Private Lessons

Private lessons are available to all skaters, regardless of age or skill level. Private lessons are an opportunity for one-on-one learning specific to a skater’s individual needs, which will help them learn and progress at an accelerated pace. Once a skater begins private lessons, they can choose to participate in skating competitions and advanced testing. All of these things will help foster a sense of dedication, accomplishment, good sportsmanship, and many other life lessons.

Please note, private lesson fees are paid directly to the Skating Instructor and do not include ice time or rental skates, which should be paid at the front desk. Lesson fees vary based upon the Skating Instructor's qualifications and credentials.

You may contact our Skating Instructors directly to inquire about private lessons. We recommend observing our Skating Instructors teaching group classes or private lessons. If you would like assistance in selecting a Skating Instructor based upon your availability, goals, and skill level, please email the Skating Manager, Chris Pottenger, at cpottenger@therinks.com.

Skating Instructors

Chris Pottenger, Skating Manager

Phone: 949.813.4834
Email: cpottenger@therinks.com
PSA Rating: Master Free Skating; Master Moves in the Field

PSA Master Rating in Free Skating; PSA Master Rating in Moves in the Field; PSA Level 5 Ranking; USFS Triple Gold Test Medalist in Free Skating, Moves in the Field, and Pairs; USFS Regional Champion; USFS Sectional Champion in Novice, Junior, and Senior Pairs; 2-time USFS National Champion; 6-time USFS National Championships Medalist; 4-time Team USA International Champion; 2-time ISU Junior Grand Prix Final Competitor; 6 Years Team USA International Competitor in Pairs; B.A. degree from the University of Delaware, graduating Magna Cum Laude; Certified National IJS Technical Specialist in Singles; Certified National IJS Technical Specialist in Pairs; USFS Regional Champion Coach; USFS Sectional Champion Coach; USFS National Championships Medalist Coach; 4 Years Team USA International Coach; Team USA Coach at the Winter Youth Olympic Games

Jessica Aguirre

Phone: 714.873.7333
Email: jes.moore@yahoo.com
PSA Rating: Registered Free Skating; Registered Group Instruction

PSA Registered Rating in Free Skating; PSA Registered Rating in Group Instruction; USFS Junior Free Skating Test; USFS Gold Test Medalist in Moves in the Field; USFS Regional Competitor; USFS Sectional Competitor; USFS National Championships Competitor

Miriam Gelfand

Phone: 949.307.5414
Email: mirskates@me.com
PSA Rating: Senior Free Skating; Certified Moves in the Field

PSA Senior Rating in Free Skating; PSA Certified Rating in Moves in the Field; USFS Junior Free Skating Test; USFS Gold Test Medalist in Moves in the Field; USFS Bronze Pattern Dance Test; USFS Novice Free Dance Test; USFS Regional Medalist; USFS Sectional Medalist; USFS National Championships Competitor; USFS Collegiate National Competitor; Principal Soloist Show Skater; USFS National Championships Coach; B.S. Degree in Physical Education, concentration Figure Skating Science

Jessica Gonzalez

Phone: 310.738.3662
Email: posadaj16@gmail.com
PSA Rating: Senior Free Skating

PSA Senior Rating in Free Skating; PSA Level 3 Ranking; USFS Double Gold Test Medalist in Free Skating and Figures; USFS Pre-Gold Test in Pattern Dance; USFS Regional Champion; 3-time USFS Regional Medalist; USFS Sectional Medalist; 3-time USFS National Championships Competitor; USFS National Champion in Junior Figures; USFS Regional Medalist Coach; USFS Sectional Medalist Coach; USFS National Championships Coach; Speaks Fluent Spanish, in addition to English

Alexis Kinney

Phone: 707-628-9918
Email: alexis.kinney.94@gmail.com
PSA Rating: Not a PSA Rated Skating Instructor

USFS Triple Gold Test Medalist in Free Skating; Pattern Dance and Moves in the Field; USFS Regional Competitor in Junior Ladies; USFS Synchronized Skating National Silver Medalist in Intermediate; USFS Synchronized National Competitor in Senior; Team USA International Competitor in Synchronized Skating

Natalie Lau

Phone: 714.299.4419
Email: no1toepick@aol.com
PSA Rating: Registered Free Skating; Registered Moves in the Field

PSA Registered Rating in Free Skating; PSA Registered Rating in Moves in the Field; USFS Preliminary Free Skating Test; USFS Preliminary Moves in the Field Test; ISI Competitor; B.A. degree from the California State University Fullerton; USFS Synchronized Skating Sectional Coach

Kathleen McMillan

Phone: 310.710.7178
Email: ktmonice@yahoo.com
PSA Rating: Master Moves in the Field; Certified Free Skating; Registered Group Instruction; Registered Figures

PSA Master Rating in Moves in the Field; PSA Certified Rating in Free Skating; PSA Registered Rating in Group Instruction; PSA Registered Rating in Figures; PSA Level 3 Ranking; USFS Junior Free Skating Test; USFS Junior Pairs Test; USFS Junior Figures Test; 4-time USFS Regional Medalist; 2-time USFS Sectional Medalist; USFS Regional Champion Coach, USFS Sectional Medalist Coach, USFS National Championships Coach, Coach of USFS National Champion in Juvenile Boys

Marina Mikoultchik

Phone: 714.225.8181
Email: marinaskating@hotmail.com
PSA Rating: Registered Moves in the Field; Registered Ice Dance

PSA Registered Rating in Moves in the Field; PSA Registered Rating in Ice Dance; Russian National Competitor in Senior Ice Dance; USFS Regional Champion Coach; USFS Sectional Champion Coach; USFS National Championships Coach; Speaks Fluent Russian, in addition to English

Alexander Murashko

Phone: 310.728.5478
Email: alexice1031@yahoo.com
PSA Rating: Master Free Skating

PSA Master Rating in Free Skating; 10-time Belarussian National Champion; 5-time ISU World Championships Competitor; Winter Olympic Games Competitor; M.S. degree in Sport Science and Physical Education from the Belarussian State University of Physical Culture; Master of Sport of the USSR in Figure Skating; National and International Coach; Principal Soloist Show Skater; Speaks Fluent Russian, in addition to English

Vitaliy Novikov

Phone: 860.794.5106
Email: ipolet1979@yahoo.com
PSA Rating: Not a PSA Rated Skating Instructor

Biography Coming Soon!

Kathi Pargee

Phone: 714.504.7587
Email: katndave@dslextreme.com
PSA Rating: Not a PSA Rated Skating Instructor

USFS Double Gold Test Medalist in Free Skating and Figures; USFS Synchronized Skating National Coach; Team USA Coach in Synchronized Skating; Director of ICE’Kateers Synchronized Skating Team

Sara Robertson

Phone: 818.731.7272
Email: sara@strobertson.com
PSA Rating: Registered Free Skating; Registered Choreography

PSA Registered Rating in Free Skating; PSA Registered Rating in Choreography; UFSA Double Gold Test Medalist in Free Skating and Moves in the Field; USFS Bronze Pattern Dance Test; USFS Regional Competitor in Senior Ladies; USFS Sectional Competitor in Senior Ladies; USFS Collegiate National Champion in Junior Ladies; Semi-Principal Show Skater for Disney on Ice and Broadway on Ice; Principal Soloist Show Skater for Royal Caribbean, Woodstock Productions, and Holiday on Ice; Certified Sectional IJS Technical Specialist; USFS Regional Champion Coach; USFS Sectional Champion Coach; USFS National Championships Coach; Director of Ballyhoo Ice Theater

Lauren Ross

Phone: 949.244.8986
Email: laurene.ross@yahoo.com
PSA Rating: Registered Free Skating; Registered Moves in the Field

PSA Registered Rating in Free Skating; PSA Registered Rating in Moves in the Field; USFS Adult Gold Free Skating Test; USFS Adult Intermediate Moves in the Field Test; USFS Non-Qualifying Regional Competitor; USFS Adult National Competitor; USFS National Synchronized Skating Competitor; B.A. degree from Loyola Marymount University; USFS Non-Qualifying Regional Coach

Russ Scott

Phone: 714.321.7708
Email: russcscott@gmail.com
PSA Rating: Master Free Skating; Master Pairs; Certified Moves in the Field

PSA Master Rating in Free Skating; PSA Master Rating in Pairs; PSA Certified Rating in Moves in the Field; PSA Level 5 Ranking; USFS Double Gold Test Medalist in Free Skating and Pairs; USFS National Championships Competitor in Singles and Pairs; USFS National Championships Medalist in Pairs; B.S. degree from Emory University; Certified Sectional IJS Technical Specialist in Singles; Certified National IJS Technical Specialist in Pairs; USFS National Championships Coach; Primary Coach and Choreographer of 2005 PSA EDI Award for Best Performance at the USFS National Championships Senior Men’s Event; Team USA International Coach; ISU World Championships Coach

Katie Shepherd

Phone: 562.235.5971
Email: skatewithkatie@gmail.com
PSA Rating: Registered Moves in the Field

PSA Registered Rating in Moves in the Field; USFS Intermediate Free Skating Test; USFS Gold Test Medalist in Moves in the Field

Kristina Soto

Phone: 714.381.2791
Email: kristinahsoto@gmail.com
PSA Rating: Registered Free Skating; Registered Moves in the Field; Registered Group Instruction

PSA Registered Rating in Free Skating; PSA Registered Rating in Moves in the Field; PSA Registered Rating in Group Instruction; USFS Pre-Juvenile Free Skating Test; USFS Juvenile Moves in the Field Test; B.S. degree in Athletic Training from Chapman University

Charlene Wong

Phone: 424.400.4819
Email: charlenewongonline@gmail.com
PSA Rating: Certified Free Skating; Registered Moves in the Field

PSA Certified Rating in Free Skating; PSA Registered Rating in Moves in the Field; Biography Coming Soon!

Skating Associates

David Botero

Phone: 336.314.9258
Email: davidjbotero@gmail.com
PSA Rating: Not a PSA Rated Skating Instructor

Biography Coming Soon!

Arleth Estaca

Phone: 562.728.7236
Email: arleth_estaca@yahoo.com
PSA Rating: Not a PSA Rated Skating Instructor

USFS Senior Free Skating Test; USFS Senior Moves in the Field Test; USFS Regional Competitor in Novice Ladies; USFS Theatre on Ice National Competitor

Carly Gold

Phone: 217.416.6931
Email: carlychristinegold@gmail.com
PSA Rating: Not a PSA Rated Skating Instructor

Biography Coming Soon!

Annalisa McGuinness

Phone: 845.649.5739
Email: annalisa9mcguinness@gmail.com
PSA Rating: Not a PSA Rated Skating Instructor

Biography Coming Soon!

Amanda Ng

Phone: 626.757.3930
Email: amandang68@gmail.com
PSA Rating: Not a PSA Rated Skating Instructor

USFS Intermediate Free Skating Test; USFS Novice Moves in the Field Test; USFS Regional Competitor in Intermediate Ladies

Max Wang

Phone: 909.348.3676
Email: mwang5699@yahoo.com
PSA Rating: Not a PSA Rated Skating Instructor

USFS Junior Free Skating Test; USFS Gold Test Medalist in Moves in the Field; 4-time USFS Regional Medalist, 3-time USFS Sectional Medalist and 3-time USFS National Championships Competitor