While reading Olivia Yao’s resume, one expects to meet someone in her mid to late 20’s based on accomplishments she has amassed so far. On a weekly basis, this high-school senior dedicates 30 + hours to activities which include robotics, symphony practice, presenting at conferences, collaborating with Ice Theatre of New York, and coaching Essex Special Skaters. Beginning her figure skating journey at 4 years old with the Essex Learn to Skate program, she excelled so rapidly, that she passed basic skill 1 to FS 2 in one year. By the age of 8, she had completed Senior Moves in the Field. Olivia is among one of the youngest in the US to achieve this. Not surprisingly, she is a double gold medalist in both disciplines.
Michael Ferraioli and Marie DeFalco – Chosen to Perform during the Skating Spectacular at U.S. Championships in Saint Paul, Minnesota on January 24, 2016 by U.S. Figure Skating’s Chair of the Special Olympics and Therapeutic Skating Committee. READ MORE
Local Figure Skating coach and professional member of Essex Skating Club of New Jersey, Inc., Rosanna (Rosie) Tovi is giving skating a larger stage on which to perform. Rosie is a former competitive and professional figure skater who represented the USA as a member of The U.S. International Figure Skating Team, and World Professional Team. READ MORE
Please note that there is NO CLUB SESSIONS on Wednesday, January 6 due to other events at the arena.