Full Stride's owner and head instructor. Dan grew up in Buffalo, NY skating on the rink his father managed. At the age of 14 he began playing Junior hockey with the Buffalo Jr. Sabers. After playing with them for 3 years, he went off to play Division I college hockey with the Michigan State Spartans in 1981. In '82 and '83 he played for Team U.S.A. in the World Junior Championships in Minnesota and Lenningrad.
In the '84 season at Michigan State, Dan set the school record for most goals as a defenseman with 14. He finished his career at Michigan State with All-American honors in his last two seasons, and went on to play as a professional in the NHL with the Winnipeg Jets.