Vincent Van Vliet

Professional Staff Member of The Genesee Figure Skating Club 

Teaching Philosophy

To instill strong figure skating skills in both competitive and recreational skaters in an informative, yet fun way. 


Personal Biography


Vincent Van Vliet is a native of Rochester, New York.  He moved away from home at the age of fourteen to further his skills in the sport of figure skating.  Vincent has both trained under and worked along-side numerous National, World and Olympic-level coaches including Christy Krall, Lori Nichol, Ronald Ludington, and Priscilla Hill. Vincent is not only a quadruple Gold Medalist in the sport, he has also been a national competitor in  both Freestyle and Ice Dancing, as well as holds an Eastern Sectional Title in Ice Dancing.  Additionally, Vincent had the honor of touring in Disney on Ice in southeast Asia for six months.  Vincent has both enjoyed coaching and been instrumental in developing several of our programs here at GFSC including Theater on Ice,  the Adult-Only Class, Adult Open Synchronized Skating and Power-Skating classes.  Vincent has been the director of several successful figure skating programs  both on the East and West Coast’s of the United States and  has coached private pupils ranging  from  Recreational to National Level.  Vincent is a current member of the  Professional Skaters Association, currently holds a BA within that organization and is Certified at CER Category A for the 2016-17 Season.  


Graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from State University of New York (SUNY) Geneseo 


Tests Passed

Gold Freestyle 

Gold Dance


Gold Free Dance 

Canadian Gold Dance 

Junior/Senior International Dance 

Intermediate Pair 

Fourth Figure

Personal Competitive History 

6 Time US  National Competitor In Ice Dancing

US National Competitor In Freestyle

Junior Olympic Festival Pewter Medalist In Ice Dancing 

Eastern  Sectional Junior  Ice Dance Champion 

Eastern Sectional Bronze Medalist In Freestyle 

Eastern Sectional Competitor In Free-skating And Ice Dancing

Competitive Highlights of Vincent’s Pupils 

National Level Coach

Adult National Level Coach 

National Theater on Ice-Team Event Head Coach (The Genesee Expressions)

Sectional-Level Synchronized Skating Coach

Highest Test-Level Achieved Passed by Vincent’s Pupils

Gold Freestyle

Gold Moves in the field

Gold Dance 

Junior/Senior International Dance

Gold Freedance (Both Standard And Solo Tracks)

Canadian Gold Dance 

Juvenile Pair 

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