Skate School Director
Rockne Brubaker (born June 21) began skating at the age of five. He grew up figure skating and playing hockey in the Chicagoland area. Originally a singles skater, he began learning pairs at age 12 and competed in both disciplines until he chose to focus solely on pairs at age 18, once he earned a spot on Team USA.
Rockne, as a member of the US Figure Skating team from 2004-2014, went on to win 2 U.S. Junior Championships, became a Junior Grand Prix Final & World Junior Champion, he won 2 U.S. Senior Championships and multiple international ISU Grand Prix and ISU Championships Medals. He was also an Olympic Alternate.
While he was competing, Rockne earned a Bachelors Degree in Business with and Emphasis in Sport Management from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.
After he retired from competitive skating in 2014, he took the Skating Director position at Fox Valley Ice Arena. He currently runs all of the the programming for the Skate School at Fox Valley Ice arena along with his wife and Assistant Skating Director Stefania Berton. Rockne also coaches figure skating and hockey.
As a figure skating coach, he coaches all levels from Basic Skills classes and recreational skating to elite competitive figure skating. Rockne’s main focus with hockey is coaching power skating. He works with teams and players all over the Chicagoland area as a power skating coach and consultant.