Magic

Blades

MBFSC of Tilton

Serving the Lakes Region since 1997.

To contact anyone at Magic Blades:  information@magicblades.org


Skating Director:  Barbara Adams

Coach:  Sarah Benoit

Coach, Board President: Rose Marie Marinace

Secretary:  Doreen Harriman

Treasurer:  Nancy Armstrong

Board Members:  Lisa Adams, Andrew Armstrong, David DeVoy, Lisa Heath



Barbara Adams,

Founder and Skating Director 1997-Present

Sarah Benoit,

Coach 2006-Present

Rose Marie Marinace,

Student, Board Member and Coach 2005-Present

Rose Marie has been a junior high and high school teacher at since 1994.  She joined Magic Blades in 2005 as a student, and the Board in 2006. She began as a volunteer coach in 2008. Trained in classical ballet in Oklahoma City, she takes her choreography and body sense onto the ice with students of all ages.  Rose Marie is a USFS registered coach, and has completed the USFS “Learn to Teach” written exam.  Rose Marie has passed USFS tests for Adult Pre-Bronze Moves in the Field and Freestyle, and Adult Bronze Moves in the Field.  She is preparing for the Adult Bronze Freestyle test in order to qualify to compete in the USFS Adult National Competition.

Coach Sarah started skating at age three in Carol Stream Illinois moving up to Skating Club of Maine in 3rd grade  She enjoyed skating and competing across New England earning gold and silver placing in Figures and Moves in the Field.  At thirteen Sarah found her true love of skating while helping as a junior coach including designing program choreography for shows and competitions.  With Skating Club of Maine Sarah got to skate in Skate America's opening and closing ceremonies in the late 80's which was a huge highlight to many years of training.  Coach Sarah has been with Magic Blades for 8 seasons, while also coaching for the Concord Parks and Recreation Department and then joining PSSA in 2012.  Sarah has been an active member of USFSA since the early 80's and since 2012 joined the Professional Skating Association at the Basic Skills Instructor Level Ranking.  Sarah resides in Gilmanton Iron Works with her Husband Erik and 2 year old Alexander (a future skater for sure).  Coach Sarah is available for private lessons year round in the LTS Basic Skills levels through Preliminary Freestyle for fun, test track and show/competition training.

Barbara has 37 years of coaching experience and specializes in beginning through intermediate skating, jump, and spin technique. She has completed the USFS 5th level figures, Novice Freestyle, and Silver level Ice Dance. She is a Professional Skaters Association (PSA) CER Category B registered coach, ISI Silver level judge, and adjunct faculty for PSU skating courses.  In 1997 she co-founded and established the non-profit organization, Magic Blades Figure Skating Club.  Over the past 16 years the club has brought the love of skating to hundreds of families in the area with programs in Laconia, Waterville Valley, and Tilton.  


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