Private Skating Lessons

Our skating director, Nicole, is a Professional Skaters Association (“PSA”) Master Rated Program Director and the Greensboro Ice House is a PSA Excellence on Ice facility.  Please contact Nicole with any Learn to Skate or figure skating questions, compliments or concerns.

Programming under her leadership includes a US Figure Skating Basic Skills program of Learn to Skate group lessons, adult courses, pre-school classes, a home school curriculum, specialty programming for advanced figure skaters as well as a complete array of off-ice training opportunities.  The Greensboro Ice House is proud to offer a group class for skaters of all ages and abilities!

Private lessons may be scheduled directly with coaches via the contact information below, or clients may contact Nicole @ 336-852-1515 for assistance matching student needs with a coach’s area of expertise. All skaters using freestyle ice must read and follow the Freestyle Etiquette, Music Playing Rules and Codes of Conduct below.

Freestyle Etiquette

Music Playing Rules

Skater’s Code of Conduct

Parents and Volunteers Code of Conduct

Nicole Gaboury

Nicole Gaboury

Skating Director

Email
336- 209-3484
$33 / 30 minutes

Nicole has been teaching for 20 years and is a Master Rated Moves in the Field coach and a Master Rated Program Director.  She also holds a Registered Freestyle rating with a Level II ranking. She has coached IJS final round skaters as well as the 2010 South Atlantic Regional Preliminary Girls Champion and the 2013 Open Juvenile South Atlantic Regional Champion.  Nicole is a member of PSA and USFS.  She specializes in Freestyle and Moves in the Field.

Lance Travis

Lance Travis

Email
336-987-5130
$35 / 30 minutes

Lance Travis, a Greensboro native, has been teaching for over 20 years. Lance holds memberships in the Professional Skaters Association (PSA BA) and United States Figure Skating.  Lance is a double Gold Medalist in Freestyle and Pairs. He was also a 3 time National Junior Men’s Competitor, the 1993 Junior National Pair Champion and the 1995 Senior National Pair Bronze Medalist.

Lance was also first alternate to the 1994 Lillehammer Olympics in Pairs Figure Skating. He has trained with World and Olympic Coaches, Frank Carol, Carlow and Christa Fassi, Irina Rodnina and Peter Oppegard at the International Training Center in Lake Arrowhead, CA and under Peter Burrows in Monsey, New York.  Lance is coach of Regional Champions, Sectional Medalists and Junior National and SeniorNational Competitors.  He specializes in Freestyle, Pairs and Choreography and enjoys teaching skaters of all ages and abilities.

Terry Markham

Terry Markham

Email
336-404-7081
$30 / 30 minutes

Terry has been coaching skating for 7 years. She holds a Registered Freestyle Rating as well as a Level II Ranking. She is a double Gold Medalist in Moves in the Field and Freestyle. She was a two time Junior National competitor as well as a four time Eastern Sectional competitor. She specializes in Freestyle and Moves in the Field and enjoys working with all ages and abilities.

Jane Hottinger

Jane Hottinger

Email
336-923-5328
$30 / 30 minutes

Jane Hottinger has been teaching skating for over 30 years.  She is a Canadian Figure Skating Association Double Gold Medalist in Figures and Freestyle.  Jane trained under former Olympians and has 16 Championship titles.  She was Canadian Pair Silver Medalist and Canadian representative to the North American Skating Team.  She specializes in Freestyle and Moves in the Field and enjoys working with skaters of all ages and abilities

Elizabeth Curtiss

Elizabeth Curtiss

Email
336-207-2552
$36 / 30 minutes

Elizabeth has been teaching skating for 24 years.  She has coached students at the Regional, Sectional, and Junior National levels.  Her students have passed Senior Freestyle, Senior Moves in the Field, and Gold dance tests.  Elizabeth’s personal skating accomplishments include earning International Ice Dance tests and Junior Freestyle.  She has competed at the Sectional level and has qualified for Nationals in Senior dance.  Additionally, Elizabeth has been a district level women’s hockey player in Women’s Level A.  Elizabeth specializes in Moves in the Field, Freestyle, Dance and Hockey.

Sarah Vanderpool

Sarah Vanderpool

Email
317-379-7444
$30 / 30 minutes

Sarah has 20 years of skating and coaching experience. She is a USFS Moves in the Field Gold Medalist, and has experience in Freestyle, Ice Dancing and Synchronized Skating. She is Master Rated in Moves in the Field and holds additional ratings in Freestyle, Dance and Group. Specialty areas include Freestyle, Moves in the Field, footwork and program layout.  Sarah holds a BA from the University of Kentucky and a MA from Butler University.

Mike Vallier

Mike Vallier

336-624-1410
$30 / 30 minutes

Mike Vallier is a Long Island, NY native and has been skating since the age of 8.  He studied Power Skating for 10 years with the official skating coach of the New York Islanders and New Jersey Devils, Barbara Williams.  Mike has also received hockey training in Ontario, Canada by accomplished NHL stars.  Mike believes that dedication, hard work, and motivation will produce an average hockey player; but a hockey player that is as comfortable on their skates as they are in their sneakers will bring their play to the next level.  Mike’s Power Skating curriculum will create and build on skating fundamentals that improve balance, explosiveness, stability and overall speed.  Learning the proper use of all edges through every stride will produce refined movement and reduce fatigue.  Mike enjoys working with anyone interested in improving their game through hard work and practice.  He is available for both private and group sessions.

Caitie Fortune

Caitie Fortune

Email
336-987-0625
$25 / 30 minutes

Caitie is a Greensboro native with over 20 years skating and coaching experience. She is a USFS Gold Medalist in Moves in the Field, competed as an Intermediate lady in Freeskate and is an Ice Dance Silver Medalist. Caitie is also an American Ice Theater Certified Choreographer. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Athletic Training with a minor in Human Relations from High Point University. She’s a member of USFS, PSA and AIT.  Her extensive dance background gives her unique insight into Choreography, Basic Skills and Freestyle, off-ice dance and artistic technique. Much of the year she’s the associate athletic trainer at a local high school, generating experience that helps with off-ice strength and conditioning, sports specific training and injury rehabilitation. Caitie enjoys working with all ages and levels.

Laura Savage

Laura Savage

Email
336-547-0561
$15 / 30 minutes

Laura Savage, a native of Syracuse, NY, has been teaching figure skating for over 14 years. As a member of the Professional Skaters Association, she holds the Basic Accreditation Rating.

Laura was an 8 year member of Chicago’s “Reflections” Synchronized Skating Team, the ISI Adult National Champions from 1987-89; she has skated for over 30 years, competed as an adult soloist, and performed in numerous ice shows.

Laura loves coaching and encouraging children and adults of all ages and abilities, teaching figure skating basics to low freestyle, hockey basic skating skills, and ice dancing fundamentals. She also enjoys working with Special Olympians.

 

Mary Jo Bullin

Mary Jo Bullin

Email
336-447-0042
$36 / 30 minutes

Mary Jo has been teaching skating for 32 years. She is PSA Master Rated in Moves in the Field and has a Certified Rating in freestyle. Mary Jo is a Gold Test medalist in Figures, Freestyle, Dance, Freedance and Moves in the Field. She has extensive training in off-ice ballet and modern dance. Mary Jo is a Junior National and National Coach and toured with Holiday on Ice. She enjoys working with all ages and levels.

John Carlow, Jr.

John Carlow, Jr.

Email
540-420-9259
$40 / 30 minutes

John has been skating since the age of 2! He’s a triple Gold medallist in Freestyle, Moves in the Field and Figures and is a PSA & USFS member. John won numberous Regional and Sectional competitions and was the 1973 US Junior Men’s Champion. He competed for the US National Team and was champion of two International ISU events. John headlined with Holiday on Ice and Disney as well as with the Torvill and Dean World Tour and scored the infamous 10’s at the 1981 World Professional Championships. John specializes in Freestyle and Moves in the Field and is accomplished with the Pro-Motion Jump Harness. He enjoys working with skaters of all ages and abilities, whether they be for competitive, testing or recreational skating. John is also an experienced skate technician specializing in figure blade sharpening and mounting.