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Check Out Addie Loebl’s Story

Today we’d like to introduce you to Addie Loebl.

Hi Addie, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
I stepped on the ice and fell in love immediately at 10 years old. I’ve competed in multiple fields of figure skating for 9 years and developed a love for coaching along the way.

At just 13, I was apprentice coaching, and at 17 officially became a figure skating coach. I moved to Nashville from Atlanta for college and was automatically taken away by the city. Now, I coach at the Scott Hamilton Skating Academy alongside a talented team, ready to engage others in this brilliant sport.

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
Beginning at a young age, it was hard to establish credibility. I continued to push, and learn from those who had more experience than me, such as my own coaches.

I followed in the footsteps of Kaysi Thompson, my original coach from Atlanta. She helped me grow to be who I am today. Just before leaving Georgia, I had a moderate neck injury that hurt my motivation and paired with back issues pushed me away from the sport that I loved.

Soon after moving to TN, I began to find a community that could help me stay focused on my goals.

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
Being a figure skating coach could mean many things, but for me, it means using my passion to incite a passion in others. I strive to coach all ages, it’s important to note that anyone can learn at any time.

My focus is on creating competitive careers throughout the levels and bringing out the creative side of my skaters. I love choreography and theatre and bringing these aspects into visual storytelling on ice.

It’s so much more than jumps and spins, it’s helping to empower those who are still looking for that sense of belonging.

Have you learned any interesting or important lessons due to the Covid-19 Crisis?
The first thing that opened back up after the lockdown was my skating rink. We were the first figure skating rink to open up in the United States, and in one of the lowest points, I still looked forward to the ice.

Even through ups and downs and falling a billion times, there was always a call into the cold air. I watched people go from being terribly alone to feeling welcomed even while socially distanced. Being a part of this sport is a true community.

Pricing:

  • Private Lessons: $25/30min with Coach Addie.
  • Public Sessions: $10 (includes rental skates).
  • Freestyle Sessions (for figure skaters or lessons): $5/30min.

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Image Credits
E. Taylor Danielle and Woods Park Tavern

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