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Learn to Skate

 
 
 
Meet our US Figure Skating certified Learn to Skate instructors:
Lillian, Melyssa, Sara, Becky, Jenny, Amanda, and Allye

Learn to Skate Classes

Saturday Class Schedule
(Ages 4-Adult)
 
11:40AM-12:10PM     Intro to Moves in the Field Class 
12:20-1:05PM           Learn to Skate Class

1:05-2:05PM             LTS Open Figure

 

Session Options

November 6th-December 18th   

(no 11/27)

 

January 8th-February 19th  

(no 01/29)

 

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Learn to Skate Class

 

12:20-1:05PM - Saturdays

Six Week Session $110

Open to all levels - Ages 4 to Adult

 

 

Due to Covid 19: 
*Rental skates must be rented for entire 6 weeks, $80 upfront, $60 deposit returned when skates are given back
 

Please note: Masks are optional for skaters and staff.

 
 
 
 
 
Additional Offerings for LTS Students

 

 
 
Intro to
Moves in the Field
Class
11:40PM - 12:10PM Saturdays
 
6 week session - $75 
 
Open to LTS skaters at Free Skate 1 or higher.
View more information about USFS Testing here: Figure Skating Levels | U.S. Figure Skating
 
 
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Open Practice Session for Learn to Skate Students:
 
1:05PM - 2:05PM Saturdays
6 week session - $48 (Discount available online with LTS class registration)
or
buy individual sessions - $15 each (use drop in link below to purchase individually)
 
Open to LTS skaters of all levels
Practice safely and with fewer distractions!  Public skate gets busy and dangerous for skaters working on turns, jumps, spins, and more - this ice time allows skaters to practice on calm and safe ice!

All payments to be made online with your registration.

 

 

Students registered in Learn to Skate may appear in marketing materials. If you prefer your child's image not be used, please contact Allye at allyebrown@yahoo.com


I've Registered...Now What?

1. Please arrive early.  Young children, should wear gloves, sweater, and jacket (no snowsuits). It is the recommendation of Learn to Skate USA and the Ozaukee Ice Center that the participant wears a helmet. 

2. On the first class, please pick up your child's nametag in the lobby entrance.

3. Prepare your child for class.  Put on gear and skates - skate rental is available in the North Lobby.

4. Skaters will line up at the north entrance to the rink arena where they will meet their instructor.

5. Parents, please be seated in the bleachers or in the lobby.

 


Check Out Our New Graduate Program! 

Saturdays 11:15AM-12:00PM

Meet the OIC Learn to Skate Staff!

Allye Ritt - Director and Private Coach

Allye Ritt is a U.S. Figure Skating 7-time Gold Medalist, International Dance Medalist, and Skate Canada Gold Dance Medalist. She has passed Senior Moves, Senior Free Skate, Gold Dance, Senior Pairs, Senior Solo Free Dance, Gold Solo Dance, and Senior Free Dance through USFS. Allye skated for Disney on Ice 2014-2016 throughout parts of North America, Europe, and Africa. She now coaches full-time and is pursuing coaching ratings through the Professional Skaters Association.  Allye has earned the Certified Rating for Moves in the Field and is also Certified in Sports Science and Medicine with the PSA.  In addition to her skating background, Allye holds a Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Education, German, and History and has eight years of middle/ high school teaching experience.  She is also the author of the newly released juvenile fiction novel, “Taking the Ice: Khalli’s Big Test.”  Outside of the rink, Allye enjoys spending time with her husband, Jeffrey and their cat, cuddling up with a book, PicSkating, and the gym.

Contact: allyebrown@yahoo.com  920-918-6036 

 

Allie Rudnitsky - Instructor

Allie began skating classes through the Learn to Skate program. After moving through the basic and freestyle levels, she continued on to compete. Some of her favorite memories in skating have come from performing in a local show environment. Allie also focused on working through the US Figure Skating test structure. She is a USFS gold medalist in Moves in the Field, and is currently working towards the Novice Free Skate and Senior Solo Free Dance tests. Since she began teaching Learn to Skate, she has loved helping kids take their first steps on the ice, or continue to learn new skating elements from each level in the program. Allie plans to continue skating and teaching through college and beyond.
 

Becky Binns - Instructor

Becky stepped onto the ice for the very first time in 1999 as a Basic 1 skater at the Ozaukee Ice Center.  As a product of the OIC Learn to Skate program, she now has to her credit a USFS Gold Medal in Moves in the Field, Silver Dance, and Pre-Juv Freeskate. She is a National Silver Medalist with the Wisconsin Edge Synchronized Team at the Intermediate level (2006).  She was also a national competitor with UW Madison’s Senior Synchro Team, as well as their Intercollegiate team.  She began instructing LTS at OIC in 2014.  In addition to her personal skating career, Becky is also a credentialed USFS judge and can judge any level of Singles and Pairs at all Non Qualifying competitions and Regionals, and can judge any level MIF/FS test. Becky is also the Vice President of the Wisconsin Figure Skating Club.  Outside of skating, Becky works as a Media Planner/Buyer at Zizzo Group Engagement Marketing and enjoys live music, friends, and hanging out with her husband, Adam.

 

Bianca Nichols - Instructor

Bianca Nichols has completed her Preliminary Moves in the Field, Preliminary Freeskate, and Pre-Bronze Dance tests. She is currently working on Pre-Juv Moves and Freeskate, and Bronze Dance. Bianca began skating at the age of 8 and quickly fell in love with the sport. She became a more serious skater and began participating in ice shows at the age of 12. Bianca tested out of the Learn To Skate program and began volunteering at OIC when she was 13. Soon after, she began testing through USFS. Bianca loves to teach all ages, especially younger students! Outside of the rink, you can find Bianca reading, practicing yoga, singing in her school’s choir, earning Girl Scout badges, attending various club or Honor Society meetings, and rewatching her favorite skating videos!

 

Cecelia Wisner - Instructor and Private Coach

Cecelia Wisner is a USFS Gold Medalist in Moves in the Field and a Silver Medalist in Freeskate.  After taking several years away from the ice, she is now enjoying being back on the ice coaching, skating with a local adult synchronized skating team, and working her way through the USFS dance track - most recently passing her Pre-Silver dance test. As part of her commitment to providing quality coaching to her students, Cecelia is pursuing coaching ratings through the Professional Skaters Association and attends the annual PSA Summit each year.  Cecelia has earned a Registered Rating for Moves in the Field and Certified Rating for Group Instruction with the PSA.  Outside of skating, Cecelia works as an account manager in the label and packaging print industry and in her free time enjoys spending time outdoors or reading a good book.

Contact info: ckwis418@gmail.com 

 

Lilly Klingsporns - Instructor

Lilly began skating 11 years ago with the OIC Learn to Skate program. She is currently working on her senior Moves in the Field test and Gold Dance tests. When she isn’t skating she works at Rogers Memorial Hospital as a care specialist and is a full time college student at UWM studying psychology. She also has five pet rats named Willow, Oakley, Moose, Gnar, and JoJo, and a dog named Lolli.

 

Karolyn Olsen - Instructor and Private Coach

Karolyn started skating at the age of six and became serious about skating when she was about 10 years old.  Currently, she is working on Novice Moves in the Field and aiming towards her Gold Medal.  Karolyn is also a synchronized skater.  In her free time, she likes to hang out with her friends and spend time with her nephew and niece, Blake and Mia.  She hopes to share her love of skating with her students.

Contact Info: karolynolsen5@gmail.com

 

Mackenzie Neuendorf - Instructor and Private Coach

Mackenzie Neuendorf is a USFS Triple Gold Medalist in Moves in the Field, Ice Dance, and Freeskate.  In addition, she has passed two International Ice Dances. She has been coaching since 2016 and is fully compliant with the Professional Skaters Association. She studies dance and choreography at UW-Milwaukee. She is also the founder of “Skate to Cure” benefiting the JDRF funding type 1 juvenile diabetes. 

Contact info: kenzluvs2skate@sbcglobal.net

 

Melissa Krauska-Wilkens -  Instructor and Private Coach

Melissa Krauska is a USFS Triple Gold Medalist in Moves in the Field, Solo Free Dance and Adult Freeskate.  She has also tested through Juvenile Freeskate and is preparing for her Intermediate Freeskate Test. She is currently testing ice dance at the Pre-Gold level. In addition to solo skating, Melissa has seven years experience competing in synchronized skating. While on the Fond du Lac Blades Intermediate Synchronized Skating Team, her team received a Silver Medal at Nationals. Melissa now coaches both Learn to Skate and Synchro, as well as individual lessons.  Outside of skating, you’ll find Melissa spending time with her husband, Kevin, as well as family and friends.  In addition to coaching, Melissa is an Accounting Analyst at Nemark. 

Contact info: melissakrauska@gmail.com 


 

 

Sara Kucik - Instructor

Sara began skating at age four & started group lessons at Mayfair Mall Ice Chalet at age five. She went on to compete in local competitions until age twelve reaching the Pre-Juvenile level.  After taking a break from the sport a couple years she came back to at age fifteen & was coaching her own classes at age sixteen at Jon Sorkan’s Learn to Skate program at University School.  Sara enjoys teaching students of all ages from tots to adults. She loves the “lightbulb” moments when a student finally masters a skill & smiles from ear to ear.   When she’s not on the ice she’s self employed as a house painter. She enjoys Lake Michigan, Door County & hanging out with her 17 year old son Robbie. She hopes to teach for many years to come!