About Us

Founder

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Elin Schran is the founder of Joy Skate Productions and is passionate about the joy of skating being accessible to all! She  strives to  bring specially designed camps and clinics to your rinks that accommodate skaters of every age and ability, including adaptive/therapeutic skating clinics. 

Elin  is also the innovator of IceFlow (a yoga-inspired skating class). She is a choreographer and performer with experience in many shows including Ice Capades, and taught for five years at Dorothy Hamill’s Fantasy Skating Camp.

Performance Director & Head Coach

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 John Mucko started his professional career with Ice Follies and later joined Holiday on Ice in Europe traveling the world for nine years. He has been coaching figure skating for 37 years and holds a Master rating in choreography with the Professional Skaters Association, as well as a Master certificate with the American Ice Theatre Company. 

John co-directs The American Ice Theatre, Boston division, and has directed many workshops to introduce athletes of all ages to the concept of using dance movements, gestures, and emotions in their skating performance. He also served on the US Figure Skating Theatre On Ice development committee.

Director of Adaptive & Therapuetic Skating

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Michael Phaneuf  is a graduate of Babson College with a Master’s in Education from the University of Massachusetts, with a focus on Middle School Math and Special Education. He is currently a teacher in Boston Public Schools working with students with disabilities and who are English language learners.  


Michael also  serves as the Program Director for The Skating Club of Boston's Skating Academy's Therapeutic Skating program that provides skaters with disabilities an opportunity to learn-to-skate in a safe an meaningful way. In addition, this year he started a Special Olympics/Therapeutic Theatre on Ice Team that performed and competed at local shows and competitions. He serves on the Adaptive Skating Committees for both US Figure Skating and the Professional Skaters Association .  

Program Director

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Kristin Barone absolutely adores coaching figure skating and looks to influence her students beyond the rink. Kristin believes  that "So many life lessons are learned on the ice, and I make an effort to share these lessons with skaters. After all, skating is more than camels and axels!"

Over the past ten years, Kristin's creativity, motivation and organizational skills have been instrumental in offering fun and successful week-long skating clinics. Kristin also has served as the  creative director for her club’s annual skating show.