Every summer, figure skating legend Evelyn Kramer returns to Lake Placid, NY to coach in Lake Placid’s elite summer skating program. Her history with the Olympic village dates back to her days as a young girl, training under renowned coach Gustav Lussi, whose approach inspires Evelyn’s coaching technique today.
She’s worked with Michelle Kwan, transforming her spinning abilities, Robin Cousins and Peggy Flemming to name a few, coached the cast for the film “The Cutting Edge” and delivers skating seminars internationally. USA Today columnist, Christine Brennan, designated Evelyn as the “Spin Doctor” and the title is now trademarked.
Even with numerous accolades, Evelyn’s fondest memories, both on and off the ice, are her days in Lake Placid.
The Spin Doctor ™: Evelyn Kramer
Evelyn Kramer grew up in New York City and although she currently lives in Palm Springs, CA, she will always be a “New Yorker.” She and her husband, Steven, have a daughter, Jessica, three dogs, Apple Axel Kramer, George and Two Buttons, and a cat named Dog. She has “retired” several times, including in 2007 when the Lake Placid Summer Skating Program hosted a surprise retirement ice show and party, only to return to coaching each time because she is so passionate about the sport. Evelyn also works at the Apple Store in downtown Palm Springs.