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 Susie Gray 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

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

Ashley Deavers

Coaching since 2004


PSA Rating: Certified in Dance; Registered in Free Skating & Moves in the Field; Skate Technician

USFS Testing: Sr. Free Skate, Moves in the Field & Free Dance, Gold Dance, Juvenile Pairs

9-Time US National & 2-Time International Ice Dance Competitor, Theater on Ice National Competitor.

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

USFS Testing: Adult Gold Free Skate, Adult Gold Moves in the Field, Bronze Dance

Skills & Specialties: Specializes in Adult Skating, Basic Skills Skating & Hockey. Learn To Skate USA member and coach; USA Hockey Member and Level 2 coach; head coach for Little Toros Learn To Skate program; SkateSafe Certified. Kim is a retired math teacher from Hoover City Schools and a math tutor.

Adult competitor in freestyle and showcase.

Aly McDougal

                                   Coaching since 2017            

PSA Rating: CER Certified Professional Coach/Choreographer

USFS Testing: Triple Gold Medalist (Senior Freestyle, Senior Pairs, and Senior Moves in the Field)

Skills & Specialties: Freestyle, Choreography, Jump Technique, On and Off-Ice Training. Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology (concentration: Fitness Leadership)

3-Time US National Pairs Competitor. Trained under Olympic/World Coaches in singles and pairs in Florida and California

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.

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.

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.