Ice Sports Tasmania Executive committee
Ice Sports Tasmania President
Dan is a passionate ice hockey goalie and has been involved with hockey since he was 10 years old, returning to the sport as a player in adult life. He has recently been on the Ice Hockey Tasmania board and helped to grow and modernise the sport in the state. Outside of hockey Dan runs a small gym in Moonah and is dedicated to helping people find their happy place in the exercise world. It was a natural extension to become involved in the Ice Sports Tasmania mission to bring a new Olympic facility and save ice sport and recreation for all current and future Tasmanians
Ice Sports Tasmania Vice President
Besides being a very novice ice hockey player Mal's main motivation is his two children who themselves and their friends love ice hockey and want to see it continue to grow in Tasmania. Outside of ice sports Mal is a specialist Intensive Care Paramedic working across multiple states, corporate companies and large scale events particularly in the motorsport world. Mal brings the same passion and enthusiasm from near 20 years of public service, operational command and clinical care to the Ice Sports Tasmania team.
Ice Sports Tasmania Secretary & Public Officer
Jen’s passion for figure skating developed as a child, skating regularly in Canberra and later in Hobart. Today, Jen supports her daughter Olivia’s skating journey and she hopes that future generations of Tasmanians will also have the opportunity to participate in ice sports. Outside of skating, Jen manages a busy medical research facility and is committed to supporting and enabling research that aims to improve health outcomes of Tasmanians. Jen believes that giving Tasmanians the opportunity to participate in ice sports will have positive effects on the health and well-being of the community.
Ice Sports Tasmania Treasurer
Kim has been involved in ice sports for 28 years. She has held a number of roles in the sport, including administration, promotions, figure skating judge, technical panels and events coordination. Past roles have included involvement with Ice Skating Victoria and a number of figure skating clubs in Melbourne. Currently she is Sport Development Chair for Ice Skating Australia, which encompasses the Aussie Skate Program, Adult Skating, Theatre on Ice and Athlete Development. She brings to IST wealth of knowledge and passion for grass roots skating. Her dream is to see Tasmanian skating grow to be a major player in ice sports in Australia.
Ice Sports Tasmania committee members
Katrina has been involved with Figure Skating for 15 years. First and foremost a mother, originally becoming involved in the world of ice sports when her now adult daughters (Caitlin and Amy) were young. Her role has transformed and grown from skating mum to committee member of The Figure Skating Association of Tasmania (FSAT), and now with Ice Sports Tasmania. Being involved Australia wide with many Figure Skating Competitions, Katrina has a strong connection to the local skaters and interstate associates. Having an active interest in the future of ice sports in Tasmania, and what it can provide to the community, she is excited to share her experience and passion, and unite in furthering the growth of Ice Sports programmes and facilities.
Anna has a diverse and extensive background in the disability industry spanning over 20 years. Her expertise includes service design and innovation, operational and project management in a range of settings and across government and non-government spheres.
Anna is passionate, energetic and highly committed to strengthening individuals and communities and is a skilled collaborator. Whilst they are long term regular visitors to the ice rink to recreate, Anna and her family are also enjoying witness their daughter participate in local figure skating competitions and events. Anna quickly realised the value of the nurturing, supportive and dedicated spirit of this sporting community and is keen to see more Tasmanians have equal access to participate, contribute and enjoy these sports.
Following her mother's figure skating footsteps, Kirra has recently moved to Tasmania and joined the world of Adult Figure Skating. After finding out that the only rink in the state is at risk of re-development, Kirra has become committed to keeping Ice Sports alive and growing in Tasmania. Kirra works closely with the Tasmanian Figure Skating association and while only new to the skating world has put in every effort to be as involved as possible. As a more senior skater, Kirra sees the benefits of Figure Skating for the younger skating community and feels it would be devastating to see the sport disappear in Tasmania with the closure of the rink.
Natalie is a mother to a devoted figure skater and also likes to skate recreationally herself. It is Natalie's view that no matter how casual or dedicated a person may be, skating should be accessible to everyone.