Ulla comes originally from Finland. She has lived the last 10 years in Canada, Vancouver where she has been coaching figure skaters and giving counselling sessions, specialising in anxiety and sports related issues. Ulla has her Masters in Sports physiology and counselling. She is also a teacher. She has her level 5 European Masters degree in coaching.
In Canada she has her International and World level coaching degree. Ulla has been coaching internationally in Finland and in Canada. She has also had her own camps in Finland, Iceland and in Mexico. Ulla spends the Summer months with the ICE-DOME team in Finland, Germany and Italy.
Ulla has four adult children. Three of them have attended the ISU Jr. Worlds in figure skating. Both Ulla’s sons still skate internationally representing Finland. Ulla’s daughter has been a professional figure skater at the Royal Caribbean cruise line. Ulla loves to work with children and young adults.
Ulla is looking forward to building a strong system for Luxembourg. She is experienced and has taught in many different systems and wants to make Luxembourg a strong team coaching environment with mutual trust, understanding and happiness.
Saana Lindman, figure skating coach
Saana comes from Helsinki, Finland. She has already worked for a number of years as a head coach in two different Finnish figure skating clubs and also as figure skating coach and junior academy coach in Santasport Olympic Training Center. As a freelance coach and choreographer she has cooperated with many clubs, coaches and skaters nationally and internationally.
Saana has a Master’s Degree in Sport Development and Management (Haaga-Helia Applied Sciences) and Further Qualification in Coaching (Santasport Olympic Training Center). Over the years she has also participated, both as a student and a lecturer, in numerous different workshops, seminars and courses. She is constantly open and interested in learning new things and always wants to develop and challenge herself at the next level.
As a coach Saana really loves to face athletes as individuals. She enjoys working with children and young adults. She values a positive training and working atmosphere, believes in strengthening the strengths and really pushes her athletes to find their limits – all this in a supportive and constructive way.
Saana is really looking forward to the opportunity of working with Ulla and integrating with the rest of the coaching team. She speaks Finnish and English, a little bit of German and Swedish.
Claudine Primorac, figure skating coach
Claudine Primorac Pallandt is a PSA (Professional Skaters Association) member and rated group instructor for United States Learn to Skate programs. She completed her coaching apprenticeship at the Ice Den in Scottsdale, Arizona, one of the top performing training centers in the US. Claudine remains active in her continuing coaching education through PSA sponsored workshops, seminars and courses. She has coached skaters of various levels in Chicago.
As an amateur skater and dual national of France and the United States, she competed in both countries. At the Junior ladies level, she competed in the 1985 French National Championships. Claudine holds 2 USFS (United States Figure Skating) gold medals in freestyle and moves in the field as well as her silver medal in figures.
Her skating technique was influenced by some of the most reputable and experienced coaches in France and the United States including, Andre Calame, Philippe Pelissier, Arthur Bourque and Cindy Watson Caprel.
Claudine’s coaching philosophy is the same for every skater, whether skating recreationally or competitively – to provide the skater with correct technique in order to build a solid foundation upon which the skater can progress and most importantly, to build up the skaters self- confidence.
She is a native English and French speaker and proficient in Spanish.
Adam Solya , choreographer
Adam comes for Hungary, he is a professional dancer, using various dance technics such as ballet, modern dance, jazz, contemporary dance, Latin or ballroom dancing for example.
He has a career as a professional dancer as well as a choreographer. He has danced in numerous productions in Hungary and in Belgium.
Since 2011 he is house choreographer for the Royal Conservatorium of Brussels for the public-productions.
Adam also has been a figure skating choreographer for the Belgian Figure Skating Federation for several years, and started to work with Skating Luxembourg in 2014.
Adam is known for his way of using the modern dance – upper body in the figure skating choreographies. His acting experience allows him to add a dramatic aspect to the interpretation of music and skating style.
Adam speaks Hungarian, English and Dutch.
Additionally, a team of instructors are helping our coaches during the skaties lessons: