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

Tom Hickey, Figure Skating COE Director  


Phone: 507-333-1516

Thomas Hickey is the Director of Figure Skating and Head Coach at Shattuck-St. Mary’s. He has US National, International, and Jr. World Championship coaching credentials. Coach Hickey is a Professional Skater’s Association Board of Governor’s member, PSA Master Rated, PSA Level V Ranking, and USFS Gold Medalist. He has developed programs such as “Power Plus (Figure& Hockey), Coaches Education Program (CEP), and has directed elite training and education facilities in Bethlehem, PA, Twin Rinks Ice Pavilion (DuPage FSC), Buffalo Grove, IL.

Alex Volpicelli, Figure Skating Coach

Regional, Sectional, National competitor, and three-time Intercollegiate National medalist, Alex Volpicelli 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 10 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.

Annette Hickey, Figure Skating Coach

Annette Hickey is a motivational choreographer for figure skating and professional theater. Annette has coached and choreographed skaters through USA Regional, Sectional, National, and International competitions. By incorporating artistry, mental training, goal-setting, correct techniques, and a strong work ethic, she helps develop each student to his/her fullest potential, not only as an athlete, but as a well-balanced person. As a professional skater, Annette toured with Disney on ice and afterwards earned a B.A. degree in Theatre from DeSales University.  She worked in professional theater in PA, Ohio, and Indiana.

Carey Tinkelenberg, Figure Skating Coach

Carey Tinkelenberg is the founder/ owner of the Northfield Figure Skating School. Carey is a PSA Master-Rated Coach and teaches competitive and recreational skaters ranging from beginner through senior levels, including State Championship finalists, Regional competitors, and International skaters. Carey holds a 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 training materials for the national governing body of skating.

Additional Resident Guest Coaches

  • Garrett Kling
  • Caryn Kadavy
  • Peter Biver
  • Sandra Johansson
  • Surya Bonaly