Figure skating coaches

Aviator Ice Academy is proud to provide top quality private coaching for all skating styles. Our staff features figure skating coaches ranging from Basic Skills Specialists through Olympic, World, and International levels.

How to schedule a private lesson: Call the skating office and leave a message to schedule in advance with date and time (including a small window of time is helpful), and an available instructor will call you back to discuss details. Alternatively, you may contact one of our skating instructors directly in their bios below. Finally, you may come to the rink at Aviator and observe the teaching skills and skating ability of the coaches personally, before approaching them directly to make your own arrangements. Schedule an evaluation with a skating director (more advanced levels) to find a proper instructor for your child. Lessons are offered 7 days a week and can be scheduled on either public or freestyle sessions. Semi-private lessons are also available (price to be agreed upon with instructor). No more than three skaters allowed for semi-private lessons during public sessions.

Please note: Price for private lesson does not include ice admission and skate rentals (click here for details). An available instructor will call you back to discuss details.

Call the office at 718-758-7514 to learn more.

Private skating professionals - Lessons range from $40 - $50 for 25-30 minute sessions

Slava Rozanski, Skating School Director Email
Slava Rozanski
  • Slava is the Figure Skating Director at Aviator Sports. He has 20 years of coaching experience. He has coached skaters at the 1998 Olympic Games in Nagano, Japan, the 1997-8 World Championships, and is a U.S. National and U.S. Junior National coach.
  • PSA ranked level VI
  • PSA Basic Accreditation rated
  • Teaches freestyle, moves in the field, off-ice conditioning

Phone number: 718-758-7514

Yelena Agler Email
  • PSA and USFSA member since 1995
  • Coached skaters to Sectionals and Junior Nationals
  • Teaches Freestyle Moves In the Field, Choreography, Off Ice Conditioning, Basic Skills

Phone: 516-815-0061

Samvel Gesalian
  • Two-time Olympic competitor
  • Four-time World Championship competitor
  • Skate America champion with Tatiana Navka
  • Grand Prix Competition winner.
  • Teaches moves in the field, ice dancing, choreography, basic skills

Phone number: 917-294-5525

Michael Shmerkin Email
  • Two-time Olympic competitor 1994, 1998
  • First Israeli Winter Olympian 1994
  • Placed 11th in World Championships 1996-1997
  • Specializes in basic skills, freestyle, and off-ice conditioning

Phone Number: 540-520-8160

Flora Magid
  • Russian National Team Member
  • State Champion Junior Division (Ice Dancing)
  • Teaches freestyle, moves in the field, choreography, off-ice training, and basic skills

Phone: 718-887-6541

Tatyana M. Leszkowicz Email
  • PSA and USFSA member since 1995
  • Coached skaters to Sectionals and Junior Nationals
  • Teaches freestyle, moves in the field, choreography, and basic skills

Phone: 321-287-9561

Yuriy Mikheyev
  • Former National Ukraine champion
  • Member of USFSA and PSA
  • Teaches freestyle, moves-in-the field tests, off-ice, choreography.

Phone number: 646-409-6738

Vlada Stogova Email
  • Ice dance junior Ukrainian champion 2006
  • Specializes in ice dance, singles, and choreography

Phone number: (917) 592-9299

Dinah Bazer Email
  • Over 9 years experience as Ice Skating Instructor
  • Professional Skaters Association – Basic Accreditation
  • Certificates in Hockey and Power Skating
  • Teaches Basic Skills, Moves in the Field, and Beginning Freestyle
  • Specializes in tots and adult beginners

Phone Number: 347-762-9809

Irene Breger Email
  • Teaches basic skills, freestyle, and off-ice conditioning
  • Specializes in working with children/beginner skaters.

Phone Number: 917-364-3059

Robin Igla Email
  • Ice Skating instructor since 2002
  • Participant in ice skating competitions and exhibitions
  • PSA Member
  • Basic skills instructor
  • Certified NYS Teacher K-12
Anika L. Leszkowicz
  • Former Senior level skater and member of USFSA
  • Passed Senior Freeskate test
  • Competed at National level competitions

Phone Number: 407-462-4731

Leslie Madden
  • Over 15 years of experience as an Ice Skating Instructor
  • Test Chairman for 8 years with the Long Island Figure Skating Club
  • Former medalist in U.S. Adult Nationals, Bronze Dance
  • PSA Basic Accreditation rated
  • Teaches basic skills, moves in the field, and freestyle

Phone Number: 516-297-2697

Chumi Reisman Email
  • Ice Skating instructor since 2004
  • PSA Member
  • Teaches Basic Skills
  • Specializes in beginner children and adults

Phone Number: 718-687-7858

Larry Loupover Email
  • Teaches Learn To Skate and Private Figure Skating lessons
  • Won four senior international medals
  • Qualified to free skate at the 2015 European Championships in Stockholm
  • 2017 World Figure Skating Championships Competitor