Please note:

All beginning skaters should start skating through the Northwoods Ice and Golf Center’s

Learn to Skate Program

before seeking private lessons

Private Lessons

• All instructors make arrangements for lessons in advance and do their own scheduling.

• Lessons are taught in 15, 20, 30, or 60 minute increments.

• Contact the individual coach for rates.

• Cost of the “Ice Time” and the “Private Lesson Time” are separate charges.

Private Coaches at Northwoods Ice and Golf Center:


Sarah Baxter

Sarah Baxter





Cell: (210) 241-6716

• PSA Level B Certified
• Regional Gold Medalist 1998
• 7 years coaching experience
• Disciplines taught: MIF, Freestyle, jumps, spins , choreography, footwork

Cindi Ezzo

coach cind ezzo



  • USFS member
  • Professional Skaters Association member with a registered moves in the field rating
  • Senior Moves in the Field
  • Gold Dance
  • Novice Freestyle
  • ISI Freestyle 9
  • 5th Figure tests passed
  • Ice Follies Holiday on Ice/Walt Disney World on Ice Chorus skater
  • CER category A certified
  • U.S. Olympic Committee SafeSport certified
  • First Aid, AED, and CPR certified
  • 34 years coaching experience
  • Disciplines taught: USFS Moves in the Field, Freestyle, Ice Dance, Pairs, Learn to Skate.
  • Coaches all levels, all ages.
  • Coached numerous adult national and sectional champions in dance and freestyle
My full-time job is teaching figure skating and I absolutely love it!  Through figure skating, I have an opportunity to shape young lives. As a coach, I take great pride and joy in watching my students not only become skilled in skating, but also learn the valuable life lessons of self-motivation, self-confidence, dedication, and determination.  I would want to share the life-long love I have for this sport with my students and hope to pass the joy to them.

Stacy Shoeman

Stacy Shoeman






Cell: 210-659-8455

Joanie Perciavalle

Joanie Perciavalle





Cell: (210) 478-9090

  • Master of Science – Texas A & M CC
  • Bachelor of Applied Arts Degree – Central Michigan University
  • CER Level B Certified
  • USFS Silver Medalist Adult MITF
  • USFS Bronze Medalist Adult Freestyle
  • Member of United States Figure Skating Association
  • Member of Professional Skaters Association
  • Member of San Antonio Figure Skating Club
  • 17 years skating experience; Over ten years coaching experience
  • Disciplines taught: USFS Moves in the Field, Freestyle, Jumps, Spins, Choreography

Coaching Philosophy – I LOVE what I do!!!! As a coach, my goal is to teach proper technique in a safe and fun manner that will allow my skaters to have a strong foundation of the sport. I provide a positive, enthusiastic, challenging environment and task my students in setting short and long-term goals. I aim to provide my students with the skills and encouragement necessary to achieve their highest potential as a skater and to utilize skating as a tool for artistic self-expression, motivation, determination and character growth on the ice as well as in everyday life.


Melissa Kathleen Peterson

Melissa Peterson





Cell: (210) 687-5739

• Member of USFS & PSA
• Professional Skaters Association Level A Certified
• USFS Registered Coach
• 13 Years Coaching Experience
• Disciplines taught: USFS Moves in the Field, Jumps, Spins, Footwork, Choreography • Gold Medalist – Synchronized Skating
• Performed & Tested: Pairs, Singles, Ice Dancing, Synchronized Skating, Ballet, Tap
• Member of the Society of Children’s Books Writers & Illustrators

Janet Janysek

  • Over 10 years coaching ice skating
  • 14 years US Figure Skating Judge
  • 25 years Physical Therapist, MS PT
  • 3 years show skating soloist and adagio pairs with Cypress Gardens, Adventures on Ice and
  • Fantasy on Ice and Beech Mountain SKi Resort
  • Senior Moves, Junior Freestyle and 6th Figure test

Nick Apter

Nick Apter





Cell: (210) 421-4124

• USSR Member of USFS & PSA • International Master of Sport • National Competitor
• Russian Gold Medalist
• Pairs Medalist: Skate America, Skate Electric, Cup of Alps • 3 years Senior Russian National team member
• 3 years Junior Russian National team member
• 13 years coaching experience
• Coaches all levels, kids-adults
• Disciplines taught: Freestyle, Choreography, Power Skating, Pairs
• Coached numerous Regional, Sectional, local, and out of state competitors


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