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Professional Instructors

angela davis 1 Angela M. Roesch-Davis
Skating Director/ General Manager

Angela is a Rated member of the PSA and a member of the USFS. She currently holds a Master Rating in Group Instruction, Certified Rating in Freestyle, Master Rating in Moves in the Field and a Master Program Director Rating.  She is a Ratings Examiner with the Professional Skaters Association and is the current Area  5 Representative.  Angela is a Gold Medalist in Moves in the Field.  She has coached Regional and Sectional competitors and medalists, World Special Olympic Medalists, is the coach of  the 2016 Collegiate Nationals Senior Ladies Bronze medalist, the 2018 South Atlantic Regionals Ladies Silver medalist as well as coached skaters through Gold Moves in the Field and Freestyle. Angela brings over 27 years coaching experience in basic skills, moves in the field, freestyle, choreography, off-ice training/jumping, and power skating.

Celia Casey – Junior Coach – Currently away at college

Michelle Collins

Sophia Dayan – Junior Coach – Currently away at college

Amanda Dailey-DiPetrillo – Amanda is a member of the PSA and USFS. She holds Registered Ratings in Group Instruction and Synchronized Skating.  Amanda has 20 years experience in group instruction and has coached skaters from the beginner levels through Senior Moves in the Field and Freestyle.  It is her mission to provide professional skating instruction to skaters of various ages and ability levels in a welcoming and safe environment where they can develop their interest in skating. She believes that it is very important to give beginner skaters a strong foundation to build on through mastery of foundational skills in preparation for higher levels of skating in any discipline.

Rose Fortkamp – Junior Coach

Eva Greene – Junior Coach

Trisha Hessinger – Trisha began skating at age 2 with the Penguins Figure Skating Club.  She is a PSA Master Rated Coach in Moves in the Field, and is also rated in Figures, Dance and Freestyle. She and partner CG Lee were the 2013 Adult International Ice Dance Champions in Oberstdorf, Germany, as well as the National Champions that year. Trisha has also won 3 Adult National Artistic Events.  She is a USFS Quadruple Gold Test Medalist in Figures, Moves, Dance and Free Dance. She has over 35 years of coaching experience taking competitors to podium finishes at South Atlantics, JR Nationals and Adult Nationals.  Under Hessinger’s guidance, students have attained over 36 Gold Medals in USFSA Testing in Figures, Freestyle, Dance, Moves and Solo Dance.  Trisha is also an automotive consultant, a Regional Equestrian Champion and coach in the discipline of dressage, and has an extensive background in motor racing and was a pace car driver for the Indy Car Series for 20 years.

Julie Kowal – PSA Member, USFSA Member, and SafeSport Compliant. PSA Ratings: Freestyle and Figures. Julie has been teaching for close to 40 years. She teaches beginner through Senior levels and ages 5 to 17 years old right now. She specializes in Moves in the Field and Freestyle, but can also coach Dance.  She has passed the 7th Figure test, Junior Freestyle test, and Pre-Gold Dance test. She has had skaters pass all levels of testing up to and including the 8th Figure test, Senior Moves in the Field test, and Senior Freestyle test. She has also coached skaters in Regional and Sectional competitions.  She graduated from NACC and had an LPN license. She also got her Associate degree in Allies Health from LCCC and went to be a Physical Therapy Assistant.  Other than coaching, Julie likes to learn new things. She enjoys going to skating seminars and camps to enhance her knowledge by learning the way others do things.

Grace Litzenberger – Junior coach – Currently away at college

Grace Moyer –  Grace has been teaching figure skating for around 10 years now. She has been on the road skating with Disney On Ice all over the world for the past 3 years. She teaches beginning and basic levels of skating and teaches ages 3-15. She specializes in beginner/basic skills.

Grace is the 2018 Regional Silver Medalist, 2018 Sectional Competitor, 2016 Collegiate Championships Bronze Medalist, Gold Medalist in Moves in the Field, Freestyle, and Solo Free Dance and is working towards her gold medal in Dance.

Grace graduated from Penn State University in December 2019 with a B.A. in Corporate Communication and a Minor in Business.

Outside of coaching, Grace enjoys going to the beach, hanging out with her family and friends, working out, and dogs. A fun fact about Grace is that she was a competitive figure skater for 16 years.  Grace is available when she is home on break from traveling with Disney on Ice.

Val Nauroth – Val is a seasoned professional of 40 years, specializing in technique.  She has coached gold medalists in figures, moves in the field, and freestyle, as well as having coached competitors at the regional, sectional, national, and international level.  After performing in the Ice Follies for a year, she began her coaching career at the Ice Palace.  Val is on the faculty of the Arts Academy Charter School for the Arts where she teaches classes in technique, performance and off ice conditioning.  She is also a member of the PSA and  USFS.  She has had students go on to skate in international ice shows and some of her former students are now coaches.  Val particularly enjoys teaching jump technique.

Suzannah Nolt –  Suzannah is a gold medalist in pairs, a two-time national competitor, a world professional silver medalist, and a two-time adult national medalist. She has skated professionally as a principal performer with several skating companies, including the Ice Capades.   In Suzannah’s nearly 40-year career as a competitor, performer, and coach, she has worked with children and adults of all ages and abilities through private and group lessons. Her background includes extensive study in music theory, piano, and ballet, as well as several years working in radio and television news. In addition to being a coach, Suzannah is currently a full-time special education paraprofessional at the Lehigh Valley Charter HS for the Arts in Bethlehem.

Ashlen O’Brien – Junior Coach

Sydney Oscavich – Junior Coach

Natalya Ponomareva – Natasha is a member of the USFS and PSA and brings 20 years of coaching experience. Natasha has coached skaters through Gold Freestyle, Moves in the Field and Pairs as well as coaching skaters at the Junior National and Sectional Level. During her skating career she was fortunate to have participated at the World Championships and the 2002 Olympics in pairs as representative of Uzbekistan. She enjoys teaching skaters of all ages in freestyle, choreography, pairs, moves in the field and stroking.

Rebecca Schapell – Rebecca (Becky) Schappell is a Professional Skaters Association and USFS Member. She began skating in the Lehigh Valley in 1994. Rebecca has 20 years of coaching experience and holds a Registered Group Rating with the PSA. She is an Adult 21+ Gold Medalist in Moves in the Field.   Rebecca is a graduate of the University of Delaware where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science with a concentration in Figure Skating Science. Rebecca was a member of the 2004-2005 University of Delaware Intercollegiate Skating Team.  Rebecca has a passion for skating and loves learning new skills and coaching techniques. She enjoys sharing that passion with her students. She coaches students of all levels and abilities.

Adam Swift –Adam Is Master rated in the Moves in the Field, Certified rating in Freestyle and Dance, Register group Rating through the Professional Skaters Association. Double Standard Gold Medalist in Moves in the Field and Pattern Ice Dance. Triple Adult Gold Medalist in Freestyle, Free Dance and Moves in the Field. He has also passed the Novice Freestyle and Figure test. A former Southern California competitor he has competed at the national level at the intermediate men freestyle level as well as various adult national competitions. Former Skating Director for The Rink @ Lehigh Valley. Former Dance Director for Arthur Murray Studio, Lake Forest California. Adam Graduate from Cornell University with a degree in Landscape Architecture. Over 25 years of coaching he enjoys coaching
skaters of all ages and levels. Has coached skaters from the basic skills level right up through the gold medalist.

Evgeniy Sviridov – Evgeniy is a member of USA Hockey, USFS and PSA and brings 25 years of coaching experience. He has coached skaters through Gold Freestyle, Moves in the Field and Pairs as well as coaching skaters at the Junior National and Sectional Level. During his skating career she was fortunate to have participated at the World Championships and the 2002 Olympics in pairs as representative of Uzbekistan. Evgeniy enjoys teaching skaters of all ages in freestyle,  pairs, moves in the field, dance spins, power skating for hockey and hockey skills.

Janet Tremer – Janet is a member of the PSA and USFS. She has a Level VI Ranking with the PSA as well as holds several ratings Master Program Director, Master Group Instruction, Senior Figures and Freestyle, Senior Moves in the Field, Certified Dance and Registered Choreography. Janet has coached skaters from Basic Skills through US Figure Skating Gold Tests and has coached skaters at the 2002 Olympics as well as skaters at the National, International and World level. She is a current PSA Ratings Examiner and Mentor, serves on National committees for US Figure Skating Basic Skills and PSA Foundations of Coaching Course. In addition to coaching skating Janet is also a speaker at PSA Workshops, Seminars and Conferences as well as at US Figure Skating Basic Skills Workshops. Janet enjoys teaching all aspects of skating including Basic Skills, freestyle, moves in the field, dance and hockey skating skills. Currently on leave.

Vicky Viletta – Junior Coach

Isabella Watson – Junior Coach –   Isabella Watson is a professional figure skating instructor who teaches beginner to intermediate skaters of all ages.   Isabella believes that everyone should have an opportunity to skate no matter their background or physical ability. She believes that the art of skating is not just physical, but also very mental.   Isabella has a holistic teaching approach and tries to ingrain in her students a solid mind-body connection. She has a US Figure Skating Instructor certification, Intermediate Moves in the Field completion, a medical provider level BLS and AED certification, fluent in English and Spanish, and currently is getting her certification as a yoga instructor.  In addition to teaching at Steel Ice Center five times a week, Isabella is an assistant music director at a local church. She constantly tries to practice what she preaches to all her students and is always excited to work with new students.

Connie Williams – Connie is a PSA and the USFSA Member. She coached Gold medalists in Freestyle, Moves in the Field, and Dance. She also coached skaters at the Regional, Sectional, National, and Junior National Level.  Connie has over 50 years of professional experience and skated with the Ice Follies.  She enjoys teaching all ages and abilities.

Connie is also an Integrated Positional Thearpist and is certified in LVCY yoga. Using IPT Techniques, she has been teaching competitive skaters how to correct muscle imbalances and prevent injury. Also benefitting are people in her adult classes where balance and good postural alignment help to manage pain and stress.