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Meet our Coaches

We have an elite team of coaches dedicated to helping you achieve your goal. Whether that goal is as simple as learning to speed skate, beating your last time trial, or making it all the way to the Olympics, our coaches will help you along the way. Meet the faces behind the team:

Chris Choi

An experienced short-track speed skating coach, Chris has Bachelor's in biomolecular science and kinesiology from University of Michigan. As a protege of Hyun Jung Lee, and firsthand training experience alongside national-level skaters, Chris has honed his personal expertise to guide numerous skaters to reach their best, competing in regional and national competitions. Combining the academic knowledge with the latest proven training methods, Chris provides a strong foundation for skaters of all ages and skill levels.

Gary Martin

Gary has skated for fun for years but started training and competing in 2008. He has been to many training camps around the country and is a U.S. Speedskating certified level 2 coach. He uses video feedback for skaters and can work with participants of all ages. Gary coached soccer for 14 years while his sons were playing in Park Ridge and enjoys biking in the forest preserves with his wife. When he is not skating he takes care of patients and teaches at Northwestern University Medical School where he also serves as Vice Chairman for Faculty Affairs for the Department of Medicine.

Nancy Sr. and Nancy Jr. on the ice
Nancy Sr. coaching PRSSC
Meet the Team
Gary Martin
111 M Personal Best:
13.01 seconds
Jeffery Peltz
111 M Personal Best:
9.8 seconds
John Redell
111 M Personal Best:
16.9 seconds
Johnny Austin
111 M Personal Best:
14.8 seconds
Kevin Bobb
111 M Personal Best:
12.73 seconds
Liam Biedenbender
111 M Personal Best:
18.7 seconds
Luke Bobb
111 M Personal Best:
14.9 seconds
Max Mountainbear
111 M Personal Best:
30.8 seconds
Nina Nadaska
111 M Personal Best:
12.99 seconds
Sophia Goetz
111 M Personal Best:
15.26 seconds
Stephanie Goetz
111 M Personal Best:
16.2 seconds
Vivienne Sadleir
111 M Personal Best:
14.3 seconds