Danielle Ostrower brings 21 years of experience as a synchronized skating coach and competitor. Danielle is graduate of The John Marshall Law School and the University of Illinois. Danielle spent 11 years with the Chicago Jazz where she earned numerous national medals. She also competed as part of Team USA earning several international medals and most notably, a junior world medal. Danielle started with the Teams Elite program nearly 6 years ago where she led the teams to ISI National Championship titles. She was the head coach of the Teams Elite Preliminary Midwestern Sectional Champion team in 2014 and head coach of the Teams Elite Pre-Juvenile Midwestern Sectional Champion team and Juvenile Midwestern Sectional Pewter medalists in 2015. She just finished her 5th season with Teams Elite where she led the Juvenile team to a national silver medal and the Intermediate team to a national pewter medal.
Laila Schlesinger, Leisure Services Supervisor, has been with the Teams Elite program for 16 years and involved in skating for more than 35 years. Laila has been critical in the success of Teams Elite and the transition from ISI to USFS. Specializing in the Beginner Teams and bringing them to competitions around the Midwest, Laila is passionate about the sport. Laila is also the Skating School Director for the Northbrook Park District, a successful program with more than 800 skaters annually.
Kristy Lohre, has 23 years of skating experience. A graduate of Miami University, she was a member of the Varsity Synchronized Skating Team and earned three National gold medals. Kristy coached ISI synchronized skating for nine years with three consecutive National gold medals before committing to the USFS program. Since that time, she has had successful seasons with mostly first place medals, including the 2014 Midwestern Preliminary Champions.
Lauren Roman brings 27 years of experience in figure skating skating as a competitor and coach. Lauren is a graduate of Marquette University, Miami University and the University of Illinois. Lauren's accomplishments as an individual skater include junior collegiate 4th place, 5th place at Upper Great Lakes regional as a senior lady and she is a USFS triple gold medalist in freestyle, ice dance and moves in the field.
Lauren was a member of the University of Illinois collegiate synchronized skating team from 2004-2008 and vice president during the '06-'07 and '07-'08 seasons. Lauren spent the 2012-2013 season as a member of the Crystallettes Senior team out of Dearborn, MI, where she competed internationally as a member of Team USA in Sweden and earned a US national bronze medal. Lauren started with the Teams Elite program in the 2015-2016 season as assistant coach on both the Juvenile and Intermediate teams which earned the national silver and pewter medals respectively
Bio Coming Soon!