Brooklyn Figure Skating Home Club Coaches

Alex Babb

Freestyle and Moves in the Field Coach
Year’s Coaching Experience: 7

Alexandria has been involved in skating for 14 years and has been teaching with Brooklyn Blades on Ice for 7 years. Alexandria has accomplished her Senior (Gold) Moves in the Field and her Senior (Gold) Freeskate tests. She is a member of the Brooklyn Figure Skating Club and competes at local and regional competitions. She is a student at John Carroll University. While attending high school at Padua Franciscan, Alexandria participated in their skating team which won the State Championships in 2008, 2010, 2011 and finished runner up in 2009. Alexandria also assists in the choreography of Brooklyn’s ice shows and exhibitions. “I love to see the joy on the children’s faces when they learn something new! The Brooklyn Learn-To-Skate program is where I began my skating career and I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to teach my students with the same foundation and enthusiasm that I was given.”

Chris Demarest

Dance, Freestyle, and Moves in the Field Coach
(216) 235-1798 |
Coaching since 1998

Chris has been involved in figure skating for more than 30 years. He has been teaching both private and group lessons for 23 years. Chris was a performer for Disney On Ice for 2 years, along with his wife, GraceAnn, who is also a professional figure skating instructor.  Chris has completed the Gold (Senior) Moves In The Field test, the Gold (Senior) Free Skate test, the Gold Dance test, and the Novice Free Dance test. Chris competed in the Regional and Sectional levels in the Senior Men’s division as well as Collegiate Nationals. He also competed at both Regionals and Sectionals as a competitive ice dancer. Chris is an active member of the Professional Skater’s Association, and a full-time dad to sons Colin and Noah and daughter Natalie. Chris has a Bachelor of Arts from Kent State University and a minor in Athletic Coaching. He also earned his secondary education license from Notre Dame College.  Chris also serves on the board of directors for the Greater Cleveland Council of Figure Skating Clubs.

GraceAnn Demarest

Freestyle, Moves in the Field, and Dance Coach
(216) 410-3853 |
Coaching since 1997

GraceAnn has enjoyed working as a professional figure skating coach since 1997 and has been involved in figure skating for more than 40 years.

As a skater, she competed at the U.S. Figure Skating Regional Championships and achieved Gold medalist test status in both Moves in the Field and Free Skating. She recently accomplished her Solo Bronze Dance test (and is currently working on more dance tests!) GraceAnn skated professionally with Disney On Ice (2001-2003) performing in 14 countries. She also earned a BA in Psychology from Cleveland State University  in 1999.

GraceAnn is a member of the Professional Skaters Association and was a team leader at the 2017 USFS Components Camp. She is a board member of the Brooklyn Figure Skating Club and teaches at various rinks throughout the Cleveland area. GraceAnn coaches skaters of all ages from beginners through advanced tested and competitive skaters. She and her husband, Chris, both coach figure skating and have 2 sons and a daughter.

“As a skating coach it is my job to help a student learn proper technique, build upon self-confidence, develop their creativity, and set goals. Whether it is landing their first axel or learning how to glide on one foot across the ice, I love to see a skater accomplish what they have worked hard for.”

Alexis Flinn

Freestyle and Moves in the Field Coach
Coaching since 2012

Alexis has been involved in skating since 2001 and has been teaching private lessons since 2012. She has accomplished her Novice Moves in the Field and Intermediate Free Skating tests. Alexis is a graduate of Padua Franciscan High School and the University of Akron. While at Padua, she was a member of the High School’s skating team. During her years on the team, they won the State Championships in 2008 and 2010, and finished runner up in 2009, Alexis is now one of the coaches of the figure skating team at Padua.  “I grew up in the Brooklyn Figure Skating Club and it is great to be able to pass on what I have learned through the years. I enjoy working with the kids and teaching the sport that I love.”

Kaelynn Higgins

Freestyle, Moves in the Field , and Dance Coach
(440)822-6758 |
Coaching since 2019

Kaelynn has been involved in figure skating for more than 13 years.  She has been teaching both private and group lessons for 4 years.  Kaelynn is a six time U.S. Figure Skating National Showcase qualifier earning the Pewter Medal in the 2018 Teen Dramatic event, the Gold Medal in the 2019 Senior Interpretive Event, and the Pewter Medal in the 2021 Senior Interpretive Event. Kaelynn has accomplished her Senior (Gold) Moves, Senior (Gold) Solo Free Dance, Silver Partnered Pattern Dance and Novice Free Skate tests. She is continuing to work towards achieving her Senior (Gold) tests in Free Skate and Partnered Pattern Dance. In addition, Kaelynn is an active member of the Professional Skater’s Association. Kaelynn has an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Lorain County Community College. Kaelynn is a full time college student working towards her Bachelor’s Degree utilizing the Lorain County Community College Partnership Program with Ashland University. “I love teaching skating to help my students learn new skills, accomplish their goals, and watch them grow as skaters.”

Elizabeth Misson

Choreography, Freestyle, and Moves in the Field Coach

Coaching since 1998

She is the creative director for the Brooklyn Ice Shows and the Brooklyn Blades on Ice Performance Ensemble, as well as the head coach/choreographer of the Cleveland Skating Club Theatre on Ice Intermediate team and an assistant choreographer for the Cleveland Skating Club Ice Show.
Elizabeth is a U.S. Figure Skating quadruple USFS gold-medalist, having accomplished Senior (Gold) Moves, Senior (Gold) Free Skate, Senior (Gold) Ice Dance and Senior (Gold) Free Dance tests. She has also accomplished her Senior (Gold) Free Skate test for Skate Canada.
She is an American Ice Theatre Certified Choreographer, Director of American Ice Theatre Cleveland, a member of the Professional Skater’s Association and writes blog articles for Learn-to-Skate USA and
Elizabeth competed in the Senior Ladies division at Eastern Great Lakes Regionals and the U.S. Figure Skating National Collegiate Championships for several years.
A mom of 2 boys and a stepmom, she also works as a Communications Specialist in the Philanthropy Institute at Cleveland Clinic.
“Skating is truly a life-long sport. You are never too old to find joy on the ice. I truly believe that everyone has something valuable to learn and contribute, no matter how long they have been skating. What makes me happy is when my students discover their true love for the ice and continue to make skating a part of their life, no matter what stage of life they are in.”

Kelly Ribblett

Choreography, Freestyle, and Moves in the Field Coach
Coaching since 2004

Kelly has been involved with skating since 1991. While skating competitively and testing, she achieved the Senior Moves in the Field and Senior Freestyle tests. Kelly has taught group lessons since 2003 and private lessons since 2004. She is willing to work with skaters on moves in the field, freestyle, and choreography. In addition to teaching skating, Kelly is a high school English teacher and a mother.

Eric Schroyer

Freestyle and Moves in the Field Coach
(216) 254-4416 |
Coaching since 1998

Eric is a U.S. National Medalist, an International Medalist, a 3-time U.S. National Team Member, a U.S. National Collegiate Champion, and a Regional and Sectional champion. He has also completed the Gold (Senior) Freeskate, Gold (Senior) Moves-in-the-Field, and the Bronze (Novice) Pair Tests. Eric has also executed all of the triple jumps.  He is an active, rated Member of the Professional Skaters Association. “I enjoy passing on the love I have of skating to others. Skating is a very freeing feeling. There’s nothing like it in the world. It teaches individuals the value of hard work, determination, patience, focus, and dedication. These are all very important life lessons that will be key ingredients to success in life.”

Do you want to be a coach on Brooklyn Figure Skating Club ice?

* To teach on Brooklyn Figure Skating Club ice, you must be a compliant coach with US Figure Skating and be a minimum of CER level B. To confirm you are compliant, you can show your USFS coaching compliance card or we can review the latest compliant coach list from US Figure Skating. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS!

* If you are coaching for the first time in the skating season, please first obtain club permission at or contact our Coach Liaison GraceAnn Demarest.