The Dallas Stars announced today that figure skating World Champion and Olympic Legend Todd Eldredge has joined the Dr Pepper StarCenter management team as the Skating Program Manager for Dr Pepper StarCenter Frisco.
Eldredge, a World Champion, three-time Olympian, six-time U.S. National Champion and six-time World Medalist, has over 35 years of ice skating experience, along with 20 years competitive experience, winning 30 international medals and five Skate America titles.
"Todd's wealth of experience and knowledge of the skating industry made him a perfect fit to head our skating department while creating fun and new ways to get kids and adults on the ice," Dr Pepper StarCenters Vice President Damon Boettcher said. "We are extremely lucky and excited to have the caliber of coaching that Todd brings with him and he will be a great asset to the Dr Pepper StarCenter Frisco."
"With his competitive and technical background as a world-class figure skater and coach, Todd's knowledge translates across both worlds of hockey and figure skating," Dallas Stars Director of Hockey Development Dwight Mullins said. "Todd will be a tremendous resource for our hockey programs, and I look forward to working closely with him to develop young players who have a strong skating foundation."
"As the new Skating Programs Manager at Dr Pepper StarCenter Frisco, I am looking forward to reaching out to the entire community of Frisco," Eldredge said. "We want them to be introduced to the great skating and hockey programs that we currently have, as well as the new programs and camps I will be creating for everyone to enjoy. I also plan to give Frisco residents an up close and personal view of top-level skating by bringing skating shows and special events to the StarCenter. When I first asked my parents to take me ice skating, I had a dream of one day competing in the Olympics. I was fortunate enough to have been a part of three Olympic Teams, and that journey all started at my local rink in the Skating Academy classes."
Dr Pepper StarCenter Frisco is currently accepting registrations for new students of all ages and level for figure skating and hockey lessons, to work with Eldredge and his staff of professional instructors at the Frisco location. For more information about Eldredge or other programs offered at Dr Pepper StarCenters, please visit DallasStars.com/StarCenters or call 214-387-5602.