Heidi Richetelle - Synchronized Skating Coach

  • Over 30 years Coaching Experience:  Moves, Dance, Freestyle, Learn to Skate

  • 20 years Synchronized Coaching Experience:  Synchro Skills, Preliminary, Pre-Juvenile, Juvenile, Open-Juvenile, Intermediate, Novice

  • Coached 12 Teams to Eastern U.S. Medals including three National-Qualifying teams (2013 Novice, 2011 Eastern US Intermediate Silver Medalist, and 2009 Eastern US Novice Pewter Medalist)

  • Member, USFS, Learn to Skate USA, and PSA

  • USFS Dance: Gold Medalist

  • USFS Free Dance:  Silver Medalist

  • 7 years competing Nationally & Internationally with the Figurettes Precision Team

  • 1984 US National Precision Silver Medalist, Figurettes

  • Staff Professional:  Hamden FSA, Yale FSC, Northford Ice Pavillion 1984-current

  • Hamden Parks & Recreation Department:  Former Learn to Skate Director

  • A.S. Degree, Paralegal Studies

Jackie Rizzitelli - Synchronized Skating Coach

  • U.S. Figure Skating Triple Gold Medalist

  • Participated in the freestyle, dance, and synchronized skating disciplines.

  • 4 season member of Skyliners Synchronized Skating team (2010-2014).

    • Competed at the Intermediate and Senior levels.

    • Represented Team USA for two seasons and competed at the Spring Cup in Milan, Italy in 2013 and the Leon Lurjie Trophy in Gothenburg, Sweden in 2014.

    • National silver medalist at the Intermediate level and two-time pewter medalist at the Intermediate and Senior level.

    • Eastern Sectional champion in 2010 at the Intermediate level.

    • Performed in the Moncler Fashion Show during Fashion Week in 2012 and on the Today Show for the opening of the rink in 2012.

  • Teaches Synchronized Skating, Freestyle, Moves in the Field, and Learn to Skate.

  • Works for the CODP EduSkating teaching ice skating and hockey to inner-city children in Bridgeport, CT.

  • Certified EMT (Emergency Medical Technician).

  • BS in Exercise Science from Sacred Heart University.

  • Currently studying to be a certified PA

Lizzie Lee - Synchronized Skating Coach

  • U.S. Figure Skating Gold Medalist in MIF and Dance

  • Brings ten years experience coaching Learn to Skate, Moves in the Field, Dance and Freestyle.

  • Competed for 15 seasons with the Figurettes, Team Esprit, and the University of Michigan

    • 9 time National competitor at the Intermediate, Novice, Junior, Senior and Collegiate levels

    • Four year member of Team USA with the University of Michigan Senior Team

  • Serves as a USFS Technical Specialist

  • B.A. from the University of Michigan

  • Is very excited to be coaching Synchronized Skating for her first time!

Tifanny Savage - Synchronized Skating Coach

  • Over ten years of experience coaching Learn to Skate, Moves in the Field, Dance, and Freestyle

  • International skating experience, utilizing USFSA and the Canadian Star program

  • Competed multiple seasons at State Games of New York and at State Games of America on various Precision and Synchronized Skating Teams‚Äč

  • Coached individual students through State Games, then on to qualify for State Games of America

  • Staff Professional at Northford Ice Pavilion

  • B.S. Business Administration, concentrating in Health Care

Starcatchers Synchronized Skating, Inc., skating as CT Ice Fusion, is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and registered with the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection as an exempt public charity. 

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