Looking to enhance your learning experience? Are you ready for a private coach? 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 enhances the skills they already know.

Email Christian at [email protected] to get connected with one of our great coaches.

Instructors are independently contracted. Coaches set their own schedules and rates. Rates are available upon request. Private lesson fees do not include ice time, and must be paid for before your lesson. Freestyle ice units are a 30-minute freestyle session, minimum of 2 units.

Meet Our Coaches

All of our coaches are from the Pelham Skate School, a member of the Excellence on Ice program with the Professional Skaters Association’s Excellence on Ice program. Our coaches provide instruction for the beginning figure skater, hockey player or recreational skater, with classes for students of all ages and levels. Beginning levels of ice skating are taught through the guidelines of United States Figure Skating (USFSA).

Mark Militano

Coaching since 1973

Phone: (612) 718-1712

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.milimarinc.com

  • World & Olympic Coach
  • Coach of several national and international medalists since 1973
  • 24 years coaching National Competitive Skaters
  • Coach of On & Off Ice training sessions including Pilates, Ballet, Strength & Conditioning
  • Presenter for PSA and USFS Judging Seminars
  • Professional Skaters Association (PSA) member since 1973
  • Served as a member for USFS pairs & singles committees
  • USFS/PSA CER Certified
  • Skatesafe/SafeSport Certified
  • Over 10 years’ Experience as Director of Skating Programs
  • Composer & Choreographer for numerous World & Olympic Skaters & TV Specials
  • Digital Music Editing
  • Specializes in skate sharpening, blade mounting and water proofing
  • 1972 US Olympic Team
  • 1973 US National Pairs Champion
  • 7 Time US National Medalist  
  • 5 Time US World Team Member
  • 8 Time National Competitor
  • 3 Time North American Championships Team Member

Christian Newberry

Director of Skating

Coaching since 1990

USFS Testing: Senior Figures (Gold); Senior Freeskate (Gold); Junior Dance (Pre Gold)

  • 4X World and European Championship coach
  • 5X Jr World Championship Coach
  • Youth Olympic Coach
  • ISU Grand Prix Coach
  • 15X ISU Jr Grand Prix Coach
  • Coached at 75+ IUS Internaitional events (15+ golds and medals)
  • Coached skaters to 12 British Championship titles plus numerous medalists
  • Coached Adult Bronze and Silver level British National Champions
  • Coached US Nationals and medalist at US Jr Nationals
  • Former USFSA National Technical Specialist
  • Serves on the USFSA Single’s Committee
  • Serves on the British Ice Skating Singles and Pairs Committee
  • Over 20 years experience as a skating directors in PA
  • BFSC Coach
  • USFSA Coach
  • CER Certified
  • Safe Sport Certified
  • Specializing in jump technique/pole harness/choreography
  • Featured in the made for TV documentary FREEZE on the Edge
  • 24 years coaching National Competitive Skaters
  • 1988 British Mens Champion
  • 1989 World Championship Competitor
  • 1989 European Championship Competitor
  • 7X National Competitor
  • 4 years Team GB Member

Jana Militano

Coaching since 1989

Phone: (612) 718-2712

Email: [email protected]

website: www.milimarinc.com

  • Coaching since 1989 Specializing in Freestyle, Moves in the Field, & Choreography

  • Coach of Regional, Sectional, and National Level Skaters

  • PSA Rated Registered Freestyle

  • USFS/PSA CER Certified

  • Skatesafe/SafeSport Certified

  • Trained under World & Olympic Coaches

  • BA in Business Management from Hamline University, St. Paul, MN

  • Experience as Director of Skating Programs

  • Experienced On & Off Ice Training

  • Digital Music Editing

  • 2 Time Junior World Team Member

  • 5 years Team USA International Competitor

  • International Competitor and Medalist

  • 5 Time National Competitor

  • US National Junior Ladies Bronze Medalist

  • US National Novice Ladies Pewter Medalist

  • US Olympic Festival Pewter Medalist

  • Regional & Sectional Champion Multiple Times

  • USFS Double Gold Medalist (Figures & Freestyle), Pre-Silver Ice Dance

Graham Newberry

Coaching since 2018

USFS Testing: Senior Freeskate (Gold); Senior Moves (Gold)

  • Team coach of British Novice Champion
  • Team coach of 6 British National Competitors
  • Everyone Active Sporting Ambassador
  • Coach for British Ice Skating Development camps
  • BIS Level 2 Coach
  • BFSC Coach
  • USFSA Coach
  • CER Certified
  • Safe Sport Certified
  • Specializing in jump technique/spins/choreography/nutrition
  • Star of the made for TV BBC documentary FREEZE on the Edge
  • Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certication
  • 3X World Championship Competitor
  • 4X European Championship Competitor
  • 3X Jr. World Championship Competitor
  • Youth Olympic Competitor (4th Place)
  • ISU Grand Prix Competitor
  • 8X ISU Jr Grand Prix Competitor
  • 50+ ISU International event for Team GB
  • 4X British Mens Champion
  • 3X British Jr Mens Champion
  • British Novice Mens Champion
  • 12 years on Team GB squad
  • USFSA Juvenile National medalist
  • 4X USFSA National Competitor

Ashley Deavers

Coaching since 2004

PSA Rating:Certified Ice Dance, Registered Freeskate, Registered Moves in the Field

USFS Testing: Senior Freeskate, Senior Free Dance, Senior Moves in the Field, Gold Ice Dance & 3 International Dances (Rhumba, Silver Samba, Midnight Blues)

Skills and Specialties: Dance, Moves in the Field, Power skating, Hockey, Trained in pole and jump harnesses


  • 9 Time National Competitor in Ice Dance
  • 2 Time International Competitor in Ice Dance
  • 2 Time National Competitor in Theater On Ice

Anita Saxena

Coaching since 1998

  • Co-Director of Magic City Theatre on Ice
  • Specializing in Moves in the Field, Theatre on Ice, Solo Dance
  • 4 Time National Showcase Medalist
  • Adult National Freestyle Competitor
  • 4 Time National Champion and International Medalist

Emily Sanders

Coaching since 2013

USFS Testing: Senior Freestyle (Gold); Senior Moves in the Field (Gold); Silver Pattern Dance; Pre-Silver Free Dance; Intermediate Pairs (Pre-Silver)

PSA Ratings: Registered Group, Registered Choreography

Skills and Specialties: Choreography, Skating Skills, Artistry and Performance

  • BFSC Member
  • USFS Member/Coach
  • SkateSafe Certified
  • BA Global Studies (2016)
  • Disney on Ice Performer (2022, 2023)
  • National Showcase Bronze Medalist (2021)
  • Theatre on Ice National Champion (2018, 2019, 2021)
  • Theatre on Ice International Bronze Medalist (2019)
  • US Open Performer with American Ice Theatre Boston (2017)
  • Quest for Creativity Champion (2016)

Phillip Bagnall

Coaching since 2011

PSA Rating: Certified Group; Registered Dance

USFS Testing: Novice Moves in the Field, Juvenile Freestyle, Intermediate Pairs, Novice Dance

Phillip has trained across the US under National, Olympic, and world class coaches in singles, pairs, dance, and adagio pairs disciplines. At the age of 18, Phillip was contracted as an ensemble skater for Disney On Ice. 

Kim Harris

Coaching since 2007

PSA Rating: CER Certified Professional Coach/Choreographer

USFS Testing: Double Gold Medalist (Adult Moves in the Field, Adult Freeskate) Bronze Dance

Skills & Specialties: Specializes in Adult Skating,  Adult Hockey, Basic Skills Skating & Hockey, Freestyle, Skating Skills and Edgework for hockey.

  • USFS member, BFSC member/coach/skater, Learn To Skate USA Coach
  • USA Hockey member
  • USA Hockey Level 2 Coach
  •  Pelham Youth Hockey League 6U-12U Coach
  •  Lead coach for Little Toros Learn To Skate Program
  • SkateSafe certified
  •  B.S. in Mathematics & Physics from Colorado State University
  • B.S. in Mathematics and Secondary Teaching Certificate from Metropolitan State College of Denver
  • Retired Math teacher from Hoover City Schools
  •  Math Tutor

Adult competitor in freestyle and showcase.

Kelsey Wilson Neff

Coaching since 2014

PSA Rating:

USFS Testing: Novice Moves in the Field, Juvenile Free Skate, Pre-Silver Dance

13 years of competitive skating experience, Synchronized Skating, Sectional & Theater on Ice National Competitor and Gold Medalist.

Reilyn Intemann

Coaching since 2017

PSA Rating: CER Certified

USFS Testing: Novice Moves in the Field, Juvenile Free Skate, Gold Dance

Synchronized Skating, Sectional & Theater on Ice National Competitor and Gold Medalist. Coach of BFSC Synchronized Skater program; skated as part of Charlotte Synchro for 6 years and competed with them on the pre-juvenile through intermediate levels. Coached the beginning through juvenile levels of the team for 2 years.

Brooklyn Bachman

Coaching since 2021

PSA Rating: CER Certified

USFS Testing: Novice Moves in the Field, Intermediate Free Skate, Bronze Dance

Skills & Specialties: Spin Technique & Choreography

Regional & Sectional Solo Competitor & Medalist, Theater on Ice National Competitor & Gold Medalist. Former member of Liberty University Figure Skating Team. Captain of the UAB Figure Skating Team.