Private Skating Lessons

In addition to our regular classes and practice times, Sharks Ice offers private Skating & Hockey Lessons from a variety of experienced, well-qualified instructors.
  • Lesson fees DO NOT include the price of admission and/or skate rental. Those fees are payable directly to the rink.
  • Our Coaching Staff operate as Independent Contractors who use our facility to teach their private lessons; therefore, they set their own schedule based on their availability and payment for the lesson is made to them directly.
  • The cost for private lessons varies depending on the instructor and their skill level.  If you have questions regarding private lessons or pricing, please contact Skatng Manager David Hicks at [email protected] for assistance.


Michael Chack

[email protected]

Coached nationwide for 20 years .

Specializes in jumps, spins, choreography and Moves in the Field for all levels including National, World and Olympic level skaters.

Coached by Olympic coaches Peter Burrows, Marylynn Gelderman and Frank Carroll

US National Men’s Bronze medalist

World and Olympic alternate

World University Games Champion

US Olympic Festival Champion

US National Junior Men’s Free skate Champion

US National Novice Men’s Free skate Champion  

Competed on the US international Team for 10 years

Educational background in Biomechanics, Sports Medicine and Dance

Professional Career:

Lead skater, choreographer and show director for Holiday On Ice, Disney On Ice,

Broadway On Ice and Rand Productions in US, Hong Kong and Saudi Arabia.

Woodstock Productions  at Sea World.

Performed in Italian Stars on Ice and Japanese Stars On Ice.

Skated in “Dancing On Ice” Netherlands

Michelle Hong

For information about Michelle please click HERE


[email protected]     510-219-7481

Team USA coach. Coach of 3 time US National medalist, 2 time US National Champion, International medalist, several gold medalists and World Champion.

Over a decade of coaching experience. Degree from UC Berkeley and worked as a personal trainer. 

3 time US National competitor, US Gold Medalist, coached and taught by World and Olympic Coaches, and performed in many ice shows. Trained alongside many great skaters such as Michelle Kwan.

Specializes in jumps, spins and skating skills. 

I enjoy coaching skaters of all levels from beginning to International level. Figure skating has always been my passion, so passing on my knowledge to skaters is a blessing.

Speaks English and Russian

Kristen Mita

Contact her at 847-687-0834 or [email protected]

Kristin's strengths are in freestyle, pairs, moves in the field, power stroking, and strength training. Kristen has coached students to Nationals in 2010, 2012, 2013, and 2014, including the Novice Bronze Medalist in 2013.  Additionally in 2013 she traveled to GdaƄsk where she had a student compete in a JGP international competition.  Check out her coaching and other students at 


Vadim Shebeco 

[email protected] or 415 -654-9262

Member of USSR and the Russian National Team

Cup of Russia Silver Medalist

Degree in Sports and Exercise  Science and Coaching

Principal Skater with the Ice Capades skated the Prince opposite Olympic Champion Dorothy Hamill as Cinderella

Coaching from beginners of all ages to National and International level.

Wendy Silvia

[email protected] or 415-686-2617

Coach Wendy on Facebook

Rate: Available Upon Request

Wendy Sylvia is the Production Team Coach and a Learn to Skate Coach at Oakland Ice Center, and also offers private lessons. Wendy was a competitive childhood skater who came back to the sport to teach her passion. She loves the ice and working with young children and adults of all ages.

Wendy is a member of PSA, an ISI Bronze Judge and a USFSA Category A Coach. She holds the PSA Basic Accreditation Rating, Sport & Science Medicine Rating, and PSA Hockey Skating I and II.