Meet the Staff

Floyd Hall Arena’s highly qualified and trained staff is ready to help you with all of your skating and hockey needs.  At Floyd Hall Arena customer service and safety are our first priority and all of our team members are here to make your experience the best it can be.  We are here to serve you so if you need something or have a question just ask and we will be happy to help.  Meet our team!

Kevin McCormack

VP of Arena Operations

Phone: 973-655-8030
Fax: 973-655-8022


Contact me with any questions regarding Floyd Hall Arena or Danbury Ice Arena.

Brian Miller

General Manager

Phone: 973-655-8054
Fax: 973-655-8022

Andrea Astorga

Assistant General Manager/Concessions Manager

Phone: 973-655-8039

Megan Ripley

Assistant Manager

Phone: 973-655-8048

Kristen Fraser

Skating Director

Phone: 973-746-7744


– 2002 & 2006 Olympic Ice Dancing Competitor
– Skating Director for 9 years
– 20 years coaching experience in ice dance, singles, power skating, moves in the field and choreography. Coaches Regional, Sectional and National/International level skaters.
– 13 years coaching experience in off-ice ballet, conditioning and stretching.
– USFA, PSA & ISI certified
– 10-Time World & European Ice Dancing Competitor
– Coach to 2018 Winter Olympic Qualifier; National, European and World Competitors in
Ice Dance and Singles

– Specializes in training elite skaters, motivational and performance training, ice dance,
singles, moves in the field and choreography

Igor Lukanin

Figure Skating Instructor



– 2-time Olympian
– USFS, ISI and PSA Certified
– USFS Gold Medal in Ice Dance
– 23 years of coaching experience
– Coach to 2018 Winter Olympic Qualifier; National, European and World Competitors in
Ice Dance and Singles; Adult National Medalists in Ice Dance and Singles

– Specializes in training elite skaters, motivational and performance training, ice dance,
singles, moves in the field and choreography

– Partners all level of pattern dance and free dance test

Michele Barbieri

– USFA and ISI Certified
– 4th Figure Test, Novie Moves in the Field, Novice FreeSkate, National Level Synchronized

– Specializes in Moves in the Field, Freestyle and helping skaters build confidence through
the sport of skating

– Teaches all ages and abilities from tots to collegiate skaters
– Coaching Fee:  $50/half hour or $100/hour

Diane Cross

– USFS, ISI Certified. WeSkate Core Certified
– Skating Director- Floyd Hall Arena, 2001-2006
– 20 Years of Teaching Experience
– Specializes in Beginner Moves in the Field and Freestyle; Experienced in teaching skaters with special needs
– Floyd Hall Arena Coach of the Year- 2011
– 1995 Eastern Precision Championship Gold Medalist
– 1995 US Precision Championship Bronze Medalist

Stephanie Egnezzo

– PSA# 11953
– Gold Figure / Gold Freestyle / Pre-Silver Dance
– National Competitor, Novice Ladies Freestyle 1991
– Regional and Eastern Sectional Competitor
– Freestyle, MIF, Power Skating and Choreography coach with 23 years teaching

– Learn To Skate Instructor
– Coaching Fee:  $84/hour

Kristen Gerard

– Over 25 years of coaching experience with skaters of all ages and levels including those
with special needs

– Coached numerous skaters though U.S. Figure skating gold tests
– Coached Regional level competitors
– Member USFS and ISI
– ISI Gold certified judge
– US Figure Skating Gold Medalist in Dance
– 5 Time North Atlantic Regional Competitor
– Trained in Wilmington Delaware under World and Olympic coach Ron Ludington
– Over ten years of classical ballet training; experienced in strength and conditioning
– New Jersey State Registered Nurse and Nationally certified in Progressive critical care

Laura Morrell

– 16 years of skating experience and 6 years of coaching experience
– Ran a skating program for children and adults with special needs for one year and
volunteered for the program for three years

– Specialize: teaching children and children with special needs
– Graduating with B.A in Education at Montclair State University in 2019
– Camp counselor and office staff at FHA
– Coaching Fee:  $45/half hour or $90/hour

Julie Neerhout

– 2012,2014,2015 National Solo Dance Competitor
– ISI – WeSkate Core certified
– Coaching Fee:  $45/half hour or $90/hour

Elise Nelson

– BS Physical Education
– Certified Health Coach
– Specializing in skating skills – All Disciplines
– Coaching fee: $90/hour

Grant Noroyan

– Double Gold Medalist Figures and Free
– Certified Coach Rating Group and Freestyle in US & Canada
– 5-Time Regional Champion 1987 Midwestern Freestyle Champion, US National Competitor (’85 – ’87)
– Guest Skater in closing ceremony at 1987 World Figure Skating Championships
– Coach of many regional skaters of the Eastern Great Lakes and South Atlantic Region Prelim-Novice
– Provided music for many National and World Competitors, including Jill Trenary 1990 World Champion
– Coaching for over 25 years – all levels freestyle synchro choreography

Marina Prokup

– Learn to Skate, Basic Skills instructor
– Coaching fee:  $70 – $80/hour

Laura Scheu

– Senior MIF & Senior Freestyle
– Specialize in children and adults of all ages and abilities. Certified yoga instructor and
holistic health coach
– Coaching Fee:  $90/hour

Deana Sroka

– 2016 US Figure Skating Adult National Championships Competitor
– 2017 Adult Eastern Sectional Champion
– 2017 US Figure Skating Adult National Silver Medalist Masters Intermediate/ Novice
– BS in Exercise and Sport Science- Penn State University
– 2016 ISI Special Achievement Award Winner for District 3
– 3 time Floyd Hall Arena Coach of the Year
– Specializing in: Freestyle moves in the field, Choreography, ISI Artistic Events
– Coaching Fee:  $50/half hour or $100/hour

Zach Chamberlain

Hockey Director

Phone: 973-655-8015


– Level 4 Coaching Certificate
– 5 years of coaching experience at Mite, Squirt, Pee-Wee, Bantam and Midget Levels
– 15 years of competitive playing experience at the Youth Travel, Junior and Collegiate Levels

Christian Valvano

Owner & Founder of Hockey Gainz, LLC



– Level 5 USA Hockey Certified Coach
– Certified Functional Strength Coach (C.F.S.C.) and Performance Specialist at Parabolic Performance Training and Physical Therapy
– 15 years on-ice coaching experience from youth through professional

James Fitzhenry

Owner & Founder of Fitzhenry Hockey



– Floyd Hall Arena head goalie coach as well as the goalie coach for the Montclair Blues
– Level 4 USA Hockey Certified Coach
– Previously the Associate Head Coach and Goalie Coach at NYU as well as the Head Goalie Coach for Stevens Institute of Technology
– Currently the Varsity Associate Head Coach and Goalie Coach for Montclair HS

Paul Kring

– Level 4 USA Hockey Certified Coach
– 22 years of coaching experience at mite, peewee, bantam and women’s levels
– 20 years instructing adult beginner/intermediate hockey players
– 30 years playing experience

Mary Deutsch

– Level 4 USA Hockey Coaching Certificate
– 18 years of coaching experience at all levels
– 38 years of playing experience at Women’s Senior C-Level