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Candi Diaz 

Coaching- FSC Madison/SWFSC and Janesville FSC  2001-2019

I’ve coached skaters beginning at the Basic Skills level through to Regional, Sectional, and Junior National competitive levels. Many of my students started in my Basic Skills classes and advanced through to successful completion of the Senior MIF and Freestyle tests.  I am the former owner/operator of “The Skating Company” (currently SWFSC Learn To Skate), Polar Express LLC, and lead coach for the Sun Prairie Competitive Skating Team. 

Coaching Highlights 

I was on the Professional Skaters Association (PSA) Honor Roll of coaches in the years 2011 through 2015. I developed Team Madison, Team Express and Sun Prairie Competitive Skating Team which in turn brought in dozens of competitive skaters to area clubs, 7 of 8 skaters from Team Madison continued from Basic Skills through successful completion of Senior MIF and Freestyle tests. I’ve  coached regional champions and medalists including 4 pre-juvenile gold medalists and one silver between the years of 2008 through 2014.  

Upper Great Lakes Regional Championships student achievements: Qualifying Events

Juvenile ladies Regional Champion (2013) and bronze medalist (2015) Intermediate ladies silver (2011) and bronze medalists (2014) Novice ladies silver medalist (2012) Junior National Championships Juvenile and Intermediate finalists, Sectional championships Juvenile and Novice Ladies competitors.

Continuing Education With the Masters

My students and I have trained with Olympic coaches Rafael Arutyunyan (Nathan Chen, Ashley Wagner, Adam Rippon, Yu Na Kim) and Olympic choreographer Phillip Mills (Sasha Cohen, Ashley Wagner, Michelle Kwan). I also work with choreographer and coach Larissa Bonillo  (Ukrainian National and World competitor) to design the perfect skating routine for my students. 

I am ranked a Level III coach through the PSA. 


BA Business Management – National Louis University, Evanston IL
MS Environmental Conservation – UW Madison- The Nelson Institute

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