OUR TEAM IS YOUR TEAM

Micro Ice Training Centers offer players and parents some of our area’s most experienced and successful hockey instructors. We know that the instructor makes the difference, and we have the ones you want 7 days a week, 12 months a year. We are here for YOU! Each coach brings a specialized skills development program to the ice. As a whole, they have made an investment in our area’s hockey community and are dedicated to enhancing the performances of each individual. With a professional and committed attitude, each coach operates under the mission of developing a young skater’s potential growth through skill building exercises.

When you skate at Micro Ice, you are partaking in more than just another clinic or camp; you are a part of a training center...and our community!

OUR STAFF

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DAVID BREEN – Program Director/Micro Ice President

Dave has been the Program Director for Micro Ice since 2014. He is also the Director of Hockey Operations at Bentley University (NCAA Division I) where he is in charge of Player Development and Analytics for the team. Prior to Bentley Dave was an assistant coach at Curry College and Trinity College. He grew up in North Andover, playing for local teams such as the Valley Junior Warriors (EJHL), Phillips Academy Andover, Merrimack College, and Trinity College. Prior to Micro Ice, Dave worked for over 15 years at Dynamic Skating. Dave currently holds a USA Hockey Level 4 certification.

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PETER CARRUTHERS - Head Skating Instructor

Peter Carruthers, along with his sister, Kitty, won the silver medal at the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo. Their performance was the best finish of any U.S. pair team in 32 years. A feat coincidently equaled only one other time in Olympic history by a brother and sister team.

The personal story of this very special brother- sister tandem is an essay of love and destiny. Both Kitty and Peter were adopted at three months of age by Charles and Maureen Carruthers of Burlington, MA. Though they share no common genetic heritage – Kitty of Welsh and Lebanese extraction, while Peter is Dutch and English – their relationship exemplifies all the positive values of close family ties. Their Silver Medal performance at the 1984 Winter Olympics was a celebration of warmth, joy and enthusiasm for millions of Americans. When they left the ice after the awards ceremony, Kitty and Peter skated away with more than a medal – they had also won the hearts of America.

Their triumph at Sarajevo was the final chapter in an extraordinary amateur career highlighted by four consecutive U.S. Figure Skating Championship Titles from 1981 through 1984, and a bronze medal at the 1982 World Figure Skating Championships. Peter and Kitty Carruthers were inducted into the Skating Hall of Fame in 1999. After the Olympics in 1984, Kitty and Peter were featured for five years in Ice Capades they then went on to tour with Discover Stars on Ice for five years where their sensational performances electrified audiences throughout North America and earned them unanimous critical praise.

Peter Carruthers has been an expert analyst exclusively for ABC Sports and ESPN figure skating telecasts. He has worked alongside Terry Gannon, Dick Button and Peggy Fleming.

THE ONLY PLACE TO GET YOUR ON-ICE TRAINING

At Micro Ice, our philosophy is based on small group training in a smaller area at a high tempo with many repetitions. Our rink is one-third the size of standard rinks. For younger players, the smaller surface is more comfortable and less daunting. For older players, the smaller surface enhances intensity, forces faster decision making and improves quickness in shots and moves. Our experienced, professional coaches create game-like situations with maximum puck touches to accelerate player development. 

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