Artistic Coaching Staff

 

DEVIN SIMAS

ARTISTIC COACH
Roller Skating History

Devin has been involved with roller skating since the age of 2. His first nationals at the age of 8 competing in freestyle. Through the years, he ventured into figures, dance, free dance, and team dance.  He has been extremely successful in many different styles during that time and continues to challenge his skating through S.T.Y.L.E. Skating.  His favorite style and specialty is jam skating (Breakdancing on Skates). 

Why do you love teaching roller skating?

“Roller skating has always been a part of my life.  I love coaching because I want to show people that there is more to roller skating than just skating in circles.  Growing up, I thought it was amazing to see skaters doing crazy jumps and spins.  I also got to see a lot of session skaters do some pretty amazing and exciting footwork while skating.  All these skaters inspired me to become the skater I am today and I hope I can help give skaters the tools to learn and grow as much as they want within roller skating.”

Competitive roller skating accomplishments:
  • Roller skating for 35 years
  • National Placements = 7 
  • Regional placements = 30
  • USARS Record holder of creative free dance: 5x National Champion
  • Northeast USARS Skater of the Year 2018 
 

MELODY TURNER

ARTISTIC COACH
Roller Skating History

Melody is relatively new to the competitive roller  skating world.  Melody started out in Saturday morning beginner level  “Learn to Skate” class like most skaters,  in the summer of 2021. After  advancing to the intermediate class at Skate City, there was a new opportunity: Artistic roller skating.  From the very first Monday night, she fell in love with the artistry and grace, though she never thought she would become a skating instructor herself.  After working hard to hone her skills in such a short time, she now brings her love of skating to all in “learn to skate” classes and our artistic skating club.  Besides teaching, she has participated in a few local competitions, but would like to progress and compete more, focusing on Roller Dance and Freestyle.

Why do you love teaching roller skating?

“I love teaching skating because I love leaving an impression on every person I encounter through it.  If I can inspire even one person to continue their skating journey after they feel like they've failed, that's all I could ask. Through teaching, I can be that role model and show that if I can do it, coming from right where they are now in class, they can too.”

Competitive roller skating accomplishments:
  • One year of competitive experience
 

CAROL MOORE

ARTISTIC COACH
Roller Skating History

Carol has been roller skating since 1996. Her father, also a skater, included her in all of his skating interests from quad tricks to inline speed, trail skating, and roller derby. She has always been a quad Style rink skater, finishing the classes at the local rink at a young age and afterwards learning tricks from other skaters by watching. Throughout her childhood and teen years, Carol competed as an inline speed skater. She also did trail and road skating on inline and quads. In her youth, she volunteered with the Carolina Rollergirls (CRG) roller derby league. In 2012, Carol officially joined CRG as a skater and skated with them for 4 years, 3.5 of them as a member of the All-star team. Carol played with Denver Roller Derby for an additional year in 2018. In 2021, Carol joined the Skate City Sports Artistic Skating Club and began learning the more formalized methods of artistic skating. In 2022, Carol began playing inline hockey. Carol specializes in improvisational Style skating, agility, and speed.

Why do you love teaching roller skating?

"I teach roller skating because I want the skating community to grow and thrive.  I love teaching skating because I get to see my students grow and accomplish things they couldn't do before and celebrate success with them. I feel like I am succeeding every time one of my skaters improves or does something well. "

Competitive roller skating accomplishments:
  • Carolina Rollergirls All-star A-team skater
  • Colorado League Placements
 

 

JEFF SCARBORO

ARTISTIC COACH
Roller Skating History

Jeff grew up in Colorado and was fortunate to roller skate as a young child at Skate City Arapahoe in Englewood, Colorado. He was involved with the Artistic Club and worked his way up to the 4 star artistic program that was offered. He also participated in the sport of Quad Speed Skating and trained at Skate City also.   Jeff would spend hours at the rink  practicing and mastering the skills being taught at Skate City. 

Jeff then took a 25 year break from roller skating and returned to the sport about twelve years ago and he regained his passion for both recreational and Artistic skating.  

Why do you love teaching roller skating?

“I love to teach roller skating because at its core, it is a very fun sport to be good at!  I have spent hours upon hours of "exercise in disguise" because it is a great workout and really fun once you get the hang of it.  I enjoy sharing helpful tips and tricks with students and then watch the smiles come as the student "gets it.”   It’s very rewarding to see.  I have found this to be true with all ages of students. ”

Competitive roller skating accomplishments:
  • As a youth I achieved the highest level in the Artistic program that Skate City offered.  This was a 4 star program with testing at each level. 
  • Also as a youth, I skated over 1000 miles for three consecutive summers and got awarded T-Shirts!