Skating Staff Guide

To select a private lesson instructor, you may come in and observe our instructors while teaching and approach them directly or you may ask the skating manager for assistance in choosing the appropriate instructor for you. All instructors are independent contractors who use the Westminster ICE facility to teach private lessons and, therefore, set their own schedules, lesson fees, and policies. Private lesson fees are paid directly to the instructor and do not include ice time or skate rental. It is recommended that you arrange a lesson on the same day as your group class, since the public session and skates are included as part of your Learn to Skate package.

Skating Professionals

Carrie Harris, Skating School Lead

Phone: (323) 806-9627
Email:
charris@therinks.com

I am a USFS double Gold Medalist in Moves in the Field and Freestyle. I have competition experience at the local, Sectional, Regional, and National levels, with 17 years of teaching experience. I love to teach all ages and levels of skating.

Teri Ballard

Phone: (949) 394-8064
Email: Teribsk8@aol.com

 

Instructs all types and levels of skating to all ages with a variety of goals from recreation/fitness to competitive. Teri has a Master's degree in Physical Education, more than 25 years of experience coaching privately and instructing group classes and is the mother of 4 responsible citizens. She instructs/coaches using both the USFS and ISI programs to match the needs of the skater. She serves at competitions (ISI and USFS) and is on the Board of Directors of the Orange County Figure Skating Club. PSA rated in Group, Moves in the Field, and Freestyle.

Shannon Caudill

Phone: (714) 328-8101
Email: rincrat@gmail.com

USFS double Gold Medalist & Silver Medalist (pairs); two time US National competitor. Teaches jumps, spins, Moves in the Field, and hockey power skating with an emphasis on edge quality and control. I have had the great honor of teaching for over 20 years.

Tiffany Chung

Phone: (949) 981-6353
Email: skatetiffanyc@gmail.com

USFS Double Gold Medalist. National and International competitor including Junior Worlds and ISU Junior Grand Prix. 3 time Taiwan National medalist and 3 time US Collegiate National Medalist. 16 years skating experience and over 14 years coaching experience. ISI Gold Judge and certified USFS coach. College graduate from University of California, Irvine. Loves to teach beginners and tots, as well as competitive skaters. Specializes in off-ice conditioning and spins/spirals as well as jump technique.

Dianne DeLeeuw

Phone: (714) 290-9222
Email: Ddlsk8@msn.com

World and European Ladies Champion; 1976 Olympic Silver Medalist; 2 Time Olympian and 5 time World Team member. 6 Time National Champion of Holland; USFS Gold Medalist in Figures and Freestyle, Canadian Gold Medalist in Figures and Freestyle. Specializing in the International Judging System. ISI Gold Judge and National Referee. Over 25 years teaching experience coaching Regional, Sectional, National and International Medalists.

Jennie Lee

Phone: (949) 232-7123
Email: coachjennielee@gmail.com

International competitor (including Junior Grand Prix and Junior Worlds). USFS Gold Medalist in Moves in the Field. 14 years skating experience. Mentored by Olympic-ranked coaches. 19 years of dance experience. Has worked with Team Excel and special Olympics Skating Programs. Loves working with skaters of all ages.

Victoria Muniz

Phone: (707) 290-7114
Email: sk8nmonkee@aol.com

5-time Puerto Rican Figure Skating Champion; International competitor (including Junior Worlds, Worlds and Junior Grand Prix); USFS Double Gold Medalist; 15 years of skating experience; College graduate from California State University, Long Beach with a degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Science; loves working with children of all ages and levels.

Penny Pereboom

Phone: N/A
Email: ppereboom@aol.com

25+ years teaching experience in technique and choreography, all ages and levels (ISI and USFS). Gold Certified ISI Judge. Skated professionally in Knott’s Ice Spectacular and The Nutcracker – A Fantasy On Ice. College degree in Dance and American Sign Language.

Kyla Prather

Phone: 714.878.8853
Email: kylaprather@yahoo.com

25 years Coaching Experience. USFS Gold Medalist in Figure and Freestyle. Coached National level skaters, including National Novice Gold Medalist in Figures and Silver Medalist in Freestyle. Current member of PSA, USFS, and ISI.

Paula Rankin

Phone: (714) 315-4250
Email: icek8tr@gmail.com

Paula has over 20 years of experience teaching figure skating with a strong emphasis on jumps, spins and edges. An ISI member and certified ISI judge, she has taught skaters of all ages, tot through adults. She especially enjoys working with beginners and adults. University level training in dance gives her a special interest in skating choreography. Paula is a college graduate with a Bachelor of Architecture degree.

Sarah Sherman

Phone: (714) 606-3879
Email: SarahShermanfigureskating@hotmail.com

US Figure Skating Gold Medalist; Professional Skaters Association Rated Instructor in Moves in the Field and Free Skating. Specializes in Moves in the Field, beginner & competitive singles skating, synchronized team skating, choreography, and off-ice training & conditioning. Professional music editing for all levels of competition.

Jim Stuart

Phone: (714) 518-3223
Email: N/A

U.S. National and International coach. 35 years of experience in bringing beginners to National Championship level. U.S. and Canadian Triple Gold Medalist. National Senior Men’s competitor and Star of Ice Follies and Holiday on Ice.

Punky Vandenberg

Phone: (909) 268-8341
Email: N/A

Technical Hockey Power Skating Coach – 25 years coaching experience. Current clientele includes players from NHL, WHL, ECHL, BCHL, Colorado College, Boston U., Shattuck St. Mary’s, Honey Bake AAA PeeWee, LA Selects ’95 PeeWee National Champs, LA Selects Bantam AAA 92 National Champs, Lady Ducks National Champs (2006 12 & Under) LA Selects Ladys (14 & Under). Creates customized technical skating programs for all ages and abilities to have fun with hockey experience.

Marlene Van Dusen

 

Phone: N/A
Email: RAGGEDYANNSKATE@NETZERO.COM 

25+ years Coaching Experience. Coached all levels from Beginner through international. I'm a USFS and ISI, Certified Gold Judge.

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