Our Coaches

Coach Karla

Head Coach

Karla’s passion for figure skating began when she stepped on the ice at age 4! Growing up in Auckland and skating for Auckland Ice Figure Skating Club, she gained over 10 years of competitive skating experience, during which she was a regional and national level skater. Her coaching goal is to help students of all ages, not just learn to skate, but develop a love and understanding of how our bodies perform the amazing feats that ice-skating has to offer and help achieve their skating goals.

Coach Camilla

Camilla is from Sweden and first started skating at the age of 4, then started competing nationally and internationally from the age of seven. She has over 10 years of coaching experience and joins us after touring professionally in ice shows and more recently coaching competitive singles and synchronized skating in Beijing and Hong Kong.

Coach Russell

Russ comes to us as a convert from the world of inline skating, which he first started in 2003. He was certified as an ICP Level 1 inline skate instructor in 2005, and taught adult beginner inline skating at Kilbirnie Rec Centre for 6 years. On discovering Wellington had an ice rink, he made the switch to ice at the end of 2020 and has never looked back. He loves helping people progress their skating goals, and seeing their enjoyment as they move from tentative first steps to confident skating.

Coach Zark

Zark began skating as a child on inline skates and first tried ice skating when he was in Hong Kong back in 1997. He plays ice hockey and has been coaching the beginner classes since the ice rink was built in Wellington. His focus is on teaching the fundamentals of basic skating and breaking it down so students can move into Recreational, Freestyle, Figure Skating or Ice Hockey. He enjoys helping students and watching them advance in their chosen skating style. A number of our figure skaters owe their start to their first lessons with Zark, as well as some national-level competitive ice hockey players.

Coach Rhiannon

Rhiannon started ice figure skating in 2021 and it is now one of her biggest passions. She has worked with WFSC as a Coach and Assistant Coach since 2022. She teaches beginner through to intermediate level and enjoys helping people learn their skating craft and develop their love of the sport.

Assistant Coaches