Solar4America Ice offers various figure skating programs that will keep skaters enthusiastic about learning from the time they begin lessons until the time they reach their goals. Whether they want Olympic fame or to simply enjoy the recreational benefits of skating, Solar4America Ice is the place to start!
Various programs offered are Lessons, Freestyle, Ice Dancing and Synchronized Skating.
Private Figure Skating & Hockey Lessons
In addition to our regular classes and practice times, Solar4America Ice offers private Skating & Hockey Lessons from a variety of experienced, well-qualified instructors. To set up a private lesson, please choose from our list of coaches below, or contact our Skating Director, Candy Goodson, who can help you select a private coach. Candy Goodson can be contacted at [email protected] or 408-999-6753.
Solar4America Ice Private Instructors set their own lesson times in accordance with ice availability. Rates and availability vary per instructor. Lessons are typically taught in 15, 20, 30, 45, or 60 minute increments. Public Session admission is required in additional to private instruction. Private coaches can also provide Public Session groups with skating lessons. Instructor fees are $40 for a 20 minute lesson, regardless of group size, and all sessions are subject to instructor availability.
Susan Algarne [email protected]
Years Coaching: 5 Susan is a member of USFS, ISI and the Peninsula Skating Club. She has 5 years of coaching experience, 15 years of competitive skating experience and 3 years of show experience. Teaches all ages and levels.
Julia Di Giallorenzo [email protected] 408-712-0653
Alice Ho [email protected] 510-396-3040
Years Coaching: 7 Alice has over 15 years of experience skating, has participated in Solo Ice Dancing Nationals, and Intercollegiate Nationals. She is a PSA member, USFS Member, and Peninsula Skating Club Member. Received Bachelors at UC Berkeley. Teaches all ages and levels. Available to coach in San Jose and Fremont. Specialty: Freestyle, Ice Dancing.
Sherri Krahne-Thomas [email protected]
Years Coaching: 18 Regional, Sectional & Junior National Coach. Member of PSA, USFS, ISI and Peninsula Figure Skating Club. 18 Years of experience coaching competitive skaters. Teaches all ages and levels. Specialty: MIF, Spins, Jumps & Choreography for artistic and freestyle programs.
Yaniritza Quiroga coach[email protected] 408-504-0378
Years Coaching: 10 Yaniritza is a member of ISI, Peninsula Skating, Professional Skaters Association and United States Figure Skating. She has experience in synchronized skating and gymnastics. She coaches all levels and ages, as well as beginning hockey. Available to coach in San Jose and Fremont. Specialty: Spins, Jumps and Choreography.
Kristina Van Kregten [email protected] 408-529-6262
Years Coaching: 9 United States Figure Skating competitor for over 15 years in Freestyle, Pairs, and Ice Dancing. Regional, Sectional, and Junior Olympic/National Competitor. Coaching member of the Professional Skater’s Association. Trains competitive and recreational skaters in both USFS and ISI. Beginners through Advanced/Senior levels. Specialty: Basic/Advanced Skills & Technique, Freestyle, Moves in the Field, Choreography, and Off-Ice Conditioning.
Crystal Araujo [email protected]
Lorna Wighton Aldridge Gosvener: 518-637-3969 [email protected]
Lorna is a PSA and USFS certified instructor. She is a three-time Canadian National (Skate Canada) Ice Dancing Champion ( with partner John Dowding), 1980 Olympic Games 6th place finisher, 1980 Worlf Championships 5th place finisher, 1983 World Professional Champion, Ice Capades Principal Skater 1980-87, CFSA Gold Medalist in Compulsories and Free Dance, CRSA Bronze Free Style. Lorna's has been coaching for more than 33 years from 1981 to present which began in Canda during the midst of her year in Ice Capades and continued at Lake Placid Olympic Center before moving to the Bay Area where she continues her passion to Coach. She and her partner John have also served as hosts of Bay Area Ice Dancers Annual Skating Clinic from 1997 until 2016.
Solar4America Ice is teaming up with Rink Music Inc. to make playing your music while skating easier than ever!
How it works: - Each skater will purchase a key tag from their “Home Rink” at the front desk.
Visit www.rinkmusic.com and click the membership button to set up an account (see below for details)
Once a subscriber, you will load your desired skating program music onto your account to be played at your “Home Rink”.
When participating in a skating session, simply find the touch screen located at center ice of each ice surface, swipe you key tag and your music will be placed into a Queue. Once your turn has come, your name will be announced followed by your music. (Usage on public sessions is prohibited when 25 or more skaters are present.)
Please note, as of July 1st all CD players in scorers boxes will be removed from use. Subscription and Payment Information Purchase your key tag at your "Home Rink" for a One Time fee of $12 (You are also given the option of adding additional rinks to your account for a One-Time fee of $5)
The Rink Music system requires an annual subscription: Gold: $20 annual membership, allows for 10 song uploads to your account. Silver: $10 annual membership, allows for 5 song uploads to your account. (Both plans allow for additional song uploads for $2 each)