Garden State Skating Club’s Board of Directors consists of eight members, each serving a three year term on a rotating basis. Two to three positions are up for election each year. A ballot with the list of nominees will be made available to all members, 18 years and older, each year for voting during the annual meeting.

Garden State Skating Club Board Members

Velma Chang
Co-Vice President & Test Chair

Nichole Ruggeri
Co-Vice President

Illya Nesson

Anthony Aprilante
Membership Chair & Media Chair

Christine Merlino
Secretary & Junior Board Advisor

Nancy Zavattieri
Hospitality Chair & Consignment

Carl De Angelis
Advisory Council *Non-Voting

Garden State Skating Club Junior Board Members

Emily Chang
President & Editor-in-Chief

Paige Ruggeri
President & Event Manager

Noelle Zavattieri

Gwen Afanasewicz

Camryn Aprilante

Anna Merlino
Community Service

Evelyn Jones
Board Member

Sophia Newman
Board Member

Alexei Novojilov
Board Member

Syena Schaad
Board Member – Photography

The Garden State Skating Club is a non-profit organization that depends heavily on volunteers to run successfully. It takes an enormous amount of time and commitment to be a successful figure skater; it also takes an enormous amount of time and commitment to run a successful figure skating club.  There are a number of events throughout the year that call for volunteers, such as; National Learn-to-Skate Day, Shore Skate Competition, Fundraising Events, Charitable Events, Exhibitions and Shows, Annual Banquet, Test Sessions and more. Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering.