One of the greatest benefits of joining the Binghamton Figure Skating club is the ability to take private lessons with our team of highly qualified coaches. Since private lessons occur during club ice, you must be a member of the club to enjoy private lessons. Private lessons are currently available to skaters skating at Basic or Adult Levels 5 and 6 or beyond.  Level 4’s may also be considered based on coach’s recommendation.  (If you are a beginner, please see our Learn to Skate USA page.)

If you are interested in private lessons, you must make arrangements with a coach yourself (the club will not assign you to a coach). Hourly rates for private lessons vary from coach to coach. See below to learn more about our coaches.

Please note: Coaches’ schedules fill up quickly, so be sure to contact a coach early in the season!

Megan Hickling

Currently living in Broome County, with a degree in childhood education from SUNY Cortland, Megan has been a part of figure skating for the last 24 years and coaching for the last 14 years. She has completed her Senior Moves in the Field, Junior Freestyle, and Pre-Gold Dance test levels. She has coached skaters through Senior Moves and Intermediate Freestyle and competitions such as Empire State Games and State Games of America as well as many other local competitions. Megan’s specialties are in moves in the field and freestyle.

Darby Kasper

Darby has several years of experience as a Learn to Skate USA instructor and figure skating coach. She coaches private lessons with students of various ages and levels in the USFS and ISI programs. She has participated in many competitions over the past 10 years and is a winner of the ISI Worlds National Team Sportsmanship Award. Darby is skilled in ice dance, moves in the field, and freestyle.

View Darby’s resume

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Jeff and Stacy Petri

Jeff and Stacy Petri are well-known coaches in the Cortland and Ithaca areas who will occasionally come to teach on BFSC ice club sessions. Many of our skaters already take lessons from them in Cortland and Ithaca, and we are very glad to welcome them to our coaching staff.

Julie Raway (Tucker)

Julie has been a figure skater for 22 years and has more than 10 years of experience as a coach. As a highly skilled skater, she has achieved senior test levels and competed in several major competitions, including Empire State Games, Lake Placid Ice Dance Competition, US Synchronized Skating Team Championships, and more. She has shared her skills with students in Binghamton, Skaneateles, Ithaca, and Lansing. Julie’s specialties include Freestyle, Moves in the Field, Dance, and Choreography.View Julie’s resume

Contact Julie

Katrina Anderson