fbpx
Call the Rink Office:  215-997-9797
Hatfield Ice Arena

Skating School Instructors

All Hatfield Ice Coaches are Safesport Certified and have thorough PA State Background Checks. If you are interested in contacting any coach, please contact the skating director, Megan Otto!

Megan Otto

  • Hatfield Ice Skating Director since 2017
  • USFS and Learn to Skate Certified Director
  • Played College D1 Club Ice Hockey for The University of Delaware
  • 2020-21 Lady Patriots Girl’s Ice Hockey Assistant Coach 16AA
  • South Atlantic Regional Competitor Juvenile through Senior Ladies
  • USFS Double Gold Medalist in Moves in the Field and Freestyle
  • USFS Pattern Dance Pre-Silver
  • Specializes in Hockey Powerskating, Basic Skills, and Freestyle
  • Has been skating for over 30 years

Jessica Hughes

  • Hatfield Ice Assistant Skating Director since 2019
  • USFS and Learn to Skate Certified Coach
  • USFS Pattern Dance Pre-Silver
  • Passed through USFS Intermediate Moves in the Field
  • Specializes in Basic Skills instruction

Victoria Lyons

  • Philadelphia Symmetry Synchronized Skating Director since 2019
  • PSA Ranking V 2018
  • Philly Spirit Synchronized Skating Director 2013-2016
  • AA Dance Degree from Montgomery County Community College 2012
  • PSA Registered Moves in the Field & Choreography Rating 2012 & 2013
  • PSA Certified Group Rating 2011
  • Has been coaching for 10 years
  • Disney On Ice Ensemble and understudy skater 2006-2009
  • USFS Pattern Dance Silver Medalist
  • USFS Double Gold Medalist in Moves in the Field and Freestyle
  • Competitive freestyle skater throughout high school
  • Has been skating since 13 months old
  • Specializes in on ice choreography, freestyle, solo free dance, moves in the field, and synchronized skating. Specializes in off ice Pilates, ballet, jazz, modern, barre, and yoga.

Claire Lonergan

  • USFS Member, Learn to Skate Certified, PSA Member, and USA Hockey Member
  • Coaching since 1995
  • Specializes in Basic Skills, Moves in the Field, Freestyle, and Hockey Powerskating for all levels
  • Tier II Hockey Power Skating Coach for area teams
  • PSA Master Rating: Group Instruction
  • PSA Certified Rating: Moves in the Field
  • PSA Registered Rating: Free Skating
  • PSA Hockey Skating Certification: Levels 1, 2, 3, and 4
  • Has taken USFS tests in the following disciplines: Free Skate, Moves in the Field, Pattern Dance, Free Dance, and Figures
  • Competitive skater in Freestyle and Ice dance
  • Master of Science Clinical Behavioral Psychology Board Certified behavior analyst
  • “Skill and confidence in skating are developed through knowledge, hard work, sportsmanship, and collaboration.”

Aggie Spotts

  • USFS/PSA Member and Learn to Skate Certified
  • Coaches Philadelphia Symmetry Synchronized Skating
  • Basic Accreditation and Registered Group
  • USFS level II Power Skating
  • USFS Gold Medalist in Figures and Freestyle
  • Pre-Gold Dance
  • Bronze Medalist in Pairs Skating
  • “I love seeing the smiles on the faces of my students as they accomplish things they didn’t think possible. Skating across the ice without falling, passing a test to get to the next level, winning a competition, or being able to skate faster in a hockey game. I’m so grateful to be able to share my love for skating with students of all ages young and old.”

Lori Kametz

  • USFS Member and Learn to Skate Certified

Philippe Poirier

  • PSA Member and Learn to Skate Certified
  • 25 years of coaching experience and as a dance partner
  • Gold Medalist in Freestyle and Moves in the Field (Skate Canada)
  • International Pattern Dance (Skate Canada)
  • On tour for 8 years with Holiday on Ice and Robin Cousins’ ICE
  • MBA in Arts Management in Quebec
  • Former executive manager for a Canadian contemporary dance company
  • Teaches beginner through International Dance, up to Senior Moves
  • Specializes in Dance, Moves in the Field, Choreography, and Edge classes for all ages and levels
  • Has been skating for over 35 years and competed in freestyle and ice dance

Kris Shakarjian

  • 38 years of coaching experience beginner through elite
  • National and International Coach
  • PSA Level IV Ranking
  • PSA Master Rated in Freestyle and Moves in the Field
  • PSA Certified Ratings in Group, Dance, and Figures
  • Moves in the Field Committee
  • USFS Double Gold Medalist
  • USFS Sectional Technical Specialist in Free Skating
  • She loves skating and wishes to pass that love on to her students. Her goal is to help each of her skaters reach their potential and have fun as they learn!

Natasha Ponomarera

  • USFS and Learn to Skate Certified

Evgeniy Sviridov

  • USFS/PSA Member and Learn to Skate Certified

Helen Gradwell

  • USFS Member and Learn to Skate Certified
  • Has been coaching for 7 years and skating 19 years
  • Competitive freestyle skater through high-school
  • Currently enrolled in Gwynedd Mercy University Early Education program
  • Specializes in freestyle, basic skills, moves in the field, choreography, and beginner hockey powerskating

Gianna Szpanka

  • USFS Member and Learn to Skate Certified
  • USFS Double Gold Medalist in Moves in the Field and Solo Free Dance

Shay Sterlace

  • USFS and PSA Member
  • Current USFS National Adult Ice Dance and ISU International Champion
  • Former Junior Ice Dance Competitor
  • USFS Triple Gold Medalist in Ice Dance, Free Dance, and Adult Moves in the Field

Katherine Petusky

  • USFS Member and Learn to Skate Certified
  • Philadelphia Symmetry Synchronized Skating Coach 2018 & 2019

Frank Blust

  • Learn to Skate and USA Hockey Level 4 Certified Coach
  • Wissahickon Warriors U18 Head Coach, 2016 to present
  • Lasalle College High School Hockey, Current Head Coach Junior Varsity A and Varsity A
  • Lasalle College High School Hockey Coach 2016 to present
  • Temple University Ice Hockey Assistant Coach 2019-2022
  • 2016 Blazers Hockey 16AA Assistant Coach
  • 2013-2016 Snider Hockey Squirt A Assistant Coach
  • Specializes in Hockey Powerskating for all levels
  • Has been skating over 20 years

Danielle Niblick

  • USFS and PSA Member
  • PSA Ratings: Certified Moves in the Field, Registered Group
  • CPR Certified
  • 10 time National Synchronized Skating Competitor
  • 2004 bronze medalist (collegiate) and 2008 bronze medalist (adult)
  • Assistant Director Philadelphia Symmetry Synchronized Skating 2019

Madison Gaylord

  • USFS Member and Learn to Skate Certified
  • Specializes in Basic Skills

Cassandra Hawks

  • USFS Member and Learn to Skate Certified
  • Specializes in Basic Skills

Ashlynn Grant

  • USFS Member and Learn to Skate Certified
  • USFS Gold Medalist in Moves in the Field
  • Passed Pre-Gold Dances Solo and Partner
  • Passed Solo Novice Free Dance
  • Synchronized Skating National Competitor 2018
  • Skating for over 12 years
  • Specializes in Basic Skills and beginner hockey skating

Kira Otto

  • Learn to Skate Certified
  • 2022 USA Hockey Nationals Competitor
  • Has been skating and playing ice hockey for 13 years
  • Specializes in Basic Skills and beginner hockey skating

Claire Petusky

  • USFS Member and Learn to Skate Certified