Merrill Ice Reflections Figure Skating Club

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: $48/hr    $12/15 min

PSA Member, USFSA Certified Professional Coach/Choreographer, and 5x USFSA Gold Medalist. Montana has passed Gold Skating Skills, Adult Gold Singles, Gold Dance, 8 International Dances, Canadian Gold Dance, Senior Solo Free Dance, Senior Partnered Free Dance, Intermediate Pairs, and Preliminary Figures. She has 13+ years of teaching basic skills/Learn to Skate and 7+ years of private lesson coaching experience and 2 years of synchronized skating experience. She is a professional coach/choreographer and is CER program certified. Graduate from UW-Stevens Point with a B.S, Double Major in Marketing and Management and Coaching Certificate.

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 Intermediate Moves in the Field, Pre-Juvenile Freeskate, 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 coach for 6 years for Merrill Ice Reflections Figure Skating Club. She has passed Novice Skating Skills, Juvenile Singles, Pre-Gold Dances, and Juvenile 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.

Basic Skill Interns


McKenna Meyer

McKenna has passed Novice MIF, all the Silver Dances, and Preliminary Free Skate. She is Learn to Skate Instructor Certified and is a registered USFSA coach. McKenna is a 3 year member of the Timberline High School Team. 


Chloe Belant

Chloe skates for both MIRFSC and Timberline Figure Skating Club. I am currently on Silver Ice Dances and working on my Juvenile Moves patterns. 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

Info coming soon!

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 an Intern or Crossover Coach with our club 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 Basic Skills.
  • 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.

Intern Coach Criteria

  • 16 years old
  • Active member of MIRFSC for three years.
  • Basic Skill volunteer coach 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 Free Skate 2, assisting the Pro Coach, and fill in for Pro Coach in case of absence.

Crossover Coach Criteria

  • 16 years old
  • Active member of MIRFSC for three years.
  • Basic Skill volunteer coach for three years (Seniority is given to the instructors that have been in the Club the longest.)
  • Passed Preliminary Moves and Pre-Preliminary Freestyle.
  • Must be at least two levels above the highest Crossover Skater.