Mirror Images employs multiple coaches to help our skaters grow. We are always looking for people to work with our teams and grow the love of synchronized skating. To contact each coach separately, click on their name.
Jessica Stratton (Head Coach of MI; Open Masters, Open Collegiate, Intermediate and Pre-Juvenile) Jessica has been working with Mirror Images since August of 2008. Under Jessica's leadership the Mirror Images teams have won the Eastern Sectional Synchronized Skating Championships in 2013 at the Open Juvenile level, and other teams have placed in the top four multiple times - 2008 (Bronze OJ), 2012 (Pewter OJ), 2014 (Silver OJ), 2017 (Silver Open Masters & Pewter Open Collegiate), 2018 (Bronze Open Collegiate). The teams have won the Empire State Games as well as multiple other events. The Open Juvenile team has also won the Synchronized Skating Challenge Series put on by USFSA four years. In addition to her time as an individual skater, when she accomplished Gold MITF, Junior Freestyle, and Pre-Gold Dance; Jessica can frequently be found choreographing musicals for schools and community theater groups. Jessica has a strong background in off-ice dance and theater having been a dancer since the age of 3 studying it through college. Jessica has a Bachelors in Communication from SUNY Geneseo and she works for a non-profit in the Rochester area.
Evie Gaffney (Synchro Skills II) has years of skating experience under her belt. Formerly a skater with Ice Follies, Evie has skating history in her blood and has been inspiring generations of skaters through local programs. Evie was one of the original coaches in the Rochester area and is the head instructor at the Thomas Creek Ice Arena Learn-to-Skate program. She was a founding member of the Thomas Creek FSC and Mirror Images synchronized skating program. Evie re-joined the coaching staff of the Mirror Images teams as an instructor in 2015 to take over the Synchro Skills II (formerly Beginner II) team.
Our Support Team
Next Level Strength and Conditioning has been working with the Mirror Images teams. They work with skaters on their endurance, physical strength, stamina and power. The trainers have developed specific plans for the skaters to bring them to their peak performance. For more information, check out their web page here.
Butterfly Kids YOGA works with out skaters on their mindfulness, flexibility and core strength. Sessions are open to other area figure skaters as well. For more information, check out their web page here.
We also work with area coaches on our technique, transitions, and performance to enhance our overall skating. Thank you for your support and assistance in pushing us further.