Suzi McElhiney


A seasoned competitive skater, Susan (Suzi) has been involved in skating since 1972, and been a member of the Oaks Skating Club since 1973.  She achieved her gold medal in American Dance in 1975, and since 1990 has been a consecutive finalist in adult figures and solo dance at the national level.  She has earned 14 medal placements to include 5 gold, 5 silvers, 3 bronze and a bronze 4th.  She enjoys traveling and competing in skating contests, has owned and operated her own dance school in the Milwaukie area training hundreds of dancers in the art of tap and jazz and currently teaches for Mt. Hood Community College in the art of hair design.  In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family and especially her grand-daughter who is beginning her journey through skating.  Suzi would like to thank the staff at the Oaks for the opportunity to share her knowledge in figure skating with the skaters in the club.  She is excited to begin this new chapter of her skating journey!