Brigitta Francoeur has been a part of the skating world since 1980 as a competitor, professional performer and continued on to coach with the Westminster FSC for 28 years and the Jamestown SC. She has also been the Director of Figure Skating at Penn State Behrend since 2008. Brigitta is part of a vast network of accomplished skating professionals throughout the U.S. and Canada. She has been a member of the United States Figure Skating Association since 1980 and has been a member of the Professional Skaters Association since 1994. She was a featured professional skater with the Ice Capades for over 6 years, Nutcracker On Ice and performed with other international ice productions. As an amateur skater, she trained in Colorado Springs, Colorado at the Broadmoor World Arena with renowned international coaches Carlo Fassi, Jack Raffloer and Janet Champion.
Brigitta began establishing her coaching career back in 1994, proudly and systematically developing her students abilities from Learn to Skate level skaters to Regional competitors, Gold level medalists, performers and onto coaches themselves.
Brigitta strives to do much more than teach complex skating skills and choreography to her students. She wants her students to experience the enjoyment and fulfillment that the sport of figure skating has to offer. She wishes for all her students to fondly remember their childhood experience on the ice and to learn to overcome challenges that present themselves both on and off the ice over one’s lifetime. Brigitta believes that skaters learn work ethics, respect and goal setting in the “on ice” environment that will carry on thru life.