Audrey K. Weisiger -Founder and President of G2C, Olympic and World coach, 2021 Hall of Fame inductee
The Grassroots to Champions mission is to provide coaches and their athletes with proven techniques, the latest technology, and training perspectives to maximize their potential—in both sport and life.
Our focus is on teaching figure skaters and their coaches how to develop, from the first steps onto the ice into championship-caliber competitors.
G2C faculty include Olympic-, World-, and National-level coaches and choreographers who help young athletes through:
Parent education speaker, Marla Brown, a mother to an Olympian, Jason Brown will be speaking will give an hour long presentation.
This Seminar is open to coaches! They will receive 10 PSA credits if they are PSA Members.
A two-time U.S. Olympic Team coach, Audrey was given the highest award in the industry when she was named PSA and USFSA Coach of the Year in 1999. She has her PSA World Coach Ranking and is Master Rated in Figures and Freestyle. The Professional Skaters Association inducted her into their Hall of Fame in 2021.
Audrey specializes in elite training for singles competitors and choreography. She is currently mentor to a number of developing elite coaches.
Audrey was the keynote speaker for the 2000 & 2003 PSA Conferences and the 2005 & 2006 Canadian Coaches Conferences. She has served on the Board of Directors for the PSA and for various USFSA committees, as well as the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). As a member of USOC’s “Developing Young Champions” subcommittee, she has organized and directed numerous G2C seminars.
Audrey’s former students include three-time U.S. Men’s Champion and two-time Olympic Team member Michael Weiss; 2002 Olympic Bronze Medalist Timothy Goebel; National Novice and Intermediate Ladies Champion Lisa Kwon; and Worlds competitor Christine Lee, Junior Grand Prix finalist and World Junior competitor Tommy Steenberg.
In 2003, Audrey founded Grassroots to Champions to help mentor developing coaches and their skaters. This organization is founded on the belief that we all benefit when skaters succeed and we should inclusively promote skating as a beautiful art as well as a sport.
Audrey is the creator of The Young Artists Showcase, a groundbreaking contest for aspiring choreographers. This innovative concept helped to educate and support the careers of numerous choreographers including Mark Hanretty, Garrett Kling, Kate McSwain, Tommy Steenberg, Zabato Bebe and many more gifted artists.
The Professional Skaters Association awarded her the prestigious Ritter Shumway award for outstanding contribution to the skating community.
Audrey has coached at the Fairfax Ice Arena in Virginia since 1973, which is owned and operated by her husband’s family. Henry Weisiger also owns and operates the Hampton Roads Iceplex in Yorktown, VA. Audrey competed Nationally for the US, she was a USFSA Gold Medalist in Figures and Freestyle and a U.S. National Bronze Medalist at the Novice and Junior levels. She has her BA degree from The George Washington University in communications and broadcast journalism.
Audrey has one daughter, Kelly and two beautiful grandchildren and resides in Clifton, Virginia.
Charyl Brusch has been coaching for over 30 years in Northern California. In addition to her duties as head coach to many skaters, Charyl is one of the most respected spin specialists on the West Coast of the United States. She has been specializing in spins since the late 1990’s. 2018 National Junior ladies champion Alysa Liu and 2018 National Junior mens silver medalist, Dinh Tran are both students of Charyl’s in spins.
She is an IJS technical specialist and can help skaters maximize their spin points.
Prior to becoming a full-time coach, Charyl had toured with Ice Capades and appeared in Charles Schulz productions.
PSA National conference attendee 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2018. Guest coach at G2C Super camps 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.
She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from George Mason University in Athletic Training.
Marla Brown, mother of Olympic medalist Jason Brown.
Marla has been a skating mom for 24 years. In her previous life, she was a television producer working on talk shows with Regis Philbin and Arsenio Hall. Along with her husband Steve, she has three children, Jordan, Jason, and Dylan who range in age from 29-23. Marla loves to share her experiences with other skating parents in hopes of providing guidance and decreasing stress while strengthening bonds between parents and their children.
Roughly an hour and fifteen minute drive (67 miles) from the Denver Airport (DIA) with shuttle services available.
Colorado Springs Airport (COS) roughly a thirty minute drive (29 miles) with options of Uber, Lyft or Rental Cars available.
Hotel accommodation options
Fairfield Inn & Suites