Personal attention to details excellence in customer service and quality figure skating tours are the guiding principles of Silver Blade Tours, Inc. and the Cassella family.
Barbara J. Cassella, the founder of Silver Blade Tours, Inc. devoted 17 years to taking her clients to world class skating events prior to her passing in 1997. Her daughter, Claudyne Cassella Hutchinson, a former USFSA skater, is President of the company. Vice-President is her father, Victor F. Cassella who also assists in escorting our tours. All skating travel packages are arranged and escorted by Claudyne Cassella Hutchinson.
The family including Claudyne, Francis, Emily, and Victor are all members of the Professional Skaters Association (PSA) and United States Figure Skating Association (USFSA). Claudyne and Victor are also members of the Springdale Figure Skating Club located at Stamford Twin Rinks, in Stamford, CT. The Cassella Skating School is based at Stamford Twin Rinks and is headed by directors Francis X. Cassella and Emily Lowenthal Cassella. World and Olympic Coach Natalia Dubova and choreographer Lee Ann Miller are also on staff in Stamford.
For information on our figure skating tours, please visit the Tour Information page and click on the competition you are interested in. For pricing on our tours, please either email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone our office listed below.
Organizations and Associations:
Springdale Figure Skating Club, Stamford, CT
International Figure Skating - Bimonthly Skating Publication
Skater's Edge Sourcebook - Reference Book
Blades On Ice Magazine - Bimonthly Skating Publication
Cassella Family Skating Background
Raymond Taksar: Great uncle, co-founder of Skating Club of Hartford and Charter Oak FSC.
Barbara J. Cassella: Founder of Silver Blade Tours, Inc. Former Speed and figure skater.
Victor F. Cassella: Vice President of Silver Blade Tours, Inc. former skater.
Claudyne Cassella Hutchinson: President of Silver Blade Tours, Inc. Figure skater in ice dancing, freestyle, and USFSA tests.
Francis X. Cassella: 1971 National Junior Dance Champion, 4 Time National Competitor, Co-Director of Cassella Skating School, Stamford Twin Rinks, Stamford, CT. 8 Gold Medals in National and International Open Dance Competitions.
Emily Lowenthal Cassella: Gold Medalist in Figures, Freestyle, and Dance, Co-Director of Cassella Skating School, Stamford Twin Rinks: Stamford, CT., Lake Placid Hall of Fame