Dawn Buczko​

​724-312-3452     dbuczko@comcast.com


Coach Member USFS Coach Compliant   PSA


Specializes in all levels of freestyle, moves in the field, power skating and basic hockey skills.
Experienced coach of 19 years, competitive skater for 10 years. 
Bachelors degree from Penn State University. 


Amanda Kirshkaln

774-826-5144         akirshkaln@gmail.com


Coach Member   USFS Member    Learn to Skate USA   ISI


Synchronized skating national competitor.  Intercollegiate national competitor (bronze/silver team medalist) for Boston University.

ISI Recreational World Champion (Synchronized Skating)

Coach Member USFS Coach Compliant


Coaching Regional, Sectional, National, and International level skaters for over 30 years.
Professional Skaters Association, Master Ice Dance and Master Free Dance Rating. Teaching all levels of Choreography for Free Style and Dance. Produced numerous USFS Test Gold Medallists. 

Jennifer Yarchever

​412-973-8014   jyskates@hotmail.com


​Coach Member USFS Member 

Paige DiToppa

​412-266-1131   ditoppa@bu.edu

​Ice & Blades of Western Pennsylvania, Inc

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Barbara Gahagen   Assistant Skating Director

​724-931-7513        bgahagen@outlook.com


Coach Member:  USFS Coach Compliant, ISI, PSA 

Coaching all levels of Moves in the Field, Free Style and Dance through Gold and Senior Level, Coaching of competitors at regional, sectional, national, and international competitions. PSA Registered and Certified Rating, PSA Level 5 Ranking through International Competition. Professional Education Program, US Figure Skating and ISI Certified Gold. ISI National Recognition-District 2 Merit Award, Westmorland County Sports Coach of the Year, Former Competition Director of Keystone State Games (ISI), Hockey Certification I & II
State Games of America & ISI World Championship Judge.

Alexis Cunningham-Capouellez


ISI, PSA, USFS, USA HockeyProfessional Skating Instructor. Private and Semi-Private Lessons. Available for all your skating needs.

Julie Schafer

724-396-4996    icedoll1313@gmaill.com


Coaching Member:  ISI, PSA


24 years coaching USFS Moves in the Field & Freestyle Test and Competitions.

Attended skating seminars with Kathy Casey, Kristie Krull, Ron Ludington, and Don Laws.


Specializing in freestyle choreography.

Jessica Wasik

​412-952-3004     jessicawasik1@gmail.com


Coach Member  USFS Coach Compliant   Learn to Skate USA  ISI   PSA  


Five time USFS Gold Medalist (Solo International Dance, Gold Solo Dance, Gold Dance, Senior solo free Dance, Senior Moves in the Field) Canadian Gold Dance, 2008 Eastern Sectional Synchronized Team Skating Championship Open Collegiate Silver Medalist with Robert Morris University.


​American Ice Theatre Certified Choreographer vis Master Choreography Technique Course (fall 2013 semester).United States Olympic Committee SafeSport Certified. American Red Cross First Aid for Coaches Exam.

Laurie Rossetti

412-805-1448        coachrossetti@gmail.com


Coach Member  USFS Coach Compliant  Learn to Skate USA    ISI  PSA 


​​Teaching Freestyle,Moves in the Field, and Power Skating. Member of Professional Skaters Association, US Figure Skating,Ice Skating Institute,.ISI Gold level certification

Heather Zariskey

zariskyh@yahoo.com

Coach Member USFS  Coach Compliant


Coaching for 18 years,  member of the Professional Skaters Association and the Ice Skating Institute. Attained Gold Figure Freestyle,Dance,Moves in the Field. Trained in Lake Placid NY .Former US Sectional competitor. ISI Gold level certification, Masters Degree University of Pittsburgh in Psychology.   



Jeff Petri 


Coach Member  USFS Coach Compliant

Jeff is an experienced coach who enjoys teaching all levels of skaters – from beginners to high level competitors. He encourages skating as a lifetime sport. Jeff has personally completed the International Ice Dance and Gold Free Ice Dance levels. He has coached skaters up to sectional and national competitive levels and has had numerous gold medalists. Jeff is also a presenter/demonstrator at various seminars for skaters and judges.


Ice & Blades Coaching Staff

John Dryden

International Dance Teachers Association of Great Britain; Professional Dancers Federation of USA; Professional Skaters Association; Assistant Coach, British Championship 1971; Off-Ice Dance Coach to National Champions 1985,1986,1987,1988 and Calgary Olympics 1988.

Bob Mock   Skating Director

​412-780-6637          mbobmock@aol.com

Coach Member:  USFS Coach Compliant
  ISI , PSA , Learn to Skate USA

Certified in Arena Management and Programming, Accredited in the Professional Educator Program, Master Rated in Compulsory Dance and Free Dance, Senior Rating in Group Programming, PSA International Ranking Level 5, ISI Gold Certified.

Past President of PSA and Former Chair of US Figure Skating Coaches Committee, USFS Coach Representative to US Olympic Committee Coaches Symposium (93-97).

Coaching through International Test and Competition.

​​Coach Member ​ USFS Coach Compliant    Learn to Skate USA   ISI  PSA


​Coaching Assistant Miami University Summer Skating School


National & International Competitor,  Member Team USA,  National Solo Dance Competitor

USFS National Champion, Miami University Collegiate Synchronized Skating 2015 & 2016

Senior MIF,   Gold Dance Test,   International Gold Dance,   Senior Solo Free Dance,     Solo Gold Dance,   Solo International Dance Test,   Canadian Gold Dance.

Keith Lichtman

412-491-0480

Mailing Address:  711 Nathan Dr. North Huntingdon, PA 15642

Rink Address:  66 Alpha Drive West  Pittsburgh, PA 15238