Our Coaches

FSCO Professional Staff

The Figure Skating Club of Omaha has an excellent team of dedicated instructors. Our coaches teach group, tots and hockey classes year-round in our Learn to Skate program and are also available for one-on-one private instruction for all levels of recreational and competitive skating. All of our coaches are Rated members of the Professional Skaters Association (PSA) and have diverse competitive skating backgrounds.  Each club professional is an “Independent Contractor” and all scheduling arrangements for private instruction must be made directly with them.  If you would like to reach one of our coaches directly, please contact them via the email address listed below or call the club information line at 896-5747.

Senior Level Coaches

Andrea Kunz-WilliamsonAndrea Kunz-Williamson, Skating Director


Andrea began her 25-year coaching career for the Figure Skating Club of Omaha.  She continued on to coach in Cleveland, OH and at the Indiana/World Skating Academy in Indianapolis, IN.  She has successfully coached skaters through their USFS Gold medals and Regional, Sectional, and National level competitions.

As a rated coach through the Professional Skaters Association, she holds a Master Rating in Moves in the Field, a Master Rating in Group Instruction, a Master Rating in Program Directing, and a Senior Rating in Freestyle.  She coaches beginner through senior level and adults in Freestyle, Moves in the Field, Choreography, Group, and On and Off-ice Conditioning.

Before her coaching career, Andrea was a competitive skater for FSCO, attaining Regional and Sectional level competition in Freestyle.  Andrea also received her Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Creighton University in 1995.

John IvanichJohn Ivanich

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John grew up in Vancouver, Canada, competing in both singles and pairs (with his sister) from 1979-1988 at the national level.  In addition to winning the Jr. Pair title in 1983, they also represented Canada internationally at Jr. Worlds, as well as other competitions in France, Germany and Russia.  John is also a quadruple Gold Medalist in Figures, Freestyle, Pairs and Dance.

After retiring from amateur competition in 1988, he performed in a number of ice shows, including Disney on Ice and Ice Capades, as well as various theme parks in the U.S. and overseas, as a soloist and an adagio pair skater.  Since 1998, John has coached in St Louis, Detroit, Iowa and Colorado, with students of all ages from beginner through the Gold level.  He has also partnered both pairs and dance tests, as well as doing choreography for shows, tests and competitions.  He holds Registered Ratings in Freestyle, Dance, and Group, and Certified Moves in the Field.  John is currently accepting students for private lessons.

Alyssa CraigAlyssa Craig


Alyssa began her skating career at age 6 with the Basic Skills program, and has been a part of FSCO for over 16 years.  Alyssa is a double Gold medalist in both Freestyle and Moves in the Field. She has successfully achieved all levels of skating and was a competitive skater attending the Regionals Championship level.  As a part of FSCO, Alyssa participated in various ice shows, competitions, and began coaching with the Learn to Skate Program.

Alyssa is a Rated coach through the Professional Skaters Association (PSA) and is a member of the US Figure Skating Association (USFSA).  She holds a Master Rating in Group Instruction, a Certified Rating in Moves in the Field, a Registered Rating in Freestyle, and is CER Category B Certified.  Alyssa has also successfully passed the Basic Accreditation Exam. Aside from coaching, Alyssa works at the Jewish Community Center, assisting with youth programming and membership services.  In addition, Alyssa is the Junior Board Coordinator for FSCO where she strives to positively engage FSCO’s youth skaters in various group events throughout the year. She recently graduated from University of Nebraska – Omaha in 2015 with a Bachelors in Psychology with a minor in Developmental Psychology.  Alyssa is currently accepting private lesson students.

Misty Banks NoonMisty Banks Noon


Misty began skating in Omaha as the age of 12. As a teen and adult skater, she has performed in various shows and competitions in both singles and synchronized team disciplines and has earned her gold medal in Adult moves in the field. In 2006, Misty began coaching with the FSCO Learn-to-Skate program. She is a member of the Professional Skaters Association and holds a Certified rating in Group Instruction, as well as a Hockey Level I certificate.
Off the ice, Misty teaches in both the Millard Public Schools and the Omaha Parochial Schools. She earned her B.A. in English from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1997, her B.S. in Elementary Education from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2000, and is currently earning her M.A. in Elementary Education. Misty is currently accepting private lesson students.

Mindy Costar-WaymanMindy Costar-Wayman


Mindy began her coaching career here in Omaha over 20 years ago.  She went on to teach in Minnesota, California, New York and Michigan before returning to Omaha.  As an amateur she received her gold medal in Ice Dance.  She also passed her Junior Freedance, Intermediate Freestyle and 4th Figure tests.  She has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado and a Master’s in education from UNO. Mindy is currently accepting students for recreational and competitive skating.

Junior Level Coaches

Christian Minter


Christian Minter grew up in Washington, DC and began skating at age 16. She has passed the Pre-Juvenile Moves in the field test, and has performed and competed in singles, production team, and synchronized skating events.  Christian began coaching 11 years ago, and has experience teaching skaters of all ages from toddlers to adults. She is a member of the Professional Skaters Association. Off the ice, Christian is a medical librarian at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She received a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Washington Bible College, and a M.S. in Library and Information Science from The Catholic University of America. Christian is currently accepting new students for private lessons.

Ann Kane


Ann began her love of skating right here in Omaha with the Figure Skating Club of Omaha. She started much like the students she coaches today, in Basic Skills classes at the age of 6. Ann went on to skate competitively until the age of 17, advancing to the Novice Freeskate level. She has a Bachelor’s degree from The Colorado College in Colorado Springs, where she skated with the Woman’s Recreational Hockey Team.
Ann’s return to the ice coincides with her daughter Camille’s new-found love of the sport after attending FSCO’s Baby You’re A Star Ice Show and seeing her mom skate. Ann is a member of the Professional Skater’s Association and has been coaching Learn to Skate classes for FSCO since 2014. Ann is currently accepting new students for private lessons.

Melissa Bernal

Melissa began her passion for skating at the age of 7 through the FSCO Learn to Skate program. During her 10 years of competitive skating, she participated in the annual FSCO ice show, competed in the Midwest region including the Southwestern Regional Championships, multiple exhibitions, and was a helper for the Learn to Skate Program. She has passed her Intermediate Freestyle and Field Moves tests, but competed as a ladies Novice level in Freeskate. Melissa is a member of the Professional Skater’s Association and a coach. Aside from coaching, Melissa has worked as a nurse for 10 years. She graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing in 2006 from Clarkson College. Melissa is currently teaching Learn to Skate classes and accepting private lesson students.

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