Off Ice Classes

All Classes at GPI are Currently Paused

All current participants will be notified when classes are scheduled to resume.  Please check out our weekly zoom classes in the meantime to practice your skills off the ice with us!

Off Ice Classes at Great Park Ice & FivePoint Arena

Great Park Ice offers off ice classes to help improve flexibility, strength, agility, balance, dance, movement, and performance!

Each of the courses are designed to accelerate a skaters' on ice development.

Figure skaters are encouraged to enroll in off ice classes to complement on ice training as the sport places substantial strength and flexibility demands on a skater’s body.

The Great Park Ice off ice instructors are distinguished and esteemed professionals with years of experience and expertise and are sure to help progress a skater's on ice skills!

Check out the courses offered and schedules below! 

8 Week Session - $80 

Drop-In Classes - $15 


Off Ice Class Schedule


*Session begins March 2nd-7th
*Session ends April 27th - May 2nd
*NO Classes April 1st-7th (Hockey Tournament)
*8 Week Session - $80

2:15-3:15pm - Bodyworks 3 - Benoit Duboscq
4:15-5:15pm - Ballet 1 (ages 5&6) - Ashley Medina 
5:15-6:15pm - Ballet 1 (ages 7-9) - Ashley Medina 
5:15-6:15pm - Bodyworks 1/2 - Denys Petrov 
6:15-7:15pm - Ballet 1 (ages 10+) - Ashley Medina 

3:15-4:15pm - Ballet 3 - Galina Barinova
4:15-5:15pm - Ballet 2 - Galina Barinova
5:15-6:15pm - Jazz 1 (ages 7+) - Matt Reiner 
6:15-7:15pm - Hip Hop (ages 8+) - Matt Reiner 

2:15-3:15pm - Bodyworks 3 - Benoit Duboscq
4:15-5:15pm - Ballet 1 (ages 6-10) - Ashley Medina
6:00-7:00pm - Adult Ballet - Ashley Medina 

3:15-4:15pm - Ballet 3 - Galina Barinova
4:15-5:15pm - Ballet 2 - Galina Barinova
5:30-6:30pm - Bodyworks 1 - Amanda Gelb

10:00-11:00am - Adult Ballet - Ashley Medina
5:45-7:15pm - Jazz 2 - Matt Reiner 

10:40-11:40am - Ballet 2/3 - Ashley Medina
11:40-12:40pm - Barre Strength & Conditioning - Ashley Medina
12:50-1:50pm - Ballet (ages 6-9) - Ashley Medina
2:00-3:00pm - Bodyworks 2 (ages 10-14) - Benoit Duboscq


No cancelled class dates currently

Off Ice Class Levels & Ages

Ballet 1 - all skaters start here
Ballet 2 - with approval from Galina
Ballet 3 - with approval from Galina

Jazz 1 - ages 7+, all skaters start here
Jazz 2 - with approval from Matt

Hip Hop - ages 8+

Bodyworks 1 - ages 5-9
Bodyworks 2 - ages 10-14
Bodyworks 3 - with approval from Benoit

Off Ice Class Descriptions

Our dance and ballet courses are designed to provide skaters with the foundations of movement techniques while making a connection between music, movement and the audience. Ballet and dance are part of the foundation of movement technique for all skaters and is highly encouraged. Our instructors bring a new perspective to the art of ice skating through dance, movement, technique, performance, and artistry in this one hour format.

Dance Progression Chart (dance curriculum by age) 

“Bodywork” is a multi-format class designed for the developing athlete. We incorporate age-appropriate methods to enhance core strength, flexibility, agility, power, explosiveness, and coordination. Bodywork combines elements of dance, off-ice conditioning, and skating-specific exercises to enhance skills both On & Off the ICE.  The better the ATHLETE, the better the SKATER!


Instructed by Great Park Ice's Figure Skating Staff and High Performances Coaches, Jump Skills & Skating Technique courses focus on jump technique, spin positions and balance. The courses are aimed at enhancing a figure skater’s flexibility, strength and aerobic conditioning.


Off Ice Coaching Staff

Galina Barinova

Teaching Experience:
20 years of working with figure skaters on and off the ice

The Moscow State Academy of Choreography aka The Bolshoi Ballet Academy Class of 1990

The Bolshoi Ballet / Grigorovich Company
The Bolshoi Ballet Main Company

Stage Experience:
Swan Lake
The Nutcracker
Don Quixote
La Sylphide
La Bayadere
Romeo and Juliette
The Sleeping Beauty
The Golden Age
Multiple tours throughout USA, Europe, Asia

Current and former students include:
Evan Lysacek, Mirai Nagasu, Timothy Goebel, Angela Nikodinov, Kimmie Meissner, Caroline Zhang, Richard Dornbush, Vincent Zhou, Karen Chen, Gracie Gold, Grant Hochstein, Tomoki Hiwatashi, Misha Ge (UZ), Denis Ten (KAZ), Takahiko Kozuka (Japan), Carolina Kostner (Italy)

I'm offering intensive ballet training for skaters to improve artistic presentation, music interpretation, posture, flexibility and strength using methods of Russian classical ballet education in combination with the best traditions of Russian figure skating school.

Please contact Galina directly regarding private and semi-private training:   

Benoit Duboscq

Benoit Duboscq is a multidisciplinary high performance strength coach. Benoit specializes in the design and implementation of customized programs that are aimed at enhancing a figure skater’s flexibility, strength and aerobic conditioning. As a pioneer in injury prevention, Benoit has developed specific exercise and programs to enhance the skaters’ on-ice performance. He has developed non-impact warm-up routines and sports restoration modalities. Benoit is part of the US Figure Skating national network of sports science and medicine specialists to help athletes and coaches around the country find performance support. Benoit has worked with the United States Olympic Committee Strength & Conditioning division to provide his services to team USA athletes and the USOC high performance division.

His former students include 5x world champion Michelle Kwan; 2010 Olympic Gold Medalist and 2009 World Champion Evan Lysacek; 2x world Junior Champion and 2018 Olympic Bronze Medalist Adam Rippon; 2018 Olympic bronze medalist and 2008 US champion Mirai Nagasu and 2015 US champion and 2014 Olympic bronze medalist Jason Brown, among many others.

Functional Movement Screening
Schedule a 30 min functional movement screening session with Benoit to address weaknesses and individual needs to enhance on ice performance

Cost - $50 paid directly to Benoit Duboscq.   Schedule by contacting Benoit directly

Contact Benoit directly regarding private and semi-private training:

Bio Coming Soon!

Ashley Medina

Ashley Nichole was born and raised in Orange County, California. She has worked at the “Happiest Place of Earth” for 7 years and enjoys performing in holiday spectacles such as Disney Presents A Christmas Fantasy Parade. She has toured Tahiti performing in Te Varua Ori’s Te Ora  and is currently a dancer at Nonosina Polynesia. Although she is well versed in dance of many genres, she maintains a foundation for her dance skills in Neo-classical Ballet. Although Ashley Nichole savors performing, her passion is in mentoring upcoming skaters/dancers.As Mikhail Baryshnikov has said “Fundamentals are the building blocks of fun.”

This is the teaching philosophy Ashley Nichole adheres to for her classes.

If you would like to express interest in a private Ballet lesson with Ashley Nichole, please contact her directly at

Dance With You Soon! - Ashley Nichole


  • Mentor Erin Landry of Philadanco emphasis in Ballet/ Latin
  • Ra’atira Tiana Nonosina Liufau of Nonosina  Polynesia emphasis Tahitian 
  • Kumu Mahealani Mika of Nonosina Polynesia emphasis Hula

Matt Reiner

Matthew Reiner hails from the small rural town Springfield, Minnesota, and attributes the early formations of his artist career to his time living there. While technically taking a year of dance when he was 5, Matt wouldn’t officially study the form until he was much older. Living in Minnesota, he studied and participated in both speech and the dramatic arts, while also becoming a varsity athlete in 3 sports. Upon graduation from high school, Matt relocated to California where he studied at the University of California Irvine. It is here that he discovered his passion for dance and began training at the age of 18. While at UCI he trained in many styles, including: Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Hip Hop, and Breakdancing. Matt graduated from UCI with a B.A. in both Film and Media Studies, and Criminology Law and Society in June of 2012. Afterwards, Matt became a scholarship student at the Jimmie Defore Dance Center, where he continued to train in both classical and street styles. He also began substitute teaching at Defore in 2014, and became a permanent faculty member in 2015 teaching Jazz. Matt joined Nannette Brodie Dance Theater in February of 2013. He has been a part of many tours, kid shows, and performances since joining. He also performed in both Camelia La Tejana and Hydrogen Jukebox in connection with the Long Beach opera. He also joined Inked Dance Company, under direction of Brian Moe, in 2014. And had danced in some smaller productions, including a large flash mob for Vans sneakers. Recently Matt filmed a small role in the Independent film “Waiting in the Wings The Musical: Still Waiting.”

Frequently Asked Questions

You may try ONE free trial of each type of off ice class.  To schedule your free trial, contact our Program Office at  

Please wear fitted skating or dance clothes and ballet, jazz or dance shoes for the ballet classes. 

Please wear athletic clothing and shoes for the Techniques and Training classes. 


More Information

For more information, contact:

Great Park Ice Learn to Skate

Great Park Ice Program Registration Desk

Great Park Ice Skating School Lead – Sharon Smith

Great Park Ice Skating School Lead – Jacqie Shaffer

Great Park Ice Skating Manager – Michelle Lauerman

The Rinks Figure Skating Director – Alex Chang