukrainian National Champion, a ballet soloist, and a performer at numerous dance shows throughout Europe.

Formal Education:
Master’s Degree from the Ukrainian University of Sports

Coaching Philosophy:
My coaching philosophy is to be a role model on and off the ice, and share my experience.

Coaching Experience:
30+ Years

PSA Ratings:

PSA Rankings:
Level VII
(Designation of a primary coach for World Championship or Olympic Winter Games with a top 24 placement.)

Students’ Competitive Achievements:
2014 Olympic Winter Games
2013 – 2015, 2023 ISU World Championships
2015, 2016 ISU Grand Prix
2013 – 2016 ISU Four Continents Championships
2011 – 2013, 2016 ISU World Junior Championship
2012 – 2013, 2015, 2018, 2019 ISU Junior Grand Prix
2008, 2010 U.S. Junior Nationals
International competitions 2010 – 2023
Numerous medalists at Sectionals, Regionals, and Non-Qualifying competitions

Last 4 Years – Students’ Competitive Achievements:
2023 ISU World Championships
2022 National Development Team,
2022 Sectional competitor
2021 Sectional competitors
2019 ISU Junior Grand Prix

Singles, Jumps, Spins

Competitive Background:
National and International Singles competitor USSR
National competitor Junior Pairs USSR
World professional competitor singles
US Open viewer’s choice award singles

Show History:
Bolshoi on ice touring the world, performed by Olympic, World, European and International champions
Katerina Witt and friends
Isabelle and Paul Duchesnay Olympic tour
Hot Ice show
Holiday on ice show
International ice shows worldwide

Coaching Awards, Accomplishments & Seminars:

Skating Awards, & Accomplishments:
International Master of Sports of Russian Federation

Affiliation with U.S. Figure Skating, PSA, ISU:
Singles Development Subcommittee Coaching Member 2014-2015, 2015-2016
International Technical Specialist Singles 2015-current.