LISA DI LILLO - Lisa has been a skating professional for over 20 years and is a member of Ice Skating Institute (ISI). She enjoys working with skaters of all ages at both the recreational and competitive levels. She is passionate about the sport of figure skating and can be reached at, or (518)225-2891.

EMILY EDMUNDS - Emily was a competitive figure skater since she was 4 years old, both with ISI and USFS. She has passed her Senior Moves in the Field, Pre-Bronze Ice Dances, and Intermediate Freestyle with USFS. She has been coaching figure skating for the past 15 years, both group and private lessons. She attended the University of Vermont, where she was the Vice President of the Figure Skating Club and helped develop their Synchronized Skating Program. She skated competitively for UVM for 6 years on their Synchronized Skating Team. She was the director of Cool Camp in Burlington, where she ran a summer camp devoted to Figure Skating and Hockey development and skills. She currently is a Physical Therapist working in an outpatient clinic, where she specializes in prevention of injury and post-injury conditioning for figure skaters and hockey players. She is available for private lessons and may be contacted at (518) 727-5069 or by email

CASEY NEARY - Casey has been teaching for over 17 years and is a member of Ice Skating Institute (ISI), United States Figure Skating (USFS), and Professional Skaters Association (PSA). While studying at SUNY Oswego, Casey was president of the Oswego Precision Skating Team leading them to many competitions including Easterns and Nationals. She currently works with children of all ages at both recreational and competitive levels. In addition to coaching, Casey has her M.B.A. from Union College and has a career in broadcasting at CBS6 and The Capital Region's CW.

ROCKY IRISH - Rocky has been coaching for over twenty years. Following a long amateur career with a strong background in figures, freestyle and choreography, Rocky became a professional figure skater in 1986 and performed and toured with Ice Capades for four years. During his competitive amateur career he trained extensively under the direction and supervision of Olympic skater Tommy Litz, in Lake Placid, NY and in the Capital District with renowned figure skater, ballet instructor and choreographer Becky DeWitt. Rocky received many gold, silver and bronze medals throughout his skating career and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to all levels and areas of the sport. In addition to coaching, Rocky has a career in health care working for the NYS Department of Health. Rocky can be reached at (518) 986-2811.

MARIA SUSKO-DOLLARD - Maria has been teaching skating for over 20 years and is a member of Ice Skating Institute (ISI), United States Figure Skating (USFS) and Professional Skaters Association (PSA). She has earned degrees in both Early Childhood Education from Hudson Valley Community College and Elementary Education from Russell Sage College. Formerly a rink director and special events manager at HVCC, she enjoys sharing her love of skating through teaching skaters of all ages and abilities. She can be contacted by email at

PAMELA TALLENT - Pam is the founder and Director of Over The Edge, Inc. She earned her BA degree from Syracuse University. Having a strong background in childhood education, and prior experience as Business Manager for Ice Dream Figure Skating school, Pam sought to combine these skills with her knowledge and love of the sport of ice skating. Over The Edge, Inc. Ice Skating School is the product of this effort. After raising her two sons, Pam decided to further pursue her love for figure skating, ultimately training for and competing as an adult skater in the USFS Adult Nationals Figure Skating Competition. She has been teaching skaters of all ages for over 20 years and is available for private instruction. She can be reached at or (518) 861-1107.

JODY TEN EYCK - Jody has been teaching both private and group lessons through the ISI skating program in the Albany area for the over 30 years, teaching both competitive and recreational skaters. She has been coaching with Over The Edge, Inc. for the past seventeen years and is a Silver certified ISI judge. She is available for individual instruction and may be contacted at (518) 461-0552 or by email at

TARA TEN EYCK - Tara has been skating competitively with ISI and USFS since she was six years old. She is a USFS gold medalist in Moves In The Field, has completed her Junior Freestyle Test and has passed her ISI Freestyle 8 level. Tara has been working with Over The Edge, Inc. for the past 20 years in the Basic Skills Program. She is available for individual instruction and may be contacted at (518) 461-6803 or by email at