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Private Lessons

at The Rinx in Hauppauge

Phone: 631-232-3222 ext. 209
Email: YeseniaG@therinx.com

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Hauppauge Staff Coaches

Director of Skating, The Rinx Total Skating Program
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Yesenia Naranjo-Gilroy

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

Specializes in Singles, Skating Skills, & Synchronized Skating.

Assistant Director of Skating, The Rinx Total Skating Program

Alyssa Hirasaka

USFS Gold Medalist in Skating Skills & Pre-Gold Medalist in Singles, USFS Regional Competitor, Empire State Games Finalist, Adult Team Rinx Synchro Alumni, over 20 years of coaching experience beginners through USFS Competitors, BS Degree-Elementary and Early Childhood Education. 

Specializes in coaching Singles, Skating Skills, & Tots.

USFS Jr National – International Coaches
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Tracy Doyle

National, International and Jr. World Team USA Coach, USFS Double Gold Medalist, USFS Regional Novice, Junior & Senior Champion, Sectional Medalist, National Competitor. Over 40 years of International and National coaching experience through the Senior level. Has coached over 50 USFS Gold Medalists. Teaches Singles, Skating Skills & Theater On Ice.

USFS Regional or National Qualifying Competition Coaches
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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.

Specializes in Singles & Skating Skills.

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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, over 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 

Specializes in Singles & Skating Skills

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John Romano 

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.

Specializes in Adults, Singles, Adult Pairs, Skating Skills, Tots, & Beginner Hockey.

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Nicole Marques-Scappatore 

USFS Regional Coach, PSA Basic Accreditation, USFS Double Gold Medalis, USFS Regional Competitor, over 18 years of coaching beginners through USFS Competitors.  Masters in Health Care Administration.

Specializes in Singles skating.

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Serguei Soukhanov 

USFS Regional Coach, Russian National Team member at Senior & Junior level. Principal skater in “Moscow On Ice” and “Russian Stars on Ice”. Master’s degree in Physical Education & Sport.  More than 25 years of experience coaching through USFS Senior competitors. 

Specializes in Singles, Pairs, Skating Skills, On-Ice Harness Lessons, Adults & Pre Hockey.

Senior Staff Coaches
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Christina Amodeo 

USFS Gold Medalist in Skating Skills, USFS Regional Competitor, Former New York Islanders Ice Girl, Performed at NHL Winter Classic & Stadium Series. BS in Business Management specializing in Marketing from Stony Brook University, 3-time National Champion with Smithtown East Varsity Kickline, over 16 years of coaching experience.

Specializes in Singles, Skating Skills, Choreography, Adults, Tots & Beginner Hockey.

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Emily Bohm

PSA Basic Accreditation Exam, USFS Gold Medalist in Skating Skills & USFS Pre-Gold Medalist in Ice Dance, more than 18 years of experience coaching.

Specializes in Ice Dance, Skating Skills, Singles, Adults, Tots & Beginner Hockey.

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Samantha Boyle 

USFS Silver Medalist in Skating Skills, USFS Novice Ladies competitor, USFS Regional Competitor, over 11 years of coaching. BS in Health Sciences from Gettysburg College, completing master’s in physician assistant studies at Tuoro University. 

Specializes in Singles, Adults & Tots.

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Katie D’Angelo 

USFS Double Gold Medalist, USFS Senior Regional Competitor, Member of Penn State Figure Skating Team. BS Kinesiology, Movement Science Concentration.  Over 5 years of coaching experience.

Specializes in Singles, Skating Skills & Off-Ice Conditioning.

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Sashika Delanerolle

USFS Gold Medalist in Skating Skills, Pre-Gold in Singles, Pre-Bronze Dance, USFS Senior Regional Competitor, Over 5 years of coaching experience.

Specializes in Singles, Skating Skills, Adults, Tots, & Off-Ice Conditioning.

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Natalie Dreyer 

USFS Double Gold Medalist, 5x USFS Regional Competitor, USFS Junior Excel Ladies Competitor, USFS Graduating Seniors Program Gold Level Award.

Specializes in Singles, Adults, & Tots

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Sydney Gilroy 

USFS Gold Medalist in Skating Skills, Pre-Gold in Ice Dance & Silver Medalist in Singles, 2024 National Synchronized Skating Champion & 2024 World Championship Silver Medalist with Haydenettes, 3x TEAM USA member. USFS Regional Singles Competitor, USFS Graduating Seniors Program Platinum Level Award. Studying Economics/Business at Bentley University.

Specializes in Synchro, Choreography & Singles

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Georgia Halmo

University of Delaware Figure Skating Team Collegiate skater, Empire State Games Competitor, State Games of America competitor, over 5 years of coaching experience. BA in Biology from Univ. of Delaware & current med student at NYIT.

Specializes in Singles, Adults, & Tots.

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Jennifer Hollmann 

USFS Sectional Synchro Coach, PSA Basic Accreditation Exam, Regional Competitor, Former Professional Show Skater, Former New York Islanders Ice Girl, over 25 years of experience teaching. Has coached through Novice Skating Skills & Intermediate Singles test. Special Education Teaching Assistant specializing in ABA.

Specializes in Singles, Synchronized Skating, Skating Skills, Theater On Ice, Showcase, Adults, Tots & Pre Hockey. 

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Lindsey Klein

USFS Double Gold Medalist in Ice Dance and Skating skills, Canadian Gold Medalist in Ice Dance, Pre-gold Free Dance Medalist, 5 International dance tests passed, trained under Olympic Gold Medalist Ice Dance coaches, Junior World Qualifiers synchronized skating champion,  World Junior synchronized skating championships competitor, Team USA member with skyliners synchro, over ten years of coaching experience through international dance tests; Registered Dietitian specializing in disordered eating, sports nutrition, and weight management; Specializes in ice dance, skating skills, and edge work.  

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Robert Knopf 

USFS Quadruple Gold Medalist, USFS National Ice Dance Competitor, MVP & Captain Maritime Hockey, over 20 years of experience coaching through Senior Ice Dance tests.  BE of Electrical Engineering from SUNY Maritime.

Specializes in Ice Dance & Power Hockey.

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Samantha Lopez 

Senior level national competitor in synchronized skating with Team Excel. USFS Double Pre Gold Medalists in Skating Skills & Ice Dance.  Over 7 years’ experience teaching in Boston, New Jersey, & Colorado. Studied Fiber Arts at Mass Art in Boston.  Director of My Gym Children’s Fitness Center in Stony Brook.

Specializing in Singles, Synchronized Skating, Skating Skills, Adults, & Tots

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Juliana Martilotto

USFS Double Gold Medalists in Skating Skills & Singles and Silver Medalist in Ice Dance, National Excel Finalist at Senior Level, USFS Senior Regional Competitor, Empire State Games Medalist, State Games of America Competitor, USFS Sectional Synchro competitor, USFS Graduating Seniors Program Gold Level Award.  Over 4 years of coaching. Specializes in Singles & Tots.

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Emma-Kate Murphy 

USFS Gold Medalist in Skating Skills, USFS Regional Competitor, National Solo Ice Dance Competitor, Synchro Sectionals competitor, State Games of America competitor, Empire State Games Gold Medalist.  B.S. Marketing from Stony Brook University, graduated Cum Laude honors, 2024 MBA Candidate. More than 7 years of experience coaching.

Specializes in Singles, Skating Skills, Tots & Beginner Hockey.

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Ellyn Petrino 

PSA Accreditation Exam, USFS Gold Medalist in Skating Skills, Silver Medalist in Ice Dance, USFS Synchronized Skating Championship Silver Medalist with Univ. Of W. Michigan in Collegiate Division, USFS Regional Singles Competitor, Empire State Games Medalists, National Showcase competitor, works with children with special needs, over 8 years of experience. Degree in Clinical Social Work & Family Science.

Specializes Singles, Synchronized Skating, Skating Skills, Showcase, Adults, Tots & Adaptive Needs.

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Kristen Prodromakis 

PSA Basic Accreditation, Intermediate Ladies Competitor, Empire State Games Competitor, Bachelors in Elementary/Special Ed Major Masters in Literacy from LIU. Dance-12 years, over 19 years of coaching.

Specializes in Singles, Skating Skills, Tots, & Beginner Hockey.

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Amy Rivers 

PSA Basic Accreditation Exam, PSA Registered Sport Science Exam, Pre-Gold Medalist in Skating Skills, Silver Medalist in Singles, Adult Pre-Gold test in ice dance. National Master Junior Ladies Silver Medalist.  North Atlantic Master Ladies Bronze Medalist.  AD in Arts from Suffolk Community College.  More than 30 years of coaching experience. 

Specializes in Singles, Skating Skills, Adults, Teens & Tots.

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Gabi 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.

Specializes in Singles, Skating Skills, Teens, Tots, Showcase & Choreography.   

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Katrina Schieck

USFS Gold Double Medalist in Moves & Freestyle, 5x Regional Competitor, State Games of America competitor, Empire State Games Gold Medalist, Intercollegiate skater with Northeastern University, Sectional Synchro Competitor.

Over 4 years of experience in coaching Learn To Skate USA Group Lessons.

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Melissa Serrell 

PSA Basic Accreditation Exam, PSA Certified Sports Science Exam, USFS Adult Gold Medalist, International Adult competitor, USFS Intermediate competitor, over 9 years of coaching. Masters in I/O Psychology, CUNY Brooklyn College. Skating School Ambassador – The Rinx at Wyandanch Plaza.

Specializes in Singles, Skating Skills, Adults, Tots, & Beginner Hockey.

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Brittney Skarulis 

USFS Double Gold Medalist, USFS Senior Regional Competitor, Empire State Games 2x Gold Medalist, State Games of America Silver Medalist, 3x USFSA Senior Ladies Special Achievement Award Special Recipient, 2018 Get Up PSA Award Recipient, Former NHL NY Islanders Ice Girl, NYC Rockefeller Center Ice Girl, Cold As Ice Actress, Stars Stripe and Skate Performer.  Over 7 years of experience coaching.  

Specializes in Singles, Skating Skills, Theater On Ice, Showcase & Adults.

Junior Staff Coaches
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Mikayla DeNyse 

USFS Pre-Silver Medalist in Skating Skills, Eastern Sectional Synchro competitor, State Games of America competitor.

2 years of experience in coaching Learn To Skate USA group lessons.

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Emily DiLieto

USFS Bronze Medalist in Skating Skills, Team Rinx Synchro Alumni, Empire State Games competitor.

Experience in coaching Learn To Skate USA group lessons.

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Anna Laura Galdamez-Arce 

USFS Silver Medalist in Skating Skills, Excel Series Competitor, Eastern Sectional Synchro Competitor, National Showcase competitor, State Games of America medalists, Empire State Games medalist.

Experience in coaching Learn To Skate USA group lessons.

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Katie Greening 

National Qualifying Series Intermediate level competitor, USFS Gold Medalist in Skating Skills, Empire State Games Medalist, Eastern Sectional Synchro Competitor.

Experience in coaching Learn To Skate USA Group lessons.

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Tori Hettena

Pre-Silver Skating Skills Test & Team Rinx Synchro team member, Empire State Games Competitor.

Experience in coaching Learn To Skate USA group lessons.

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Gianna Intintoli

Bronze Skating Skills Test, Team Rinx Synchro Alumni, Empire State Games competitor.

Experience in coaching Learn To Skate USA group lessons.

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Sara Murphy 

USFS Pre-Silver Medalist in Skating Skills, Empire State games gold medalist, State Games of America bronze medalist and 6x Eastern synchronized sectional competitor.  Security Systems technology major with a minor computer programming at Farmingdale State College.

3 years of coaching Learn To Skate USA Groups.

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Trisha Pal 

USFS Silver Medalist in Skating Skills, USFS Eastern Sectional Synchro Competitor, Empire State Games Synchro Bronze Medalist. 

Experience in coaching Learn to Skate USA Groups.

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Vanessa Rossa

USFS Pre-Gold Medalist in Skating Skills and Bronze Medalist in Singles. Excel National gold medalist, Empire State Games gold medalist and State Games of America silver medalist. Current member of Skyliners Intermediate synchro line. Eastern Sectionals champion and National Pewter medalist in synchronized skating.

Experience in coaching Learn to Skate USA Groups.

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Sara Sabatino 

USFS Pre-Gold Medalist in Skating Skills, USFS Pre-Silver in Dance, USFS Eastern Sectional Synchro Competitor, State Games of America Gold Medalist, Empire State Games Medalist. 

Experience in coaching Learn to Skate USA Groups

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Ashley Schreck 

USFS Pre-Gold Medalist in Skating Skills, USFS Eastern Sectional Synchro Competitor, Empire State Games Medalist.

Experience in coaching Learn To Skate USA groups.

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Lilly Schwan

USFS Silver Medalist in Skating Skills, USFS Eastern Sectional Synchro Competitor, Empire State Games Medalist.

Experience in coaching Learn To Skate USA groups.

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Gwen Vignato 

USFS Gold Medalist in Skating Skills and Pre-Gold Medalist in Singles.  Junior Excel Competitor, Regional competitor, 4x Excel National Finalist. Experience in coaching Learn To Skate USA groups.

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