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Westside Skates Resources


Fall Help Wanted Now! We are now seeking to train motivated individuals for full-time employment to work within the sales and service departments at our retail sporting goods store. Qualified employees would work with both the hockey and figure skating customers offering them our unique brand of speciality items and services. Wages would be determined with work experience. Please forward a resume, references and your availability for this summer and fall to,, attn: Store Manager.


Looking for a Coach?

Looking to improve your figure or hockey skating? These skating coaches can help you get to the next level:

Melanie Athena

Phone: (212)-439-5166
Home Rinks:The Rink at Rockefeller Center
Specialties: Figure Skating

Lisa Blue

Phone: (201)-709-3924
Qualifications: Director of Figure Skating at Figure Skating in Harlem, USFS Gold Medalist, Regional Gold Medalist, CER Level A certified instructor with the PSA, Coach to several Regional Competitors and USFS Gold Medals in both Moves in the Field and Freestyle, USFS volunteer, Bachelor of Science from Penn State University

Anne Goldberg

Phone: (508)-243-3449
Home Rinks: City Ice Pavilion, Riverbank State Park
Twitter: @AnneHGoldberg
Specialties: Beginner to senior freestyle (specialty in jumps and flying spins), pre-senior Moves in the Field, pre-international ice dance, power skating, choreography, off-ice dance and conditioning.

I truly believe that figure skating is a combination of strength, artistry, musicality, and a positive attitude.  I seek to instill self-motivation, injury prevention, and hard work in each of my students, while allowing them to be playful and artistically creative.  Ideally, I like to work with the students on and off the ice to build strength and correct alignment so they can fully enjoy their time on the ice!

Kurt Nichols

Phone: (347)-239-4635
Levels/Ages Coached: Beginner – Figure skating: first steps through competitive. Ages 2 – 65.  Hockey first steps through advanced power skating.  (Kurt doesn’t do stick and puck)
Home Rinks:  Chelsea Piers, Wollman Rink, City Ice Pavilion
Specialties: Figure skating and power skating, Jumps.
Additional Info: I base my technique off the USFS curriculum.  First and foremost skating should be fun.  Goals should be set to provide challenges that will help develop the individual regardless of the skaters of skill level.  I believe that anyone can learn to skate! 10 years experience teaching. BS in Biology with Minor in Psychology from Clarkson University. Also, I team teach with my wife who specializes figure skating competitive figure skating choreography and spins.”

Cory Sammons

Phone: (917)-679-1324
Twitter: @coachcoryinfo
Levels/Ages Coached: Beginner – Elite hockey.  Beginner – Pre-Preliminary figure.  Beginner speed skating.  Rollerblading/Roller Hockey.  Ages 2-Adult.
Home Rinks:  Bryant Park, Chelsea Piers, City Ice Pavilion, Riverbank State Park
Specialties: Power skating, hockey skills, Basic Skills, tots, groups, FUN!
Additional Info: Cory  has 20+ years coaching experience.

Additional Info: 
Doctoral Candidate in Classical Composition at Manhattan School of Music
Piano teacher too!  A twofer!
PSA, USFS, and ISI member
USFS: Gold Freestyle, Moves in the Field, Dance; Skate Canada: Gold Artistry
Accepted to Disney on Ice hiring pool 2006

Ray Smith, RWS Hockey School

Twitter: @rwshockeyschool
Facebook: RWS Hockey School
Home Rinks:  Lasker Rink, City Ice and any rinks in NY to NJ
Specialties: We have great coaches that specialize in goaltending, defense, and offence skills from boys, girls, men and women.

Wendy Wilke

Specialties: Figure Skating



Looking for a Goalie

Looking for some help between the pipes? These local area net minders may be able to help you out.
Listed in Alphabetical order

Are you a Goalie then email us, include your email, contact information and playing experience to:
We’ll list you here as a service to the local hockey community.


We are located:

Westside Skate & Stick at
City Ice Pavilion
47-32 32nd Place

Long Island City, NY 11101
Between 47th/48th Ave

Phone: 212-228-8400

Fall/winter Business/Dave Appointments
Tuesday-Saturday: 11am -6pm

Sunday / Monday: Closed 

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