Virtual Off-Ice Zoom Training Is Now Available for Strength & Conditioning & Nutrition Coaching Only!
Ice skating lessons must be in person at the locations listed above.
Kindly please note that due to ice safety and maintenance concerns, I do not teach skating at any other locations, including local ponds, lakes, synthetic ice, or home rinks.
I also do not offer any ice skating lessons virtually or offer any roller or inline skating lessons.
I've been fully vaccinated with the Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine and wear an N95 + UA SportsMask!
Your coach and the rinks have taken enhanced health and safety measures—for you, our other guests, and staff. You must follow all posted instructions while visiting the rinks.
An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. People who show no symptoms can spread COVID-19 if they are infected.
Due to the indoor environment, varying ventilation systems, colder temperatures, humidity levels, and proximity to other people ice rinks may present a high-risk environment.
Neither the rinks or your coach are able to guarantee that you will not be exposed during your visit. You should evaluate your risk in determining whether to skate and take lessons.
By booking a lesson and visiting the rink you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and Aimée Ricca disclaims any and all liability related thereto.
In an effort to serve you better during this unprecedented time, Aimée has been fully vaccinated with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, and completed the following training programs:
All skaters must have a current U.S. Figure Skating membership to ensure sports accident insurance coverage. All memberships expire after June 30, 2021. You are required to renew your membership for 2021-2022 before you have a lesson.
Aimée is an independent contractor and not employed by the rinks. Coaches pay a commission to the rinks and are only compensated when you schedule and pay for a lesson. As such, Aimée's schedule will vary from the rink's schedule. The best way to book your lessons is online.
Each rink has slightly different payment policies: Please view the payment page for details.
Kindly please note sessions must be paid before they begin and there are no refunds if you decide to end the session early.
The pricing for ice sessions, and rental skates if you need them, are not included in the private lesson fee and varies depending on the rink and the type of session.
Be sure to check with the respective rink for ice session schedule and pricing.
Lessons can only be taught when the rink makes ice available for public or freestyle sessions, provided that Aimée is also available. For the best availability, it is recommended that you book a week, or more in advance. Standing lessons, that occur weekly - or several times a week, have priority.
Private Lessons, Personal Training, and Nutrition Coaching Fees*:
Your lesson time begins at the time that was scheduled and charged for the amount of time originally scheduled. Your skater should be ready, with skates, helmet, and gloves on, and prepared to skate at that time as often lessons are scheduled back to back. If you are late, the session will not be extended and your are responsible for paying for the original time booked.
Please note that rinks do not rent helmets and beginner skaters are required to provide their own. Please read the page about equipment here.
* Lesson Cancelation Policy
Public Skating sessions are the least expensive and acceptable for beginner skaters. Please check the public session schedule for each rink's times and pricing - this can vary from week to week.
As a skater progresses, it can become difficult to practice some skills, such as backward skating/spirals/lunges/spins/jumps, during a Public session and Freestyle sessions are recommended.
Competitive or testing programs (routines) may not be practiced on Public sessions.
Each rink has rules regarding Public sessions. Please check with the rink and abide by the rules.
Aimée does not teach on Public skating sessions at Mennen Arena or Skylands Ice World at this time.
Once a skater has progressed to the elements in Learn to Skate Basic 4, or is working on a competitive or testing program (routine), Freestyle Ice is recommended.
Please check each rink's Freestyle schedule for times and pricing - this can vary from week to week.
Please view U.S. Figure Skating's guidelines for Freestyle Etiquette and Safety Rules. Additionally, every rink has its own rules regarding Freestyle sessions. Please check with the rink and abide by the rules.
All skaters must have a current U.S. Figure Skating Membership to skate on Freestyle sessions - there are no exceptions!
Parents please note the following:
Testing Fees and Information
If You OR Anyone in Your Household is Sick, OR Has a Fever of 100.4 or higher, OR Is Unvaccinated and Has Been Exposed to Anyone That Is Sick OR Has a Fever:
In order to return to the ice, following a medical cancellation, you must follow these guidelines:
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