Booster lessons are mini private lessons designed to give a "boost" with one-on-one instruction. These lessons are 15 minutes long and can be scheduled during freestyle sessions or during public skate. These lessons can be used to prepare for evaluations or to work on a maneuver that skaters may be struggling with. The lessons can also be used to learn new skills or to get an idea of what private lessons are all about.
Booster lessons must be signed up for in advance in the Pro Shop or directly with the Director of Skating. The fee per Booster Lesson is $15 per 15-minute session and must be paid for in the Pro Shop prior to the lesson. Booster lessons include ice time. Booster lessons can be held on Freestyle Ice or on the Public Skate Session.
Looking to enhance your learning experience? Fill out one of our Private Lesson Request Forms located in the Pro Shop and take a private lesson with one of our valued instructors. These lessons are a great way to help your skater focus on and improve skills that might be giving them trouble or to achieve and enhance the skills they already know.
Our instructors are highly qualified in their field. Our facility is a member of the
Excellence on Ice program with the Professional Skaters Association (PSA).
Schedules & Rates
Instructors are independently contracted. Coaches set their own schedules and rates. Private lesson fees do not include ice time or skate rental. Coaches must be paid in a timely manner for skaters to continue utilizing Freestyle Ice.
Private lessons are taught on freestyle ice only. This ice time may be purchased at the skate school office.
A unit is a 30-minute freestyle session. Membership packages can be purchased in the Pelham Pro Shop.
$400 membership = 80 units ($5 per unit)
$220 membership = 40 units ($5.50)
$120 membership = 20 units ($6)
Walk on rate of $18 per hour ($9)
All Freestyle Ice users must abide by the Freestyle Rules.
If you need to cancel a private lesson, please notify your coach at least 12 hours in advance. Your coach may charge for lessons that are not canceled 12 hours in advance.
Tips on Finding the Right Coach
There are many factors involved in selecting a coach. Things to consider are personality, learning and teaching styles, and experience. You know your child and have the best idea of who might make a good fit. Keep your child's personality and needs in mind when interviewing and selecting a coach.
Here are some helpful questions to consider:
- Will the coach be a good role model and instill healthy character traits?
- Will the coach treat my child politely and with enthusiasm?
- Does the coach possess and demonstrate a good standard of ethics?
- Does the coach understand and adhere to safety considerations at all times?
- Is the coach a member of U.S. Figure Skating and the Professional Skaters Association (all of our private coaches are required to be members of both)?
- Does the coach have PSA ratings or rankings AND have they attended a recent PSA/USFS workshop or seminar, do they continue their education and training?
- Does the coach have a specific plan to teach the appropriate technical skills?