Private Skating Lessons

Skaters desiring individualized lessons, preparation through the competitive ranks, or hockey skating skill development are advised to consider private lessons.

We have professional coaches who are independent contractor skating coaching who conduct lessons at the BGSU Ice Arena.  Fees, lesson times, and availability are entirely at the discretion of the individual professional.

All BGSU Professionals are dedicated to the advancement of the sport of figure skating and carry personal liability insurance. Interested customers may use the provided contact information to arrange an appointment with a professional. Most lessons are conducted on the Main Ice during a figure skating session or, with advanced booking through the Skate Shop, on the Studio Ice.

Shelly Bressler

Phone: 419.353.3829

  • PSA,USFS, ISI Member
  • 35 years coaching experience; on and off-ice
  • Skate Holiday on Ice, 1978-1979, Guest Skater Dubai, U.A.E. 1980, Adzio skater, 1981
  • BGSC Junior Club Director, 2001-2005
  • Director of BGSU Group Lesson Program 1996-2008
  • Ice Horizons Director, 2003 & 2005

Aleksander Nagorny, 419.352.1248

  • PSA, USFS Member
  • 37 years coaching experience
  • Ukrainian National Figure Skating Team Member
  • Gold Medalist of Ukrainian National Championships
  • Master of Sports of USSR in Figure Skating
  • Master of Education in Coaching and Choreography, Ukrainian State Academy of Physical Education and Sports, Kiev, Ukraine, 1975

Amy Barber-Rybak, 419.353.2438

  • PSA Registered Group Rating, USFS Member
  • 23 years coaching experience
  • USFS Gold Dance, 5th Figure, and Novice Freestyle tests
  • Featured skater in Ice Horizons & International Stars on Ice, 1975-1983
  • BA & MA in English, BGSU 1987 & 1989