Jennifer Ward (Skating Coordinator)

Jennifer Ward grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan and began skating at the age of 6. She competed in local and regional competitions throughout her school years and eventually moved on to college. After two years of study, she joined Disney on Ice and enjoyed 5 ½ years of performing and touring both nationally and internationally with several different productions.. After leaving Disney on Ice, Jennifer moved to Chicago to finish college and received a Bachelor Degree in Performing Arts Management from Columbia College Chicago. While attending classes, she taught skating part time and eventually became a full time skating coach. Jennifer took over the Skating Director position in 2004.

Figure Skating Staff:

  • Monica Allgaier
  • Larissa Bonillo
  • Jessica Burbano
  • Lauren Capra
  • Eve Chalom
  • Kristen Heilemann
  • Sarah Hix
  • Michelle Horn
  • Claire Husaynu
  • Katherine Jacob
  • Allyson Klein
  • Nora Klein
  • Jackie Lazzari
  • Jenna Mills
  • Kathy Murphy
  • Kim Palumbo
  • Jennifer Paske
  • Molly Poniatowski
  • Miranda Shaver
  • Audra Shindo-Chan
  • Tara Tahil
  • Corey Waldron

Kevin Jurek (Hockey Coordinator)

Hockey Staff:

  • Max Gordon
  • Max Montana
  • Eric Podgrony
  • Jaylen Randall
  • Nathan Yzaguirre
  • Nick Yzaguirre
  • Nolan Yzaguirre

The Chicago River Dogs will participate in the Northwest Hockey League, NWHL,