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Hamden Figure Skating Association

PO Box 185531 Hamden, CT 06518 

Hamden Figure Skating Association (HFSA) was founded in 1971 and is a proud sponsor of CT Ice Fusion. The first synchronized skating team sponsored by HFSA was in 1975, known at the time as a precision team, “The Figurettes” the first precision team in Connecticut. The Figurettes were successful in medaling several Eastern Division Championships, National Championships and International Competitions during their tenure. Team Esprit formed in 1990 and has continued to successfully represent HFSA with more than 15 U.S. Eastern division medals and has had 5 National level qualifying teams.

Most Recently, Team Esprit was coached by Jill McCarthy and Heidi Richetelle, both original Figurettes. Both coaches are very talented and bring many years of combined coaching experience to our team. They are fully trained and qualified individuals whose leadership has brought our teams to winning many synchronized skating championships and competitions.  In 2019 Team Esprit merged with Starcatchers and became CT Ice Fusion.  The team's head coach is Heidi Richetelle and assistant coaches, Jackie Rizzitelli, Lizzie Lee and Tiffany Savage

Our  mission is a community of skaters, coaches and families offering all levels of skaters a rewarding experience all while creating lasting bonds and friendships with their teammates for memories that last a lifetime. 

HFSA Board

President - Mathew Hough

Vice President - 

Secretary - Cindy Altieri

Treasurer - Andrew Whitehouse

PR / Marketing - Amy Brenner

Test Chair - Elaine sangiovanni / Molly Whitehouse


If you are interested in becoming a member of HFSA please complete the forms below and send them to the address on the form.  We look forward to having you join us.

Test Sessions

Each year we strive to hold a minimum of three test sessions at a local rink

Our test sessions have 3-panel judging and can usually be at least Silver level.  For any questions please email 

Check back here to see when the next test session will be held.

Test Session Application

Holiday Show

Each year in the winter HFSA will host a holiday show at our home rink.  Admission is always free but we do ask that you please bring a non-perishable food item for the local food pantry.

Participation in the show is open to all US Figure Skating members.  A small fee is placed on those that are outside of our club.  If you are interested in participating please email

Benefit Reimbursement

If you believe you qualify for reimbursement of membership benefits please complete the form below.

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