Winter Off Ice Classes

Winter Off Ice Classes

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

Winter Session Dates
  • Mondays: January 8, 22 & 29; February 5, 12, & 26; March 4 & 11
  • Tuesdays: January 9, 16, 23 & 30; February 6, 13, 20 & 27; March 5 & 12
  • Wednesdays: January 10, 17, 24 & 31; February 7, 14, 21 & 28; March 6 & 13
  • Thursdays: January 18 & 25; February 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29; March 7 & 14
  • Fridays: January 19 & 26; February 2, 9 & 23; March 1, 7 & 14
  • Saturdays: January 20 & 27; February 3, 10 & 24; March 2, 9 & 16
  • Sundays: January 21 & 28; February 4, 11 & 25; March 3, 10 & 17

REGISTRATION OPENS SATURDAY, December 16, AT 12:00 P.M.

Register Here

LATE REGISTRATION WILL BE OPEN FOR ALL OFF-ICE CLASSES.  Classes will automatically pro rate at checkout.  

Dance Classes

All Dance classes will take place in the Ballet Room unless otherwise noted*

Pre-Ballet (Ages 4-7):

  • Tuesdays, 3:15-4:15 p.m.* 
    • Coach: Noelle Snavely
    • Rink 4 Lobby*
  • Saturdays, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
    • Coach: Noelle Snavely

Ballet 1 (Ages 7+):

  • Tuesdays, 3:15-4:15 p.m.
    • Coach: Galina Barinova
  • Thursdays, 5:15-6:15 p.m.
    • Coach: Galina Barinova
  • Saturdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
    • Coach: Noelle Snavely

Ballet 2 (Must have passed Ballet 1):

  • Tuesdays, 5:15-6:15pm
    • Coach: Galina Barinova
  • Thursdays, 3:15-4:15pm
    • Coach: Galina Barinova

Ballet 3 (Must have passed Ballet 2):

  • Tuesdays, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
    • Coach: Galina Barinova
  • Thursdays, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
    • Coach: Galina Barinova

Adult Ballet (Ages 15+):

  • Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
    • Coach: Galina Barinova

Jazz 1:

  • Fridays, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
    • Coach: Matt Reiner

Contemporary Jazz 2:

  • Mondays, 3:30-4:15 p.m.
    • Coach: Mariel Cornel
    • Ages 7+
    • Completion of Ballet 1 or Jazz 1 strongly encouraged
  • Saturdays, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
    • Coach: Matt Reiner
    • Ages 7+
    • Completion of Ballet 1 or Jazz 1 strongly encouraged

K-Pop:

  • Mondays, 4:15-5:00 p.m.
    • Coach: Mariel Cornel
  • Wednesdays, 6:00-6:45 p.m.
    • Coach: Mariel Cornel 

Hip Hop:

  • Saturdays, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
    • Coach: Matt Reiner

Adult Hip Hop:

  • Saturdays, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
    • Coach: Matt Reiner
    • Ages 15+

Street Jazz:

  • Wednesdays, 5:15 - 6:00 p.m.
    • Coach: Mariel Cornel

Artistry in Motion:

  • Mondays, 5:20-5:50 p.m.
    • Coach: Jacqueline O'Grady
    • Ages 7+

Jumps Classes

All Jumps classes will take place in the Rink 4 Lobby unless otherwise noted*

Off Ice Single Jumps:

  • Wednesdays, 5:15-5:45 p.m.
    • Coach: Anna Baram
    • Rink 1 Lobby
  • Saturdays, 11:30-11:50 a.m.
    • Coach: Nate Bartholomay

Off Ice Axel & Double Jumps:

  • Wednesdays, 5:15-5:45 p.m.
    • Coach: Nate Bartholomay

Off Ice Axel:

  • Saturdays, 8:20-8:40 a.m.
    • Coach: Garnet Fiordalisi

Off Ice Double Jumps:

  • Saturdays, 10:00-10:20 a.m.
    • Coach: Nate Bartholomay
    • Rink 1 Lobby

Conditioning Classes

All Conditioning classes will take place in the Rink 4 Lobby unless otherwise noted*

Gymnastics Conditioning:

  • Mondays, 4:50-5:50 p.m. 
    • Coach: Nicol Galkin

Balance & Jump Conditioning:

  • Wednesdays, 3:15-4:15 p.m.
    • Coach: Nicol Galkin

Bodyworks:

  • Thursdays, 4:45-5:30 p.m.
    • Coach: Alina Milevska

Adult Conditioning:

  • Fridays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
    • Coach: Benoit Duboscq

Beginning Acro:

  • Sundays, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
    • Coach: Ashley Medina

Stretch for Skaters:

  • Mondays, 5:50-6:50 p.m.
    • Coach: Nicol Galkin 
  • Tuesdays, 5:15-6:15 p.m.
    • Coach: Noelle Snavely 
  • Fridays, 3:45-4:30 p.m.
    • Coach: Matt Reiner
    • BALLET ROOM*

  • Wednesdays, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
    • Coach: Nicol Galkin 
    • Instructor approval required

Stretch & Pilates:

  • Sundays, 9:00-10:00 a.m.
    • Coach: Ashley Medina
    • BALLET ROOM*

Pilates:

  • Tuesdays, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
    • Coach: Noelle Snavely

Pricing

1 Hour Classes
  • 10 weeks - $200
  • 9 weeks - $180
  • Drop in - $25
45-Minute Classes
  • 10 weeks - $170
  • 9 weeks - $153
  • Drop in - $22.50
30-Minute Classes
  • 10 weeks - $137.50
  • 9 weeks - $123.75
  • Drop in - $20
20-Minute Classes
  • 10 weeks - $110
  • 9 weeks - $99
  • Drop in - $17.50

Class Policies & Details

Policies
  • Drops ins must be paid on site the day of class.  All skaters must have a sticker to attend class. 
  • Note: Drop ins are NOT allowed for Ballet 2 or any classes that have a full roster
  • Make up policy: Two make ups per class per session are allowed
  • Please use make up request form below to apply for make up classes
Program Details
  • Drops ins must be paid on site the day of class.  All skaters must have a sticker to attend class. 
  • Note: Drop ins are NOT allowed for Ballet 2 or any classes that have a full roster
  • Make up policy: Two make ups per class per session are allowed
  • Please use make up request form below to apply for make up classes
REQUEST OFF ICE MAKE UP HERE

Off-Ice Coaching Staff

Matt Reiner - Off Ice Lead

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.”

Galina Barinova

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

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

Work:
The Bolshoi Ballet / Grigorovich Company
The Bolshoi Ballet Main Company

Stage Experience:
Swan Lake
The Nutcracker
Don Quixote
La Sylphide
Giselle
La Bayadere
Romeo and Juliette
The Sleeping Beauty
Raymonda
Spartacus
Paquita
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: galinabarinova@yahoo.com.   

Megan Wessenberg

Contact: meganwess798@gmail.com

Number of Years Teaching: 4

Skating/Competitive Background:

USFS Triple Gold Medalist (moves in the field, freestyle, pairs)

Team USA Member- Singles 2015-2020

U.S. Figure Skating Championships Top 6 Finish- Senior

U.S. Figure Skating Championships Bronze Medalist- Junior

ISU Senior and Junior Grand Prix Competitor

Coaching Specialty and Philosophy:

I enjoy working with skaters of all ages and skill levels. In my coaching, I strive not only to have my skaters improve in their technical abilities, but also to learn how to challenge themselves and overcome adversity. I believe that each skater’s on-ice experience contributes to overall personal development and the lessons that they learn from the sport can be applied to many different aspects of their lives.

Mia Kuneshita-Dowzall

Contact: mkdowzall@gmail.com

Skating Background:
USFS Triple Gold Medalist in Moves in the Field, Free Skating, and Partnered Pattern Dance
Pacific Coast Sectional Championships Competitor - Junior Ladies
Southwest Pacific Regional Championships Top 5 Finish - Junior Ladies
10+ years of Classical Ballet Training

Professional Accomplishments:
Figure Skater in TSMxLenovo Stay Cool Commercial

Education:
Currently studying Psychology (B.S.) at University of California Irvine

Additional Languages:
Japanese

Coaching Specialty / Philosophy:
I love working with skaters of all ages and levels, valuing every minute on the ice as an opportunity to improve. I adjust my teaching methods to the unique personality type and different learning style of each student, and I strive to be patient and understanding with all of my skaters. My goal is to encourage skaters to find the fun in skating, while technically challenging them every step of the way. I am also passionate about incorporating the importance of body awareness learned in classical ballet as they grow as a skater.

Contact: starlaser5@yahoo.com

Number of Years Teaching: 18

Competitive / Skating Experience:
Five time Senior National Pair Medalist
World Championship Competitor
2014 Olympic Competitor
Current Team USA Member

Coaching Specialty / Philosophy:
He specializes in elite jump technique, pole harness, and freestyle for all ages and levels.

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. 

 

More Information

For more information, contact:

Great Park Ice Figure Skating
gpifigureskating@therinks.com
949-774-1615