MEET THE STAFF

Danbury Arena’s highly qualified and trained staff is ready to help you with all of your skating and hockey needs.  At Danbury 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!

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HERM SORCHER

 

President of Hat Tricks Organization
Vice President of Arena Marketing

 

Phone: 203-794-1704
E-mail: hsorcher@danburyice.com

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CHRIS BUONANNO

 

Arena President & Managing Partner

 

Phone: 203-794-1704
E-mail: chris.buonanno1@gmail.com

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NICK GAROFALO

 

Arena Operations Manager

 

Phone: 203-794-1704
E-mail: nick@danburyice.com

 

Nick embodies both the spirit and passion of hockey. As a career long player and coach, Nick’s commitment to the sport makes him the perfect fit for developing the talents of future players.

 

He leads over the entire arena operations.

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BEN UTTER

 

Ice & Facility Manager

 

 

Ben lives and breathes ice. One might say ice runs through his veins. He has single handedly led the development of new ice tech team, pushing past the limits of past standards to deliver consistently best ice. With huge investment in Zamboni upgrades, ice factory upgrades, and onboarding a team of dedicated professional ice team members, his role expands to Ice & Facility Manager.

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KELLY POTTER

 

Learn to Skate (LTS)/Figure Skating Director

 

Kelly is new to the team as our new LTS Director, but by no means is she new to the arena. An accomplished and highly respected LTS Figure Skater and Hockey Skills instructor, she now takes the reigns of our hugely popular Figure Skating, LTS, and Hockey programs.

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SAMANTHA SCHEFFLER
Figure Skating Coach
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Jimena Cancro

Figure Skating Coach
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KAYLA ZOLLBRECHT
Figure Skating Coach
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SUSAN MOORE NICOLARI
Figure Skating Coach
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MADISON DEBLASI
Figure Skating Coach
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PALOMA MOORE
Figure Skating Coach
MEET THE STAFF
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MATYAS KASEK

 

Learn Hockey/ LTS Manager

 

E-mail: matyas@danburyice.com

 

Matty is a beloved team member of the 2019-2020 and first round pick for the 2020-2021 FPHL Hat Tricks team. As the 2020-2021 season was lost to COVID, he has turned his amiable character and professional player skills to mentoring the next generation of skaters. He is not only a great private coach, but he joins us with Kelly to oversee and grow our ice programs, LTS, and hockey skills camps, clinics, and LTS programs. His new role is LTS & Hockey
Development Manager.

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Zach Conboy

 

Arena Staff Coach
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Sam Mitchell

 

Arena Staff Coach
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Mason PERAGINE

 

Arena Staff Coach