As with most ice dance teams, Mckenzie and Chandler lead very busy lives. They train on and off
the ice 5 days per week for approximately 4 hours per day. I work mainly on their Pattern Dances
and share other coaching tasks with coaches Suzy Semanick-Schurman, Dmitry Ponomarev and
Chris Pottenger at The Pond Ice Arena and Performance Center in Newark, DE.
Off the ice, both skaters are enrolled in Connections Academy which is an online homeschooling
program. Mackenzie is in 7th grade and Chandler is in 9th. They excel in academics being also
National Honor Society award recipients.
Mckenzie and Chandler's ultimate goal is to compete in the Olympics and World Championships
They are, indeed, very ambitious and driven young people who are sure to succeed wherever their
work ethic and love for skating take them.
Mckenzie and Chandler's Upcoming Events:
June. 2012: Chesapeake Open, Laurel, MD
Aug. 2012: Lake Placid Ice Dance Championships, Lake Placid, NY
Sept. 2012: Challenge Cup, Ardmore, PA
Sept. 2012: Pikes Peak Classic, Colorado Springs, CO
Nov. 2012: Eastern Sectional Championships, location TBD
A Parent's Perspective:
By: Suzy Semanick-Schurman (Olympian, Calgary' 88)
Elizabeth is truly a visionary teacher that is dedicated to bringing out the best a skater has to offer.
I have been a competitive skater and a teacher for over 30 years and can see the difference of a
good teacher and an exceptional one. We are lucky to have Elizabeth as part of my daughters and
our students journey.