Ice Skating Staff

Figure Skating Coordinator

Jenny Ward


Jennifer Ward grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan and began skating at the age of 6. She competed in local and regional competitions throughout her school years and eventually moved on to college. After two years of study, she joined Disney on Ice and enjoyed 5 ½ years of performing and touring both nationally and internationally with several different productions.. After leaving Disney on Ice, Jennifer moved to Chicago to finish college and received a Bachelor Degree in Performing Arts Management from Columbia College Chicago. While attending classes, she taught skating part time and eventually became a full time skating coach. Jennifer took over the Skating Director position in 2004.

Email  (773) 478-2609 ext. 224 


Assistant Figure Skating Coordinator

Kathy Murphy


Kathy began skating at McFetridge as a child and continued through high school both individually and on a Precision (Synchronized) skating team. Kathy was responsible for forming the first official Chicago Skates Synchronized skating team here in 1988. Since then, she continued to coach with Chicago Skates - 32 total years, coaching 36 teams! This past year Kathy was recognized by United States Figure Skating as one of the top 100 contributors who has made a significant impact at the club level, through hard work, time commitment and ingenuity.

Email  (773) 478-2609



Ice Skating Staff


Monica Allgaier

Jessica Burbano

Lauren Capra

Eve Chalom

Kristen Heilemann

Sarah Hix

Michelle Horn

Claire Husaynu

Katherine Jacob

Allyson Klein

Nora Klein

Jackie Lazzari

Anya Lowe

Macauley Lukenda

Jenna Mills

Kim Palumbo

Jennifer Paske

Molly Poniatowski

Valentina Salge

Miranda Shaver

Audra Shindo-Chan

Tara Tahil

Corey Waldron

Audrey Wolz