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. 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 head coach for Northern California Speedskating. She also coaches private lessons separate from the speed sessions or Skate School. Click here for her website.
No private lessons are provided at Skate School or at the speed skating sessions hosted by Northern California Speedskating.