Find out more about the incredible moderators who will be joining us for our upcoming Synchronized Skating and Singles Skating Camps, and our 2023 Coaches' Convention:
Andrea Dohany was born in Hungary and moved to Sweden in 1981. In her career she has been coaching ice dance, singles and synchronized skating.
In 1985 she founded Team Surprise that holds 12 medals from World Championships - 6 of which are gold! The team also won two Winter Universiades and all Swedish National Championships.
In singles, Andrea has coached skaters that have competed in many European Championships and World Championships as well as two Olympic games.
In addition to her work as a coach, Andrea lectures at ISU events and seminars all over the world.
Andrea Dohany will be joining us to moderate our Synchro Skating Camp on 27-28 July in Nottingham.
Alexander König is a figure skating coach and former competitor. Competing in pairs with Peggy Schwarz, he became the 1988 European bronze medallist and placed seventh at three Winter Olympics. As a single skater, he is the 1982 World Junior bronze medallist.
König is an A-licensed coach of the Deutsche Eislauf-Union. While studying, he worked as a coach in Stuttgart. Following his graduation, he took a coaching job in Chemnitz. From 2001 to 2008, König coached in Berlin. He is also a figure skating judge and technical specialist. He coached in Oberstdorf from the summer of 2008 until 2018. In 2018, he returned to coach in Berlin.
In October 2014, König joined the coaching team of Aliona Savchenko and Bruno Massot. The pair would win gold at the 2018 Winter Olympics, 2018 World Championships, and 2017–18 Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final. In the fall of 2022, he briefly coached Georgian pair teams, Karina Safina / Luka Berulava and Anastasia Metelkina / Daniil Parkman.
Alexander König will be joining us to moderate our Singles Skating Camp 27-28 July in Sheffield.
Carol Lane - Founder and director of I.D.E.
With over 35 years of coaching experience at the National, European, World and Olympic level, Carol has a lifetime love of the sport that will never be extinguished.
Having developed many skaters from their earliest steps to international level, she loves the process of developing young athletes and watching them live their dreams. Carol’s love of music and movement has led her to develop specialties in the areas of program design, choreography, and technical skills.
I.D.E was founded on Carol’s belief that strong individuals make strong teams, a philosophy that has enabled I.D.E to produce champions time and again. Carol also very much enjoys her work as a figure skating analyst with CBC television, where she is lucky enough to have the legendary Kurt Browning as a partner.
Piper Gilles & Paul Poirier
Hi Everyone! P2 here. We've been partners now for 12 seasons and represent Canada on the international stage.
Hi I’m Piper. I was born in Rockford, Illinois in the United States. Started most of my skating career in Colorado Springs, Colorado before finding my partner of a lifetime in Toronto. I’ve been a part of the IDE family for almost 12 years now and have loved every minute of it. My outside skating life is mostly spent with my husband and lovely dog Scout. Currently studying interior decorating at George Brown in all my free time. I'm really interested in anything design, whether it’s costumes, home or fashion they all spark a bit of happiness for me.
Hi I’m Paul. I’m from Unionville (just outside Toronto) and have been skating now for 26 years, with 22 of those years at IDE. What I enjoy most about ice dance is opportunity to explore and create every day, and to be able to do so with some of the most important people in my life.
Outside of the rink you can find me loitering in a coffee shop, learning about linguistics, reading, or getting distracted from what I was supposed to be doing.
Carol, Piper and Paul will be joining us to moderate our Coaches' Convention in Sheffield on 24-26 July.