James Peterson (figure skater)

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Jim Peterson
Personal information
Full name Jim Peterson
Country represented  United States
Former partner Natalie Vlandis
Laura Handy
Former coach Ron Ludington, Peter Oppegard, Kerry Leitch
Skating club Lakewood Winter Club

James Peterson is an American World and Olympic figure skating coach.

Peterson began coaching in 2001[1] and coaches in Florida. He was the 2009 and 2010 Professional Skaters Association Developmental Coach of the Year[1] making him one of the few coaches in history to win the award consecutively. He also has won the USOC Developmental Coach of the year award in 2009. His former students include 2010 Olympians Caydee Denney & Jeremy Barrett, Amanda Evora & Mark Ladwig and 2009- 2007 US National Pair Champions Tracy Tanovich and Michael Chau. Peterson's students Denney/Barrett and Evora/Ladwig made up the entire US Olympic pair team contingency at the Vancouver Games.

Peterson continues to coach with partners Alison Smith and Lyndon Johnston at Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex.


  1. ^ a b Vassallo Jamrosz, Joanne (2 July 2009). "Southwest Florida FSC Making Pairs Skating Cool". U.S. Figure Skating. Retrieved 18 January 2010. 

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