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Our Rink:

Houston Field House

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

1800 Peoples Avenue

Troy, NY 12180

SkateHMFSC@gmail.com

 

Tel: (518) 658-0114

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Donna Wojtowicz

Education:

  • B.S. Fashion Merchandising, Minor: Economics – Russell Sage College

 

Notable Skating Achievements:

  • USFS Gold Medalist School Figure

  • USFS Gold Medalist Freestyle

  • USFS Pre Silver Medalist Ice Dance

 

Training History:

  • Seminar in Cortland, NY on new judging of freestyle and moves in the field (2018)

  • Skated under several coaches: Beth Randall, Howard “Skip” Butler, Kenneth Class, Mary Lou Butler-Mitchell, Wendy Hinbach-Jones, Kerry Leach, Thomas Litz, Jack Devitt, Cliff Theil, Alice Stockfleth, Helga Valle (Choreography & Presentation)

  • Figure Analysis: Fritz Dietle, John Meisha Petkovitch

  • Moves in the Field Seminar, Skating Club of New York

  • Spin Seminar, Saratoga Skating Club

  • PSA Seminar, Skating Club of Boston

  • Studied additional instruction on Silver Dances with various recognized dance instructors

 

Coaching Experience:

  • Over 30 years of coaching experience at Achilles FSC, Albany FSC, Hudson Mohawk FSC, Lake Placid Summer Skating School, Pittsfield FSC, Saratoga Springs FSC, Uncle Sam FSC, and Hudson Valley Community College.  Worked with PSA Master Rated Instructor for over 200 hours, reviewing USFS & CFSA test structure in preparation for teaching.  Has been invited to participate in the planning and implementation of summer schools and Learn To Skate, Skate With Us, and US sanctioned competitions.  Held the position of Coordinator of Skills/Bridge Program for the Achilles FSC and Albany FSC.  Has served as Director of Learn To Skate for HMFSC and Houstonettes Synchronized Skating Exhibition Team Coach.  Has helped put on the Holiday Happiness show at HMFSC for several years. 

 

Notable Student Achievements:

  • Several Gold Level Freestyle, Gold Level Figure and Moves in the Field Test passed

  • Gold Medalists, Silver Medalists, and Bronze Medalists in No-Test to Senior Levels at the following competitions: Mid Hudson, Mid Atlantic, Empire State Games, Bay State Games, New Hartford, Princeton Open, Colonial Open, Boston Open, Long Island, Rockland, Darien Open, State Games of America, Lake Placid

  • Competitor: North Atlantic Qualifying Competitions (Juvenile-Senior), New England (Juvenile-Junior), Eastern Sectional Novice Mens, Eastern Section Junior & Senior Ladies

 

Coaching Philosophy:

Strongly believes that a solid foundation is a prerequisite for a successful skating experience.  Acquiring a strong basis and transforming the skater to complex skills through various exercises is her coaching philosophy.  She loves to create an environment where students have fun while working hard.  She likes to share her passion and love for the sport of figure skating with her students regardless of their skating level, recreational or competitive.