The Team

Team of figure skaters dressed as piano keys with Mozart in front with arms flung out

Our Story

Capital Theatre On Ice (CTOI) is a US Figure Skating Theatre On Ice team representing the Washington Figure Skating Club. We partner with five figure skating rinks across the greater Washington, DC Metro area.

We began Summer 2013 at the Ashburn Ice House with one team of 17 skaters coached by Kitty Kelly McGorry competing at the Junior level in the 2014 National Theatre On Ice Competition. In 2016 we changed our name from Ashburn Theatre on Ice to Capital Theatre on Ice as we expanded our skating family to include a second facility, MedStar Capitals Iceplex. We currently have skaters at the Learn to Skate USA (Beginner), Preliminary, Intermediate, Senior, and Adult levels. We also have our CTOI Performance Team: a performance troupe that performs for different events and venues throughout the DC area.

In addition to competing at Nationals and in local competitions we have performed in holiday events and special ice shows around the DC area to support organizations such as the American Cancer Society, mental health, and the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Female figure skater in pink and maroon dress with arms outstretched and looking to the sky

Mission Statement

CTOI allows our skaters to work as a team in what can often be a very isolating and lonely sport, developing friendships with other skaters of different ages and skating levels. Our program aims to provide skaters with the tools needed to enter the ranks of professional skating as well as opportunities to coach.

Our skaters each have input in creating and executing our programs through a collaborative process.


On-Ice and Off-Ice team practice paired with individual and partnered practices are the best way to improve your skating performance skills in the shortest period of time. Work with your team and our dedicated TOI professional instructors.

Kitty is the Director and Choreographer for Capital Theatre on Ice. She is a double gold medalist in figures and freestyle in both Canada and the United States. After turning pro, she performed as a principal in Ice Capades for 7 years and performed with Ice Theater of New York and Icesemble in Chicago. Kitty has been coaching Regional, Sectional, National, and Adult competitive skaters for the past 20 years.

Kitty McGorry

Skating Director
Intermediate, Novice, & Senior TOI Coach

Kelly’s skating career began in Ottawa, Canada where she competed through the Junior level. She achieved gold levels in figures, freestyle and dance. Performing in local ice shows and TV productions gave her enjoyment and experience as a performer. Now coaching for over 25 years, Kelly enjoys working on moves in the field, jump technique in addition to Theatre on Ice. Kelly has been coaching with CTOI for seven seasons. ​​

Kelly Kryukov

Skating Manager
Juvenile & Novice TOI Coach

Whitney has been coaching TOI for four years and thoroughly enjoys the creative process involved. All ages and abilities can participate which makes the challenge all the more enjoyable for her and the skaters!​

Whitney Overchuk

Preliminary & Juvenile TOI Coach

Jessica is an USFSA Gold Medalist in Moves in the Field and Silver Medalist in Free Skate & Ice Dance. She is member of the CTOI Senior team. Graduated from American University with a Bachelors in Psychology. Bilingual - German (fluent).

Jessica Wasch

Preliminary TOI Coach

Brenda grew up in Massachusetts where she started skating at age 5. She has coached for over 35 years and enjoys teaching many skill levels and skater ages. Brenda has expertise in freestyle, moves in the field, synchronized skating and basic skills. She has taught for the last 10 years at the Ashburn Ice House. Brenda is a member of the USFS, PSA and LTS. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Communication from Fitchburg State University in MA and enjoys her work and family.

Brenda Hinkle

Adult TOI Coach

Kristin Huppi has been the CTOI Adult team since 2022. Kristin teaches Learn to Skate classes and private lessons at the Ashburn Ice House, and is a member of the Professional Skaters Association. She graduated from Duke University with a Doctor in Physical Therapy and from Virginia Tech with a degree in Biology. Kristin is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. 

Kristin Huppi

TOI Coach & Strength

Danielle's 5 year skating run with the CTOI Senior team brings unique moves, jumps, spins, and pairs dance to this highes-level competitive team. Dani teaches Learn to Skate classes and private lessons at Medstar Capitals Iceplex. Dani was a National level pairs skater and currently Team USA skater for CTOI. Dani graduated with a Doctor in Physical Therapy at Marymount University. Her passion for molding her Pilates, Physical Therapy, and Coaching expertise helps skaters maximize their performance.

Dani Viola

Senior TOI Coach

Kate is an international figure skating choreographer and the Co-CEO of American Ice Theatre (AIT); Kate has a B.A. in Theatre from the University of Colorado and she earned her Master Rating in Choreography from the Professional Skaters Association (PSA) in 2017. She resides in Boston but travels frequently both nationally and internationally to teach AIT contemporary skating seminars, choreograph for competitive skaters, and consult with Theatre on Ice programs and synchro teams.

Kate McSwain

Senior Choreography Coach

Nohely Sanchez has been skating for 13 years and has worked with National and International-level coaches. She has been competing since 2008, and has been a part of the Capital Theatre on Ice teams for the last four years, representing her rink at the National Championships. She has passed her Novice Moves in the Field and Intermediate Freestyle tests, and she continues to develop her technical skills, working towards achieving Gold Medal status. She also has experience in ballet. She is a USFS and PSA member.

Nohely Sanchez

Intermediate TOI Coach