Private Skating Instructors

The Private Lesson Instructors set their own lesson times in accordance with ice availibility. Lessons are typically taught in 15, 20, 30, 45, or 60 minute increments. Custom amounts of time can be arranged with individual coaches. Please contact the instructor directly to confirm rates and avaialbility

INSTRUCTORS:

Michael Chack

Macattackgo@yahoo.com

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


 


 

Laura Lipetsky

LLIPETSKY@GMAIL.COM     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 at 847-687-0834 or ugobma7@hotmail.com

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 www.instagram.com/kristen.mita


Yulia Mikhaylova 

 

mikhailovay@yahoo.com

 

Yulia’s specialty is skating instruction with focus on improving balance, edge work, and agility. She has six years of professional ice skating instruction experience teaching both group and private lessons for the figure skaters from entry to mid-level. 

 

Developed and taught special classes and power skating clinics for hockey players to improve their speed and skating skills.

 

Originally trained under the direction of Russia’s leading coaches.

 

Professional background:

 

Six years of competitive experience through the senior level in singles and ice dancing followed by a 15‐year career as a professional skating performer, including eleven years with St. Petersburg Theater on ice (principal skater) and four years with Disney on Ice (ensemble skater/understudy).

 

Member of the Ice Sports Industry and Professional Skaters Association 

 

USA Hockey member

Certified Level 1 hockey coach

 

Fluent in English and Russian 


Sofia Pica

 

sofiamariepica@gmail.com or (707)333-7524

 

• 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 

vadim_shebeco@hotmail.com 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

skatingcoachwendy@outlook.com 

https://www.facebook.com/skatingcoachwendy/

 

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