Skaters may hire a private coach (Junior Coach or Professional Coach) who is approved by the Board for generally 15-30 minutes per week. Skaters will pay their coach separately from the club. Please keep in mind, rates may vary from $20-$48 per hour for private lessons, based on the coach’s credentials. Email a coach if interested in setting up private lessons.

Private Ice time needs to be purchased at a rate of $15/session.

Professional Coaches from outside of MIRFSC may coach, but need to be pre-approved by the Board.

Professional Coaches

Montana Grabowsky


Rate: $60/hr    $15/15 min

Montana has been coaching since 2016. She finds immense joy in sharing her love of skating and helping aspiring skaters to excel and achieve their goals. She is a PSA Member and USFSA Certified Professional Coach/Choreographer. Montana holds numerous testing achievements, including 5x USFS Gold Medalist in MIF, US & Canadian Gold Dance, Gold Free Dance, Gold Solo Free Dance, and Adult Gold Free Skate. She has also passed 9 International Dances, Intermediate Pairs, and Preliminary Figures. Montana is a graduate from UW-Stevens Point with a B.S, Double Major in Marketing and Management and Coaching Certificate. Montana’s dedication to coaching and supporting her students extends beyond the ice, as she remains committed to guiding their growth and helping them achieve their fullest potential both on and off the ice.

Lea Beckman


Rate: $30/hr    $7.50/15 min

Lea has been teaching basic skills for the last 13+ years and professional coaching for 7 + years and coached the Timberline High School Team for 4 years. Lea coaches through Silver Skating Skills, Bronze Singles, and Silver Dances. Lea is a professional coach/choreographer, CER program certified, Learn to Skate Instructor certified, PSA member and CPR/AED certified. Lea graduated from UW-Stevens Point with a Master’s degree in Business Administration with Applied Leadership and Decision-Making Skills.

Junior Coaches

Madison Altman-Wendt


$20/hour $5.00/15 min

Madison has passed Pre-Silver Skating Skills, Pre-Bronze Singles, and Bronze Dance. She has been teaching Learn to Skate for 5+ years. Madison is a USFSA certified coach, CER certified, and Learn to Skate certified.

Brooklyn Kraegenbrink


$20/hour $5.00/15 min

Brooklyn has been a Learn to Skate instructor for 6 years for Merrill Ice Reflections Figure Skating Club. She has passed Pre-Gold Skating Skills, Bronze Singles, Pre-Gold Dances, and Bronze Pairs. She has competed at Badger State Games, State Games of America, Eau Claire, Tomahawk, Rhinelander, Eagle River, Fond du Lac, and Black River Falls. She is also a member of the Timberline High School Team for the last 3 years. She is Learn to Skate Instructor certified and a registered USFSA coach. She has one year of experience in private coaching at Timberline Figure Skating Club.

Learn to Skate Interns


McKenna Meyer

McKenna has passed Pre-Gold Skating Skills, Pre-Gold Dance, and Bronze Singles. She is Learn to Skate Instructor Certified. McKenna is also on the Timberline High School Team. 


Chloe Belant

Chloe skates for both MIRFSC and Timberline Figure Skating Club. I am currently on Pre-Gold Ice Dances and working on my Pre-Silver Skating Skills. I have been teaching LTS for 3 years now, but I joined figure skating when I was 6 years old. I plan to continue my skating career after high school. I want to attend a college with a collegiate skating group to further my skills and continue testing so I can teach others and help them along their skating journey too!


Leah Freyer

Leah has been skating for almost nine years, and has been a volunteer Learn to Skate Instructor for four years. She has passed Pre-Gold Skating Skills, Silver Ice Dance, and Pre-Bronze Singles. Leah enjoys competing at a wide variety of competitions. She loves skating and helping young skaters achieve their goals!

Professional Coach Criteria

  • 18 years old and graduated from high school.
  • Coached and choreographed.
  • Minimum credentials: Silver Dance, Novice Moves in the Field, Pre-Juvenile to Juvenile Free Skate.
  • Must be USFSA certified and insured.

Junior Coach Criteria

  • 16+ years old
  • Must be a USFSA compliant coach.
  • Must have been a Learn to Skate Intern with MIRFSC for a minimum of one year.
  • Must have been a member of MIRFSC for a minimum of three years.
  • Will be required to volunteer 1 hour during Learn to Skate.
  • Can coach private lessons during Advanced Ice for a maximum of 3.5 hours per week. (If Junior Coach is still in high school is required to purchase advanced ice for themselves for 1 hour per week.)
  • If still in high school, they can be a part of the show in their normal advanced numbers.
  • Will not be paid if they choreograph their own number for the show.
  • Will not choreograph numbers for the same age peers unless the Pro directs this.
  • Will not be allowed to coach private lessons during the show practice weeks unless one of their skaters has a solo in the show.
  • Will be eligible for the scholarship if graduating from high school.
  • Minimum credentials: Preliminary Free Skate, Pre-Bronze Dance, and Juvenile Moves in the Field.

Learn to Skate Intern Criteria

  • 16 years old
  • Active member of MIRFSC for three years.
  • Learn to Skate volunteer instructor for three years and will continue to volunteer one hour per week.
  • Passed Preliminary Moves and Pre-preliminary Freestyle test.
  • If there are more qualified applicants than open position(s) then the position will be made available to the oldest grade applicant(s).
  • Job Duties include: testing levels through basic 3, assisting the Pro Coach, and fill in for classes in case of absence.