We recommend that new skaters take a class through the Oakland Ice Skate School, where they can learn the basics from coaches provided by Northern California Speedskating. To enroll, click here: Oakland Ice Skate School. (Please check the skate school website for availability. Speed skating is not always offered.)
Scroll down to find the “Intro to Speedskating” classes and follow the instructions to register on-line with the Oakland rink. If you have problems with this, you will need to contact the skate school manager at the rink directly.
Mary Wong is certified as a Level III coach through US Speedskating. She creates the lesson plans for the speed skating sessions for Northern California Speedskating, taking into account the skill level of the participants, and the time of year in the racing season.
No private lessons are provided at Skate School or at the speed skating sessions hosted by Northern California Speedskating.