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Mark Cohen - Adult Figure Skater and Competitor

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Mark Cohen

Mark Cohen

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Mark Cohen - Adult Figure Skater:

Mark Cohen is an adult figure skater who began skating in his late forties. He works hard at his skating and competes in adult figure skating competitions.

University Professor:

Mark Cohen is a professor at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). His department is Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences.

Education:

Mark Cohen holds degrees from Rockefeller University, Stanford and MIT.

Mark Cohen's Skating:

Mark Cohen is a highly technical scientist and takes a similar approach to his skating. He breaks down each move. He enjoys the challenge of putting it all back together.

Coach:

Mark Cohen's coach is Lexi Rohner. She is a skating coach in Los Angeles. She also serves as the Pacific Coast Sectional Vice Chair for the U.S. Figure Skating Adult Skating Committee. Mark usually takes one lesson a week with Lexi, but when time permits, he tries to fit in an extra lesson.

Lessons:

Lexi Rohner, Mark Cohen's coach, explains that they write down what Mark is learning during his figure skating lessons. He reviews what he needs to practice when he's away from the rink by studying those notes.

Figure Skating Goals and Experience:

Mark skates at the Adult Pre-Bronze level. He first competed in March of 2006 in an ISI competition. His second competition is the 2007 Adult Pacific Coast Figure Skating Championships.

Test Record:

Mark Cohen has passed the U.S. Figure Skating Adult Pre-Bronze Moves in the Field Test and the Adult Pre-Bronze Freeskating test.

Hometown, Skating Club, Training:

Mark Cohen lives in Calabasas, California. He represents the All Year Figure Skating Club. Mark skates at three different ice rinks: Easy Street Ice Arena in Simi Valley, California, Valley Ice Center and Culver Ice Arena.

Hobbies and Interests Outside of Skating:

One of Mark Cohen's interests is music.

Mark's son David, is a Lego Robotics champion. Mark coaches his son's team.

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