The Philly Spirit Synchronized Skating Team Coaches

John Thomas world and Olympic skater coaches Philly Spirit Synchronized Skating team

John Thomas


John is a former World and Olympic Competitor. He has been teaching since 1997. John is a member of both USFSA and the Professional Skater’s Association. John is currently our “ Learn to Skate” Director.

As a skater , John was a National, International and World Competitor. John medaled at the Canadian Figure Skating Championships, was a Junior Canadian Champion and skated on the Canadian World and Olympic Teams. In 1984 he and partner Kelly Johnson represented Canada at the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia. His testing credentials include; gold dance, gold free dance, novice pair and gold freestyle.

As a coach, John has been coaching Synchronized Skating since 1996 and is the Synchronized Skating Coach for PSC&HS’s Team Philly Spirit . John works in the fields of Dance, Free Style, Moves in the Field,  Hockey Power Skating and choreography.  John is comfortable working with students of all ages and skating abilities.

Regina Barr

Regina Barr is a former World and Olympic competitor. Regina has been coaching since 1993. She is a US Figure Skating category A coach and Professional Skaters Association member, with registered ratings in MIF and Dance, as well as certified Freestyle.

As a skater, Regina was a Hungarian National Champion as well as European, World and Olympic team member. She was also a National and International Competitor for the United States. Regina’s testing credentials include USFSA Gold Dance and Freedance, Silver freestyle, Silver figure and Bronze pair tests.

As a coach, Regina enjoys working with skaters of all levels. She is available to teach Freestyle, Moves in the Field, Dance and Choreography. Her students have been all levels from tots to gold test; as well as Regional and Sectional competitors.

Regina Barr World and Olympic team Member Coach of Philly Spirit Synchronized Skating
Philly Spirit Synchronized Skating Team Skates out of The Philadelphia Skating Club

Located in Ardmore, PA, The Philadelphia Skating Club and Humane Society is America’s first skating club. Our rink is unique. Being truly geared for figure skating, it has no boards and no hockey teams. The sand-based ice surface is perfect for figure skating. Natural light flows in through windows & skylights. Like a dance studio, mirrors cover one wall. 

PSC&HS members have held 20 national titles and numerous national medalists and competitors. Two of our most famous competitors are Dick Button (North American, European, World and Olympic Champion) and Scott Hamilton (National, World and Olympic Champion). Some of the rich history of the club can be found in the US National Archives.