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!
- Fall Off Ice Class Registration will open on Saturday, July 31st at 3:30pm
10 week session - $125
9 week session $112.50
No make ups permitted
Please wear ballet shoes or socks and have athletic shoes
All classes will be held inside the dance studio inside Rink 4
August 2nd - October 10th
4:15-5:15pm - Ballet 1 (ages 6-8) - Ashley Medina
5:15-6:15pm - Ballet 1 (ages 9-11) - Ashley Medina
6:15-7:15pm - Ballet 1 (ages 12+) - Ashley Medina
3:15-4:15pm - Ballet 2 - Galina Barinova
4:15-5:15pm - Ballet 1 - Galina Barinova
11:00-12:00pm – Intro to Jazz & Hip Hop (ages 7 & up) – Matt Reiner
12:00-1:00pm – Advanced Jazz & Hip Hop (ages 7 & up) - Matt Reiner
3:15-4:15pm Pilates & Core Strength - Ashley
4:15-5:15pm Stretch for Skaters – Ashley
3:15-4:15pm – Ballet 1 - Galina Barinova
4:15-5:15pm - Ballet 2 - Galina Barinova
11:00-12:00pm Beginner Mixed Format Dance (Academy Prep - PrePre) - Alan Medina
12:00-1:00pm Advanced Mixed Format Dance (Prelim & up) - Alan Medina
3:00-4:00pm – Jazz 1 (ages 7+) - Matt Reiner (No class 8/7)
4:00-5:00pm - Hip Hop (ages 8+) - Matt Reiner (No class 8/7)
Mixed Format Dance covers all dance formats, choreo, strength, & stretch
Bodyworks covers basic strength, conditioning, agility, and movement
Off-Ice Coaching Staff
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
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: email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact Benoit directly regarding private and semi-private training: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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
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.
For more information, contact:
Great Park Ice Figure Skating
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