Coaching Staff – PSSA

Meet Our Professional Coaching Staff

In addition to Learn to Ice Skate group lessons, Plymouth State Skating Academy offers private lessons.   Please feel free to contact any individual coach to set up private lessons. You may also email for more information.

Sarah Pirrotta-Benoit
Coach Sarah started skating at age three in Carol Stream Illinois moving to Skating Club of Maine (now Skating Association of Maine) in 3rd grade.  Sarah enjoyed skating and competing across New England earning gold and silver placing in Compulsory Moves and Figures.  At thirteen Sarah found her true love of skating while helping as a junior coach which included choreography for shows and competitions.  While with Skating Club of Maine Sarah got to skate in Skate America’s opening and closing ceremonies in the late 80’s which was a huge highlight to many years of training.  Coach Sarah has been with Magic Blades Figure Skating Club for 10 years, while also coaching for the Concord Parks and Recreation Department and then joining PSSA in 2012.  Sarah has been an active member of USFSA since the early 80’s and joined the Professional Skating Association PSA (CER C) and the Basic Skills Instructor Level in 2012.  Sarah resides in Gilmanton Iron Works with her Husband Erik and 4 year old son Alexander (a future skater for sure).  Coach Sarah is available for private lessons year round in the Learn-to-Skate Basic Skills levels through Preliminary Moves and Freestyle, competition training, choreography, power hockey skills/edge training, and Adult instruction. E-mail Sarah

Barbara Adams
Barbara has more than 30 years of coaching experience after training under master rated coach, Leona Cooke, with the Wilmington FSC. She enjoys working with all ages of recreational skaters as well as preparing more focused skaters for competition and for advancing through US Figure Skating testing program: freestyle, moves-in-the-field, and ice dancing.  She is a Professional Skater Association (PSA) CER B registered coach, ISI silver level judge, and adjunct faculty for PSU skating classes. Barbara and a small group of volunteers established the Magic Blades FSC in 1997 and continues to volunteer as the skating director, board member, and test chair.  E-mail Barbara

2017-02-14-10-16-32Beth Weick
Beth Weick holds her Gold level in Freestyle and Moves in the Field tests, as well as Pre-Gold Dance tests. She began working as a coach and choreographer in the early 2000s, while living and training in PA.  After a decade-plus off the ice studying, working, and traveling, Beth now lives in Dorchester, NH and coaches at the Plymouth and Waterville Valley ice rinks, as well as Riverwalk in Lincoln.  Beth works with beginners to elite-level skaters of all ages – tots, kids, teens, and adults. She is a PSA certified and fully-insured coach through the USFSA, and available for private lessons year-round. When not at the rink, Beth is a self-employed gardener/landscaper, as well as holding periodic stints as a Spanish teacher/tutor. She is perpetually working on her off-grid homestead with partner Ryan, which provides endless projects, beauty, and joy.  E-mail Beth

Meet our Learn-to-Skate Coaching Staff

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Contact Information

Contact Information

January 14th, 2014 by Michael

General Information:
Main Phone (603) 535-2SK8 (2758)
Fax (603) 535-3369

Mailing Address:
Plymouth State University Ice Arena
17 High Street MSC72
Plymouth, NH 03264

Dave Gyger, Arena Manager
(603) 535-3360

Scott Shedd, Assistant Manager
(603) 535-3361

Barbara Adams, Program Support Assistant
(603) 535-3365





January 14th, 2014 by Michael

To arrive at Plymouth State Welcome Center and Ice Arena, from all points north and south take I93, exit 25, turn right onto Rt 175A.  We are the 4th building on the left. (2/10 of a mile from the off ramp)


Street Address:
129 NH Rt-175A (Holderness Road)
Holderness, NH 03245

Latitude 43 45 35
Longitude 71 41 02
0283950 UTM Easting
4848450 UTM Northing