Amy Hamblin


Email skate_joy@msn.com

Specialties
Group lesson instructor- Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced classes, Kids’ Morning, Chipper’s Play and Skate
Private Lesson Instructor
Figures, Loops, Dance and Freestyle with an emphasis on RSA Proficiency Tests and USA Roller Sports Competition
Education  B.A. International Relations,  Brigham Young University 1998

Awards and Accomplishments
2013 USA Roller Sports National Championship Gold Medalist, competing in Esquire A Women Solo Dance
2010 USA Roller Sports National Championship Bronze Medalist, competing in Esquire A Women Solo Dance
2010 Lloyd M. Siebert Sportsmanship Award, Oaks Skate Club 1989 to Present.

Multiple time NW Region Champion, USA Roller Sports USA Roller Sports Certified Coach
USA Roller Sports Commissioned Referee
Oaks Skate Club Test Center Coordinator
NW Region Tiny Tot Showcase Coordinator

 

Background and Family Connections
Amy began skating in Delanco, New Jersey when she was ten years old. She attended a Saturday morning session and class where the coach of the men’s free skating World Champion spotted her singular focus and talent. The coach asked if Amy might be interested in taking lessons.  She joined the skating club, took Proficiency tests and prepared for competition.  At fourteen Amy moved to Portland where she began skating for The Oaks. When Amy was a teenager she  twice attended the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Amy teaches both recreational and competitive skaters.  She enjoys watching her students grow and learn!  A recent first for Amy, she coached a student to Silver and Bronze medals at the 2014 USA Roller Sports National Championship. She continues to further her skating education by attending seminars for roller figure skating and traveling to meets both inside and outside of the United States.

Amy’s family is filled with successful skaters.  Her oldest son Charlie represented the United States at the 2013 FIRS World Championship where he placed 5th in Junior World Class Men’s Solo Dance.  Her middle son David is a multiple time National champion, placing in figures, dance and pairs skating. Her youngest son, Bobby, recently competed at his second National competition, earning a Bronze medal.

Amy enjoys reading, hiking, cooking, traveling and participating with her children in Scout Activities.   Amy volunteers with the children’s organization at her church, helping to oversee activities for five area congregations. She also enjoys volunteering at her children’s school.