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PRIVATE LESSONS

To select a private lesson instructor, you may come in and observe our instructors while teaching and approach them directly or you may ask the skating manager for assistance in choosing an appropriate instructor for you. 

 

All Instructors are independent contractors who use the Westminster ICE facility to teach private lessons and; therefore, set their own schedules, lesson fees and policies. 

 

Private lessons fees are paid directly to the Instructor and do not include ice time or skate rental.  It is recommended that you arrange a lesson on the same day as your group class, since the public session and skates are included as part of your Learn to Skate package. 

 

Below you will find a list of our private lesson instructors, a brief biography of their background and a voicemail number where they can be reached.  Click here for a printable list of instructors

 

If you would like John Saitta, the skating manager, to assist you in selecting an instructor, he can be reached at (714) 518-3212 or via email jsaitta@the-rinks.com

JOHN SAITTA                       (714) 518-3212                    jsaitta@the-rinks.com

The Rinks Skating Director.  USFS Double Gold Medalist & National Freeskating Champion.  Over 22 years teaching experience.  Coach to Regional, Sectional and International Competitors.  Certified IJS Technical Specialist.  PSA Rated.  Specializing in Video Analysis and Jump Technique.

 

BIANCA BUTLER                   (949 259-3216    

USFS Triple Gold Medalist and Silver Dance Medalist.  Member of Team USA for 10 yrs, competed nationally and internationally for 7 years.  Member of USFS, PSA rated.  Silver & Bronze Medalist in Juvenile, Intermediate, Novice & Junior Pairs at U.S. Nationals.

 

GRACE CHUN                        (949) 422-3944                    graceonice@gmail.com

An ISI and USFS member, Grace has over 17 years of skating experience.  She has taught skaters of all ages and levels including Special Olympic Skaters in Ventura County alongside Scott Hamilton.  Specializing in ISI and USFS singles skating, her current involvement as a competitive Adult Gold Skater keeps her on top of rule changes and trends.  She enjoys teaching beginners and Adult skaters and strives to keep skating a joyful activity whether the skater’s desire is to skate recreationally or competitively. 

 

TIFFANY CHUNG                  (949) 981-6353                    skatetiffanyc@gmail.com

USFS Double Gold Medalist.  National and International competitor including Junior Worlds and Junior Grand Prix and 3 time College National Medalist.  16 years skating experience and over 7 years coaching experience.  College graduate from University of California, Irvine.  Loves to teach beginners and tots, as well as specializes in off-ice conditioning and spins/spirals.

 

DIANNE DeLEEUW              (714) 290-9222                    Ddlsk8@msn.com

World and European Ladies Champion; 1976 Olympic Silver Medalist; 2 Time Olympian and 5 time World Team member

6 Time National Champion of Holland; USFS Gold Medalist in Figures and Freestyle, Canadian Gold Medalist in Figures and Freestyle, US Figure Skating National Technical Specialist, Video and Data Operator, ISI Gold Judge and National Referee,  Over 25 years teaching experience coaching Regional, Sectional, National and International Medalists

 

JED HOPKINS                        (801) 560-9030                    giggybugjh@yahoo.com

Jed comes to us from Salt Lake City, Utah and was a competitive skater for 13 years.  He is a USFSA double gold medalist and competed both nationally and internationally.  After his competitive career Jed joined the professional side of skating for the past 11 years skating in various shows on board Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Holiday on ICE, and Woodstock Production Ice Shows.  He served on the Board of Directors for ProSkaters organization.  Jed specializes in teaching jump technique, choreography, and moves in the field.

                       

JENNIE LEE                            (949) 232-7123   

International competitor (including Junior Grand Prix and Junior Worlds).  USFS Gold Medalist in Moves in the Field.  14 years skating experience.  Mentored by Olympic-ranked coaches.  19 years of dance experience.  Has worked with Team Excel and special Olympics Skating Programs.  Loves working with skaters of all ages.

 

MICHAEL MODRO                (310) 721-7583                    Mdrskate1@mac.com       

USFS Triple Gold Medalist.  National and International Competitor.  PSA, USFS and ISI member.  14 years skating experience and 10 years teaching experience in figure skating.  Trained by Rafael Arutunian.  6 years professional show skating experience.  Specializes in singles, pairs and moves in the field and edge control.  Also, coaches off-ice jumps and conditioning.  Coached competitors to regional, sectional, and national level in both pairs and singles.  College graduate from Cal State University, Long Beach with a degree in Finance.  He loves to teach skaters of all ages from beginners to more advanced levels.

WHITNEY PELAYO               (310) 405-1289                    Whitneypelayo@gmail.com

USFS, ISI, and PSA Member. ISI Gold certified judge. 15 years of skating experience and 10 years of ballet training. Continues to train with a Master Rated instructor. Works with a variety of ages and levels. Loves working with Tiny Tots and Beginners. Also specializes in music and choreography.

 

PENNY PEREBOOM                                                              wpereboom@aol.com      

25+ years teaching experience in technique and choreography, all ages and levels (ISI and USFS).  Gold Certified ISI Judge.  Skated professionally in Knott’s Ice Spectacular and The Nutcracker – A Fantasy On Ice.  College degree in Dance.

 

TRACY PRIMROSE                (714) 606-0611                    JPTPMP@msn.com            

Tracy has been teaching in Southern California for over 20 years.  She has taught all ages and abilities, ranging from very beginners to elite national competitors.  She is an ISI Gold certified judge and USFS Double Gold medalist in figures and freeskate.  She was a Regional, Sectional and National competitor.  She toured with Ice Chalet “Snoopy” shows and had a brief experience with Disney on Ice tour as well. 

 

PAULA RANKIN                    (714) 315-4250                    icek8tr@earthlink.net

Paula has over 20 years of experience teaching figure skating with a strong emphasis on jumps, spins and edges.  An ISI member and certified ISI judge, she has taught skaters of all ages, tot through adults.  She especially enjoys working with beginners.  University level training in dance gives her a special interest in skating choreography.  Paula is a college graduate with a Bachelor of Architecture degree.

 

SARAH SHERMAN                (714) 606-3879                    Sarahshermanfigureskating@hotmail.com

USFS Gold Medalist, PSA Rated (MITF & Freeskating), Pilates & Yoga Instructor.  Specializes in Moves in the Field, ISI & USFS Singles Skating, Synchronized Skating, Choreography, and off-ice training & conditioning.  Professional music editing for all levels of competition.

 

JIM STUART                           (714) 518-3223   

U.S. National and International coach.  35 years experience in bringing beginners to National Championship level.  U.S. and Canadian Triple Gold Medalist.  National Senior Men’s competitor and Star of Ice Follies and Holiday on Ice.

 

KATHLEEN STUART              (714) 721-0978   

38 years teaching experience.  Tots to U.S. National medalists.  Triple U.S.F.S. and ISU Gold Medalist.  National competitor.  Star of Ice Follies and Holiday On Ice.  Specializing in teaching a strong foundation for beginner skaters while encouraging creativity and enjoyment.  On and off-ice choreography and ballet for skaters.

 

TAMARA TOSSEY                  (714) 292-3477                    tmtossey@gmail.com       

National and International Pair Skating Competitor.  USFS Double Gold Medalist.  13 years skating experience.  Specializes in beginners.  Enjoys working with all ages.

 

PUNKY VANDENBERG         (909) 268-8341   

Technical Hockey Power Skating Coach – 25 years coaching experience.  Current clientele includes players from NHL, WHL, ECHL, BCHL, Colorado College, Boston U., Shatick St. Marys, Honey Bake AAA PeeWee, LA Selects ’95 PeeWee National Champs, LA Selects Bantam AAA 92 Natinoal Champs, Lady Ducks National Champs (2006 12 & Under) LA Selects Ladys (14 & Under).  Creates customized technical skating programs for all ages and abilities to have fun with hockey experience.

 


 
Pick-Up Hockey
August 2014
On Tues, Aug 19, the 10:15am pick-up session has been cancelled. On Fri, Aug 29, the 12:00pm pick-up and 4:50pm stick time have been cancelled.

Public Skating
August 2014
From Fri, Aug 29 through Mon, Sept 1, all public sessions have been cancelled.

Freestyle
August 2014
On Fri, Aug 29, the 8:40am and 2:00pm freestyle sessions have been cancelled. On Aug 30 and Sept 1, all freestyle and powerskating sessions have been cancelled.



 
  



  


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