Staff



StephaniePetersSP Stephanie Peters
Skating Director


Stephanie has been skating for over 15 years.  She has competed in freestyle and solo ice dance competitions.  Her highest accomplishment to date was winning the gold medal in 2012 at the Solo Ice Dance National Championship.  She competed in Gold pattern dance; the highest level.  Stephanie has passed the following tests: Gold Dance, Senior Moves, Novice Freestyle, and three international ice dances.  She is currently working on the rest of her international ice dances and her Junior Freestyle.
Stephanie began student teaching when she was 13 years old.  She has over 5 years of coaching experience.  She has been skating director at Midwest since 2012.  Stephanie is currently attending Purdue Calumet and majoring in Computer Graphic Technology.  She is planning on graduating in December 2015.


TaylorAdamsSP Taylor Adams
Figure Skating and Hockey Staff

Taylor has been skating since she was 3 years old. She has competitive experience in ISI competitions across the Chicagoland area. Taylor began as a student teacher before coaching on staff here at Midwest. She coaches both Learn to Skate and Pre Hockey classes. She is also currently coaching skaters who compete at multiple ISI competitions. Taylor is a forward on the Sirens Women's Hockey team; she is #95.


YvonneAllen Yvonne Allen
Figure Skating Staff

Yvonne skated with "Holiday on Ice" for 1 year. She was the head skating instructor for 6 years at the Glenwood Ice Lodge/Park Forest South Ice Lodge. Yvonne also was the skating director at Homewood-Flossmoor Ice Arena for 30 years! She is a member of U.S. Figure Skating, ISI and is an ISI Gold Certified Judge.


Jenna Frey Jenna Frey
Figure Skating Staff

Jenna has been skating for over 20 years. She was a member of the Homewood Flossmoor Icettes for 8 years. Jenna skated competitively as an individual, synchronized, and pairs skater. She was a member of the Notre Dame Figure Skating Team in 2004.

Jenna is an ISI Professional Member, Gold Certified Judge, and has a USA Hockey Level 2 coaching certification. Jenna is a figure skating and hockey power skating coach. The majority of her hockey coaching experience is bantam and high school level. Jenna has been with Midwest since 2006 coaching both group classes and private lessons for both figure skating & hockey.

Jenna graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor's in Psychology. She loves being able to teach something she is so passionate about. She also has 1 kitty (and a husband) at home that she loves tons! She likes knitting, scrapbooking, and photography!


Jonni Malizia Jonni Malizia

Jonni has been skating for the past 11 years. She skated competitively as an individual through ISI and U.S. Figure Skating. Jonni reached Freestyle 7 and passed her Silver dances. She loves working with children and watching them improve and reach their goals. She teaches figure skating and beginner hockey classes. Jonni began student teaching at age 14 and has 5 years of coaching experience. In Spring 2015, Jonni plans to pursue EMT school followed by paramedic/nursing school.


MaeganPolakSP Maegan Polak
Figure Skating Staff

Maegan has been skating for 36 years and has been coaching for the past 7 years. She previously was a member of the Radiance on Ice adult synchronized skating team. Maegan enjoys skating and teaching the sport she loves. She loves to teach the Adult Class - she thinks that the moment a skater gets a hang of the glide is the best feeling in the world. Maegan volunteers for a wildlife refuge several days a week. She loves her cats. Maegan has been married for 33 years, and has 2 children ages 32 & 21.


CarrieReinkingSP Caroline Reinking

Carrie has been skating for over 20 years. She was a member of the Homewood-Flossmoor Icettes for 8 years. Carrie skated competitively as an individual through ISI for 13 years and with U.S. Figure Skating for 7 years. She has been a teaching assistant/coach for the past 12 years.


ShannonSenneSP Shannon Senne
Figure Skating Staff

Shannon has been skating for the past 20 years and has been coaching for 4 years. She was a member of the Homewood Flossmoor Icettes for 3 years. Shannon has been a member of the Radiance on Ice adult synchronized skating team for the past 8 years.


Ashley Schons 2 Ashley Schons
Figure Skating Staff

Ashley has been skating for the past 13 years. She has been a member of the Chicago Jazz synchronized skating team for the past 10 years. She has represented Team USA at competitions in Switzerland, Italy, and France. Ashley has also competed in freestyle and solo ice dance competitions. In 2012, she won the bronze medal at the National Solo Ice Dance Championship for Pre-Silver dance. Ashley is currently working on testing her Senior Moves, Pre Gold Dance, and Novice Freestyle. She has two years of coaching experience here at Midwest.


ZachKaneSP Zack Kane
Hockey Director

Zachary played minor professional hockey for 4 season after players two seasons of Division 1 Hockey at RIT. He made stops in the ECHL, MAHL and AAHL during his hockey playing career. Zachary currently instructs the off-ice program for the Blackbirds youth hockey program and officiates for Midwest.


ChrisAnderson Chris Anderson
Hockey Staff

Instructor for Adult Learn to Play on Friday Nights at 10:25pm


BeauButcherSP Beau Butcher
Hockey Staff



LiamGarvey Liam Garvey
Hockey Staff

Liam played professional hockey for 9 seasons. He played for Team Illinois and the Chicago Young Americans growing up. He moved onto play in the USA Hockey Olympic Program for the Select 15’s through Select 18’s. Liam played juniors for the Omaha Lancers in the USHL then moved onto play Division 1 College Hockey for Michigan Tech for four seasons. Throughout his professional career, Liam played for teams in the IHL, CHL, ECHL, German and Swedish Elite Leagues.


BradGarney Brad Garney
Hockey Staff

Brad began playing hockey at the age of 7 at the Homewood Flossmoor Ice Area. He Played for the Cardinals and Orland Park Vikings hockey clubs during youth hockey. Brad played for Marian Catholic High School Varsity for 3 years, and Crown Point High School Varsity for his final year of high school.


JerryUnold Jerry Unold
Hockey Staff

Instructor for Adult Learn to Play Friday Nights at 10:25pm


BrandonSpikeSP Brandon Spike
Hockey Instructor



RyanHuggettSP3 Ryan Huggett
Hockey Instructor