FOR PRIVATE LESSONS, WE ARE EXCITED TO OFFER MANY COACHES WITH VARIOUS SKATING BACKGROUNDS. RATES ARE BASED ON A 20 MINUTE LESSON AND AN ASTERISK BY THE RATE INDICATES THE COACH MAY OFFER A SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY RATE. ONCE YOU HAVE SELECTED YOUR INSTRUCTOR, PLEASE CALL GUEST SERVICES 310 535-4400 TO SCHEDULE YOUR LESSON ON ONE OF OUR THREE ICE SURFACES.
Barbara Blada ($35) USFS National Synchro Competitor. Over 11 Years coaching experience. 2-Time USFS National Synchro Coach. Coaches all ages and levels of single competitors. Specializes in Jumps & Spins, Moves in the Field, Synchronized Skating, and Off-ice Training. Encourages respectful and positive behavior both on and off the ice.
Tanya Burke ($35*) USFS gold medalist, with extensive ballet training. Tanya has toured internationally as a skater & dancer. She specializes in choreography & bringing out the skater’s artistic expression both on-ice & off-ice in ballet classes. Tanya enjoys working on Moves in the Field while improving the skater’s line, extension, poise & grace. She holds a BA from UCSB in Psychology & has over 20 years teaching experience.
Tiffany Chin ($40) 2-time World Medalist, Olympic Team Member, US National Champion.
Trained by Frank Carroll, John Nicks, Janet Champion and Don Laws, Tiffany carries forward a combined legacy from her esteemed coaches. With over 18 years of coaching at local, national and international competitions, Tiffany brings her detail-oriented approach to building a strong, all-around skater with a complete set of skills.
Vitaliy Danylchenko ($40*) 2-time Olympic Team Member, European and World Competitor, 5-time Ukrainian National Champion. Coached National and International competitors. Specializing in skating skils, jump/spin techniques, and on/off-ice conditioning.
Christa Fassi ($50) Coached four skaters to Olympic gold medals as well as five World Champions & many National, World & European medalists. Accomplished skaters include Peggy Fleming, John Curry, Robin Cousins, Dorothy Hamill, Scott Hamilton, Jill Trenary, Paul Wylie, Nicole Bobek & Carolina Kostner. Christa has her Level 10 ranking from the PSA, and will be lending her energy & expertise to help develop skaters of all levels.
Carole Fortini ($35) USFS Gold Medalist. Extensive dance and skating background, and has toured nationally & internationally. Choreographed numerous professional shows including Knott's Berry Farm. Teaches all levels andages of ISI and USFS skaters. Specializes in jumps, spins and Moves in the Field. Teaching for over 30 years and holds a BA from Northeastern University.
Bebe Liang ($35*) International team member since 2001 & World Team member in 2008. 12-time national competitor. Bebe teaches every part of skating from edges to spins to jumps. She also provides choreography for competitive freestyle programs.
Sergey Magerovskiy (40) US Senior National medalist and International competitor . Over 15 years coaching experience , coached National & International competitors . Specialize in Ice dance , skating skills , movies in the field and choreography . Holds BA in engineering .
Heather McLaughlin (40) USFS Gold Medalist. Performer with Ice Theater of New York. Junior National, National & International coach & choreographer. 20 years teaching experience. PSA Master Rated. Specializes in choreography, artistry & Moves in the Field.
Eric Millot ($40) 2-time Olympian, European Bronze Medalist, World Competitor & 4-time French National Champion. Eric has experience in coaching regional, sectional & national level competitors & is PSA rated in freestyle. He coaches all levels of USFS & ISI. Eric specializes in the IJS system, & advanced jump & spin technique.
Saori Minami ($35*) 13 years of competitive experience. Gold Medalist in the Japanese Figure Skating Federation as well as National Competitor, solo & ensemble performer with Disney on Ice. Coaches all levels & ages.
Michael Sasaki ($35*) Over 20 years of figure skating experience. National and international competitor and USFS gold medalist. Performed and toured with several ice shows. B.A. in Social Behavioral Science from Soka University of America. Passionate about helping skaters develop a positive mental approach to their training.
Ellicia Shepherd ($35*) USFS single and pair competitor & Gold Medalist. Coaches all levels & ages, both USFS & ISI. Over 30 years professional coaching & ice show experience. Performed & toured in over 30 professional ice skating shows. Specializing in pairs skills, as well as jump & spin technique.
Tamara Smulson ($30) Over 15 years coaching experience in USFS and ISI. 5 plus years skating with Disney on Ice and other professional shows. USFS National and sectional synchronized skating team coach. Loves working with all ages and levels in all aspects of figure skating.
Robert Taylor ($40*) USFS Gold Medalist in Singles, US Novice Men’s Champion, 34 years of coaching experience,Coached National & International competitors. Specializes injump & spin technique & improving skaters overall technique & quality of skating.
Danielle Ugarte ($35*) USFS Coach for 15 years. Coaching for all levels of USFS & ISI freestyle skating. Specializes in choreography, spinning & jump technique. Teaches the Mental Keys for competition as well as beginning skaters. Concentrates on the importance of hard work, discipline & enjoyment.
Maksym (Max) Varenyk ($30) Winner of numerous Ukrainian Championships and Junior Cups. Was awarded Masters of Sports of Ukraine. Performed in Russian Stars On Ice, "Kaleidoscope Ice Spectacular" by Willy Bietak Productions in Hong Kong and ice skating show "Cool Art Hot Ice" on board a cruise ship.
Brianna Weissmann ($35) Double USFS Gold Medalist in Freestyle & Moves in the Field. US National and International competitor & principal ice show performer/choreographer. Coaches all aspects of skating, choreography and ice artistry. 15 years of ballet & other dance styles.
Gabriella Weissmann ($35) Figure Skating Director
2-time US Junior National competitor. Gabriella is passionate about jump/spin technique and moves in the field. She is a certified personal trainer & specializes in on/off ice conditioning and mental toughness. Gabriella was an NCAA Division 1 athlete and implements a variety of individualized training tools to improve her skaters daily training routine.
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