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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
Saturday Class Schedule
(Ages 4-Adult)
 
11:15AM - 12:00PM
All Levels

 

Due to Covid 19: 
*Families are asked to exit the building for the duration of classes
*Rental skates must be rented for entire 6 weeks, $80 upfront, $60 deposit returned when skates are given back
 
 
 
November 7th - December 19th
No November 28th
 
January 9th - February 13th
Completing your registration by Thursday 01/07/2021 helps us ensure appropriate class sizes, we appreciate your help!
 
 
Open Practice Session for Learn to Skate Students:
 
12:00PM - 1:00PM Saturdays
6 week session - $48 (Discount available online with LTS class registration)
or
buy individual sessions - $15 each
 
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 made online with your registration.

$110 registration fee

 

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 USFS 7-time Gold Medalist and has passed Senior Moves, Senior Free Skate, Gold Dance, Senior Pairs, Senior Solo Free Dance, Gold Solo Dance, and Senior Free Dance. She is also a USFS International Dance Medalist and Skate Canada Gold Dance Medalist. 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 a Registered 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 two cats, cuddling up with a book, PicSkating, and the gym.

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



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.



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 

 

Claire Pitrof - Instructor

Claire is a USFSA Double Gold medalist in Moves in the Field and Senior Solo Free Dance and has completed her Pre-Gold dances and Novice Free Skate. She is also a former Regional Champion at the Juvenile level (2017).  Claire has been skating since she was four years old, and has been an active tester and competitor for many years. Claire plans to skate at the collegiate level and continue coaching through college starting next year. When not on the ice, she can often be found doing schoolwork, playing in many of her schools bands and organizing her school Science Olympiad team. 

 

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.

 

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 Gold Medalist in Moves in the Field 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-Silver 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 Yamato Corporation. 

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!