Plymouth State Skating Academy Coaching Staff

Meet Our Staff

In addition to Learn to Ice Skate group lessons, Plymouth State Skating Academy offers private lessons.   Please feel free to contact an individual coach, or our Skating Director, Sarah Pirotta-Benoit, with any questions.

Sarah Pirotta-Benoit ’01, Skating Director

Coach Sarah started skating at age three in Carol Stream Illinois moving up to Skating Club of Maine in 3rd grade  Sarah enjoyed skating and competing across New England earning gold and silver placing in Figures and Moves in the Field.  At thirteen Sarah found her true love of skating while helping as a junior coach including designing program choreography for shows and competitions.  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 for 8 seasons, 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 at the Basic Skills Instructor Level Ranking in 2012.  Sarah resides in Gilmanton Iron Works with her Husband Erik and 2 year old son Alexander (a future skater for sure).  Coach Sarah is available for private lessons year round in the LTS Basic Skills levels through Preliminary Freestyle for fun, test track, and show/competition training. E-mail Sarah

Barbara Adams

Barbara has 35 years of coaching experience after training under master rated coach, Leona Cooke. Coach Barbara specializes in beginning through intermediate freestyle, moves, and beginner ice dancing. She has completed the USFS 5th level figures, novice freestyle, and pre-silver level ice dance. She is a Professional Skaters Association (PSA) CER category B registered coach, ISI silver level judge, and adjunct faculty for PSU skating classes.  In 1997 she established a non-profit organization, Magic Blades Figure Skating Club, which has operated skating programs in Laconia, Waterville Valley, and currently in Tilton and at PSU.  In 2010 she was instrumental in establishing the PSSA Learn-to-Skate program at PSU. Sharing her love of skating and passing on her training to the next generation of skaters always provides her great satisfaction and joy. E-mail Barbara

Kacey Montana

Kacey started skating at the age of 12. She skated through the Skating Club of Maine for 6 years. She competed in competitions in Maine and throughout New England, earning gold in most of her events. Kacey began learning synchro in 2009 and continued non-competitive synchro for 4 years until 2011. During her senior year at Medomak Valley High School she competed with the North Atlantic Figure Skating Club in Falmouth, Maine on their open juvenile synchro team, the Nor’Easters. They went to Easterns (sectionals) in Hershey, Pennsylvania where the team placed second in the qualifying round and 10th over all out of 26 teams. Kacey is a category C level coach and is currently a junior undergraduate student at PSU studying Elementary Education with a minor in History. E-mail Kacey

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Nina Murray has been skating since she was three years old and fell in love with the sport and teaching. Nina has received the title as a Gold Medalist for completing all Moves In the Field and is currently on Intermediate FS. Nina has coached most levels at Silver Streaks Skating Club in Peabody, MA, and Northeast Skating Club in Saugus, MA for the past eight years. She is a student-athlete at Plymouth State University and is currently Miss Teen Massachusetts US 2014. She is available for private lessons and group lessons. E-mail Nina

Rose Marie Marinace

Rose Marie has been a junior high and high school teacher at Sant Bani School since 1994.  She joined Magic Blades FSC in 2005 as a student, and the Board in 2006. She began as a volunteer coach in 2008 for MBFSC and in 2012 for PSSA. Trained in classical ballet in Oklahoma City, she takes her choreography and body sense onto the ice with students of all ages.  Rose Marie is a USFS registered coach, and has completed the USFS “Learn to Teach” written exam.  Rose Marie has passed USFS tests for adult pre-bronze moves in the field and freestyle, and adult bronze moves in the field.  She is preparing for the adult bronze freestyle test in order to qualify to compete in the USFS Adult Nationals competition.  E-mail Rose Marie

 

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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
degyger@plymouth.edu

Scott Shedd, Assistant Manager
(603) 535-3361
sashedd@plymouth.edu

Marly Solebello, Business Services Assistant
(603) 535-3365
marlanas@plymouth.edu

 

 

Directions

Directions

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)

Map

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

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