WHEN ART MEETS THE ICE
"My name is Monica Montanari- and I'm so excited to welcome you to my site. Here, you'll be able to learn everything you've ever wondered about figure skating. Whether you're brand new to the sport or have been doing it for years, my hope is that all skaters, coaches, and parents will be able to find something to make their ice time a little better.
I started skating at the age of four, and after many ups and downs I started competing around age 11. In my competitive years I was able to win 16 gold medals at the club, intra-club, state, regional, and national levels through ISI. I also started the Menlo College Collegiate Figure Skating Club through USFSA and was its sole representative on the national stage as well as a collegiate silver medalist.
Skating isn't my job. It's a passion that I've become lucky enough to call my occupation now that I'm a professional skating coach. I have earned every kind of figure skating judging credential that ISI offers, and hold a PSA Category A membership (though not currently active). I am also a Certified Master of Choreography Techniques through the American Ice Theatre.
While skating may be my main passion, it's certainly not my only one. My artistry on ice directly correlates to how I express myself through my many creative endeavors. From painting to creative writing (and everything in between), I love sharing my DIY's with the world- in the hopes of inspiring my students, their families, and everyone else to share their talents and make the world a more interesting place.
I earned my bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Sports Management at Menlo College where I graduated Magna Cum Laude in three years. I earned a Master's degree in Sports Business Management at the University of Alabama 12 months later.
I'm excited to bring you the best representation of who I am as a person, and hope you'll find it inspiring or at least useful. Browse around, get some info, some inspiration, and join me out on the ice (or on Pinterest)."