30 minutes (standard)
I am happy to provide training recommendations based on the skating level and goals of the skater/ parent.
Competition Practice Ice
Competition practice ice is typically 30 minutes in duration. It is beneficial for the skater to have their coach with them for practice ice. Think of this as a lesson that is further preparing them for competition. I charge a flat fee of $45.00 per practice ice session. If I have more than one skater on the same practice ice, I divide the cost equally between the participants.
I spend a couple of hours with each skater before, during, and after they compete. Before they compete, we do an off-ice warm-up and work on visualization exercises. Just prior to their competition, they also have a few-minute warm-up that I coach them through. After they compete, we go over the results once posted. I charge a flat fee of $45.00 per program/ event.
Competition Travel Expenses
When traveling out of town for a competition, the cost of my hotel, fuel, and food is divided equally between all families attending the competition.
Once skaters pass Snowplow 1-4, Basic 1-6, and Pre-Free Skate-Free Skate 6, skaters go on to the final eight levels. The levels include Pre-Preliminary, Preliminary, Pre-Juvenile/ Pre-Bronze, Juvenile/ Bronze, Intermediate/ Pre-Silver, Novice/ Silver, Junior/ Pre-Gold, and Senior/ Gold. Each level has two tests called Moves in the Field/ Skating Skills and Free Skate. Once skaters reach these levels, they must test before judges in order to pass a test or level. I charge a flat fee of $45.00 per test.
Test Travel Expenses
When traveling out of town for a test, the cost of my hotel, fuel, and food is divided equally between all families attending the test session.
Music Cutting Service
Music is required if a skater is planning to compete or test. I put a lot of thought into the music chosen for a skater but also love when skaters choose their own (on approval). I typically purchase the full song online and spend time cutting/ editing the piece to the required length as described by U.S. Figure Skating. I will provide the skater/ parent with a digital music file and CD copies as needed. I charge a flat fee of $45.00 for this service.
Invoices will be emailed by the first of each month. The client has 15 days from receipt to pay. If payment is late a 10% late fee may be assessed to the next months invoice. Payment by cash, check, Venmo, or Zelle is preferred.