Staff & Private Lessons

Our Learn to Skate and Skating Academy classes are instructed by high-quality industry leaders and professionals with impressive competitive backgrounds.  Our High Performance and Senior Coaches are also available for private lessons. 

Private lessons are available to all skaters, regardless of age or skill level and are an opportunity for one-on-one learning specific to a skater’s individual needs which will help them learn and progress at an accelerated pace. 

Please note, private lesson fees are paid directly to the Skating Instructor and do not include ice time or skate rentals, which should be paid at the front desk. Lesson fees vary based upon the Skating Instructor's qualifications and credentials. 

You may contact our Skating Instructors directly to inquire about private lessons.  We recommend observing our Skating Instructors teaching group classes or private lessons. 

If you would like assistance in selecting a Skating Instructor based upon your availability, goals, and skill level, please fill out our PRIVATE LESSON REQUEST FORM.

Great Park Ice High Performance Coaches

Rafael Arutyunyan, Head Coach of High Performance Team

If you would like to express interest in a private lesson with Rafael, please contact  Jacqueline Palmore at JPalmore@therinks.com. Available for coaching at Great Park Ice & multiple Rinks facilities, schedule permitting.

Arutyunyan’s current coaching roster is comprised of elite talent including reigning 2018 World Champion, Olympic team medalist and three-time and 2019 US National Champion Nathan Chen; 2017 and 2019 US National Bronze Medalist and three-time World team member Mariah Bell; three-time Czech National Champion and European Bronze Medalist Michal Březina; 2016 World Junior Champion Marin Honda and 2016 Korean National Champion Eunsoo Lim.  Arutyunyan’s former roster includes two-time Olympic medalist, five-time World Champion, and nine-time US Champion Michelle Kwan; 2016 World Silver medalist, three-time US Champion and 2014 Olympic team medalist Ashley Wagner; 2016 US Men’s Champion, 2018 Olympic team medalist, and Season 26 Winner of Dancing with the Stars Adam Rippon, three-time World Champion Mao Asada, and 2008 World Champion and 2006 Olympic Bronze medalist Jeffrey Buttle.

Vera Arutyunyan, High Performance Team - Singles

If you would like to express interest in a private lesson with Vera, please contact  Jacqueline Palmore at JPalmore@therinks.com. Available for coaching at Great Park Ice & multiple Rinks facilities, schedule permitting.

2016 PSA Coach of the year. 30+years coaching experience. Specializes in jumps, spins, choreography, and understanding edge control with skating skills.

Nadia Kanaeva, High Performance Team - Singles

If you would like to express interest in a private lesson with Nadia, please contact  Jacqueline Palmore at JPalmore@therinks.com. Available for coaching at Great Park Ice & multiple Rinks facilities, schedule permitting. 

2016 PSA Coach of the year. Russian National Team Skater. Jr. World Bronze Medalist. Jr. Olympic Games Gold Medalist. Coach of 2018 U.S. Men's World Champion Nathan Chen and many other international competitors. Former skaters include Mao and Mai Asada.

Todd Sand, High Performance Team - Pairs

If you would like to express interest in a private lesson with Todd, please contact him directly at tsand@artisticedge.net.            

2014 PSA Developmental Coach of the Year, ISU Technical Specialist - Singles/Pairs & Technical Panel 2018 Olympic Winter Games. Coach of National, International and World Championship competitors including Chris & Alexa Knierim. Specializes in coaching pairs and single skaters from the beginner to elite level, as well as jump work on the pole harness and stroking/power skating.

Jenni Meno Sand, High Performance Team - Pairs

 

If you would like to express interest in a private lesson with Jenni, please contact her directly at jmeno@artisticedge.net.

2014 PSA Developmental Coach of the Year. Coach of National, International and World Championship competitors including Chris & Alexa Knierim. Specializes in coaching skaters at all levels in pair skating and singles skating.

Christine Fowler Binder, High Performance Team – Pairs

If you would like to express interest in a private lesson with Christine, please contact her directly at christinefowlerbinder@yahoo.com

President of the Professional Skaters Association and US National Junior Dance Champion. Coach of National, International and World Championship competitors including Chris & Alexa Knierim.

Robin Szolkowy, High Performance Team - Pairs

If you would like to express interest in a private lesson with Robin, please contact him directly at robin@justmovegmbh.de

Five-time World champion, four-time European champion, 2010 and 2014 Olympic bronze medalist, four-time Grand Prix Final champion, and eight-time German national champion. Specializes in teaching all levels from beginner to high performance in singles and pairs, adults, and off-ice/workout. Additional languages: German

Frank Carroll, High Performance Consultant

Frank Carroll has coached numerous notable and champion figure skaters to National, World, and Olympic Titles including 2010 Olympic champion, 2009 World champion and two-time U.S. national champion Evan Lysacek; 1998 & 1992 Olympic Medalist, five-time World champion and nine-time U.S. champion Michelle Kwan; and 1980 Olympic Medalist, two-time World champion and four-time U.S. champion Linda Fratianne.

Great Park Ice Senior Coaches

Michelle Lauerman, Skating Manager

Contact: mlauerman@therinks.com

Number of Years Experience: 22 Years Teaching, 11 Years Program Director

PSA Ratings / Rankings:
Master Free Skate
Master Moves in the Field
Master Program Director
Master Group

Skating / Competitive Background:
USFS Gold Medalist
Regional Competitor

Students Achievements:
USFS Gold Medalists
Regional Competitors

Professional Accomplishments:
Presented at PSA Conference, Nationwide Seminars, Ratings Prep, Foundations in Coaching, LTS Workshops, NARCE

Additional Accreditations & Certifications:
Learn to Skate USA Business Development Specialist - Pacific Coast
PSA Board of Governors - Pacific Coast 

Educational Background:
Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration - University of Kansas

Coaching Specialty / Philosophy:
My priority is to teach a strong technical foundation to seamlessly build on for future skills, while instilling life lessons and self confidence in my students.  I am passionate about teaching all levels from first steps to advanced skating, specializing in free skating and moves in the field.

Jacqie Shaffer, Skating School Lead

Contact: jshaffer@therinks.com

Number of Years Experience: 21 Years Teaching, 5 Years Program Director

Skating/Competitive Background:
USFS Double Gold Medalist in Free Skate and Moves in the Field
Senior Ladies
National Competitor

Students Achievements:
USFS Gold Medalists
Regional Competitors

PSA Ratings:
Registered Free Skate
Registered Moves in the Field

Educational Background:
Bachelor's Degree in Child Development & Family Studies - California State University Long Beach

Coaching Specialty/Philosophy:
The joy, freedom, lessons learned, and feeling of flight are equally important to me as teaching edges, positions, and the mechanics of jumps and spins. Developing skaters from their first LTS classes to competitions and tests with strength and confidence is what I strive for most. Specialties include free skate, moves in the field, and using each day on the ice as an opportunity to grow.

Carolyn-Ann Alba

Contact: c.alba93@gmail.com

Number of Years Teaching: 8

Skating/Competitive Background
Singles 2008 ISU Competitor 
National Competitor 
2007 US National Novice Ladies Bronze Medalist 
2010 US National Junior Pairs Pewter Medalist 
Midwestern Sectional Pair Gold medalist 
Two time Junior national competitor 
Regional and Sectional Medalist

Rating: 
Registered Free Skate 

Philosophy/Coaching Specialty:
I believe that skating can be both fun and rewarding while also developing life lessons like hard work and dedication that can be used anywhere in life

Bio Coming Soon!

Contact: mbrezina303@gmail.com

Number of Years Teaching: 4

Skating/Competitive Background:
3 Time Olympian (2010,2014,2018)
3 Time Czech National Champion (2010,2015,2017)
European Bronze medalist (2013)
Skate American Champion 2011
7 Grand Prix Medals
Junior Worlds Silver Medalist (2008)
10x World team member
12x European championship competitor

Coaching Specialty / Philosophy:
Student of Rafael Arutyunyan and Assistant Coach on his Team.  I work with skaters of all levels.  Specialize in jump technique and understanding edge control.

Additional Languages:
German
Czech

Bianca Butler

Contact: sk8bkb@aol.com

Number of Years Teaching: years

PSA Ratings / Rankings:
Level 3 Ranking

Skating / Competitive Background:
US Figure Skating Triple Gold Medalist in the following disciplines: Pairs, Free Skate & Moves in the field 
US Figure Skating Silver Medalist in Dance 
US Jr National Medalist in Juvenile and Intermediate Pairs 
2005 & 2007 US National Silver Medalist in Novice and Junior Pairs
Top 10 in the nation in Senior Pairs
2004 Triglav Trophy Silver medalist 
2006 Junior Grand Prix champion (Andorra)
2006 Junior Grand Prix Bronze medalist (Japan)
2006 and 2007 Junior Grand Prix Final competitor 
2008 Junior World Championship competitor (top 10)

Students Achievements:
National and International Competitors

Professional Accomplishments:
Certified Sectional level IJS technical specialist in Pair
Former Principal skater with Disney on Ice

Coaching Specialty / Philosophy:
Former student of Rafael Arutyunyan and currently coaching in his group. I specialize in Singles and Pairs skating. I work with all ages and levels. I enjoy working on edges, spins, jumps, and polishing programs. I love to give kids a solid base foundation and knowledge of skating to set them up for a bright future in the sport. I really focus on getting to know each of my students as every student is motivated in different ways. I feel it is important to figure out their personalities in order to help them achieve their highest goals. 

Jessica Calalang

Contact: jcalalang24@gmail.com

Number of Years Teaching: 6

Skating / Competitive Background:
USFS Triple Gold Medalist in Moves in the Field, Freestyle, and Pairs
Current member of Team USA
National and International Medalist

Coaching Specialty / Philosophy:
I work with all levels and ages. I am passionate about teaching quality technique for edges, spins and jumps.  I also enjoy giving the knowledge I have learned over the years, down to the younger generation of skaters.  

 

Jonathan Cassar

Contact: jcassarj@gmail.com

Number of Years Teaching:

PSA Ratings / Rankings:
Master Free Skate
Master Choreography

Skating Competitive / Background:
2 Time US Open Grand Champion
10 Time US National and International Competitor

Student's Achievements:
National & International Choreographer & Coach

Trista Demuth

Contact: tristademuth@gmail.com

Number of Years Coaching: 10

Skating / Competitive Background:
Gold Free Skate
Gold Moves in the Field
Regional Competitor

PSA Ratings / Rankings:
Registered Free Skate
Registered Moves in the Field
Registered Group
Level 1 Ranking

Educational Background:
Bachelor of Science Degree - Communication
California Polytechnic State University Pomona (2013)

Coaching Specialty / Philosophy:
I work well with developing all ages of skaters from beginner to competitive and strive to build confidence, determination and personal growth.

Todd Eldredge

Contact: todd.eldredge@olympian.org

Number of Years Teaching: 21

PSA Ratings / Rankings: 
Registered Free Skate

Skating / Competitive Background:
World Champion (1996)
3-Time Olympian (1992, 1998, 2002)
6-Time U.S. Figure Skating Champion
(1990, 1991, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2002)
6-Time World Championships Medalist
(1991, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001)
U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame (2008)
5-Time Skate America Mens’ Champion
Record holder for most wins
11 Years Touring with Stars on Ice
10 Years Touring with Champions on Ice
U.S. Figure Skating Honorary Member
Gold Medalist in Freestyle & Figures

Student's Achievements:
Coach of Regional, Sectional & National Competitors including National & World Champions

Coaching Specialty / Philosophy:
As a coach I like to inspire figure skaters and hockey players of all ages to achieve their goals and dreams, whether that’s competing in the Olympics, playing in the NHL or helping new skaters simply glide across the ice without falling.

Garnet Fiordalisi

Contact: tahoegarnet@yahoo.com

Number of Years Coaching: 33

PSA Ratings / Rankings:
Senior Rating

Skating / Competitive Background:
USFS Double Gold Medalist
German National Medalist
Junior World Medalist
St Gervais/ Oberstdorf Grand Prix Champion
Skate Canada Medalist
Soloist with  Robin Cousins “Ice Majesty” 
Soloist Bietak “Festival on Ice"

Students Achievements:
National and International Competitors

Coaching Specialty / Philosophy:
My love for skating ,experience and strong technical background enables me as a coach , to bring out the best in my all my skaters in a positive environment.

Additional Languages:
German

Amanda Gelb

Contact: amandagelb@gmail.com

Number of Years Teaching: 6.5 years

Skating / Competitive Background:
USFS Gold Medalist
2012 Novice Regional Champion
2012 Novice Sectional Bronze Medalist
2012 U.S. National Bronze Medalist
2013 Junior Regional Champion
2013 Junior Sectional Pewter Medalist
2013 U.S. Junior National Competitor
2014 Junior Silver Regional Medalist
2014 Junior Sectional Competitor

Additional Accreditations & Certifications:
Certified Personal Trainer

Coaching Specialty / Philosophy:
My coaching specialties are on ice technical skills, off-ice training, and artistry. I enjoy teaching all levels and ages in figure skating because it gives me the opportunity to give back to the sport I have dedicated my entire life to and love!

Additional Languages:
Vietnamese

Ekaterina Gordeeva

Contact: darkat571@yahoo.com

Number of Years Teaching: 20

PSA Ratings:
Certified Free Skate
Certified Pairs

Skating / Competitive Background:
3 times Russian national champion in pair skating
3 times European Champion in pair skating
4 times World Champion in pair skating
2 times Olympic Champion
25 years of skating  in the shows with Stars on Ice and Champions on Ice

Students Achievements:
Coach of regional champion, sectionals and nationals competitors
World championship competitors.

Additional Languages:
Russian

Tiffany Ho

Contact: tiffanyho88@gmail.com

Number of Years Teaching: 

PSA Ratings / Rankings:
Registered Free Skate
Registered Moves in the Field

Skating / Competitive Background:
USFS Gold Medalist - Moves in the Field
USFS Junior Free Skating Test
Two time Regional Medalist
Two time Junior National Competitor
International Ensemble Performer for Disney on Ice
Ensemble Performer for Knott’s Berry Farm Christmas Ice Show

Educational Background:
2018. B.A. degree from University of California Riverside

Coaching Specialty / Philosophy:
I share my passion of skating by working with those looking to build skills through individual instruction, with the potential of reaching a competitive level.

Brian Johnson

Contact: brianjohnsonfigureskater@gmail.com

Number of Year Teaching: 3

Skating / Competitive Background:
USFS 4 time Gold medalist in Moves in the field, Freestyle, Pairs, and Compulsory Dance
Current Team USA National and International Competitor 
National and International medalist in Pairs

Coaching Specialty / Philosophy:
I specialize in teaching singles and pairs. I also partner with people who want to learn pairs. I try to make skating as fun as possible while learning as much as possible!

Contact: ellieh.kawamura@gmail.com

Bio Coming Soon!

 

Alexa Knierim

Contact: alexaknierim@gmail.com 

Skating / Competitive Background:
2018 Olympic Bronze Medalist Team Event
2 time US National Pairs Champion 
5 time World Championship Competitior
Four Continents Silver & Bronze Medalist
Grand Prix Medalist
International Medalist

Coaching Specialty / Philosophy:
I believe every skater’s journey in figure skating is unique and special to them. I strive to help athletes keep their passion and drive ignited while learning new moves.

Chris Knierim

Contact: camonlychris@gmail.com

Skating / Competitive Background:
2018 Olympic Bronze Medalist Team Event
2 time US National Pairs Champion 
5 time World Championship Competitior
Four Continents Silver & Bronze Medalist
Grand Prix Medalist
International Medalist

Coaching Specialty / Philosophy:
My passion in teaching skating is being able to share all of my experience and knowledge. Ultimately helping skaters of all ages achieve their goals and dreams in the sport.

 

Contact: mingzhu138@hotmail.com

Bio Coming Soon!

Christine McGuern

Contact: cmcguern10@yahoo.com

Number of Years Coaching: 23

Skater / Player Achievements:
AAA Level
Juniors
Prep Schools: Shattuck St. Mary, Hoosac, & Elite Hockey Academy

Professional Accomplishments:
Power Skating for teams/camps: 06 AAA Jr Ducks, 18AA Midgets WAVE, 15AA Jr Ducks, 12U PW B OCHC, 15AA OCHC, Select Edge Summer Camp

Educational Background:
Bachelor of Fine Arts- Graphic Design
California State University Fullerton

Coaching Specialty / Philosophy:
I have been coaching skating for 23 years but working almost exclusively with hockey players for the last eight. My passion and goal is to teach skaters the correct way to skate, a skill that is often overlooked in the hockey world. From building a strong skating foundation, to focusing on the positioning and body control critical to the power and speed of today's game, I have created a successful business and reputation through my results.  I currently instruct players of all ages, from all local hockey clubs, levels, and abilities. 

Contact: alinamilevska@gmail.com

Number of Years Teaching: 6

Skating / Competitive Background:
Ukrainian National champion and Olympic team member

Students Achievements:
National and international choreographer
Gold medalist moves in the field coach

Coaching Specialty / Philosophy:
Beginner - Senior Coach

Additional Languages:
Russian
Polish
Ukranian

Contact: teamraf@yahoo.com

Bio Coming Soon!

Grace Orpiano

Contact: graceo.skate@gmail.com

Number of Years Coaching: 9

PSA Ratings / Rankings:
Registered Free Skate
Registered Moves in the Field
Level 1 Ranking

Coaching Specialty / Philosophy:
Interested in teaching skaters of all ages and skill levels the proper techniques to enhance their overall development- specializes in jump technique and moves in the field.

Contact: ice21@yandex.ua

Number of Years Teaching: 7 years 

PSA Ratings / Ranking: Level 6 Ranking 

Competitive / Skating Background:
Ukrainian National Medalist in Senior Pairs 
Ukrainian National Champion in Junior Pairs 
International Competitor  
Principal skater with various different shows including Champions on ice, Holiday on Ice, Bietak Productions (Oasis of the seas), and Disney on Ice 

Students Achievements: 
National and International Coach to National, World, and Olympic Medalists 

Education:
Bachelor's Degree in Administrative Management and Specialist Diploma in Physical Education 

Coaching Specialty / Philosophy:
I coach in Team Rafael Arutyunyan’s group. I specialize in teaching singles and pairs. I also specialize in on ice stroking classes and pole harness, off-ice training, and the "spinner" which includes learning to do off-ice jump rotations. I enjoy teaching students of all ages and levels.

Additional Languages:
Russian
Ukrainian

Sean Rabbitt

Contact: seanrabbitt@ymail.com

Number of Years Teaching: 10.5

Skating / Competitive Background:
Member of Team USA
Skate Canada Autumn Classic International Bronze Medalist
13 time US National Competitor - 3 top 10 finishes (2019 8th place finish) 
4 time Pacific Coast Sectional Senior Mens Champion (2016-2019)

Students Achievements:
Coached skaters to Pacific Coast Sectionals since 2015
International Choreographer for skaters competing on the Junior Grand Prix and other international competitions, to include skaters from: USA, Japan,, Philippines, & Indonesia
Guest coach for the Los Angeles Ice Theater

Professional Accomplishments:
Coached many seminars around the US and Japan, to include:
- Head coach at Usunomiya Figure Skating Club Spring Camp in Nikko, Japan since 2015
- Skate Dance Dream Tour show and workshop
- Tammy Gambill's Summer Workshop
- US Figure Skating Components Camp/Excel Summit
- Special Guest in various shows around the US and Japan

Educational Background:
Studied at Fullerton College
17 years of training in Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, various forms of dance

Coaching Specialty / Philosophy:
I enjoy working with all skaters from axels to elite, but especially enjoy the process of taking the skaters from just learning solid technique and elements, to creating and understanding the passion they have for the sport and channeling that passion into something unique and specific to them.

Additional Languages:
Japanese

Kristen Robles

Contact: kristenarobles@gmail.com

Number of Years Coaching: 8

Skating / Competitive Background:
USFS Gold Medalist
National & International Competitor

PSA Ratings / Rankings:
Registered Free Skate
Registered Moves in the Field
Registered Group
Level 1 Ranking

Educational Background:
BS Biology
MS Teaching Credential

Coaching Specialty / Philosophy:
I love coaching skaters of all ages and levels but am passionate about developing beginner skaters who love the sport and whose goal is to pursue competitive figure skating.

Sharon Smith

Contact: sharonhsmith611@gmail.com

Number of Years Experience: 21 Years Teaching, 12 Years Program Director

Student Achievements:
USFS Gold Medalists
Regional Competitors
Synchronized Skating Sectional Team

PSA Ratings:
Registered Moves in the Field
Registered Free Skate

Coaching Specialty/Philosophy:
I enjoy training and developing figure skaters for both competitive and recreational skating through patience, motivation, communication, dedication, and passion for the sport of Figure Skating; helping skaters learn how to set and achieve goals. 

Additional Languages: Mandarin

 

Deividas Stagniunas

Contact:  deividas.stagniunas@olympian.org

Number of Years Coaching: 10

Skating / Competitive Background:
Former Olympian (2014)
7 time Lithuanian National Champion
2 time Lithuanian Junior National Champion
Selected to represent Lithuania as the Flag Bearer at 2014 Winter Olympics
Multiple medals from Grand Prix events and various international competitions

Coaching Specialty / Philosophy:
Teach all the levels on all types of skating skills from speed, power, to control the edge, control and learn body positioning and leans, and all the other fun fundamentals of Skating Skills and also of course Ice Dance because I love it.

Additional Languages:
Russian
Lithuanian

Junichi Takemura

Contact: junichitakemura@yahoo.co.jp

Number of Years Teaching: 8

PSA Ratings / Rankings:
Registered Free Skate
Ranking IV

Skating / Competitive Background:
Japanese 8x National Competitor
Japanese 7th Test (equivalent to U.S. Senior Test)
Principal Soloist for Holiday on Ice
Principal Soloist for Disney on Ice
Principal Soloist for Willy Bietak Productions

Students Achievements:
National and International Coach

Educational Background:
Bachelor Degree from Hosei University in Japan

Coaching Specialty / Philosophy:
I specialize in jumping pole harness, jump technique and skating skills. I enjoy developing skaters from a grassroots level to a nationally competitive level in skating.

Kelly Takemura

Contact: keverett0506@yahoo.com

Number of Years Teaching: 8

PSA Ratings / Rankings:
PSA Ranking IV
PSA Certified Free Skate

Skating / Competitive Background:
Senior Gold Medalist Moves in the Field
Senior Gold Medalist Freestyle
Qualifying Senior Competitor
Principal Skater for Holiday on Ice
Disney on Ice
Willy Bietak Productions 

Students Achievements:
National and International Coach

Educational Background:
Bachelor of Science : Communications
The Pennsylvania State University

Coaching Specialty / Philosophy:
I'm passionate about teaching skaters from the beginning levels to National qualifying levels. I specialize in choreography, spins, and polishing programs.

Jakob Romo

Contact: jakobromo@gmail.com 

 

Jakob has over 20 years of skating experience, A graduate of dozens of All World Hockey Camps. Currently he is a Learn to Skate Hockey Skills Instructor at the Great Park Five Point Arena in Irvine. Jakob grew up playing competitive youth hockey in Southern California with the Junior Ducks, Junior Kings and LA Hockey. He played on the Jr Ducks Quebec Peewee Championship team. He was part of a USA Hockey National Championship team along with numerous other teams that were finalists in local, state and national tournaments. At age 14 he was drafted by the Spokane Chiefs in the WHL Draft. Starting at age 16 Jakob began playing Juniors in the NAHL North American Hockey League playing for the Fairbanks Ice dogs, Minnesota Wilderness, Lone Star Brahmas and also for the USHL United States Hockey League Dubuque Fighting Saints. Jakob was awarded a four year NCAA D-1 Ice Hockey Scholarship to Arizona State University. 

Jakob's knowledge and experience makes him a well rounded coach and mentor. He has the ability to take youth and adult players to the next level in their game.

Great Park Ice Learn to Skate Instructors

Tara Baldoz

Skating / Competitive Background:
Current member of the Philippine National Figure Skating Team
International competitor
USFS MIF Gold Medalist

Scott Dudley

Skating / Competitive Background:
National Competitor in Pairs and Ice Dance
2020 Pacific Coast Sectional Champion in Novice Pairs
USFS Triple Gold Medalist in Moves, Freestyle, and Pattern Dance

Education:
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Chelsea Mischuk

Skating Background:
US Challenge Skate Competitor 
5 Time Sectional Competitor
USFS Double Gold Medalist

Additional Languages:
Ukrainian 

Yaro Panoit

Bio Coming Soon!

Paul Yeung

Skating Background:
5 time US national competitor in both singles and pairs
2018 Pacific Coast Sectionals Junior Champion

Education:
Currently attending UCI as a Biomedical Engineer

Junior Instructors

Frequently Asked Questions

We recommend all skaters start in our group lesson program because it is fun to learn in a group, a great value, and you will be exposed to many of our wonderful staff!

Our Learn to Skate Classes break down to $18.75 per week and include: weekly 30 min lesson, public session on the day of the class, skate rental, 5 extra practice passes per session.

Private lessons range from $40-$50+ per 30 min depending on the instructor plus ice time and skate rental.

The Basic 4 level is a great time to start supplemental private lessons as the skill set becomes more difficult at this level.  Additionally, if your skater is interested in doing competitions and shows (available to skaters of ALL levels), a private lesson coach and assist you with these skating opportunities.   

You can schedule lessons during any of our Public Sessions or Freestyle Sessions (figure skating practice).  Please remember the ice time fee is to be paid to the rink in addition to the lesson fee.

To schedule lessons, you may contact any of our coaches directly or if you would like assistance in finding a coach based on your availability, desires, and goals, please fill out our PRIVATE LESSON REQUEST FORM.  

Private lesson fees range from $40-$60 per 30 min depending on the qualifications and credentials of the instructors.  Ice time fees (public or freestyle) and skate rental are paid to the rink in addition to the coaching fee, which will be paid directly to the instructor.