Private Skating Lessons
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In addition to our regular classes and practice times, Sharks Ice offers private Skating & Hockey Lessons from a variety of experienced, well-qualified instructors.  To set up a private lesson, please choose from our list of coaches below.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL FIGURE SKATING COACHES

 


David Hicks

510-268-9000

Years Coaching: 30

Hourly Rate: Upon Request

Competive figure skater for 10 years, competing at the National level.  Pacific Coast Junior Pair Champion in 1977.  Skated professionally with the Ice Capades and coached skating for 10 years in Concord, Berkeley, and Dublin, CA.  Danced professionally with the Oakland Ballet and has taught at the Marin Ballet School and the Contra Costa Ballet Centre in Walnut Creek.  For six years, David was the Director of Marketing and Public Relations for the Diablo Ballet Company.  Currently serves as the Skating Manager at the Oakland Ice Center

 

Specialty:  National/International Competitors; Tot thru Adult Age Groups, Choreography, Ballet On & Off the Ice.


Laura Lipetsky

510-219-7481

llipetsky@gmail.com

Hourly Rate:  Upon Request

 


 

 

3-Time US Nationals Competitor (Ranked in Top 10).  Worked with several World & Olympic coaches.  Performed in many shows.  USFSA Gold Medalist.  USFSA and ISI member as well as ISI judge.  Speaks Russian..

 

Specialty:  Basic skills, freestyle, moves and choreography - all ages and levels. Off ice conditoning and a Certified personal trainer.

 


Josh Figurido

978-590-6360

shua5_3@hotmail.com

Years Coaching: 14
Hourly Rate: $90

USFSA Gold Medalist, eight time U.S. National competitor and professional show skater.  Trained in ballet, jazz and tap.  Coach of a top-10 Senior Lady.  Loves to coach skaters of all levels!  Passionate about teaching spins and jumping techniques.

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Specialty:  Freestyle, Moves in the Field, Choreography

 


Alyn Libman

Rate: available upon request

(510) 621-9342

alyn.libman@gmail.com

 

USFSA Gold Medalist, National and International Competitor with Los Angeles Ice Theater. Member of USFSA, ISI, USA Hockey, and is a PSA rated coach. He is currently one of the coaches for Cold Fusion, the Adult Masters Synchronized Skating Team at the Oakland Ice Center. In addition to coaching figure skaters of all ages,  skill levels, and backgrounds, Alyn works extensively with hockey players to improve their power, edge control, speed, and agility on the ice.
 
Specialty: Basic Skills, Freestyle, Power Skating (figure skating and hockey), Off-Ice Conditioning

 


Laurie Mellema-Haun

mellemask8@gmail.com

 

Years Coaching:22

 

 

Hourly Rate: Upon Request

 

Laurie has 18 years of coaching experience teaching Freestyle, Power skating (Hockey and Figure), On & Off Ice Conditioning, and Moves in the Field.  She is a USFSA Triple Gold Medalist with her PSA Master Sports Sciences.  She is a Senior rated freestyle & Certified Program Director. 

Available for privates, semi-privates, and groups.  Adults and children of all ages & experience
 

 

Shawn Shubert
koachshawn@yahoo.com
Years Coaching: 18
Hourly Rate: $90

 

 


Accredited by the Professional Skaters Association, member of ISI and an ISI Judge.  Teaches beginner through Senior levels in both ISI for the recreational skater and USFSA for the more competitive skater.  Certified Sports Massage Therapist helping skaters with their injuries, injury prevention, range of motion, flexibility and to achieve their goals.  Shawn is available at the Fremont, Oakland, and San Jose rinks. 

Specialty: All ages and levels.  Proper basic skills to build jumps, spins and footwork from 


 

 

Cynthia Van Valkenburg

(510) 427-5915  
Hourly Rate:  $100
vanvalkenburg54@msn.com

 Cynthia has 30 years of coaching experience and has been an OIC Senior Staff Coach for the past nine years. Cynthia has competed at the senior level in all three divisions of competition- Singles, Pairs and Dance and is a U.S. Junior National Pair Champion. Her students have competed at the U.S. Junior Nationals and Nationals and at the elite International level. Master Rated Coach by the PSA, USFS Technical Specialist, Coach of National, International and World competitors.



Phillip DiGuglielmo
415-828-7517
Sk8rphil@gmail.com

Years coaching: 17

Hourly Rate: Upon Request

 

National and International Competitor, Italian National Silver Medalist, Principal
Performer with Ice Capades.

Master Rated Coach by the PSA, USFS Technical Specialist, Coach of National, International and World competitors.

Phillip helps students with their development from the Learn-to-Skate through Elite Level Competion.

Specialty: Jump and spin technique, Moves in the Field, Competitors of all levels.

 

Susan Stark
510-841-2320
Hourly Rate: available upon request






 

Michael Chack
973 747-6014
Years coaching- 15 years
Hourly rate- $100




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Vadim Shebeco
415 654 9262
vadim_shebeco@hotmail.com
Hourly rate - Upon request

 

Susan has been teaching figure skating for over 20 years and Pilates for more than 10. She is a USFS double gold medalist in Dance and Moves in the Field. She particularly enjoys teaching young children and adults. Her oldest student was 89 years old when he stopped skating!
 
What’s most important to Susan as a teacher is helping students of all ages and levels connect more deeply with themselves through the activity of skating.
 
Specialty: Dance, MIF, stroking, choreography, basic skills, Pilates
 
 



U.S. National mens bronze medalist, World team member, Olympic team alternate, World University Games champion, U.S. Olympic Festival champion
International team member 10 years, U.S. National team member 12 years,
USFSA Freestyle and Figures gold
Toured professionally as male lead with "Holiday On Ice", "Disney On Ice" and various shows world wide for 12 years.
Specialize in jumps, spins and choreography for all ages and levels for figure skating.
Dance training for 8 years. Danced with "Alegra Dance Company, Greenwich, Ct
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Member of the USSR and Russian National Figure Skating Team. Star performer with Dorothy Hamill's Ice Capades.

Specialty: Jump and spin technique, Moves in the Field, Competitors of all levels. Power Skating (hockey and figure skating)
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL HOCKEY & SKATING COACHES

Alyn Libman
Rate: available upon request
(510) 621-9342

 

USFSA Gold Medalist, National and International Competitor with Los Angeles Ice Theater. Member of USFSA, ISI, USA Hockey, and is a PSA rated coach. He is currently one of the coaches for Cold Fusion, the Adult Masters Synchronized Skating Team at the Oakland Ice Center. In addition to coaching figure skaters of all ages,  skill levels, and backgrounds, Alyn works extensively with hockey players to improve their power, edge control, speed, and agility on the ice.
 
Specialty: Basic Skills, Freestyle, Power Skating (figure skating and hockey), Off-Ice Conditioning

 

   

Laurie Mellema-Haun
sk8laurie@aol.com
Years Coaching:22
Hourly Rate: Upon Request

 

Laurie has 18 years of coaching experience teaching Freestyle, Hockey Power skating, On & Off Ice Conditioning, and Moves in the Field.  She is a USFSA Triple Gold Medalist with her PSA Master Sports Sciences.  She is a Senior rated freestyle & Certified Program Director. 
Available for privates, semi-privates, and groups.  Adults and children of all ages & experience

Specialty: Basic Skills, Power Skating (hockey and figure skating) and Off-Ice Strength Drills, Freestyle


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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