KJPS Certified Instructors

Rory Gautsche

Denver, Colorado

Rory has been coaching since 2004, she is a member in good standing with United States Figure Skating Association, Professional Skaters Association, and USA Hockey. Rory's personal accolades consistent of competing in figure skater at the Regional Level in Freestyle and Figures along with competing Nationally in Synchronized Skating. Rory is certified under Katy Jo Power Skating where she has assisted many Katy Jo on the ice for Colorado Thunderbirds, KJPS camps, and private lessons. Rory currently holds lessons out of South Suburban Sports Complex and Family Sports Center. Contact Rory for Ice Time HERE!

RJ Burns

Newburgh, NY

RJ grew up in Pearl River, NY. His passion for skating began with skating on his grandfathers pool, then later buzzing around local rinks. RJ moved to play AAA & Jr hockey, then playing D1 & D3 NCAA hockey with a short pro career in Sweden. After spending some time in tech sales, RJ started coaching with Topline Hockey in 2019. Skating has always been the strongest part of his game and the part he has found most intriguing and challenging. This is reflected in his coaching style and playing style.  RJ coaches with the philosophy that skating not something players should dread, but rather one of the most parts of their game and a skill they should try to master. He believes that if a player understands the fundamentals of drills they are more open to being coached and increases their eagerness to learn. You can find RJ on Instagram at @rjburns.15 or Topline Hockey @toplinehockey . View RJ's Ice Time HERE!

Aidan Bender

Denver, Colorado

Aidan was born in Denver, Colorado where he played youth hockey for Hyland Hills Hockey Association and Rocky Mountain Roughriders. Most recently Aidan played Tier 1 hockey on the East Coast. Aidan has been a long time student of Katy Jo, as he's skated with her since he was a squirt player. Along with training power skating to further his own hockey career, Aidan also grew an interest in helping younger players develop their game through power skating and other skill development. Aidan has worked as an assist coach for Katy Jo for three years and has successfully completed the KJPS Coaches Certification Course. Aidan is a well-rounded in all aspects of power skating and has been able to apply things he's learned to his own game and to the next generation of youth talent. View Aidan's Ice Time HERE!

Miles McCue

Monument, Colorado

Miles has had a passion for ice hockey ever since he started playing thirteen years ago. He grew up in Plano, Texas and moved to Colorado when he was 15 years old to pursue playing AAA. Miles spent the most recent season playing junior hockey for the Utah Outliers. Miles' advisors, coaches, and mentors have noticed significant improvement in his skating ever since he started working with Katy Jo. The growth that Miles has made in his game just through his improved skating habits has inspired him to teach younger players the fundamentals and principles of skating that are now instilled in him. Miles is a certified Katy Jo Power Skating instructor and looks forward to spending his off-season coaching the amateur players who will follow in his foot steps to playing junior hockey and beyond someday! View Miles' Ice Time HERE!