Dream. Learn. Achieve.
Ann leads the premier figure skating training center in Minnesota and one of the top training centers in the U.S. The St Paul FSC is a boutique club that specializes in Excellence at Every Level. Skaters from all over the United States have come to train and receive the highest level of coaching available. Minnesota skaters are able to continue to live at home with their families while training at an elite level.
Ann and her support team offer many group classes every day. Daily group classes are a fun and productive way to motivate and inspire the skaters while helping parents save money on lesson time.
Influenced by Olympic Figure Skating Coach Professor Alexei Mishin’s Russian training system, Ann’s team has developed a unique hybrid of American and Russian technique. In this model, skaters are taught the separate components of jump technique through simple and effective exercises.
The latest development in cutting edge technology for figure skating, the Electric Spinner is now available at Pleasant Arena and is helping skaters perfect the rotational air speed needed for triple and quad jumps.
USFS Gold Medalists
MN State Champions
Double Axels Taught
Triple/Quad Jumps Taught
Ann Eidson leads a team of enthusiastic highly energetic coaches.
INTERNATIONAL SKATING COACH :: SKATING DIRECTOR, ST. PAUL FSC
Ann Eidson is an ISU Junior World & Senior Grand Prix Coach and is the Director of Skating at the St. Paul Figure Skating Club. Ann has coached 65 skaters in 27 USFS National Championships and she has been an International coach since 1989. Ann has been a participant in US Figure Skating Olympic Training Camps and is a USOC Dartfish Certified Video Analysis Technician. Ann currently serves on the Board of Minnesota Skating Scholarship and has served as a member of USFS Competitions Committee, the USFS Judges Committee, and served as a USFS Sectional IJS Technical Specialist. Ann holds a PSA Master rating Level V in Figure & Freestyle and has been a Speaker and Presenter at the PSA National Convention and at many PSA Seminars. Ann is a USFS Double Gold Medalist and has coached students through 84 USFS Gold Tests. Ann was the 1982 Minnesota State Senior Ladies Champion and her students have included 77 Minnesota State Champions! Ann has had many Olympic coaching mentors over the years, including long time friend Audrey Weisiger and Professor Alexei Mishin, who worked closely with Ann and her skaters for ten years.
INTERNATIONAL SKATING COACH
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF HIGH PERFORMANCE, ST. PAUL FSC
Benjamin “Ben” Miller Reisman is a National and International coach and choreographer. Ben began his coaching career at the St. Paul Figure Skating Club in 2006 after a successful competitive career during which he was a seven time US National Championships competitor and an international competitor for five seasons. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of US Figure Skating. Ben graduated with a B.A. in Business from University of St. Thomas in 2013.
“Ann Eidson has been a great and wonderful coach along with her coaching team. Under her leadership and coaching techniques, my daughter Madison has improved and transformed from a regular learn to skate kid to a highly competitive skater. Under her leadership and coaching team, Madison won her first Upper Great Lake Regional competition (non-qualified level) when she was 8 years old. She continued on to win her first Minnesota State Championship title at 9 yrs old and also to win Upper Great Lakes Regional Championships for a second year in a row (Pre-Preliminary Level). For the last 4 years Madison has continued to grow and mature physically and mentally both on and off the ice as a skater and student. As parents, we are looking forward to her guidance and stewardship that will take our daughter’s skating to the next level.”
Skating Parent, Scientific Technical Data Specialist
“For the past 7 years, Ann has guided my daughter and served as a great role model both on and off the ice. She and Ben’s great coaching technique has truly transformed Diana’s skating and brought enormous improvements in an efficient way. Ann is able to teach Diana to use every minute of training, which has led her to 3 state titles and 2 national competitions. Ann is a great coach.”
“Ann is an inspiring, encouraging, and amazing coach. She and her coaching team’s creative and systematic training approaches have transformed my two kids from recreational skaters to competitive skaters (sectional medalists and national competitors) in two and half years. Without Ann and Ben, my kids would never even dreamed about what they have accomplished. We are so looking forward to the next adventures that Ann and Ben are taking us to.”
Skating Mom, Scientist - UCLA
“Ann is the best skating coach and mentor we have ever had the pleasure to work with. She inspires our daughter, Kathleen, every day to never give up, to focus and become a stronger person as she progresses in her skating career. Ann’s encouragement and constant motivation have enabled Kathleen to accomplish great things we never thought possible. Thank you for inspiring Kathleen to be successful, not only in skating, but also in everything that she does.”
Skating Dad, Former President SPFSC
“Ann manages to mix demanding expectations and a focus on strong technique with a balance of fun and warmth and encouragement to ensure that my young skater is having a wonderful time and also improving quickly. We are grateful to have found Ann early in our skater’s career.”
Skating Mom, Team Physician U.S. Figure Skating
“Ann has led my daughter to five Minnesota State Championship titles, four Regional medals, two Regional titles, a Sectional Medal and to competing at a U.S. Championship. Ann and Ben’s systematic training has helped her become a strong competitor in high pressure events. Ann has been by the side of our entire family through the ups and downs of competitive figure skating as my daughter strives to reach her goals. It’s impossible to imagine this journey without Ann and Ben. Can’t wait to see what’s next.”
Skating Mom, Figure Skating Coach - St. Paul FSC
“Ann is an excellent coach with a clear vision and well thought training plans for my daughter. She not only helps her technically but trains her to build a portfolio of tools to resort to when facing difficulties. The skills she learned from Ann would benefit her tremendously to build her confidence beyond skating and become a much well rounded person to meet the challenges in the future. She communicates very clearly, and it is also fun to work with. I strongly recommend Ann as a Go To master to uplift your skating to an elite level.”
“Isabelle has been skating with Ann since she was six. From the very beginning, they’ve had an amazing chemistry. She is developing into a strong and confident skater, thanks to Ann and the depth of her experienced team of coaches. “
Skating Mom, VP SPFSC
“Coach Ann helped my daughter become a confident international skater that can rely on her training to compete well at any time – day or night (quite literally)!”
Skating Mom, Physician
“Ann and her coaching team have really helped our daughter reach her goals exceeding everyone’s expectations within a short period of time. Their inspiring attitude and training programs have rapidly developed our daughters skating talents. These achievements are possible because of Ann’s skating knowledge and reputation of producing high performance skaters.”
“Skating with Coach Ann has been a wonderful experience. She is professional and courteous and always willing to answer any questions myself or my skater might have. When we first started skating with SPFSC she went above and beyond to make my daughter feel welcome and included. She came up with a plan for my daughter based on her goals and worked with her coaching team to set up a training schedule for us. She always has a plan of attack and has the knowledge and skills to help her skaters not only execute from the most beginning levels to the highest levels possible but to be successful at each and every one of those levels. Ann constantly pushes my daughter to better herself each lesson. She explains what she is teaching and why it is important, all while giving my daughter the confidence to succeed with every high five and hug. It is amazing to watch the progress over even just a short period of time. We are lucky to have found such a fantastic coach and team and I am excited for the future ahead!”
“I like how Ann challenges me to become a better skater. She’s patient with me and always very encouraging.”
“Without Ann’s words of wisdom and great coaching abilities, I would never have become the skater that I am today. Her strict training regime, while difficult at times, really pays off at competitions, especially the international ones.”
Skater, 2018 Slovakian National Champion