The Figure Skating Academy
“Where passion has a purpose and dreams come to life.”
We believe figure skating is an education. With proper ice time and training skaters can master their skills in multiple disciplines to have a teaching career in the future. Some will also have the passion, dedication and talent for competition reaching National and International levels like the generations of our skaters before them. Do you have what it takes?
Carrie Smilowitz, Director: All levels and disciplines of figure skating and hockey power skating. 28 years of experience including coaching 13 national events (singles and pairs,) 2 international competitions and 1 Junior National champion as well as gold medal skaters in both US Figure Skating and Skate Canada. Hockey students include players at the collegiate and junior levels. Her own skating accomplishments include being a USFS gold medalist and Sectional pair champion. Proud mother of a FSA gold medalist – National Showcase competitor and an 11 year old PeeWee hockey player, Carrie holds a management degree from the University of Pittsburgh.
Ashley Lovasik: Recreational-competitive figure skating, basic skills and hockey power skating. 11 years of coaching experience. Her own skating accomplishments include being a US Figure Skating National competitor, US Junior National competitor and gold medalist in field moves and freeskating. Ashley holds degrees in architecture and chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh.