Carlesa Williams

  • Active USA Roller Sports (USARS) and Roller Skating Association (RSA) certified competitive coach, judge, and referee who has represented USA Roller Sports media at many international events
  • Active group class instructor and coach offering private lessons to youngsters whose goals are to skate competitively
  • Her students have qualified for USARS 2001–2017 National Championships in inline freestyle, figures, loops, singles, dance, free dance, pairs, precision team, and show team events

Experience

Carlesa Williams is a former writer for ThoughtCo who contributed articles on speed and figure skating for seven and a half years. Since she started sidewalk roller skating as a little girl, she has competed in rhythm, roller figure, and ice synchronized skating with local, regional, and invitational placements. She was a Team USA member in the Large Show Team event at the 2003 World Championship in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Williams is an active group class instructor and coach offering private lessons to youngsters whose goals are to skate competitively Her students have qualified for USARS 2001–2017 National Championships in inline freestyle, figures, loops, singles, dance, free dance, pairs, precision team, and show team events. She has produced national inline and quad medalists and has provided supplemental coaching services for senior-level skaters. Two of her skaters have qualified for the FIRS, now World Skate. Williams has been the USA Roller Sports media representative for articles and action photography at World Championships in the U.S., Italy, Spain, Taiwan, Germany, and Australia. 

Awards and Publications

  • Member of the judges' panel at the Great Skate Skating Club of Roseville for seven seasons
  • Maintains active test and competitive judging credentials with USA Roller Sports  
  • Additional judging and teaching affiliations include Roller Skating Association, Michigan Roller Sports Coaches Association, and the former International Inline Figure Skating Association
  • Accolades include one National Coach of the Year Award from Skater Direct, National Coach Awards for Gold Medalists, Great Lakes Regional Coaches Awards, and many Michigan Rosie and Leslie Eder Awards

 

Education

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