Skating Professionals 

The Twin Rinks Skating School is directed by the most experienced coaching staff in Fairfield County. Additionally, all members of the coaching staff are members of and are fully certified by the United States Figure Skating Association and the Professional Skaters’ Association (PSA), the only facility to do so in New England. The Twin Rinks Skating School is one of a handful of programs in the U.S. to hold the PSA’s Excellence on Ice Designation. 

Gabrielle Valiquette – Skating Director

For questions about privates lessons, freestyle sessions,  Twin Rinks Skating School’s Learn to Skate USA and Learn to Play programs, or any questions specific to your child, Gabrielle may be reached at (203) 968-9000 x16 or g_valiquette@stamfordtwinrinks.com.


Tim Covington

Tim coaches skaters in freestyle and moves in the field. His skaters have successfully competed at the regional, sectional, and national levels. He is also a board member of the Professional Skaters Association.


June Clark

June  has been teaching for four decades and her students compete regionally in freestyle and nationally in synchro. They have achieved USFS gold medals in figures, freestyle, moves in the field, ice dance, and solo free dance.  


Larisa Lomonosova

Larisa trained in Russia and coached figure skating at Moscow’s Luzhniki Skating Rink. She has toured extensively in ice shows throughout the world, including Ballet on Ice in Russia and Circus on Ice in Japan, France, and the UAE. Larisa also is a trained gymnast.


Deborah Smeriglio

A native of Greenwich, Deb trained in figures and freestyle in Fairfield County and has been coaching for 22 years at many rinks in the area. She coaches moves in the field, freestyle, and hockey skating skills.


Marina Spagnuolo

Marina trains students from beginners to senior levels in freestyle, Moves in the Field, and synchronized skating. A coach for almost 30 years, Marina was head professional of the Terry Conners Synchronized Skating Program in Stamford from 1995–2003.


Janet Thomson

Janet has trained in Ice dancing, freestyle, and Moves in the Field, and competed in the Boston area, over a 30+-year skating career. Prior to joining the Twin Rin’s team, she was a skating instructor at the University of Connecticut’s Athletics Department, and gained experience as a youth hockey coach and a learn-to-skate program manager in northwestern Connecticut.


Oleg Voyko

Oleg is a two-time Olympian, having represented the Ukraine in Ice Dance at the 2002 and 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Ice Dance..  Oleg has competed at the World Championships, European Championships, and multiple Grand Prix events throughout the world. He currently coaches skaters in ice dance, edge technique, and moves in the field. His skaters have won numerous medals at the National Solo Dance Series and at international adult ice dance competitions.