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Becky's Private Ice Skating Lessons

Saint Paul, MN (map)

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About Becky's Private Ice Skating Lessons

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Sun: 3:00pm-6:00pm
Mon: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Wed: 1:00pm-4:00pm, 7:00pm-10:00pm
Fri: 7:00am-10:00am, 1:00pm-4:00pm
Sat: 11:00am-1:00pm

Learn how to ice skate; improve your hockey game; pass a skating test; prepare for a figure skating competition, or get fit.

Private and semi-private lessons are available at the Eagan Civic Arena on Sundays and weekdays from 12-1:30pm. There is also contract ice time at Eagan on Saturdays, Thursdays and Mondays. At the Richfield Skating Arena on Wednesdays 6:30-8pm and Sundays 3-4:30pm. Also at Wakota and Inver Grove Heights arenas depending on the schedule. Lessons are generally 30 minutes long, once per week for $30.00. We can go longer or more often if you want to improve faster or if you have a try-out coming up. Semi-private lessons incur an additional $10 per student. Skaters are responsible for their open skating fees of $2-8 and/or skate rental.

Skaters are to pay me directly for lessons by cash or check. I work with all ages, abilities and levels. I've been coaching for 16 years and was director of the Eagan skate school from 1998-2001. My background includes ISI, USFSA, competitions, tests, freestyle, moves, figures, ice dance, synchro, power skating, off-ice pilates training, off-ice dance training, hockey power skating, and basic skills. I have a Bachelor's degree from Hamline University in Psychology and Anthropology.

Location

3870 Pilot Knob Rd
Saint Paul, MN 55123

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Question and answer

Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.

A. 30 minute private lessons once a week for each skater.

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. Know what your skating goals are first and then find a coach that has the experience and flexibility to help you meet those goals. Request a resume when hiring an instructor if you want to.

Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?

A. The importance of off-ice strength training, pilates and conditioning makes a big difference in skills acquisition for all levels and types of skaters.

Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?

A. Know what your goals are and how much time you want to devote to your skating.

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. I have been coaching for over 17 years and have coached all levels, ages, abilities and types of skaters.

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. Helping people reach their goals and improve their skills physically, mentally and emotionally.

Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

A. Do you work with hockey players? Most definitely, I met my husband thru coaching him for hockey. I have done power skating clinics with the Adult Hockey Association and have worked with players of all skill levels.

Q. Do you have a favorite story from your work?

A. I guess the fact that my future husband contacted me for private lessons and then proposed to me on the ice.

Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?

A. The huge amount of work, focus and commitment it takes to reach the USFSA Gold level in figure skating. I spent my entire life training for figure skating, this would include skating from 5-7am 3 times a week and then skating again after school another 3 times a week. Also taking group, private lessons and skating on a synchro team. As I got older I incorporated off-ice weight training and dance classes to perfect my technique. I was testing my last ice-dance tests when I was 6 months pregnant with my son. He is now an elite Mite hockey player, playing for the MN Made Choice league. I'm so proud of him, he also completed the ISI skating tests thru the Delta level by the time he was 7 years old.

Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?

A. I loved skating all my life and helping others reach their goals so it was a no brainer to become a coach.

Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?

A. Yes, I am a PSA rated coach and ISI Gold certified judge so I attend the ISI seminars and coaches meetings.

Q. If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?

A. Take as many skating tests as you can and join one of the professional skating organizations. Intern with another pro on their lessons and become a skate school assistant.

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