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.
Alexander Liubchenko, Coach
Alexander Liubchenko is originally from the Ukraine and he joins us directly from Sports de Glace, Bordeaux, France, where he has been coaching figure skating for the past three years.
Alexander started figure skating when he was 4 years old and continued to skate to became a very successful junior and senior competitive figure skater winning many titles for Ukraine from 1996 to 2012. Alexander then began skating for France from 2012 to 2014.
He began acrobatic ice skating in 2013, in France and has performed in top world ice shows recently as follows: Kings on Ice and Denis Ten and Friends.
Alexander has been coaching world class skaters at the Ice Planet, summer camp in Andorra.
Alexander is the holder of the Guinness World Record for the longest ice-skating backflip, which was recorded in Limoges France, on the 23rd June 2014. Alexander holds the title: Master of Sport, Ukraine.
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: