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Tom Hickey, Shattuck-St. Mary's Figure Skating Center of Excellence Director

Tom Hickey, Figure Skating COE Director  

Email: tom.hickey@s-sm.org

Phone: 507-333-1516

SSM Head Coach Tom Hickey is the Director of Figure Skating and Head Coach at Shattuck-St. Mary’s School. Coach for U.S. National, International, and Jr. World Championship competitors, Tom is PSA Master-Rated, and has a PSA Level V Ranking. He developed programs such as “Power Plus” (Figure Skating & Hockey) and the Coaches Education Program (CEP). He has also directed schools and elite training facilities in Bethlehem, PA, Twin Rinks Ice Pavilion (DuPage FSC) in Buffalo Grove, IL.

Kyle Shropshire, Figure Skating Coach

Kyle Shropshire was a Regional, Sectional and National competitor and a USFS Double Gold Medalist (Moves in the Field & Freestyle). After his competitive career, he joined the cast of Disney on Ice and performed around the world as a principal skater for 7 years. He has over five years experience coaching in his home club in Chicago and more recently in Rochester, MN. He specializes in working on jumps with the pole harness and enjoys motivating skaters through his own passion for skating and performing

Alex Volpicelli, Figure Skating Coach

Regional, Sectional, National competitor, and three-time Intercollegiate National medalist, Alex Volpicelli '11 is the founder of Performance Plus Power Skating, a progressive on and off-ice power and conditioning program for figure skaters and hockey players. Specializing in dynamic stroking and explosive jump technique, Alex helps her skaters with balance, agility, and endurance. Her philosophy and teaching style makes even the most grueling workouts enjoyable. With more than 15 years of coaching experience, and classes growing each year, Alex finds a way to make training personal. She makes sure every student has a chance to become a better skater while still having fun.

Carey Tinkelenberg, Figure Skating Coach

Carey Tinkelenberg is the founder of the Northfield Figure Skating School, is a PSA Master-Rated Coach, and an SSM Staff Coach. She teaches competitive & recreational skaters from beginners through senior levels. With B.A. in Psychology from Carleton College, she is a member of multiple U.S. Figure Skating governance committees and serves as a mentor to the Directors. She is also the author of multiple training materials for the national governing body of skating and specializes in sports psychology.