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.

Sharks Ice Private Instructors set their own lesson times in accordance with ice availibility.  Each individual can give you a better idea of when they teach.  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

When paying for private lessons, check in at the cashier's desk to pay for your admission sticker.

 

 
Richard Alexander
Years Coaching: 20
 
Richard was US World and Olympic Alternate (1992), USFS International Team (1990-93) and National Junior Pair Champion (1990). He was a touring performer including European Stars on Ice (1994-96) and has 20 years of coaching experience. He is a USFS international, national, and junior national coach. Available to teach all ages and abilities from beginner to elite. 
 
Specialty: pole harness, moves in the field, pairs
 
 
Tracey Arnold
Years Coaching: 14
 
 
US Figure Skating Silver Medalist, National Competitor in Singles & Former Ice Show Professional. 50time National and Worlds Champion in Synchronized Skating. Accredited by The Professional Skaters Association. Additional Experience Includes Formal Training and Competition in Ice Dancing, Ballet, Tap, and Jazz. BFA from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco
 
Specialty: Basic Skills, Freestyle, Choreography, Moves in the Field, Power, Off-Ice Conditioning
 
 
Allison Cahill
408.896.1778
Years Coaching: 10
 
 
 
Allison has over 15 years of experience competing in individual figure skating at all levels up to ISI Platinum. She is an ISI Worlds Champion in figure skating and synchronized skating. She is an excellent mentor and a positive and encouraging coach who applies her Masters Degree in Psychology from University of San Francisco to guide her students through achieving their skating goals. Allison is a Professional Member of ISI and an ISI Judge.
 
Specialty: Figure Skating all ages, beginning through freestyle levels, preparation for local and world class ISI Competitions
 
 
Dave Delago
925.366.7598
Years Coaching: 13
 
 
 
4 time US Figure Skating Gold Medalist, 12-time US Figure Skating National Competitor. Coaching member of the Professional Skaters Association
 
Specialty: Freestyle, Pairs, Moves, Choreography
 
 
 
 
Sherri Krahne-Thomas
Years Coaching: 18
 
 
Regional, Sectional & Junior National Coach. Member of PSA, USFS, ISI and Peninsula Figure Skating Club. 18 Years of experience coaching competitive skaters. Teaches all ages and levels.
 
Specialty – MIF, Spins, Jumps & Choreography for artistic and freestyle programs
 
 
Jonathon O’Dougherty
408.387.4592
 
 
 
British Ice Dance Champion at Novice, Junior, and Senior level. Medalist at several ISU International events and competitor at the Junior World Championships, two European Championships, and the World Championships. Coach and choreographer of National Champions, International competitors, and World Championship competitors. Graduate of South Nottingham College (England) with a degree in Sports and Exercise Science and Coaching.
 
Specialty – Beginning ice dance, moves in the field, skating skills
 
 
Pamela O’Dougherty
408.644.1839
 
 
 
British Ice Dance Champion at Novice, Junior, and Senior level. Medalist at several ISU International events and competitor at the Junior World Championships, two European Championships, and the World Championships. Coach and choreographer of National Champions, International competitors, and World Championship competitors. Graduate of South Nottingham College (England) with a degree in Sports and Exercise Science and Coaching.
 
Specialty – Beginners, Ice Dance, Freestyle, and Choreography
 
Michelle Racimo
408.624.2682
 
 
Michelle Racimo has been on the ice for over 30 years and began coaching power skating and figure skating in 1994. She specializes in developing solid skating skill foundation with emphasis on skating mechanics, explosive speed development, economy of movement and edge control. She believes that muscle memory – achieved through a consistent practice standard, and skill-specific cross training – is the fast track to athletic success. Michelle is a USFSA silver medalist and a former junior ladies competitor. She is an ISI certififed Silver Judge, a member of USFSA, ISI, USA Hockey, and a Bronze Certified USA Wrestling Coach.
 
 
Sherrilynn Sledge
408.859.7561
 
 
Gold test in Figures and Freestyle through USFSA, Professional member of ISI. . Available for team practices beginner through intermediate levels, focusing on skating skills and technique.
 
Specialty: Hockey power skating for beginning and intermediate levels and adults and Figure Skating for all ages and levels and ISI levels
 
  
 
 
Kristina Van Kregten
408.529.6262
Years Coaching: 9 years
 
 
United States Figure Skating competitor for over 15 years in Freestyle, Pairs, and Ice Dancing. Regional, Sectional, and Junior Olympic/National Competitor. Coaching member of the Professional Skater’s Association.  Trains competitive and recreational skaters in both USFS and ISI. Beginners through Advanced/Senior levels.
 
Specialty: Basic/Advanced Skills & Technique, Freestyle, Moves in the Field, Choreography, and Off-Ice Conditioning
 
 
Cynthia Van Valkenburg
510.427.5915
 
 
Cynthia has 30 years of coaching experience and has been an Oakland Ice Center 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 US Junior National Pair Champion. Her students have competed at the US Junior Nationals and Nationals, and at the elite International level. Cynthia is available in San Jose, Fremont, and Oakland for lessons.
 
 
Olga Yeghyayan
 
 
Trained and competed in Russia. Degree in Child Psychology and Child Development – St. Petersburg, Russia.
 
Specialty: All ages and levels, basic skills, freestyle, choreography, power
 

 

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