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The Rinx Senior Coaching Staff
at Hauppauge


In an effort to offer the very best quality of instruction to our customers, our coaches meet regularly to stay on top of the current changes and trends in our industry. 

We are proud to say that ALL our figure skating coaches are members of:

  1. The United States Figure Skating Association (USFS)
  2. Learn To Skate USA (LTSUSA)
  3. The Professional Skaters Association (PSA)

Director of Skating, The Rinx Total Training Program

Yesenia   Gilroy

PSA Certified Freestyle Rated, PSA Certified Group Rated, PSA Registered Rated MIF, Master Sports Science Exam,  USFS Sectional Synchro Coach, USFS Regional Singles Coach, over 20 years of experience coaching, beginners through USFS Senior level 

USFS Jr. National - International Competition Coaches

Pegeen Creede

USFS International Coach, USFS Regional & Sectional Medalist & Novice National Champion, World Professional Competitor, more than 35 years of experience coaching beginners through USFS Senior level
 

Tracy Doyle

National, International and Jr. World Team Coach, USFS Double Gold Medalist, USFS Regional Novice, Junior & Senior Champion, Sectional Medalist, National Competitor
 

Svetlana Trofimova

USFS Regional, Sectional, Jr. National Coach & Choreographer, over 20 years of experience coaching beginners through USFS Competitors.  
 

Dawn Wagner-Johnson

PSA Level V Ranked (International), USFS Regional, Sectional, Jr. National & National Coach & International Coach, USFS Double Gold Medalist, creator of Elite Athletic Performance, 25 years of experience coaching beginners through USFS Senior level. Creator of “Elite Athletic Performance Manual and Workshops”

 

USFS Regional Competition Coaches

Michelle Armando

USFS Regional Coach, USFS Regional Medalist & Sectional Competitor, USFS Gold Medalist, more than 20 years of experience coaching beginners through USFS Senior level
 

Kim Interdonato

USFS Regional Coach, PSA Basic Accreditation Exam and Hockey Skating I & 2 Certification, ISI Gold Judge, Adult National Competitor, 28 years of experience coaching beginners through USFS Regional competitors and Hockey players, attended Briarcliffe College for Graphic Design. Author of “Shoes are Like Men” & “Heels and Hockey Skates”
 

Diane Papuzynski

USFS Regional Coach, USFS Regional Competitor, over 20 years coaching beginners through USFS Senior level, MBA, BSN, RN.
 

John Romano

USFS Regional Coach, USFS Adult Regional, Adult National, and Adult International Coach, over 20 years of experience coaching beginners through USFS Competitors and Hockey, BFA from Parsons School of Design-NYC, MFA from Bard College and The International Center of Photography
 

Nicole Scappatore

USFS Regional Coach, USFS Double Gold Medalist, USFS Regional Competitor, over 15 years of coaching beginners through USFS Competitors.  Masters in Health/Public Administration.
 

Serguei Souhkanov

USFS Regional Coach, Russian National Team member, 25 years of experience coaching beginners through USFS Senior level.

Senior Staff Coaches

Alyssa Hirasaka

USFS Gold Medalist, USFS Regional Competitor, Empire State Games Finalist, 14 years of coaching experience beginners through USFS Competitors, BS Degree-Elementary and Early Childhood Education.  Assistant Skating School Director -The Rinx & The Rinx at Harborfront Park
 

Christina Amodeo

USFS Gold Medalist, USFS Regional Competitor, Former New York Islanders Ice Girl, Stony Brook University Alumni, over 7 years of experience coaching beginners through USFS Juvenile level.  Project Manager for Aerospace & Defense steel distributor.
 

Christine Berry

PSA Basic Accreditation Exam, USFS Silver Medalist, over 10 years of experience coaching beginners through USFS Basic Skills Competitors, 10 years of ballet and Irish Step Dancing.  MA Liberal Arts, Advanced Graduate Certificate in Coaching, BS Health Science, Stony Brook University, CPR/AED Certified
 

Nadine Blachuciak

PSA Basic Accreditation Exam, USFS Silver Medalist, USFS Regional Finalist, Empire State Games Medalist, State Games of America Competitor, BS Degree-Stony Brook University, 15years of experience coaching beginners through USFS Competitors.  Assistant Skating School Director – The Rinx at Bethpage
 

Darbie Burke

USFS Double Gold Medalist, USFS Senior Regional Competitor, 5-time Sectional Pairs competitor, 3-time Sectional Pairs gold medalist, 4-time National Pairs competitor, 2-time National Pairs Medalist.
 

Emily Bohm

PSA Basic Accreditation Exam, USFS Gold Medalist & USFS Silver Medalist in Ice Dance, 14 years of experience coaching beginners through USFS competitors.  Skating School Coordinator - The Rinx
 

Samantha Boyle

USFS Regional Competitor, over 5 years of coaching beginners through USFS basic skills skaters
 

Annette Cruz

USFS Double Gold Medalist, USFS Senior Regional Medalists and Sectional Competitor in Pairs & Singles, USFS Regional National Novice Champion, USFS Sectional Synchro Coach, 15 years of experience coaching beginners through USFS competitors, including 5 years in Mexico coaching National competitors from beginner to Senior Level & Adults.  Ensemble and Principal performer for 7 years with Disney on Ice.  Office Manager- The Rinx at Bethpage
 

Katie D'Angelo

USFS Double Gold Medalists, USFS Senior Regional Competitor, Member of Penn State Figure Skating Team.  3 years of coaching experience
 

Jennifer Hollmann
USFS Sectional Synchro Coach, PSA Basic Accreditation Exam, Former Professional Show Skater, Former New York Islanders Ice Girl, over 15 years of experience teaching beginners through USFS competitors and Synchro.  Experience as a Special Olympics coach.
 
Ashley Knopf

USFS Triple Gold Medalist, USFS National Ice Dance Competitor, Master’s Degree - Education with Advanced Certification in Special Education, over 10 years of experience coaching beginners through USFS Competitors.
 

Robert Knopf

USFS Quadruple Gold Medalist, USFS National Ice Dance Competitor, MVP & Captain Maritime Hockey, over 10 years of experience coaching beginners through USFS Competitors.
 

Tiara L'Hommedieu

USFS Silver Medalist, USFS Regional Competitor, Dance for 14 years, BFA – Painting, Over 5 years of experience coaching beginners through USFS Basic Skills skaters. 
 

Jessica Marrone
USFS Bronze Medalist, National Showcase Competitor, State Games of America competitor, BS Degree in progress for Child Study with Special Education
 
Emma-Kate Murphy

USFS Gold Medalist, USFS Regional Competitor, National Solo Ice Dance Competitor, Synchro Sectionals competitor, State Games of America competitor, Attending Stony Brook University for Marketing & Accounting.
 

Ellyn Petrino

PSA Accreditation Exam, USFS Gold Medalist, USFS Synchronized Skating Championship Silver Medalist with Univ. Of W. Michigan, USFS Regional Competitor, Empire State Games Medalists, National Showcase competitor, works with children with special needs, more than 5 years of experience coaching beginners through USFS competitors and Synchronized Skating.
 

Kristen Prodromakis

PSA Basic Accreditation Exam, Empire State Games Competitor, Bachelors in Elementary/Special Ed Major, Psychology/Sociology Minor at St. Joseph's college, Dance-12 years, 10 years of coaching beginners through USFS Basic Skills Competitors
 

Brittany Racano

USFS Double Gold Medalist, USFS Regional & International Competitor and Medalist, Empire State Games Gold Medalist, State Games of America Medalist, Skating School Coordinator - The Rinx at Harborfront Park.
 

Amy Rivers

PSA Basic Accreditation Exam, PSA Registered Sport Science Exam, USFS Double Silver Medalist, USFS Adult Silver Medalist in Ice Dance, USFS Adult Competitor, 30 years of coaching experience for beginners through USFS competitors
 

Gabrielle Scanlon

PSA Basic Accreditation Exam, 13 years with NY Conservatory of Dance and 9 years with Orlando City Ballet, over 5 years of experience coaching beginners through USFS Competitors, Skating School Coordinator - Bethpage.
 

Melissa Serrell

PSA Basic Accreditation Exam, PSA Certified Sports Science Exam, USFS Adult Gold Medalist, International Adult competitor, 3 years of coaching beginners through USFS Basic Skills competitors, Masters in I/O Psychology, CUNY Brooklyn College  Skating School Ambassador – The Rinx at Wyandanch Plaza.
 

Brittney Skarulis

USFS Double Gold Medalist, USFS Senior Regional Competitor, Empire State Games Medalist, State Games of America Silver Medalist, over 5 years of experience coaching beginners through USFS Basic Skills competitors.

 

Junior Staff Coaches

Laine Girolamo

USFS Sectional Synchro Competitor, Empire State Games medalist, experience in coaching Learn To Skate USA Group lessons.  
 

Georgia Halmo

Member of University of Delaware Figure Skating Team, Empire State Games Competitor, State Games of America competitor, experienced in coaching Learn To Skate USA levels
 

Hailey Koenig

USFS Gold Medalist, Member of University of Delaware Figure Skating Team, Empire State Game competitor, over 5 years of experience coaching Learn To Skate USA levels
 

Alicia Ruggiero

USFS Silver Medalist, Regional Competitor, Synchro Sectional Competitor, Empire State Games competitor, experience in coaching Learn To Skate USA Group lessons
 

Sara Scheibert

USFS Gold Medalist, USFS Regional Competitor, Stony Brook Seawolves Ice Girl, working on B.S. in Psychology
 

Katrina Schieck

USFS Silver Medalist, Regional Competitor, Empire State Games Medalist, Sectional Synchro Competitor, experience in coaching Learn To Skate USA Group lessons

Joelle Uy

USFS Bronze Medalist, Empire State Games Gold Medalist, State Games of America Gold Medalist, experience in coaching Learn To Skate USA Group lessons

 

Our fine staff works with beginners through advanced competitive figure skaters of all ages.  Public Sessions rates are $25 for 20 minutes and $35 for 30 minutes, payable to the instructor.  Admission and skate rental are separate and payable to The Rinx.  Rates for lessons during freestyle sessions vary; please inquire with your private lesson instructor.
24 hour notice for cancellations is required.  For more information on private lessons,
please contact The Rinx Total Skating Program at
631-232-3222 ext 209

 
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