Coaching Staff – PSSA

Meet Our Professional Coaching Staff

In addition to Learn to Ice Skate group lessons, Plymouth State Skating Academy coaches offer private lessons.   Please feel free to contact any individual coach to set up private lessons or email psu-icearena@plymouth.edu for more information.

Barbara Adams
Barbara trained under master rated coach, Leona Cooke, as part of the Wilmington FSC in MA. Barbara completed the USFS 5th Figure test, Novice Freestyle, and Silver Dance tests.  She enjoys working with all ages of recreational skaters as well as preparing more focused skaters for competition and for advancing through US Figure Skating testing program: freestyle, moves-in-the-field, and ice dancing. Barbara and a small group of volunteers established the Magic Blades FSC in 1997 and continues to volunteer as the skating director, coach, board member, and test chair. Email Barbara

Claire Adams

Claire has 13 years of figure skating experience, she’s completed her Novice Bronze US Moves in the Field test and Intermediate US Free Skate test. Claire has practiced and obtained pairs skills as well as element technical training out of the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO. Figure skating is a great outlet for expressing creativity and confidence building, Claire wants to further encourage and grow these skills with students. She has experience coaching and assisting in the Learn to Skate Program and is thrilled to be working with Plymouth State’s Learn to Skate Program!  Claire took an extended period of time off from figure skating before coming to Plymouth State due to an independent injury. She plans along with coaching to refresh and keep up with her own training.

Claire just entered as a new student to Plymouth State this January. She is planning to major in Adventure Education with a minor in Psychology. Email Claire

maggieMaggie Devoy  

Maggie Devoy began coaching first as a volunteer coach for Magic Blades FSC in 2017, and then as a staff coach since 2019.  Maggie has also been coaching for PSSA since 2019.  Maggie recently completed her Senior Level,Moves in the field test and is now a US Figure Skating Gold Medalist for Moves in the Field. Maggie continues to work on her advanced USFS freestyle levels and recently completed her Intermediate Freestyle. Maggie travels to the Boston area to compliment her own continued training. Maggie is available for skaters of any age working on the basic skills program or wanting to begin working on the US Figure Skating advanced testing program.  Contact Maggie to make inquire about lessons. Email Maggie

sarah-parrish Sarah Parrish
(Not currently taking new students.) Sarah Parrish has 19 years of synchronized skating experience and has earned 11 national gold medals in the Novice, Senior, and Adult divisions. As a member of The Haydenettes, she represented the United States at the World Synchronized Skating Championships. She enjoys helping students of all ages build confidence and express themselves through skating, and is available for individual lessons focusing on choreography, competition training, and test preparation through Juvenile Freestyle and Senior Moves in the Field. Off the ice, she teaches Art History at Plymouth State University.
Jennifer Tondreau
Jen Tondreau has been coaching figure skating for more than 20 years. She has passed her Junior freestyle & 7th figure test while attending National Sports Academy in Lake Placid , NY and graduated as class valedictorian. After competing regionally up to the Junior freestyle level, Jen attended New England College working towards her Bachelors degree  in Elementary Education. Her love of children and her educational background, along with her passion for skating makes her lessons fun & educational. Jen is currently coaching private and group skating lessons at the Laconia Ice Arena, Tri-Town Ice Arena, Tilton School, and PSU Ice Arena. Email Jen

Beth Weick
Beth Weick holds her Gold level in Freestyle and Moves in the Field tests, as well as Pre-Gold Dance tests. She began working as a coach and choreographer in the early 2000s, while living and training in PA. After a decade-plus off the ice studying, working, and traveling, Beth now lives in Dorchester, NH and coaches at the Plymouth and Waterville Valley ice rinks, as well as Riverwalk in Lincoln. Beth works with beginners to elite-level skaters of all ages – tots, kids, teens, and adults. She is a PSA certified and fully-insured coach through the USFSA, and available for private lessons year-round. When not at the rink, Beth is a self-employed gardener/landscaper, as well as holding periodic stints as a Spanish teacher/tutor. She is perpetually working on her off-grid homestead with partner Ryan, which provides endless projects, beauty, and joy.(Not currently taking new students.) Email Beth

coachsheddScott Shedd

Arena Assistant Manager and Learn-to-Play-Hockey program director. Private coaching for hockey skills available. Email Scott

Paul Marinace

Rose Marie “RM” Marinace