|Phone:||517-265-5161 ext. 5008|
|College:||Miami University (2008)|
Ashley Carlson is currently in her second season as
head coach at Adrian College.
In 2011-2012, the Bulldogs earned a season's best of 61.34, earning a Pewter Medal, at the 2012 Tri-State Synchronized Skating Championships. The team missed a national qualification by a margin of 1.6 points.
In 2012-2013, the Bulldogs moved up the ranks in the
Collegiate division, besting University of Illinois at every event
and Michigan State (at Mid-America) for the first time in
history. The team also qualified for nationals for the very
first time by placing sixth at Midwesterns and earning a season's
best 57.64 points. The Bulldogs were 2.92 points out of the
bronze medal. Carlson also led the squad in their debut at
intercollegiate competitions, placing 5th of 16 at the Bronco Cup
and 1st of 11 at the Hoosier Challenge. The Bulldogs are
slated to compete at the 2013 US Synchronized Skating Championships
on March 2, in Plymouth, Mich.
Prior to her arrival at Adrian
College, Carlson spent two years as the Director of Synchronized
Skating at the Figure Skating Club of Cincinnati.She also spent one
year as the Assistant Director of Learn to Skate for the Indian
Hill Winter Club located in Camp Dennison, Ohio. Carlson also spent
time as a Private and Group Skating Instructor, while also serving
as a Lead Instructor of the Cutting Edge’s Summer Figure
Prior to coaching, Carlson skated for the Crystallettes Adult team which won the 2009 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships. Carlson spent her collegiate career skating for the club team at Miami (Ohio) University where she served as Team Captain for the undefeated 2008 Open Collegiate Midwestern Champion team. Carlson was also a three-time national intercollegiate freestyle competitor for Miami.
Currently an active competitor, Carlson will make
her tenth national synchronized skating appearance in March and has
competed at 14 sectional championships. Carlson has earned a USFSA
Gold medal in Moves in the Field, a Pre-Gold medal in Dance, and
has passed Intermediate Freestyle.
Carlson graduated from Miami in August of 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication.