Team Amore’ 


Team Amore' Synchronized Skating Teams represent the Heartland Figure Skating Club in Independence, Missouri.

 Synchronized Skating is highly competitive US Figure Skating team sport involving 8-20 skaters per team. Not only does synchronized skating encourage skaters to work together as a team to achieve success, but it builds individual skating skills as well. Team Amore' synchronized skating teams began in January of 2010 with the goal of spreading the love of synchronized skating throughout the Kansas City area. Team Amore’ also had the honor of receiving the Kari Thorsen Spirit Award in 2013 at the Maplewood Synchronized Skating Classic given to an organization who promotes teamwork, great sportsmanship and positive attitudes. For the 2015-2016 season, Team Amore' has 3 competitive level teams: Open-Juvenile, Pre-Juvenile, and Beginner 1. We also offer Introductory level teams as a stepping stone for skaters who are just beginning or individuals who desire a recreational focus. This allows opportunities for skaters of all ages and skill levels to participate in synchronized skating.

 

 

Team Amore' Coaching Staff:

Jennifer McPike
Synchronized Skating Director

 

Personal Skating Experience: USFS Gold Medalist in Moves in the Field, Silver/Pre-Gold Medalist in Ice Dance and Juvenile Freestyle. As a skater, she competed in synchronized skating for several years as a member of Crystallettes, Team Elan, Team De Couer and Rising Stars teams. Jennifer finished her career by making Team USA, the Senior level Crystallettes synchronized skating team. In 2007, Jennifer won the pewter medal at the USFS Synchronized Skating National Championships, as a member of the Crystallettes, in the Novice division. She has also competed in several USFS Synchronized Skating Mid-Western Sectionals bringing home many gold medals throughout her career.

Coaching Experience: Has been coaching since 2007, working with skaters of all levels and ages from beginner through senior. Founded Team Amore’ Synchronized Skating Teams in 2010 with the mission of spreading the love for synchronized skating throughout the Kansas City area.

Accreditations and Education: Current member of the Professional Skaters Association with Basic Accreditation, CER Category B Compliant, and is a USFS Registered Coach for the Heartland Figure Skating Club. Board Member for the club since 2014. Is WSI and CPR/First Aid/AED Red Cross certified and is a specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine in Corrective Exercise. She plans to graduate in 2016 with her BS in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Sports Medicine as a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT).

Disciplines: Synchronized skating, Moves in the Field, Ice Dance, Power/Stroking and Freestyle.

Contact Info: email Jennifer at jennifermcpike@aol.com or call her at 816-206-4914.

 

Jessika Richards
Coach

Personal Skating Experience: USFS Gold Medalist in Moves in the Field, Silver/Pre-Gold Medalist in Ice Dance and Juvenile Freestyle. As a skater, she competed in synchronized skating for years with the Crystallettes, Team Elan and Rising Stars teams. She was also a Team USA synchronized skating member and represented the USA bringing home a bronze medal from Prague, Czech Republic. As a member of the Crystallettes Senior Team the same year, she earned a bronze medal at the USFS Synchronized Skating National Championships.

Coaching Experience: Has been coaching since 2007, working with skaters of all levels and ages from beginner through senior. Founded Team Amore’ Synchronized Skating Teams in 2010 with the mission of spreading the love for synchronized skating throughout the Kansas City area.

Accreditations and Education: Current member of the Professional Skaters Association, CER Category B Compliant, and USFS Registered Coach for the Heartland Figure Skating Club. Is a recent Doctor of Pharmacy who graduated with honors in 2015 and is currently a PGY1 Pharmacy Resident.

Disciplines: Synchronized skating and Power/Stroking.

Contact Info: email Jessika Richards at jrm5y2@mail.umkc.edu


Jordan McPike
Coach

Personal Skating Experience: USFS Gold Medalist in Moves in the Field, Pre-Silver/Silver medalist in Ice Dance and Juvenile Freestyle. She has competed in synchronized for years as a member of Crystallettes, Team Elan, and Rising Stars teams. In 2006, Jordan won the silver medal and in 2007, brought home the pewter medal at USFS Synchronized Skating National Championships. Jordan is currently a member of the Senior Crystalletes with the honor of representing Team USA in Salzburg, Austria. They most recently brought home the pewter at the 2015 USFS Synchronized Skating National Championships.

Coaching Experience: Has been a coach since 2010, working with skaters of all levels and ages. Founded Team Amore’ Synchronized Skating Teams in 2010 with the mission of spreading the love for synchronized skating throughout the Kansas City area.

Accreditations and Education: Current member of the Professional Skaters Association, CER Category B Complaint, and USFS Registered Coach for the Heartland Figure Skating Club. Is currently in school studying Physical Therapy.

Disciplines: Synchronized skating and Power/Stroking.

Contact Info: email Jordan McPike at iceprincess462@aol.com

 

Feel free to contact any of us with questions.

 

 

 


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