COACHES

Cass

Cassandra Cross
Director of Skating

Cassandra is a national-level synchronized skating coach and the Director of Skating for the Team Ashburn Synchronized Skating teams.  She grew up in the Greater Boston area and is a life-long synchronized skater, having participated in the sport since 1995.  She has earned many national and international medals with The Colonials Synchronized Skating teams as a member of Team USA. 

 

She also won two national championships with the Esprit de Corps Adult synchronized skating team representing the Hayden Recreation Center FSC.  Prior to moving to Northern Virginia, Cassandra was the Assistant Coach of the Adrian College Varsity Synchronized Skating and Figure Skating teams in Adrian, Michigan.  Cassandra has coached synchronized skating teams from the beginner though elite-senior levels. 

She enjoys coaching skaters of all ages in the development of strong individual skating skills with a focus on the quality and execution of the basics, as well as moves in the field.  Cassandra is a member of PSA, USFS, is CER compliant, and a certified Elementary Education teacher.

Coaching and Personal Achievements

Team Ashburn

- Eastern Sectional Silver Medalists; Junior team, 2017
- National Bronze Medalists; Intermediate team, 2016
- Nationally-ranked Novice Team (5th place), 2016
- Eastern Sectional Champions; Intermediate team, 2016
- Eastern Sectional Pewter Medalists; Novice team, 2016

 

Adrian College Varsity Synchronized Skating Team; Assistant Coach of Senior and Collegiate

- Nationally-ranked Senior team (6th place), 2015
- Nationally-ranked Collegiate team (6th place), 2015
- Midwestern Sectional Champions; Senior team, 2015
- Midwestern Sectional Pewter Medalists, Collegiate team, 2015
- Midwestern Sectional Silver Medalists, Senior team, 2014

 

The Colonials Synchronized Skating Teams, Skater from 1997-2004, 2011-2013

- Nationally-ranked Adult team (6th place), 2013
- Nationally-ranked Adult team, 2012
- National Bronze Medalist; Junior team, 2004
- Finlandia Trophy (5th place); Team USA Junior team, 2004
- National Bronze Medalist, Junior team, 2003
- Eastern Sectional Champions, Junior team, 2003
- Nationally-ranked Junior team (6th place), 2002
- Neuchatel Trophy Champions, Team USA Junior team, 2002
- National Bronze Medalists, Junior Team, 2001
- North American International, Team USA Junior, 2001
- National Bronze Medalists, Intermediate team, 2000
- National Silver Medalists, Intermediate team, 1999
- National Pewter Medalists, Juvenile team, 1998

 

Esprit de Corps Synchronized Skating teams, Skater from 2009-2011

- National Champions, Adult team, 2011
- Eastern Sectional Champions, Adult team, 2011
- National Champions, Adult team, 2010
- Eastern Sectional Champions, Adult team, 2010