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The next step...

Private lessons are great for any age and skill level. We have a group of well qualified instructors who take on skaters interested in private instruction, including hockey players. With private lessons your skater gets undivided attention with their chosen coach to work on learning new skills and improving. Private lessons are also a great choice for those who are interested in testing and competition.


Why Private Lessons?

There are many reasons to begin private instruction in skating:

· Skater is struggling to master certain skills

· Skater would like to improve quicker

· Skater learns best in an individual environment

· Skater is interested in getting more involved in skating, competitions, USFS Testing, Theatre On Ice, Synchronized skating, etc.

· Hockey players looking to improve their skating skills

· Skaters who would like to continue lessons throughout the summer at other locations once the Wallace Civic Center is closed in the Spring


How do they work?

Private lessons are offered on Freestyle ice time as well as other skating locations. Once you have chosen a coach, an arrangement is made between skater and coach for times and days that work best. Lessons can be arranged for any length of time (30 minutes or the full 60 minutes, etc...).

How much does it cost?

Private instruction is typically more expensive than group class options but the amount of lessons and their duration can be tailored by the coach to fit what the budget allows.

· Coaches- Coaches set their own hourly rates and are paid directly by the skater/parent for their services. Please inquire with the coaching staff for specific rates.

·  Ice Time- Freestyle ice time is paid for at the front desk. You can sign up to do “walk-ons” and pay weekly or you can sign up for a full session and pay a flat rate. The Wallace Figure Skating Club has three free style sessions. There are other times available for free style sessions at other local rinks. 

The total cost of each lesson is a combination of the rate paid directly to the coach and the ice time paid directly to the rink.

Saturday Free style ice (WFSC):

FS1: 30 mins. 9:00 - 9:30

FS2: 60 mins. 9:30 - 10:30

FS3: 30 mins. 11:20 - 11:50



How do I pick a coach?

Choosing a coach can be difficult, especially if you are new to the skating world. All of our coaches are very qualified with many years of experience and various qualifications. Often if you have been a part of our program, your skater or the parent may have developed a report with a certain coach, which is usually a good place to start. If you are interested in lessons but are still unsure about who would be the best fit, please talk to a board member at the front desk. Below is a list of our home club coaches and the best way to contact them. 


Wallace Figure Skating Club coaching staff:

Jess Atkins

[email protected] 

978-852-8073 (text or call)

Alisha Blanchard

[email protected]

978-877-3351 (text or call)

Sue Ecklund

m[email protected]

978-660-0465 (text or call)

Sydney Ecklund

[email protected]

978-870-5446 (text or call)

Stephanie Deitzel

[email protected]

603-508-8948 (text or call)

Wendy Freitas

[email protected]

978-771-5288 (text or call)

Acadia Kopec

[email protected]

508-736-0431 (text or call)

Hailey Miller

[email protected]

978-790-1686 (text or call)

Mary Parenteau

[email protected]

978-906-4117 (text or call)

Kathy Valera

[email protected]

978-835-2174 (text or call)

Please feel free to contact any of our coaching staff if you have any questions regarding availability, open free style ice times, the cost of private lessons and how they work generally. We are more than happy to help guide you through the next step in Figure Skating.
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