Adult Stroking Seminar – 11/5


Join us at Prince William Ice Arena on Sunday, November 5 from 8:30AM – 12:20PM for a full morning of skating, stretching, instruction, and education! Led by experienced coaches, this on-ice and off-ice seminar, geared to low to mid-level adult skaters, will reinforce techniques to improve the quality of your skating!

Each skater will receive 40 minutes of an on-ice group stroking class, 40 minutes of an off-ice ballet class, and an additional 40 minutes of open freestyle to practice skating skills. A US Figure Skating sectional-level judge and technical specialist will conclude the programming, providing insight on the International Judging System (IJS) and answering all of your questions about scoring.

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SKU: cs250091


Skaters will be split into two groups:  Pre-Bronze Skating Skill level and below and Bronze and above. To accommodate a larger adult group, the course will not utilize advanced skating skills (e.g., anything above Adult Gold).


    • Adult Testing Track eligible (21+)
    • Must be comfortable with forward and backward crossovers

Proposed Instructors:
Rachel Nevares is a USFS Double Gold Medalist in Freestyle and Moves-in-the-Field and coaches all levels of competitive figure skating at Medstar Capitals Iceplex and is the recipient of the 2016 Champions in Life award from Grassroots to Champions. She toured professionally all over the world portraying various roles with Disney on Ice for 8 years and was a competitive figure skater for over 12 years.

Melanie (Mel) Riffee is a former professional ballerina with Boston Ballet, The Suzanne Farrell Ballet, and The Washington Ballet. She has performed extensive classical, neoclassical, and contemporary repertoire on national and international tours from 2008-2020, and been featured as a Guest Artist. Melanie holds a master’s of liberal arts degree in Psychology, has been teaching for eight years and presently teaches ballet, pointe, contemporary, and conditioning in the Conservatory Division at BalletNova Center for Dance and at MedStar Capitals Iceplex.

Melanya Berggren is a US Figure Skating judge and technical specialist who has judged Sectionals in both singles and pairs skating. She is also an adult skater.