Off Ice Classes

Off Ice Classes at Great Park Ice

Great Park Ice will soon offer 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 compliment 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 below! More information coming soon! 

REGISTER FOR ACADEMY LEVEL OFF ICE CLASSES REGISTER FOR LEARN TO SKATE LEVEL OFF ICE CLASSES

Instructed by accomplished choreographer Randi Strong, 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. Initially starting in gymnastics and acting, growing through multi-disciplinary studies of dance, Randi brings a new perspective to the art of ice skating and ice dancing. 

Randi has choreographed for and worked with some of the top skaters in the industry including Charlie White and Meryl Davis, Karen Chen, and Alysa Liu, specializing in off ice skills directly relating to on ice execution. Her other credits include So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing with the Stars, Netflix, Fuller House, The CW, ‪Christina Aguilera, Ariana Grande, and The X Factor. 

Dance Progression Chart (dance curriculum by age) 

Led by distinguished sports and executive performance consultant Scot Prohaska, Strength and Conditioning courses are designed to enhance coordination, increase quickness and improve overall explosiveness.   

Strength and conditioning classes will include plyometrics, speed and agility, endurance, strength training and core stability.

Scot and his staff develop specific programs to address individual needs and opportunities. He is at the forefront of the newest techniques and disciplines, allowing skaters to maximize their fullest potentials.

Scot currently trains professional athletes in the NHL, NBA, UFC, NFL, CFL and MLB.   

 

 

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.

 

Schedule of Off Ice Dance Classes Schedule of Strength & Conditioning Classes

Jump Skills & Skating Technique Schedule TBA. 

Off Ice Coaching Staff

Scot Prohaska

Scot Prohaska is distinguished as a nationally recognized sports and executive performance consultant.  Scot specializes in elevating performance and developing the careers of elite athletes.  His blend of world-class knowledge, research, in conjunction with creative application of an artist ensures there are no “cookie-cutter” programs or diagnostic work for his clients. Scot carefully evaluates each client and develops a specific program to address individual needs and opportunities, which includes nutrition and lifestyle. He is at the forefront of the newest techniques and discipline, allowing all his clients to maximize their fullest potentials by giving them the tools necessary to compete at the top levels of their field. This has made him an invaluable asset to US Olympic athletes, professional athletes, student athletes, and executives. Over the past 20 years, Scot has traveled across the globe studying with leading experts in exercise physiology, kinesiology, physical therapy, biomechanics, strength, conditioning and nutrition, and mental and emotional focus and strength.  He’s been published in many wellness publications and is an accomplished author in the field of performance and exercise. Because of his expertise at bringing out the best in people physically, mentally and spiritually, players in the NHL, NBA, UFC,  NFL, CFL and MLB consider Scot a trusted friend and part of their inner circle.  Scot is considered someone they are extremely comfortable referring to their fellow players and associates. Scot has also improved the performance USA and Canadian Track & Field athletes.  He’s worked with members of USA Bobsled & Skeleton teams and with numerous athletes from Division I sports programs. Recently, Scot has helped 3 different professional athletes sign 30 million dollar contracts and trained 4 professional world champions (NFL, NBA, NHL, UFC). Both of which were achieved within one year. Scot led back-to-back High School Football State and National Championships at Mater Dei High School. Scot trained the 2017 USA Today and Max Preps National Football Player of the Year, the 2017 High School Football Gatorade Player of the Year AND the 2017 Gatorade National Athlete of the Year (JT Daniels). Other athletes under Scot's training earned the 2017 Butkus High School Linebacker and Defensive Player of the Year award, as well as the 2018 National High School Football Player of the Year. Using his unique model of the 6 Lanes of Performance, Scot trains his athletes with proven and innovative methods.

Randi Strong

Randi Strong, originally from Utah, now resides in Southern California as an industry professional. While her roots in classical dance training led her career for 20 years her passion for dancing, partnering, ballroom, and ice skating set her on a new path. Initially starting in gymnastics and acting, growing through multi-disciplinary studies of dance, Randi brings a new perspective to the art of ice skating and ice dancing. She has choreographed for, and worked with, some of the top skaters in the industry including Charlie White and Meryl Davis, Karen Chen, and Alysa Liu specializing in off-ice skills directly relating to on ice execution. Her other credits include So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing with the Stars, Netflix, Fuller House, The CW, ‪Christina Aguilera, Ariana Grande, and The X Factor. Randi continues to tour the country teaching and performing alike. She is also very proud and passionate about her production company, ‘Strong Productions’ where she specializes in producing corporate entertainment. In the near future, Randi looks forward to producing her first ice skating production show. She passionately works towards making a connection between music, movement and the audience, and is excited to be sharing her knowledge of training and industry experience to all the students at Great Park Ice.

Frequently Asked Questions

You may do a $25 drop in if there is room in the class OR you can sign up for the class (preferred) and if you do not wish to continue, we will refund all but the first class fee.

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 Skating Manager – Michelle Lauerman
mlauerman@therinks.com

The Rinks Figure Skating Director – Alex Chang
achang@therinks.com