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ICE STAFF

Meet Our Team of Hockey and Skating Pros

Jason MacPherson, Executive Director of Ice Operations

Jason MacPherson comes to the Y from the Colorado Avalanche, where he served as the program manager for amateur hockey development and spent the past six years creating and executing initiatives to grow the sport of hockey in Colorado. He will also assume the position of President for Lafayette Locomotive Hockey Club. In his new position at the Y, Jason will manage the daily operations of the ice department, including developing and implementing YMCA programs and services. He also comes with experience in sales, marketing, communications and program development.

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Ross Ulrich, Senior Program Director of Ice

We are thrilled to welcome back Ross Ulrich, who returns to a leadership role with the Y. Ross served as the Ice Department Director of the YMCA Jr Buffs for four years and has spent 30 years coaching and managing youth sports programs. In this new position at the Y, he will assume responsibility for the management and operations of the ice department. He will lead the development and implementation of ice programs while also providing leadership for the staff team. Beyond his hockey experience and expertise, Ross has spent his professional career leading marketing and advertising teams at various media companies. 

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Peter Sejna, Youth Hockey Director

Serving as a volunteer in our ice programs since 2015, Peter will bring leadership, institutional knowledge and experience to the department. As the new Youth Hockey Director, he will oversee the coaching, development and operations of YMCA Youth Hockey. Peter brings with him an impressive collegiate and professional hockey career. While at Colorado College, Peter was a Western Collegiate Hockey Association Champion, WCHA Offensive Player of the Year, Hobey Baker Award Winner and WCHA and NCAA points leader. He is 2003 IIHF World Hockey Championship Bronze Medalist (Slovakia) and played for the St. Louis Blues (NHL) from 2003 to 2007. 

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Max Gluck, Adult Hockey Coordinator

Max oversees the coaching, development and operations of Adult Hockey programs for the Y, a role he has had at the Y since 2018. Prior to being at the Y, Max worked as a youth hockey coach for the Anaheim Junior Ducks organization from 2013-2017. He played for the CU Men’s Roller Hockey Team and was the social media consultant for the social media accounts for the University of Colorado Men’s Ice Hockey team.

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Olivia Coker, Learn to Skate Program Director

Olivia grew up in YMCA ice programs and has worked as a skating coach with the Y since 2014. As the Learn to Skate Program Director, she will utilize her experience and skating expertise to oversee the operations of the Learn to Skate programs for the Y. Her professional experience also includes working with the Colorado Avalanche and participating on the University of Denver Figure Skating Competitive Team. 

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