Coaching Staff

For more info, please contact our Skating Director, Erin Banner:

Erin Banner
MIF, Freestyle, PSA Category A certified
Skating Director SIEL Regional Competitors
PSA RATING: Registered freestyle

I have been the Skating Director at East Lansing Ice Cube for 4 years and oversee our Freestyle Program, Learn to Skate program and our Spring Ice Show. I have been coaching on behalf of the Lansing Skating Club for nearly 11 years and have taken skaters through Senior Moves In the Field and Senior Freestyle Tests. I work with skaters of all levels and abilities on Moves, Freestyle and Choreography, having coached regional level competitive skaters from Juvenile through Seniors levels. Additionally, I served 2 terms on the Board of Governors as our Professional Representative, and coached the Capitol Area High School Skating Team for 3 seasons.

Sarah Capizzo
MIF, Freestyle, PSA Category A certified
Sectional Competitors
PSA RATINGS: Certified Freestyle, Registered MIF

For over 15 years, I have coached dedicated, competitive skaters of all levels and abilities toward their goals. I have worked with skaters from Learn to Skate through senior freestyle tests, triple jumps, sectional qualification, and full-time professional employment. Most importantly (and as a parent of two young skaters of my own), I believe strongly in supporting the holistic development of our skaters as human beings—understanding each skater’s unique needs, challenges, and potential. Alongside our team of LSC coaches, I ensure that they have every opportunity to succeed and grow through the sport. Additionally, I have been an active PSA member since 2007, served as Professional Representative on the LSC Board of Directors, and coached the Capital Area High School Skating Team to multiple district titles and State Championship qualifications. As a skater, I am a U.S. Figure Skating double gold medalist in moves in the field and freestyle. I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Michigan State University.

Alex Gamelin

I competed in ice dance for South Korea at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games and the 2017 and 2018 World Championships and I am the 2017 and 2018 South Korean National Ice Dance Champion. Throughout my competitive career, I have trained under 1994 and 1998 Olympic Champion Evgeny Platov, and most recently, the coaching team lead by world-renowned ice dance coach and choreographer Igor Shpilband. Over my ten years of coaching, I have worked with students from their very first steps in the Learn to Skate program all the way up to world ranked international competitors. I specialize primarily in coaching ice dance and skating skills, including edge work and power stroking. I am also currently studying human biology at Michigan State University.

Deb Gaultier
MIF, Dance, Freestyle, Showcase, PSA Category A certified
Regional, Adult National Competitors

I have coached skaters of all levels and abilities since 1997, taking skaters through Senior Moves in the Field and Freestyle tests. I work with skaters of all ages, and am equally proud of my Regional, Showcase, and Adult National Champions and medalists. I continue to skate and am a Team USA Theater on Ice International medalist, eight time Adult National Dance Champion, and National Showcase Adult Parade Champion. I hold two Masters degrees from the University of Massachusetts.

Kirsten Miller-Zisholz
MIF, Freestyle, ​PSA Category A certified
Regional, Sectional, National, International competitors
PSA RATINGS: Master Rated Freestyle and MIF​

Since 1991, I have coached all levels from beginner to elite in testing and competition, and have produced Regional, Sectional, National and International Champions and medalists. I am PSA Master Rated in Freestyle and Moves in the Field. Currently, I serve on the USFS Board of Directors, the PSA Board of Directors, and am the Professional Rep to the Lansing Skating Club Board of Governors. I grew up in Lansing and skated for the Lansing Skating Club, passing my Senior Figures, Freestyle, and Dance.

Brenna Stotlemeyer

I began coaching private and Learn to Skate lessons in 2015 and have enjoyed being a part of each of my students’ journeys. In 2021, I graduated from MSU with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with a minor in Health Promotion. After 17+ years of skating, I am still actively testing and competing. I am a double Gold Medalist in Free Skate and Moves in the Field, Pre-Gold in Pattern Dance and have regional and collegiate medals. Additionally, I have served on the LSC Board of Governors and currently coach the Capital Area High School Team. I enjoy helping skaters of all levels work toward their goals on and off the ice.