Private Lessons are a great way to learn, or as a supplement to group instruction.

Taking private lessons from one of our skilled figure skating professionals allows you to improve your own skills faster and at your own rate of learning while preparing you to pass a new test level and/or participate in competitions.

Lesson fees do not include the price of admission and/or skate rental.  These fees are payable directly to the rink.

Our coaches 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 directly to the coach.


If you would like additional information regarding private lessons please email Nicholas Roby at

Michael Chack

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  • 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

Laura Lipetsky

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  • 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

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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 Gdańsk where she had a student compete in a JGP international competition.  Check out her coaching and other students at

Sofia Pica

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  • Competitive figure skater for 10 years
  • Double Gold Medalist
  • Trained across the country
  • Coaching experience with all abilities, ages, and experience levels

As a coach, my goal is to help my students reach their goals. Whether that be recreation, fitness, or becoming competitive figure skaters themselves

Vadim Shebeco 

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  • 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.

Lisa Ling Xi

I am a highly skilled, dedicated, and passionate Figure Skating Coach who is committed to developing a solid foundation and unwavering passion for the next generation of Competitive Figure skaters. I am enthusiastic about figure skating and bring inspiration and motivation to every lesson.

I have medaled at 6 Regional Championships at the North Atlantic, New England, and Southwest Pacific Regions. I have qualified for 4 Sectional Championships most recently competing at the 2019 Pacific Coast Sectionals placing top 10 of Senior Ladies. I have also competed at Nationals in Lansing, Michigan at the Juvenile Level in 2012. I am a double Gold Medalist in Freestyle and Moves in the Field. I am PSA rated in Registered Freeskate and Registered Moves in the Field. 

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Wendy Silvia

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  • Wendy teaches skating skills, spins, jumps, moves in the field and off-ice.
  • My passion is teaching and being part of your hard work and journey on the ice, from helping you set your goal(s), to achieving them.
  • I was a child competitive skater who trained in California and Colorado.  
  • Looking forward to working with you soon.
  • Proud Member PSA, USFS and ISI

Josie Crudo

Josie took a San Jose State Learn to Skate class in 1999 and has been in love with figure skating ever since.  She started teaching and coaching ISI competitors in San Mateo in 2000 and taught at the Stockton Ice Arena for over 10 years.  She joined the Sharks Ice coaching staff in 2018. 

Josie has been a Synchronized Skater competing at the USFS Masters Level since 2008. She is a USFS Adult Gold Medalist in Moves in the Field, Adult Silver Medalist in Free Skate and Pairs, and is working on Pre-Gold Ice Dances.

Josie loves teaching skaters at all levels of ALL ages.  Having learned to skate as an adult, her specialty is in helping adult skaters build their skills and finding joy through their skating journey. 


Phone Number: (408) 910-3684

Lynn Smith

Bay Area native - National and International competitive medalist for Team USA, with 40 years of experienced coaching all ages and levels. 
Feel free to reach out and schedule private lesson assessment.


Myroslava Fisun


  • Competitive figure skater for nearly 10 years.
  • Currently coach Learn to Skate at OIC, working with skaters of all ages, from tiny tots to adults, and all levels, from beginner to advanced.
  • Member of the Cal Figure Skating competition team at UC Berkeley.
  • Love working with students on both basic skills and jump and spin techniques. 
  • Strive to ensure that students have FUN while developing their skating skills.

Coaching Philosophy 
As a passionate and dedicated coach with 10+ years of experience in the figure skating world, my coaching philosophy is rooted in creating an encouraging and uplifting atmosphere. I aim to teach students not only skating skills, but also fundamental life skills -- from the importance of getting back up after you fall, to learning how practice makes perfect when learning a new skill. As a coach, I am both enthusiastic and patient as I recognize that skating skills do not come easily to all and each individual may have different ways that they learn best. Whether you are looking to learn jumps and spins or merely learn the basics, I am happy to assist you with your skating goals!

About me/background
I started skating when I was seven years old and although I could barely stand on my own two feet at first, I quickly fell in love with the sport. Soon after, I began skating competitively through both ISI and USFSA. After competing as an individual skater for nearly 10 years and even attending Oakland School for the Arts with skating as my emphasis, I transitioned to coaching at Oakland Ice Center, teaching both group and private lessons to all ages - from tiny tots to adults - and all levels - from beginner to advanced skater. I love working on both basic skills and jump and spin technique, but most of all I want my students to have fun while they improve their skating skills, and to come to love skating as much as I do. I recently returned to competitive skating as a member of the Cal Figure Skating Team at UC Berkeley. 

Contact me:
Phone: (510) 926-7280