Learn to Skate Program

Summer Semester

June 19th thru –  Sept.9th,2017

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Contact Wendy
wendy@sdice.com

Tel. +1 (858) 530-1825, 308

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wendyWendy Smith
Director


As one of the largest recreational skating school programs in the country, the San Diego Ice Arena skating school program offers a welcoming, fun, and exciting way to teach toddlers, teens, and adults the artistry of ice skating.
Many skaters begin in a “starter” level class, where they are introduced to skating basics and how to safely navigate around the ice arena in confidence. After completing the introductory starter class, most skaters feel that skating around the local rink is a breeze.

During each twelve week semester, skaters of all ages and levels work receive individualized attention from our world class coaching staff. From tiny toddlers taking their first steps on the ice to high-level extreme power stroking, from adult, dance, and group performance classes, skaters of all skill levels and ages are sure to find a class that fits their needs.

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tot Classes (3 to 5 years of age)

Tuesday………………….4:00 pm
Wednesday…………….5:15 pm
Friday……………….……4:00 pm
Saturday…………..…..12:20pm

Youth Classes (6 years of age and up)

Tuesday.…………..……..5:15 pm
Wednesday……………..5:15 pm
Friday……………..………5:10 pm
Saturday………….……12:20 pm

Adult Classes

Tuesday…………………..6:15pm
Saturday……………..…12:20pm

Hockeyclasses

Youth……………..………..Saturday
Hockey Power Skating….Friday

specialty classes

Spins..………….………Saturday
Harness/Jumps…….Saturday
Stroking (Int. thru Ext.) ..Saturday
Synchronized Skating….Thur. & Sat.
Dance……………….….Saturday
Production # ……….Wednesday
Ballet…..Mon, Tue, Thurs, Fri. & Sat.

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Tot Classes (3-5 years) = $180.00
Youth & Adult Classes = $198.00
Prices are based on a 12 week semester
Prices will be pro-rated when registering.

Skate rental included for all Starter & P/A levels

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Tuesday
TimeClassInstructorAsst
4:00pmTot StarterJustin/Nicole/Julianna
4:30pmTot Pre AlphaNicole/Julianna
Tot Alpha/BetaJustin
5:15pm6-12 StarterJessica/SimonJulianna
6-12 Pre AlphaKaryl/Kimberly
6-12 AlphaJami/Nicole
6-12 BetaBreanne/Roberta
6-12 GammaKristin/Polina
6-12 DeltaNatasha
Skating SkillsHeather
5:45pmFreestyle 1Natasha
Freestyle 2Jami/Karyl
Freestyle 3James/Breanne
Freestyle 4Heather/Jessica
Freestyle 5&6Simon/Kristin/Shannon
6:15pmAdult StarterJami/Heather
Adult P/A-BetaBreanne/Shannon
Adult Gam/DeltaNatasha/Nicole
Adult FreestyleJames
Ad Dance/MovesSimon
Wednesday
TimeClassInstructorAsst
5:15pmTot StarterKammy/BrittanyOliver
Tot Pre AlphaKristinClaire
Tot Alpha - GammaJami
6-12 StarterJanelle/KristenGeoff
6-12 Pre AlphaKaty/Brian
6-12 AlphaKaryl/Michael
6-12 BetaHeather
Skating SkillsNicole
5:45pm6-12 GammaHeather
6-12 DeltaGeoff/Michael
Freestyle 1Karyl/Claire
Freestyle 2Kristin
Freestyle 3&4Brian/Brittany
Freestyle 5&6Katy/JanelleKammy
Production # Shannon/Justin Kristen
Thursday
TimeClassInstructor 1Instructor 2
3:40 PMOpen Juvenille SyncroSusan/Brian
Friday
TimeClassInstructorAsst
4:00pmTot StarterOliver/JuliannaAstrea
4:30pmTot Pre AlphaAstrea
Tot Alpha/BetaOliver/Julianna
5:10pm6-12 StarterKristen/Sasha
6-12 Pre AlphaBreanne/Astrea
6-12 AlphaGeoff/Oliver
6-12 BetaJanelle/Roberta
6-12 GammaKaryl/Julianna
6-12 DeltaJames
Skating SkillsKatherine
5:40pmFreestyle 1James
Freestyle 2Karyl/Kristen
Freestyle 3Geoff/Astrea
Freestyle 4Breanne/Sasha
Freestyle 5&6Janelle/NicoleKatherine
Hockey Pwr. SkatingCraig

Saturday
TimeClassInstructorAsst
8:00am Pre-Juvenile SynchroSusan/Brian
8:30am Preliminary Synchro Susan/Brian
9:00am Power StrokingKaren/Jon/Janelle
9:45am Dance SkillsJon/Karen/Janelle
10:15amFreestyle 3Jami
Freestyle 4Karyl
Freestyle 5Jessica/Kimberly
Freestyle 6 & AboveKristin/Nicole
Adult FreestyleJustin
10:45amHarness/JumpsJustin/KimberlyJessica
SpinsKristin/Karyl
Freestyle 1Nicole/Michael
Freestyle 2Jami
Learn to play HockeyCraig
11:15amAdvanced StrokingJami/Jessica
Intermediate StrokingNicole/Michael
Mini MitesCraig
11.50am6-12 Pre AlphaKaryl/Sasha
6-12 AlphaJami/KimberlyRoberta
6-12 BetaSara/Kristen
6-12 GammaKristin/Michael 
6-12 DeltaJessica/Nicole
Skating SkillsAstrea
Ad. P/A /Delta Simon/Nicole
12:20pmTot StarterSimon/Kristen/MichaelKimberly
Tot Pre AlphaSara/AstreaRoberta
Tot Alpha/BetaKaryl/Polina
6-12 StarterKristin/Sasha/Jami
Adult StarterJessica/NicoleBarbara

Class Descriptions

Starter

This class is specifically designed for people who are new to the sport of ice skating. You will learn the basics of navigation around the ice safely.

Pre-Alpha – Delta

Skaters learn the fundamentals outlined in the ISI skating levels and will learn how to do more advanced moves like the crossover, three-turn and more…

Freestyle 1- 10

Advanced skaters have the opportunity to participate in our freestyle classes. These classes are designed for the skaters who are looking to do advanced single and double jumps as well as spins.

Dance Class

The dance class is designed for Freestyle 2 and up skaters looking to advance their skating skills. Ice dancing is all about skating technique and efficiency. Skaters will develop these basic skills as well as the importance of musical timing.

 

Power Stroking

This series of courses is designed to help push skaters to skate harder and faster around the rink. Skaters will develop stronger skating skills as well as increased stamina and endurance.

 

Harness & Jump

Designed for skaters at the Freestyle 4 level and up; this class gives skaters the opportunity to try different jumps like the axel while being supported to prevent injury.

A Class Lesson Once a Week

All Skating School classes are 30 min. in length.

Make-up Classes

Make up privileges for classes are available during the course of the semester.

Free Public Sessions

Students will have unlimited public sessions to practice on each semester.

Grading

Students are graded regularly, enabling advancement when necessary.

Certificate of Completion

Presented to all students at the end of their course.
They will receive a certificate and instructor recommendation for the next course.

Merit Testing 

Students receive buttons and ribbons for their skating accomplishments.

Recitals

Recitals are conducted at the end of the semester giving students the opportunity to perform for family and friends.

Discounts

Are available for military, families and multiple classes during the semester.

Meet Our Coaches

Bob Pellaton

Bob Pellaton

Sr. Coach

USFS Quadruple Gold Medalist in Freestyle, Pairs, MITF and Dance. 
11 years U.S. National & International member of team USA, International Silver Medalist & Coach of National level skaters.
28 years coaching experience with expertise in choreography, freestyle, moves in the field and component refinement. 

EMail: bobpellaton@yahoo.com

 

 

Clara Nguyen

Clara Nguyen

Sr. Coach

USFS medalist in figures & freestyle. 12 yrs. as a competitive skater throughout California & Regional competitions. National TDS bronze medalist. Trained with National, World and Olympic coaches . 18 yrs of coaching experience.

EMail:clra1978@yahoo.com
Tel:619-988-9823

Jami Macleod

Jami Macleod

Sr. Coach

SDIA Creative director for annual show.
Music editing and remastering specialist.
USFS medalist in MITF.
Member of Int. Sync. Skating team ranked 5th in US.
Trained with Nat./Olympic level coaches.
Performer in Titanic production.

EMail:sdskatecoach@gmail.com

Katy Hewitt

Katy Hewitt

Sr.Coach

US National Competitor.
US Regional and Sectional medalist.
USFSA double Gold medalist in freestyle & Moves In the Field.
10 years with “Disney On Ice” as principal soloist & pairs skater.
Jr. National Coach. IJS Technical Specialist.

EMail:Siandkaty@gmail.com

Tel: 858 652 0443

 

Natasha Bobrina

Natasha Bobrina

Sr.Coach

Russian Jr. National champion in single and pairs.
Russian World team member.
Principal skater in St. Petersburg Ballet On Ice.
Finland FSC head coach for freestyle & choreography.
Coach of National, International & World skaters.

Email: nbsk8s2001@yahoo.com 

 

Wendy Smith

Wendy Smith

Director

Triple Gold Medalist in Figures, Freestyle, and Dance. Canadian National team alternate.
Trained by World & Olympic coaches.
Producer/Director of seminars & shows.
National and Jr. Olympic coach. 30+ years of coaching experience.
EMail:wsmith429@yahoo.com
Tel:858-530-1826 x308

James Reamy

James Reamy

Sr. Coach

James Reamy USFS Gold medalist in Figures and Freestyle. Gold, Silver and Bronze medalist at Golden West, Southwest and Pacific Coast. 1980 US National alternate. Trained by World and Olympic coaches. 19 years of coaching experience.
EMail:JRSK8S@AOL.COM
Tel: 858.530.1825 X410

Susan Morrison

Susan Morrison

Sr.Coach

23 years experience in teaching skaters ages 3 to adult.
Taught for Ice Capades Chalet for 13 years.
Coach of the Pacific Coast Gold Medalist Shining Blades Synchronized Skating Team.
Email: susanemcmo@earthlink.net

 

Breanne Bonilla

Breanne Bonilla

Sr. Coach

USFS Regional competitor with 11 years competitive experience in USFSA and ISI. Intermediate Freestyle and Senior MITF tests. Cognitive Science B.S. from UCSD.
Member of PSA, USFSA and gold certification with ISI.

EMail: Breannembonilla@gmail.com

Geoff Varner

Geoff Varner

Sr. Coach

Achieved 24th in the World as a 7 yr member of Team USA.
3 Time ISU Grand Prix Competitor. Jr.
Grand Prix Final Bronze Medalist.
Double Gold Medalist in Freeskate/MITF.
10 Time National Qualifier.
National & International Medalist
EMail:geoffry.varner@gmail.com

Jessica Pimentel

Jessica Pimentel

Sr. Coach

Jessica Pimentel USFS medalist in MITF & Freestyle w/10 yrs. competitive experience. Most artistic performance winner of the William O. Smyth award.
University training in Jazz & Choreo.
Trained with National, World & Olympic coaches. 10 yrs coaching exp.

EMail:Jsharp83@yahoo.com

Kerrie Armijo

Kerrie Armijo

Sr.Coach

USFS Gold medalist in MITF, and member of the International Synchronized Skating Team del Sol.
Trained with National, World and Olympic coaches.
8 years experience as a competitive skater.

EMail:SkateKerrie@gmail.com
Tel: 619-206-2007

Shannon Peck

Shannon Peck

Sr.Coach

USFS Gold medalist in MITF, Double Silver medalist in Figures & Freestyle. 8 yrs.
USFS Regional competitive skating experience.
Star of Ice Follies, Holiday On Ice Disney On Ice, Ice Capades & Sea World.
20+ yrs of coaching exp.

Email:shannoncpeck@hotmail.com
Tel:760 505 2302

Dorian Valles

Dorian Valles

Sr.Coach

EMail:dorian.valles@gmail.com

Michelle Ford

Michelle Ford

Sr.Coach

Senior Coach
U.S./Canadian and International Gold medalist in Ice Dancing. 
1972 Junior Dance National Champion.
Senior Dance National and International Competitor, 
1976 Olympic team alternate .
Star performer with Ice Follies plus Adult Synchronized National bronze medalist 2002.  
30+ years teaching experience.

Tel: 858-449-0567
EMail: mford.skate@gmail.com

 

 

Brian Thayer

Brian Thayer

Sr. Coach

USFS Medalist in Figures, Freestyle and Pairs.
Trained by National & Olympic coaches.
Performed with Ice Follies, Holiday on Ice and Ice Capades.
Coach of the Pacific Coast Gold Medalist Shining Blades Synchronized Skating Team.

EMail:bdtsk8s@aol.com
Tel: 619 665 1849

Heather Young

Heather Young

Sr. Coach

USFS Gold Medalist in Moves in the Field, Silver Medalist in Freestyle.
Pacific Coast and US National competitor.
Professionally trained in dance and ballet.
Performer with “Legends On Ice” skating show.
10 yrs. coaching experience.

Email: heatheryoung22@gmail.com

 

Karen Wiesmeier

Karen Wiesmeier

Sr.Coach

USFS & CFSA Gold Medalist in Freestyle, Dance & Freedance.
Coach of National gold medalist and International Synchronized Skating Team del Sol.
30+yrs. of coaching experience.
ISU Technical Specialist.
Master Rated in Synchro.
EMail: karen.wiesmeier@gmail.com
Tel:858 486 2148

Kristin Griffitts

Kristin Griffitts

Sr.Coach

'96 Junior National Champion. 3-time US National Medalist.
5-time US National Competitor.
Performer in US and Japan shows.
PSA certified coach & ISI Silver judge.
USFSA Triple Gold Medalist in MITF, Figures & Freeskating.

EMail:Kristingriffitts@hotmail.com
Tel:858-414-9711

Simon Hewitt

Simon Hewitt

Sr.Coach

2 time British Jr. Champion in Freestyle & Pairs.
5 time British National & International team member.
British Intergold medalist in freestyle & Gold medalist in dance.
10 years as principal skater with “Disney On Ice” Jr. National Coach

EMail:Siandkaty@gmail.com

Tel. 858 652 0443

 

 

Chea Hutton

Chea Hutton

Sr. Coach

USFS Triple Gold Medalist in MITF, Freestyle & Dance.
Regional gold medalist, National collegiate competitor and Adult Synchronized National bronze medalist.
Jr. National and National coach. Ph.D. in Sport Psychology.

Email: cchskater@gmail.com

 

Karyl Kawaichi

Karyl Kawaichi

Sr.Coach

USFS Triple Gold medalist in Freestyle, Dance and Pairs.
National and International competitor.
10 yrs. Principal adagio and soloist in Ice Capades show.
Specializing in choreography, freestyle, pairs and hockey power skating.

Email: icegypsy51@gmail.com

 

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