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About Will

My name is Will Chitwood.  I was a national and international pairs medalist with over 10 years competitive experience.  As a pairs competitor, I won two gold and two silver international medals and enjoyed traveling to many countries with Team USA.  I’m also a quadruple gold test medalist through US Figure Skating in moves in the field, singles, pairs, and dance.

I have 8 years coaching experience, with my start at the World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  My BA is in Communications with my minor in Music Industry Studies.  I’m the owner of Dancing DJ Productions and edit music for figure-skating programs in addition to coaching at Kroc Center Ice Arena and San Diego Ice Arena in San Diego, California.

My sister, Christina, is a professional ice dancer. She represented Great Britain with her ice-dance partner, Mark Hanretty, for four years.  Christina and Mark were two-time British national medalists and two-time international medalists in senior ice dance.  Christina and I were pairs partners during our early years of skating, winning two Junior National medals.  In addition, we were ice-dance partners for three years.

About Chea

My name is Chea Hutton-Chitwood.  As a competitive skater, I was a regional gold medalist in singles and a national bronze medalist in synchronized skating.  I am a triple gold test medalist through US Figure Skating in moves in the field, free skating, and dance.

My BA is in Psychology and my MA and PhD are in Sport Psychology.  I have 14 years coaching experience and am a Junior National and National coach at San Diego Ice Arena and Kroc Center Ice Arena.  I am also a Sport Psychology Consultant, seminar leader, and founder of Hutton Neurofeedback.

About Christina

Christina - Business PhotoMy professional name is Christina Chitwood, and my married name is Christina Chitwood-Parkin. I’m American and my husband, Tom, is British. Tom and I run FitBodyFullLife.com together.

As Will said, I represented Great Britain in senior ice dance and was a European and Worlds competitor as well as national and international medalist. I’m also a quintuple gold test medalist through US Figure Skating.

I graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in Sheffield, England, with a First Class Honours B.A. in Performance and Professional Practice. The impact this had on my own performance competing at the World level in ice dance led me to create a role as performance coach for ice skaters. In addition to teaching private lessons, I taught performance classes at iceSheffield which included ballet, different dance styles, music education, improvisation, development of expression and emotion, drama exercises, and more.

I moved to San Diego in December 2010 and am now a skating coach at the Kroc Center. I have a blogs at both FitBodyFullLife.com and ChristinaChitwoodPerformance.com. I also have a website at ChristinaChitwood.com.

About ChitwoodSkating.com

ChitwoodSkating.com is here to give you both information and inspiration.  We welcome your comments about any of our posts as well as skating questions you would like answered here on our blog.  For our skating students and parents, please click on the Upcoming Events page for information about upcoming test sessions, competitions, and/or ice shows.

February 13, 2010