Lace’Em Up Skating School aspires to inspire you with proven success since 2002.
We have taught over 6,000 skaters and counting. We put the FUN in learning how to skate! Our school is designed to engage skaters 2 – adults to lace up and skate with a purpose! We encourage family participation, learning how to skate for the first time, advance your skating skills and learn to play hockey through a progression of skills toward a competitive level. Our curriculum teaches the fundamentals of skating, which allows our skaters to pursue the skating avenue of choice.
Our community and professionals are committed to a positive, encouraging environment, exciting the masses and building skills, evoking interest and drawing you into our creative curriculum bringing excellence to every facet of the sport. The energy of our team brings smiles daily and joy to the heart with passion! We encourage you to pursue your dreams on and off the ice. We invite you to Lace’Em Up and share our love of skating at the Foothills Ice Arena, a unique and vibrant ice arena in Lakewood, CO.
See you at the RINK!
I have 14 years private coaching experience including 9 years of managing a large successful skating school that I was responsible for building 30 people initially to 230 on two different days in Minneapolis, MN. I work with all skill levels and age levels, teaching competitive figure skating, power skating for hockey players and recreational skating basics. My goal as a coach is to give my skaters the knowledge, tools and connections they need to love skating and have discipline.
I redefine a skating lesson experience with a balance of skill and fun at all levels. Skating is a lifelong gift that provides health and wellness, builds confidence, entertainment, camaraderie and fun for families. I am dedicated to developing my skaters with a progression of skills that meet you where you are at. I encourage all ages and levels to master personal skating goals and achieve an absolute love for learning the sport of ice skating.
Laura grew up skating for the Penn State Figure Skating Club in State College, Pennsylvania. She has been skating for over 19 years and holds a USFS Gold Medal in Moves In the Field and Silver Medal in Freestyle. She competed in the South Atlantic Region, and Collegiately for Penn State University. She has been teaching for over 11 years and is coaching in the Denver, Arvada, Lakewood, and Littleton areas teaching Beginner level through Regional level competitors. She loves teaching skaters of all ages and levels including; Kids, Adults, Recreational, and Competitive Skaters. She is a U.S. Figure Skating (USFS) Registered coach and holds a Basic Accreditation in the Professional Skaters Association (PSA). She specializes in Freestyle, Choreography & Style, Moves in the Field, Power skating, Theatre on Ice, and Off-ice Core Strength training.
A double senior gold medalist with a lifetime of participation in competitive figure skating, including local competitions and shows. A regional competitor, Empire State Games Competitor, and National Showcase Bronze Medalist. A participant for five years in the Stars, Stripes, and Skates 9/11 Families Give-Back Fundraiser. As well as participation in various fields of the sport of Figure skating including freestyle, moves in the field, showcase, artistic, interpretive, and ice dance. Ongoing relationships with previous and current national and international coaches including, Barbara DeLuca, Jaime Wendt, and Neil Ruben, as well as 2-time Olympic and International coach Galina Zmievskaya, Olympic and World level choreographer Nina Petrenko, and International and Olympic coach in ice dance Natalia Dubova. Also a member of the USFSA and PSA. CER Test Certified for qualifying competitions.
Is an enthusiastic coach that loves to skate! She started figure skating at the age of 7 in a learn-to-skate program and quickly found her passion for skating and started private lessons! Tiffany shares her enthusiasm for skating in Lace’Em Up Skating’s group lessons program and encourages skaters to improve their skills and to progress into private lessons. Tiffany shares the love she found in skating with the whole Denver metro area. After competing and testing on the US Figure Skating track, she encourages everyone to find their passion and do the same. She has a talent for teaching skaters flexibility and strength off-ice using her yoga, dance, and skating background. Coach Tiffany is a dental hygienist by day and a coach on the weekends! Tiffany’s passion for skating and teaching others how to give back to the world is contagious!
Britt started figure skating at the age of 7 in a learn-to-skate program. She quickly found her love for skating and started private lessons and went on to compete regionally in singles, nationally in synchronized skating, and at the collegiate level. She has tested through her senior field moves, junior free skate, intermediate pairs, and pre-gold ice dance. Britt is also a certified yoga teacher as well as an aerial dance instructor. She has a talent for teaching skaters flexibility and strength off-ice using her yoga, dance, and skating background. In her spare time, Britt enjoys rock climbing, dancing, hot yoga, and cooking vegan meals with her sister.
Ann Patrice is from Colorado Springs, CO and started her journey as a skater at the age of three. She is a double gold medalist and has been trained by many great coaches including Tom Zakrajsek and Kathy Casey. She has travelled all over the world competing in ISU Grand Prix events and even won the Junior World title in 2002. In 2003, She placed 4th at the US Nationals. After competitive skating she started diving into coaching in Chicago, and New York. Soon after, she decided to try professional skating and was cast in the Radio City Rockettes Christmas Spectacular in NYC. Then in 2010 she joined the Bietak family and performed on five different Royal Caribbean cruise ships around the world. Now she is back home loving life and enjoying the natural beauty of Colorado!
Private lessons scheduled with Jill Mintz. Call 651-208-9125
See you at the RINK!
For group lessons and prices, click link below.
Learn To Skate Link