Morgan Bell – Nytex Learn to Skate Director
832-816-7656 [email protected]
Memberships: ISI, PSA, USFS, Learn To Skate
- Rate for Figure Skating: $40 – 30 minute lesson, $80 – 1 hour lesson
- Rate for Hockey: 1 hr: 1 player – $80, 2 players – $60, 3 players – $40.
2014-2020 Principal Performer for Disney on Ice
- 2013 US Figure Skating Championship competitor
- 2013 Midwestern Sectional pewter medalist
- 2012 US Figure Skating Championship competitor
- 2011 US Figure Skating Championship competitor
- 2012 Midwestern Sectional silver medalist
Specialties: Freestyle, Moves in the Field, & Choreography
Additional Info: Morgan has had extensive training in the competitive and professional fields. She is a USFSA double gold medalist in both free skate and moves in the field, and has spent the last 6 years skating with Disney on Ice as a principal performer. Morgan enjoys coaching skaters of all ages in jumps, spins, moves in the field and choreography.
Beth Zeoli – LEARN TO SKATE DIRECTOR
682-365-1885 [email protected]
Memberships: USFSA, ISI, LEARN TO SKATE, USA HOCKEY
Current Rate: Figure Skating: $45 half-hour
Current Rate: Hockey: 3+ skaters: $45 a skater
Additional Info: Figure skating instructor with 20+ years experience specializing in Basic skills, Power skating, Choreography, Off Ice conditioning and Stretching.
Hockey: Keller JV Bronze Head coach, specializes in power skating and edge work. The most important part of hockey or figure skating.
Beth is energetic and fun, she leads by example and builds, strong confident young skaters. “Even If you’re new to skating, or want to refine your skills, I’d love to share what I’ve learned through the years. Opportunities for power instruction during team practices as well!”
Membership: Learn To Skate, ISI
Rate for Figure Skating: $40 for half-hour, $80 an hour
Specialty: Ice Dance, Choreography, Foundational skating and control
- 2011 Polish Figure Skating Championships – 4th, Senior Ice Dance
- 2010 Ukrainian Figure Skating Championships – 1st, Senior Ice Dance
- 2009 Russian Figure Skating Championships – 4th, Junior Ice Dance
- 2009 Czech Skate (ISU Jr. Grand Prix) – 5th, Junior Ice Dance
Zlata is an accomplished professional Ice Dancer who not only competed at an elite level internationally but also toured as a Principal performer with Disney On Ice. She is passionate about developing programs, physical conditioning, choreography, and skating skills for skaters of all ages! Zlata has also received a Bachelor Diploma in Sports from National Pedagogical Dragomanov University in Kyiv, Ukraine.
PSA Certification: Category A
Memberships: ISI, PSA, USFS, Learn To Skate
Rate for Figure Skating: $45 half-hour, $90 an hour
Rate for Rate: Hockey: 1 player: $90, 2 players: $60, 3 players: $50
Specialty: Freestyle, pairs, moves in the field, choreography
Additional Info: Sherri is a PSA Master Rated Coach in pairs and holds a level IV PSA ranking. She has been coaching regional, sectional, national and international level skters and medalists since 1988. She is a USFS Gold medalist and a former natinoal pair skater. Sherri was formally the National Team coach for the Philippines (2009-10). She is an ISI Gold level judge. Sherri enjoys coaching skaters of all ages and abilities while sharing her love of ice skating.
Memberships: ISI, USFS, PSA, Learn to Skate
Rate for Figure Skating: $45 – 30 minutes, $90 – 1 hour
Specialty: Moves in the field, Jumps and spins
Additional information: Candy Brown has a B.S. in physical education and Health Education from Bowling Green State University, Ohio. Candy is a gold medalist in Freestyle, figures, and dance in the US and Canada. She is a national and international competitor and is master rated in freestyle, figures, and dance. Candy has trained skaters at the regional, sectional, national and international level and has worked with a multitude of well known skaters. Candy has a passion to share her knowledge and love for the sport with skaters of all levels, ages, and abilities!
Email: [email protected]
Memberships: USA Hockey, Learn To Skate
Rate for Hockey: $30 – 30 minutes, $60 – 1 hour, group rates vary
Specialty: Basic Hockey skills/skating as well as power skating
Additional Info: Cote has an extensive background in Hockey skating and loves teaching all levels of Hockey. Cote was a former skating coach for the NA3HL team the Louisiana Drillers for 3 seasons. Cote also held the role as head coach for the Jr Drillers for four seasons. With more than 18 years of skating experience, Cote loves working with skaters and sharing his knowledge to help better the performance of any hockey skater.
Email: [email protected]
Memberships: USA Hockey, Learn To Skate
Specialty: Hockey power skating and basic hockey skating skills
Additional Info: Ronnie has played ice hockey for the Birdville hockey club all throughout her high school years. Ronnie can’t wait to share her love and passion for the game with any skaters or all ages and levels. Over the past year Ronnie has also held a role as an assistant coach to the 12U Top house team.
Pro Time Protocol:
- Students and coaches must pay for their session time online before taking the ice.
- No more than (4) students at one time may receive instruction
- Professionals will be required to abide by the Professional Instructor’s Responsibility Code.
- Failure to use good judgement and responsibility, or to follow the Responsibility Code will result in loss of skating privileges and repeat offense will result in the immediate termination of coaching privileges.
Interested in becoming a staff coach?
Candidates must meet certain criteria and apply via online form. To request form, contact Skating Director Morgan Bell or Rink Manager Beth Zeoli directly and be prepared to submit:
- Complete and pass USA Hockey Background test (renews annually)
LEARN TO SKATE REGISTRATION FORM
Learn To Skate USA
Skate to a new you: Ice skating is not just for kids. It’s for the kid inside all of us. Whether you’re entering a rink for the first time or rekindling this lost love years later, you’ll discover the ice is always there waiting for you to come out and explore.
Skate to a Brighter Future: The lessons learned in ice skating are also lessons in life. The confidence and joy you see your kids gain today will become the greatness your kids achieve in the world tomorrow!
~ Learn To Skate USA
Skate to superpowers: Imagine your kids growing mightier and mightier with every glide. Our trained instructors give them the physical and mental skills to conquer the day and take on life with confidence.
~Learn To Skate USA
Learn to Skate Level Breakdown:
Snowplow Sam 1: A great starting point for young skaters (ages 6 and under) with little to no skating experience. In this class they will cover the basics of standing, falling, and marching on the ice.
Snowplow Sam 2: A progression of snowplow sam 1 that allows skaters the opportunity to move and glide more across the ice while also learning the basics of backwards skating and stopping.
Snowplow Sam 3: This level focuses on the development of the elements in snowplow sam 2 while also providing more ways of moving across the ice other than basic marches.
Snowplow Sam 4: Snowplow Sam 4 will focus on one foot skating and turning from forwards to backwards in order to prepare skaters for Basic or Hockey classes.
Basic 1: Basic 1 is a great starting point for skaters that are aged 6 and up! It focuses on the fundamentals of skating across the ice, getting up from falls safely as well as stopping. It also introduces skaters to backwards skating.
Basic 2: Basic two develops the fundamentals of skating learned in basic 1 and adds challenges to them. Stopping while moving, turning from forward to backwards, backwards gliding, one foot skating, and much more!
Basic 3: Basic 3 starts to teach the development of edge use in all aspects of skating, forward, backward, curves, and transitions as well.
Basic 4: In basic 4 skaters will develop strength in crossovers, one foot skating, and will also start the beginning process of spinning on two feet!
Basic 5: Basic 5 focuses on increased development in backwards skating, backward crossovers, and backward edges.
Basic 6: Get ready to spin on one foot, learn spirals, and even more transitional elements from forwards skating to backwards. Basic 6 sets experienced skaters up to progress into competitors club and start taking steps towards competing!
Hockey 1: Skaters will lace up their hockey skates to start their journey on the ice. In hockey 1 skaters will focus on the basics of moving, stopping, and getting up from falls.
Hockey 2: Hockey 2 will start to focus more on isolated movements on both legs. It is strongly encouraged to first complete hockey 1 before taking part in hockey 2. Backwards skating will also be introduced in this level.
Hockey 3: In this level skaters will develop skating skills that focus on edges and moving on circles. Crossovers, turns from forwards to backwards, backward stopping, and forward and backwards c-cuts will all be developed and utilized.
Hockey 4: For skaters with an experienced background with hockey skating this level will start to dive into quick starts and one foot skating. All elements taught in this level will help young hockey skaters sprint into the next transitional phase on their way to playing in a league!
Mini Mites: For young hockey skaters that have successfully completed Hockey 1 and are wanting to start playing with a puck, Mini Mites is a great option. For one hour skaters will work with multiple coaches on skating skills, how to maneuver a puck on the ice, and may even scrimmage a little. Mini Mites is designed to help hockey skaters get used to skating in full gear with a stick and puck.
Junior Bruisers: For skaters that are between the ages of 11-17 and are wanting to experience hockey a bit more Jr. Bruisers is a great way to get more hockey action on the ice! In this hour long fast paced class skaters will learn anything from skating drills, passing drills, stick handling, and even team scrimmaging. Jr. Bruisers is a great way to get a taste of the action while still completing the hockey classes in the Learn to Skate program.
Learn To Skate FAQ
Q: My child is interested in skating but has little or no experience on the ice. What class would be best to enroll them in?
A: Nytex has a great team of coaches that would love to help get your skater moving on the ice! If your skater is younger than 6 years old it is strongly recommended to enroll them into our Snowplow Sam classes starting with Snowplow Sam 1. If your skater is above the age of 6 we recommend either Basic 1 (which focuses on fundamentals of figure skating) or Hockey 1 (which focuses on the fundamentals of hockey skating) based on their preference!
Q: When do classes take place? How long is each class?
A: Classes take place once a week on a Friday night from 5:30pm-6:30pm or Sunday afternoon from 2:45pm-3:45pm depending on whatever schedule you register for. Each class will last 30 minutes. Each registration will take place over the course of a 6 or 7 week time frame!
Q: Are skates provided for the class?
A: Yes! Skates are included in the registration price for a Learn To Skate class.
Q: How do I register for classes?
A: Our registration process is very simple! Skaters can either be registered for classes over the phone or in person. Once you have signed up for classes the next step would be to head over to the www.learntoskateusa.com website to purchase an annual learn to skate membership for $16.00. Memberships will need to be renewed in July. This membership is required in order to participate in our Learn To Skate USA program.
Q: What is the learn to skate membership? What comes with it?
A: A learn to skate membership is required to participate in any of our Learn to Skate programs! Benefits such as secondary sports insurance, progress tracking apps, access to the monthly magazine, and parental educational tools and resources to better understand skating are all included in this membership.
Q: What happens If I miss a class?
A: Missed a class? No worries! With each registration you are allowed two make up classes in the day in opposition to what you registered for. This means if you miss a Sunday class you are able to make the class up on a Friday of your choosing. Please email [email protected] if you are needing a make up classes so we are aware and can help you adjust if necessary!
Q: When is registration open to sign skaters up for classes?
A: Registration typically opens at the start of the last week of the current semester of classes. You can register for a discounted rate for up to two weeks after registration has opened. After that registration for classes returns to the normal rate.
Q: What should skaters wear on the ice?
A: Prepare for the cold! Long pants, leggings, jeans, long sleeve shirts, vest, and jackets are all welcome! We also strongly encourage gloves to protect and keep skaters hands warm when working on the ice. While helmets are only required for Snowplow sam 1, they are always welcome! Protective gear of any kind is always a good idea when first venturing out onto the ice.
Q: Is full hockey area required to take part in the hockey classes?
A: When it comes to hockey classes with our Learn To Skate program full hockey gear is not required at all but always welcomed, especially if the skater is wanting more practice in moving in the gear! Once skaters get into mini mites and jr. bruisers classes then full gear will be required since they will begin working with pucks on the ice.