Private Skating Instructors

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.

The following is partical list of our instructors at the Oakland Ice Center.

If you would like additional information regarding private lessons please email Glenn Martin.

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 GdaƄsk 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.

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.


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