Private Lesson Information
Private lessons are available during public sessions, work sessions and freestyle sessions. If interested please contact the coach directly for scheduling. Coaches that work for our rink are listed below.
When should my skater be in private lessons?
A skater enrolled in group lessons can benefit from additional ice time with a private lesson coach. It can assist with the pace a skater may move through the Learn-to-Skate program. If you are a new skater and have not taken lessons before you may want to schedule a lesson with a coach to evaluate your skater, based on their recommendation you would sign up for the appropriate group lesson.
How do I pay?
During private lessons you pay the coach directly based on the agreed fee. You also have to pay Haymarket Iceplex for the ice session. Private lessons are currently given on public sessions, work sessions and freestyle sessions. If you are not at the level of Freeskate 1 or higher, you cannot skate on a freestyle session unless you are in a lesson with your coach. When your lesson is done, you must exit the ice session.
What if I already have a coach from another ice arena, can they come to the Haymarket Iceplex for my lesson?
Only coaches with a Haymarket Iceplex contract may coach at the Haymarket Iceplex Arena. Please contact the Skating Director for more information on guest coaching contracts.
If you are new to finding an instructor for private or semi-private lesson, please know that all the coaches below can teach children how to skate at the beginner level and more. If you have a hockey interest, these coaches can and will provide you with how to skate skills. You can NOT play hockey without knowing how to skate well.
If you are interested in a hockey coach only, please see the "hockey tab" on this site for hockey instructors. They will teach skating and stickhandling, and shooting skills.
Geremi Howard Haymarket Iceplex Skating Director and Predators Power Skating Coach. Her teaching experience is 28 years. Teaches hockey players from Washington Little Caps, Ashburn Extreme, Reston Raiders, Boston Bandits, Skipjacks, Prince William, Predators, Team Maryland and Montgomery. Backround: Double Gold Medalist in Figures and Freestyle. USFS National Gold Medalist 1990. US Olympic Festival Gold Medal Team member 1989. International Gold Medalist competitor 1989 in Italy. Currently, Geremi enjoys spending time with her family and is only teaching in the early, early mornings Power skating to hockey players.
Ashley Basquin Cavossa was a two time regional champion among many other gold medal titles, she represented the Los Angeles Figure Skating Club and Houston Figure Skating club. During her amateur career, Ashley trained with Olympic coaches Frank Carroll and Mitch Moyer. She loves to share her love of the sport with others.
Kathie Cipolla Email: email@example.com
Can teach beginner and Intermediate Figure Skating.
Holly Geary Growing up in upstate New York, Holly has always enjoyed ice skating and her interest peaked when the Olympics came to her area. She has been involved with ice skating since her children were young, but decided to take lessons herself as an adult. She has been teaching beginning level Learn To Skate classes at Haymarket Iceplex. She is available for private lessons to children an adults at the beginner levels. She also can do birthday party groups.
Kathy HurdCarrillo Coaching since 1988. Author of "The Athletic Learning Curve" Specializing in Figures Based Power Skating Skills for both figure and hockey skaters. 5 Tours with Ice Capades and Holiday on Ice-Europe. USFS Gold Medalists in Ice Dance, Freestyle, Pairs, Moves and Synchro. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Terri McIntyre With more than 14 years of teaching experience in skating and dance. Terri especially enjoys working with beginners, adults & special skaters.
Gail Peterson has over 20 years of teaching experience and is available to teach all ages and levels of Freestyle and Moves in the Field. She is a USFS Gold Medalist in Dance and has passed her Intermediate Freestyle and 4th Figure Tests. Former Regional and Sectional USFS competitor from New England area. Members of USFS and PSA. USFS Category B certified coach.
Christina Powers Email: email@example.com
Can teach all levels of figure skating and synchro skating
Chrissy O'Connor She is a Gold Medalist in Dance, Free Dance and Moves in the Field. Competed with Miami University's Senior Synchronized Skating team for 4 years, earning National and International titles. Chrissy also earned a National title with her D.C.E dge Masters Synchro skating team in 2016. She focuses on teaching dance, moves in the field and Synchro skating skills. She is available to teach any age group.
Barbara Walker Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Can teach all levels of figure skating and ice dancing
Teresa Yuengert 20 years of experience coaching individual skaters beginner through advance Freestyle & Moves. 18 years of experience coaching Synchronized team skating. USFS category A certified coach. Members of PSA, WFSC, SCNV. Rate: $30 1/2 hour