The Lehigh Valley Phantoms Youth are excited to announce Laura Hudson as the U8 Program Director. Laura comes from a professional skating background working with Disney on Ice and Holiday on Ice. She aims to utilize her skating background to ensure that every child leaves the program with a solid skating and skill base. Laura will be working with Hockey Operations to organize and create a unique development experience that ensures a smooth transition from the Hockey Basics program and prepare them for youth hockey at the U10 levels and beyond. Welcome to the Phantoms Youth Laura!
Laura has more than 20 years of coaching experience in figure skating and hockey power skating. Her love for ice skating started when she was 9 years old and still continues to grow. She earned two gold medals and a silver medal from the United States Figure Skating Association and translated her passion and experience to become a professional figure skater. Performing in six continents over 11 years, Laura has worked with Disney on Ice and Holiday on Ice, two of the largest touring companies in the world. She also worked with Cartoon Network as an actor/dancer. Off ice, Laura is a fitness enthusiast who enjoys the challenge of pushing past physical and mental limits. Training alongside professional athletes from a variety of disciplines helped ignite her interest in promoting power and endurance on the ice. Laura graduated from Moravian College with B.A in Psychology, holds membership in USA Hockey, PSA, and USFSA, and is certified in CPR and AED. Laura's goals as a coach are to inspire her students of all ages and abilities to fall in love with the ice and motivate them to achieve their goals.