Ice Skating Lessons

Ice at Santa Monica is thrilled to have The Randy Gardner School of Skating providing lessons with experienced professionals for skaters of all skill levels. Designed and presented by U.S. and World Pair Champion Randy Gardner, the school of skating offers an on-ice program for the recreational skater to the more seasoned skater, as well as those who would like to have private lessons in a pleasant and easy atmosphere.


Signing up for skate classes or private lessons:  


To book private lessons with individual coaches, please use the button following their bios. For group classes, use the button following the class description. Classes are limited. 


By enrolling in classes or private lessons you agree to the terms and conditions set forth in the Waiver and Release Agreement included here. Please download the form and complete it before arriving at the rink. 


We will always try to accommodate your choice of coach, however, there may be unforeseen changes in the schedule where your coach becomes unavailable for your prescribed time. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


Randy Gardner 

Creator of the Randy Gardner School Of Skating; member of the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame; five-time U.S. Pair Skating Champion with Tai Babilonia and World Pair Champion; two-time Olympian; producer, director and choreographer of skating shows worldwide; and member coach of U.S. Figure Skating and Professional Skaters Association – Category A.

Eventbrite - Private Lesson with Randy Gardner




Lisa Capri

Lisa learned how to skate on her backyard frozen pond at the age of three. She has over 20 years of teaching and competitive experience with all ages and abilities, including English language learners, children with special needs along with six consecutive seasons at Ice at Santa Monica. Lisa's competitive experience includes Master Junior National Showcase Silver Medalist, three time ISI World Champion and four time Southwest competitor. Currently competing at the Platinum level, she has worked under the tutelage of Randy Gardner for the past 10 years.

Eventbrite - Private Lesson with Lisa Capri


Jennifer Don 


National, International and World Junior medalist in singles and pairs; World Junior Bronze Medalist in pairs; U.S. National Collegiate Champion in singles; National Champion of Taiwan in singles. Jennifer teaches first time skaters to elite level competitors and has 15 years of coaching experience. She holds an elected position as a member of the Athlete Advisory Committee for U.S. Figure Skating. 

Eventbrite - Private Lesson with Jennifer Don


Heather McLaughlin 


With 25 years of teaching experience, Heather has been a U.S. Open Professional Challenge Cup Champion, a USFS Freestyle Gold Medalist and international coach and choreographer. She was also a soloist with the Ice Theater of New York.

Eventbrite - Private Lesson with Heather McLaughlin



Ben Blandford

Ben is a Gold Medalist in Freestyle and Ice Dance and a principal performer on the international ice show circuit. He has 17 years of experience teaching all ages and abilities. 

Eventbrite - Private Lesson with Ben Blandford


Jacqueline Stemmer


At the early age of 3, Jackie fell in love with the ice. Always passionate about figure skating, she also is a professionally trained dancer in ballet, modern, and jazz dance. Jackie has over 20 years of skating experience and teaches skaters of all ages and levels. Jackie is a former U.S. Figure Skating (USFS) and Ice Skating Institute (ISI) competitive skater and skates professionally in a verity of shows throughout the United States. She is a member of USFS, the Professional Skating Association (PSA), and ISI, where she is a gold-certified level judge.

Eventbrite - Private Lesson with Jacqueline Stemmer


Randy Gardner School of Skating is offering group skating classes for all levels of skaters.


For the beginner, learn forward and backward skating, two-foot glides, curves, balance over the skates for safe and comfortable progression across the ice and basic coordination to give the feel of accomplishment and freedom while skating. 


For the slightly more advanced recreational skater, learn how to go faster on the ice, turn from front to back with ease, basic stops, edges, two-foot or one-foot turns and basic fundamentals for a safe and enjoyable time on the ice.



9 a.m. — 9:30 a.m. 


Eventbrite - Group Skating Class