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Phone: 516-797-4126
Email: NadineO@therinx.com
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Learn to Skate

at The Rinx in Bethpage

Our philosophy is simple; our staff of experienced and qualified professionals, governed by Learn To Skate USA's top program, US Figure Skating, USA Hockey and Professional Skaters Association, will teach the fundamentals of ice skating with a major emphasis on FUN!

The Rinx is proud to offer quality programs for every skater,
whether young or young at heart, 
beginner or champion,
we have a program for you.
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Mission Statement: To provide a fun and positive experience that will instill a life long love of skating.

Learn To Skate and Specialty Classes include:

  • 8 weeks of classes

    • $149 resident​

    • $189 non-resident

  • Half hour of group instruction weekly

  • Learn To Skate USA evaluation, testing and badges

  • Learn To Skate USA Membership

    • Official Learn To Skate USA membership card

    • Learn To Skate USA record book with stickers

    • Official member patch

    • Membership year patch

    • Sports accident insurance

Class Description by Age
  • Ages 3 1/2 - 5 Yrs:  Snowplow Sam 1-4 classes are for the very beginner to more experienced skater.

  • Ages 6-11 Yrs:  Basic 1-6 classes are for the very beginner to more experienced skater.  

  • Ages 12-17 Yrs:  Teen Basic 1-6 classes are for the very beginner to more experienced skater and use the Basic 1-6 curriculum.

  • Ages 18 Yrs:  Adult 1-6 classes are for adult skaters, from the very beginner to more experienced skater.

SPECIALTY CLASSES INCLUDE:
  • Pre Hockey 1-4 classes are for aspiring hockey players that have mastered Snowplow Sam 1, Basic 1 or are independent skaters.

  • Power Hockey classes are for aspiring hockey players that have mastered Pre Hockey 4.

  • Pre Free Skate - Free Skate 6 classes are for aspiring figure skaters that have mastered Basic 6.

Class Prerequisites

Skaters must enroll in the beginning level for their age or next level recommended by their current Rinx instructor on their evaluation. If you are joining us from another program, we offer free evaluations to determine the correct level.  To receive a free evaluation, stop by our skating office during any afternoon or weekend public skating session. They will have one of our qualified instructors evaluate you at their earliest opportunity.

Pre-Hockey 1 = must have mastered Snowplow Sam 1, Basic 1 or be an independent skater.  Partial or full hockey equipment is recommended.  Skaters will move to Pre-Hockey 2-4 based on instructor's evaluations and recommendations.

Intro to Synchro = must complete Basic 5 and be enrolled in Basic 6 group lessons or Specialty Classes or be recommended for class by Skating Director.

Intro to Ice Dance = must complete Pre Free Skate.

Important Class Information

REGISTRATION can be done online through your Rinx account.  Registration usually begins two to three weeks prior to new series start date.  Our classes fill quickly, so register as early as possible to reserve your spot in desired class.  

CLASS SIZE varies between age and skill level.  Our preschool age classes (Snowplow Sam) are typically a six to one, student/teacher ratio.  All other classes are typically ten to one, student/teacher ratio or smaller.

 

EQUIPMENT AND CLOTHING,WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND WEARING HELMETS AND GLOVES OR MITTENS.  Warm, loose layers (not oversized or wide bottom pants), thin socks and well-fitted skates are best.  Skate rental is available at an additional charge of $6.00 each time.  If you choose to wear elbow or knee pads, please wear them under your clothing for your safety.

 

NO REFUNDS OR MAKE UP CLASSES.  Payment in full is required to register for any class.  There is a $25 charge for returned checks.  There are no make up classes offered for holidays, vacations, sick days or inclement weather unless otherwise noted.  In the event that classes need to be cancelled due to a severe weather emergency, notice will be posted on The Rinx website.

For more information call 516-797-4126

Yearly Schedule

Series 1

September 6th - October 31st

Registration begins at noon on August 23rd

Series 2

November 1st - December 23rd    NO CLASSES 11/24-27

Registration begins at noon on October 18th

Series 3

January 2nd - March 3rd   NO CLASSES 1/16, 2/20-2/25

Registration begins at noon on December 13th

Series 4

March 4th - April 30th    NO CLASSES 4/9

Registration begins at noon on February18th

Series 5

May 1st - June 26th    NO CLASSES 5/29

Registration begins at noon on April 17th

Series 6

July 5th - August 21st *tentative dates*

Registration begins at noon on June 13th 

All of our skaters enrolled in classes will have a Learn to Skate USA account.

Email YeseniaG@therinx.com or NadineO@therinx.com if you do not have your LTS USA member number.

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Bethpage Staff Coaches

Director of Skating, The Rinx Total Skating Program
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Yesenia Naranjo-Gilroy

PSA Certified Freestyle Rated, PSA Certified Group Rated, PSA Registered Rated MIF, Master Sports Science Exam, USFS Sectional Synchro Coach, USFS Regional Singles Coach, over 20 years of experience coaching, beginners through USFS Senior level.

Specializes in Singles, Moves In The Field, & Synchronized Skating.

Assistant Director of Skating, The Rinx Total Skating Program at the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center 
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Nadine Blachuciak

USFS Regional Finalist, Empire State Games Finals Medalist, State Games of America competitor.  Over 20 years of coaching experience beginners through USFS Competitors, BS Degree in Health Sciences from Stony Brook University. 

Specializes in coaching Singles, Moves In The Field, Adults, Tots & Beginner Hockey.

Skating School Coordinator, The Rinx Total Skating Program at the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center
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Gabi Scanlon 

PSA Basic Accreditation Exam, 13 years with NY Conservatory of Dance and 9 years with Orlando City Ballet, over 5 years of experience coaching beginners through USFS Competitors 

Specializes in Singles, Moves In The Field, Teens, Tots, Showcase & Choreography.   

Office Manager, The Rinx Total Skating Program at the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center
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Annette Cruz 

USFS Double Gold Medalist, USFS Senior Regional Medalists and Sectional Competitor in Pairs & Singles, USFS Regional National Novice Champion, USFS Sectional Synchro Coach, over 15 years of experience coaching beginners through USFS competitors, including 5 years in Mexico coaching National competitors from beginner to Senior Level & Adults.  Ensemble and Principal performer for 7 years with Disney on Ice. 

Specializes in Singles & Moves In The Field

USFS Jr National – International Coaches
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Victoria Bonel

USFS International Coach, USFS Regional & Sectional Medalist & Novice National Champion, World Professional Competitor, more than 40 years of experience coaching beginners through USFS Senior level

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Tracy Doyle

National, International and Jr. World Team USA Coach, USFS Double Gold Medalist, USFS Regional Novice, Junior & Senior Champion, Sectional Medalist, National Competitor. Over 40 years of International and National coaching experience through the Senior level. Has coached over 50 USFS Gold Medalists. Teaches Singles, Moves In The Field & Theater On Ice.

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Dmitri Gromov 

USFS National & International Coach, Russian National, European, and World Competitor. Has coached Juvenile National champion, Novice Pairs National Champion, Grand Prix Skate America competitor. More than 29 years of experience coaching beginners through USFS Senior level. 

Specializes in Singles, Moves in The Field, & Adults.

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Lorene Mitchell 

USFS Double Gold Medalist, USFS Regional Coach, USFS Regional, Sectional, National Medalist, Jr. World Silver Medalist, skating in the Ice Capades and has over 30 years of coaching experience. 

Specializes in Singles, Pairs, Moves in The Field, Showcase, Adults, Tots & Beginner Hockey.

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Dawn Wagner-Johnson 

PSA Level V Ranked (International), USFS Regional, Sectional, Jr. National & National Coach & International Coach, USFS Double Gold Medalist, creator of Elite Athletic Performance, 25 years of experience coaching beginners through USFS Senior level. Creator of “Elite Athletic Performance Manual and Workshops.” Specializes in Singles, Pairs, Moves in The Field, Showcase.

USFS Regional or National Qualifying Competition Coaches
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Sharon Mulligan

PSA Mater Rated in Figures, Freestyle & Dance, USFS Triple Gold Medalist, USFS Regional Coach, more than 50 years of experience teaching beginners through USFS Senior level. 

Specializes in Singles, Ice Dance, Moves In The Field, Showcase, Adults, Tots and Beginner Hockey.

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Kim Interdonato

USFS Regional Coach, PSA Basic Accreditation Exam and Hockey Skating I -3 Certifications, ISI Gold Judge, Adult National Competitor, 30+ years of experience coaching beginners through USFS Regional competitors and Hockey players, attended Briarcliffe College for Graphic Design. Author of “Shoes are Like Men” & “Heels and Hockey Skates”.  Patchogue/Medford High School Hockey Coach.

Specializes Power Hockey.

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Serguei Soukhanov 

USFS Regional Coach, Russian National Team member at Senior & Junior level. Principal skater in “Moscow On Ice” and “Russian Stars on Ice”. Master’s degree in Physical Education & Sport.  More than 25 years of experience coaching through USFS Senior competitors. 

Specializes in Singles, Pairs, Moves in the Field, On-Ice Harness Lessons, Adults & Pre Hockey.

Senior Staff Coaches
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Shannon Battistelli

USFS Gold Medalist in Moves, Former New York Islanders Ice Girl, over 15 years of coaching beginners through Learn to Skate USA Competitors.  International Sports Science Association PT certified. Former Physical Therapy Assistant. Specializes in Hockey from beginner through Adult AAA, Singles, Moves In The Field, Adults, & Tots.

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Jillian Beksinski 

USFS Gold in Moves In The Field & Silver Medalist in Freestyle, USFS Regional Competitor, Empire State Winter Games competitor, member of Bentley University Figure Skating Team.

Over 5 years of experience coaching Learn to Skate USA levels.

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Emily Bohm

PSA Basic Accreditation Exam, USFS Gold Medalist in Moves & USFS Pre-Gold Medalist in Ice Dance, more than 18 years of experience coaching.

Specializes in Ice Dance, Moves in the field, Singles, Adults, Tots & Beginner Hockey.

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Erin Burke 

USFS Silver Medalist in MIF & USFS Bronze Medalist in Freestyle, Former Member of Sacred Heart University Figure Skating Team.  Collegiate Junior Ladies competitor.  8 years of coaching beginners through Learn To skate USA skaters. Master’s in Human Resources Management.

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Sashika Delanerolle 

USFS Gold in Moves & Silver Medalist in Freestyle, Pre-Bronze in Ice Dance, USFS Regional Competitor, USFS Sectional Synchro competitor. Certified Personal Trainer with NASM. Over 12 years pf coaching experience.

Specializes in Singles, Moves In The Field, Adults, Tots & Off-Ice Training.

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Lisa Feigenbaum

USFS Pre Gold in Ice Dance, PSA Basic Accreditation, more than 40 years of coaching beginners through USFS Competitors. Specializes in Singles, Ice Dance, & Moves In The Field.

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Riley Griffith 

USFS Double Bronze Medalist in Moves in the Field and Freestyle,& Novice level competitor.

Experience with Learn To Skate USA levels.

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Jennifer Hollmann 

USFS Sectional Synchro Coach, PSA Basic Accreditation Exam, Regional Competitor, Former Professional Show Skater, Former New York Islanders Ice Girl, over 25 years of experience teaching. Has coaches through Novice Moves & Intermediate Freestyle test. Special Education Teaching Assistant specializing in ABA.

Specializes in Singles, Synchronized Skating, Moves In The Field, Theater On Ice, Showcase, Adults, Tots & Pre Hockey. 

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Robert Knopf 

USFS Quadruple Gold Medalist (Moves, Free, Ice Dance, Free Dance), USFS National Ice Dance Competitor, MVP & Captain Maritime Hockey, over 20 years of experience coaching through Senior Ice Dance tests.  BE of Electrical Engineering from SUNY Maritime.

Specializes in Ice Dance & Power Hockey.

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Vincent Lobasco 

D2 CHF Collegiate Ice Hockey Captain, Has coaches Nassau High School Varsity All Star. Over 9 years of coaching.  Bachelor of Science in Biology with minor in Marine Sciences, MAT in Science Adolescent Education: Biology.

Specializes in Hockey.

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Kaidence Lydon 

USFS Gold Medalists in Moves In The Field, Bronze Medalists in Freestyle, Novice Freeskate competitor, attending Rensselaer Polytehcnical Institute for Biological Neuroscience.

Specializes in Singles & Moves In The Field & Learn To Skate USA levels.

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Tate Mulligan

USFS Silver Medalist, Empire State Games Medalist, and ISI Regional Competitor.  Over 18 years of coaching beginners, hockey power skating skills, and USFS Competitors. BA Degree -IONA College 2017

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Emma Ortiz 

PSA Basic Accreditation, USFS Double Gold Medalist in Moves & Freestyle, USFS Senior Ladies competitor, USFS Regional Competitor, Empire State Game Competitor, State Games of America Competitor, Synchro Sectionals Competitor. Over 3 years of coaching experience. Current member of Penn State Figure skating team.   Specializes in Singles.

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Angela Paxos

USFS Gold Medalists in Moves & USFS Silver Medalist in Freestyle, USFS Junior Ladies competitor. 

Specializes in Singles, Showcase, & Tots

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Ellyn Petrino 

PSA Accreditation Exam, USFS Gold Medalist in Moves, Silver Medalist in Ice Dance, USFS Synchronized Skating Championship Silver Medalist with Univ. Of W. Michigan in Collegiate Division, USFS Regional Singles Competitor, Empire State Games Medalists, National Showcase competitor, works with children with special needs, over 8 years of experience. Degree in Clinical Social Work & Family Science.

Specializes Singles, Synchronized Skating, Moves in the Field, Showcase, Adults, Tots & Adaptive Needs.

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Kristen Prodromakis 

PSA Basic Accreditation, Intermediate Ladies Competitor, Empire State Games Competitor, Bachelors in Elementary/Special Ed Major Masters in Literacy from LIU. Dance-12 years, over 19 years of coaching.

Specializes in Singles, Moves, Tots, & Beginner Hockey.

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Amy Rivers 

PSA Basic Accreditation Exam, PSA Registered Sport Science Exam, Silver Medalist in Moves, Bronze medalist in Freestyle, Adult pre-gold test in ice dance. National Master Junior Ladies Silver Medalist.  North Atlantic Master Ladies Bronze Medalist.  AD in Arts from Suffolk Community College.  More than 30 years of coaching experience. 

Specializes in Singles, Moves In The Field, Adults, Teens & Tots.

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Electra Scheiner

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Angelina Scocozza

Passed USFS Intermediate MIF & Juvenile Free, Empire State Games Medalist, State Games of America competitor, experience in coaching Learn To Skate USA levels.

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Melissa Serrell 

PSA Basic Accreditation Exam, PSA Certified Sports Science Exam, USFS Adult Gold Medalist, International Adult competitor, USFS Intermediate competitor, over 9 years of coaching. Masters in I/O Psychology, CUNY Brooklyn College. Skating School Ambassador – The Rinx at Wyandanch Plaza.

Specializes in Singles, Moves In The Field, Adults, Tots, & Beginner Hockey.

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Hope Silverman

USFS Adult Gold Medalist in Moves & Adult Silver in Ice Dance.  Medalist at Adult Sectionals, Adult National Competitor, USFS Juvenile Freeskate competitor.  Masters in Speech Pathology from SUNY Buffalo.  Over 2 years of coaching experience Learn To Skate USA levels.

Junior Staff Coaches
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Katie Greening 

National Qualifying Series Intermediate level competitor, USFS Bronze Medalists in Moves, Empire State Games Medalist, Eastern Sectional Synchro Competitor.

Experience in coaching Learn To Skate USA Group lessons.

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Monserrat Hernandez 

Passed Juvenile Moves In The Field. USFS Eastern Sectional Synchro Competitor, Empire State Games Medalist.

Experience in coaching Learn To Skate USA levels.

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Jessica Licari 

Passed Adult Intermediate Moves in the Field test, Open Collegiate Synchro skater, Adult Sectional Competitor.  BS in Childhood Education, Master’s in Special Education. 

3 years of experience in coaching Learn To Skate USA Groups.

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Sara Murphy 

Passed Intermediate Moves in the Field test, Empire State games gold medalist, State Games of America bronze medalist and 6x Eastern synchronized sectional competitor.  Security Systems technology major with a minor computer programming at Farmingdale State College.

3 years of coaching Learn To Skate USA Groups.

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Trisha Pal 

USFS Bronze Medalist in Moves, USFS Eastern Sectional Synchro Competitor, Empire State Games Synchro Bronze Medalist. 

Experience in coaching Learn to Skate USA Groups.

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