Dr. Marla Arnold, Coach

Marla Arnold began her amateur skating career at the Sunrise Ice Skating Center in 1980 and became a professional skating coach in 1993. She graduated with her bachelor’s degree in 1994 and earned her Ph.D. in School Psychology in 2006 from The Ohio State University. Through her educational and skating experiences, she has continued to develop and evolve her coaching skills. Marla knows that each skater has a unique way of understanding and works to find the optimal way for each individual to learn and grow to be the best skater that they can be. Marla has worked with beginner recreational skaters though higher-level competitive skaters. In addition, she has also teaches power skating to all level of hockey players, from house level through AAA.  Marla is a member of the United States Figure Skating Association, as well as the Professional Skaters Association. When Marla is not on the ice, she works closely with children, as a School Psychologist. Marla believes that skating is an incredible journey and is excited to share her knowledge and joy of skating with the South Florida Community.

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Pines Ice Arena Skate School Instructors & Coaches:

Pines Figure Skating Club and the Pines Ice Arena are proud to be recognized by the Professional Skaters Association as a National Rink of Excellence (Excellence on Ice) for being a progressive training facility dedicated to excellence in coaching both on and off the ice. All of our Coaches are members of U.S Figure Skating and Professional Skaters Association. Because our athlete’s mental and physical safety is paramount to us, each Coach has passed a comprehensive background check through the National Center for Safety Initiatives (NCSI). They are also SafeSport certified through the U.S Olympic Committee (USOC). safesport@usoc.org



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