Phone: (919) 788-7655
Coaching Since: 1996
Level IV Rating
Medalist competitor in Regional, Sectional and National competitions, both USFS and ISI. ISI Bronze Judge’s certification. Member of PSA, USFS, ISI, and USA Hockey. Specializes in figure skating, power skating for hockey players, Moves in the Field, and Speed Skating. Range of skills and talent has steered several clients to elite hockey programs, including:
Power Skating Coach for the Carolina Eagles Junior organization and Richmond Generals Junior organization (USPHL/USP3HL)
Power Skating Coach for Hockey Ministries International and USA Hockey Coaches Clinics
Junior Hurricanes Tier 1 AAA PeeWees, Bantams, Midget, Junior Hurricanes and Carolina Eagles AA Squirts, Peewee, and Bantams,
Capital District Selects, Carolina Lightning, Polar Ice House PeeWee/Bantams.
Students made the USA Under 17 National Team Development Program (NTDP), Drafted by the NHL, OHL Plymouth Whalers, New Jersey Junior Titans (NAPHL), Team Comcast, Bethel and Liberty University.
2013 National Girls Hockey Coach/Assistant Coach of the Junior U16 Hurricanes Girls Travel Team.
She developed her skills and mentored under such notable skating professionals as internationally renowned:
Olympic figure skating coach Valentin Nikolayev (who also coached Viktor Petrenko and Oskana Baiul),
Canadian Figure Skating Association Double Gold Medalist and Canadian Pair Silver Medalist Jane Hottinger,
World Professional Pairs Champion and Olympic silver medalist Elena Betchke,
National competitor Candy Aylor.
Tammie bases her coaching philosophy around the idea that, in order to excel, skaters must master the use of their edges, learn how to position their bodies and maintain good balance, and practice, practice, practice. Most of all, Tammie believes it's necessary for skaters to love skating and to enjoy every minute on the ice. Without that enjoyment of the sport, skaters lose the drive and desire to work hard, which is crucial in order to achieve progressive levels of skill.
Tammie's additional contributions to the sport include a stint as Carolina Hurricanes' mischievous mascot, Stormy, and a film role in National Lampoon's Pucked, a film starring Jon Bon Jovi about an all-women's hockey league.
Teaches Elite level skaters. Website: tammiespowerskating.com