Skating Club of Saugerties

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                                                       Club Coaches

Amber Crispell has been coaching for 10 years. She loves working with children of all ages. Amber is working on her Adult Silver MIF. Ambers other passion is designing and sewing custom figure skating costumes. Contact Amber at 845-389-1848 or
Amy Montalbano has been coaching for 15 years with skaters of all ages and abilities. She is a US Figure Skating double gold medalist (Senior Moves and Adult Gold Freestyle) and has passed the Silver Dance tests. Amy won a gold medal at the 2011 National Showcase Skating Competition in Cleveland. Contact Amy at 845-750-3104 or
Ed Montalbano has been coaching for over 20 years and is a Level 5 US Hockey Coach. Ed works with both beginner level and advanced hockey and figure skaters. Contact Ed at 845-443- 3532 or
Maria Reynolds has been coaching for over ten years. She is a US Figure Skating triple gold medalist (Senior Moves in the Field, Senior Freestyle, and Gold Dance). At the 2013 Adult National Competition, Maria won three medals including a Gold Medal in Ladies Masters Dramatic. Contact Maria at 773-339-4224 or
Joanne Vallarella was a competitive figure skater starting at age 7 and continued competing well into her late teens. She passed up to ISI Gold Freestyle. She has over thirty years of skating experience, and has been coaching for the last 8 years. Contact Joanne at 845-246-9419 or
Sergei Sakhnovskiy is a 3-time Olympian for Israel and World Bronze Medalist in Ice Dance​.  He was also the 10-time Israel National Ice Dance Champion, as well as the Junior World Ice Dance Champion for Russia with numerous other accolades. His work following his competitive career included performing on two seasons of the popular Russian TV show “Skating with the Stars – Ice Age”.  Sergei specializes in ice dance, solo dance, and choreography, and coaches beginners through National level skaters.   He also co-founded the New York Ice Scrapers National Theatre on Ice team, and is a member of United States Figure Skating, Professional Skaters Association, and Ice Skating Institute. Contact  Sergei at 860-888-7448 or

Laurie Sakhnovskiy has over twenty-five years of skating experience, was the Junior National Pairs Gold Medalist, and competed Nationally and Internationally in pairs. She is also a double Gold Medalist in United States Figure Skating Moves in the Field and Freestyle.  Laurie specializes in jumps and spins, and coaches beginner skaters through National level competitors . She is the co-founder and team manager of New York's first National Theatre on Ice team, the New York Ice Scrapers.  Laurie has nearly fifteen years of coaching experience, and is a member of United States Figure Skating, Professional Skaters Association, and the Ice Skating Institute. Contact Laurie at 718-433-8925 or