Erika founded Stone Skating in 2001 to promote power skating programs for hockey players. She offers unique expertise with proprietary drills that increase speed, strength, power and agility. Her philosophy is to keep classes smaller so that players can get the most out of each time they are on the ice. She also focuses on building confident players.
Erika has 18 years of figure skating training. She competed at the State, Regional and Eastern US Championship levels, with medals at the Regional level and Gold at the Empire State Games Championships. Erika is a USFS Double Gold Medalist in figures and freestyle. She has her BA in Communications from St. John Fisher and earned educational credits from PACE seminars through the Professional Skater's Association.
She has developed and worked with some of the area’s best players. These players are currently playing in The National Team Development Program, Prep Schools, Division I and III Colleges, NAHL, USHL, BCHL, Toronto, Detroit, JR A, and JR B. She has also worked with players from Buffalo and Syracuse.
Erika has 22 years of teaching experience.