Private Lessons

The instructors at the Ice Sports Forum Skating Academy are available for private as well as group lessons.  All of our staff instructors are highly qualified and are certified with the ISI or PSA.

Once skaters have passed Freestyle 1, private instruction is encouraged to enhance development.  Training ice time is available for skaters to have private lessons for a separate fee.  For more information, please email the Skating Director, Tommy Brannen.  


Coaching Staff

Professional Instructors

The instructors at the Ice Sports Forum Skating Academy are availabe for private as well as group lessons.  All of our staff are qualified and are cerfified with the ISI or PSA.

Once skaters have passed Freestyle 1, private instruction is encouraged to enhance development.  Training ice time is available for skaters to have private lessons for a separate fee.  For more information, please email the Skating Director, Tommy Brannen.

Nikita Alekseev

Nikita hails from Russia and was a former Tampa Bay Lightning Player. He is the founder of A Plus Hockey Camp, as well as a two- time winner of KHL’s Gagarin Cups. “I incorporate European and American latest techniques to develop strong, technical hockey players. I train individuals, as well as teams.”

Contact: nikton15@hotmail.com, aplushockeycamp@gmail.com 

vanessa corson

I am a USFS double Gold Medalist, professional performer in both skating and dance, and have been coaching since 2010. I specialize in edge quality, ice dancing and presence,posture, and performance. I also enjoy teaching edge work, turns, and specialized skating to beginning hockey players. Memberships include USFS and ISI (Gold).

Contact: vgilbert2010@gmail.com

Myles Harvey

Played 4 Years Division I NCAA for Providence College. Furthered my career to play 3 years pro. In the AHL, ECHL, and in the top league in Norway. I participated in 5 NHL camps: Toronto Maple Leafs (twice), Montreal Canadiens, Florida Panthers, and Anaheim Ducks. I specialize in skill development and train individuals at all levels, on and off the ice. I build specific programs catered to each player I work with; not only work on their weakness, but to exploit their strengths, and help build their hockey sense to make them a well-rounded player.

Contact me at 773-715-5762 / Harveymyles@gmail.com

Penney Jackson

I have been coaching since 1998, but have over 27 years of professional show skating experience from performer to show director. I have coached skaters from preliminary to senior levels and have had a national showcase medalist. Memberships include ISI (Gold) and PSA.  

Contact: Vic1cent@aol.com

JACQUELIN ZIMMERMAN

I began skating at the age of 6, and competed in the USFS track until 22 years old. As a USFSA gold medalist, I also became the2014 United States Collegiate Championships Junior Bronze medalist after returning to the ice in my sophomore year of college. I moved to Tampa in 2017 when I was hired to skate professionally for Advanced Entertainment Group in the Busch Gardens ice shows. I am currently working in a physical therapy clinic as I finish up graduate school working toward my Master’s in Sport Psychology. I hope to use my degree to work with many athletes in a variety of sports, but with a focus on figure skaters and hockey players.

I have coached Learn-to-skate group lessons, private lessons, and ISI skaters in multiple states including Maryland and South Carolina. I am experienced in both USFS and ISI tracks, as well as coaching hockey. I am very excited to join the Ice Sports Forum family and I look forward to helping skaters become the best athletes they can be. Memberships include USFS, ISI, and PSA.

BRENT BARBER

I’m originally from Tampa, Florida and started my hockey career at the age of 6 at the United Skates of America playing roller hockey. Shortly after I was brought to the Ice Sports Forum in Brandon for a Summer camp field trip and fell in love with Ice Hockey. Then on, I was recruited to play for the Jr. Bulls (Squirt AA) team. I then went on to continue with the Jr. Bulls organization until my Midget years, while also being a part of the Plant High School Hockey Club. Moving forward, my hockey career began to speed up during my senior year of high school. I was gifted to accept a contract to play for the Tampa Bay Juniors Hockey Club. Developing tremendously I was able to make the America’s High School Hockey showcase team (Team Florida) where I was then recruited to play for the Islanders Hockey Club in the United States Premier Hockey League (Junior A
Tier 2) out in Tyngsboro, MA. With my goal set to play NCAA hockey the years of hard fought Juniors had finally paid off I had a few different offers from numerous colleges. Franklin Pierce University, Southern New Hampshire, Becker College, Assumption University, and I finally landed at Framingham State University. I would love to share my hockey knowledge with in-depth skating, shooting, and stick handling techniques with
the newest generation of hockey players today.

MARK ROSENGARD

Mark Rosengard is from the Boston Massachusetts area, where he learned to skate on local ponds, and played hockey for multiple groups – culminating in playing for Tufts University from 1975 to 1979.  He was commissioned into the US Army upon his graduation from Tufts, and subsequently served for over 30 years.  During his time in the Army, Mark played for military hockey teams in Colorado, Washington DC, North Carolina, and Germany.  Since retiring from the Army in 2010, he has settled in the Tampa area, and has coached a number of groups in the region.  He is a decorated combat veteran, and brings leadership/mentorship skills to our rink, in addition to his multi-level experience as a hockey coach and goaltender.

ALYSSA GROGAN

Played Division I hockey at University of Minnesota from 2008 to 2013, won the 2012 National Championship. 
Played with the US Women’s National Team from 2006 to 2010, winning a Gold Medal in 2008 World Championships. SAHOF Goalie Development Coordinator, 2017 to present USA Hockey Player Development and Women’s National Team goaltending scout Head Coach, Tampa Bay Lightning Girls Hockey.
 

Contact:  groganalyssa@gmail.com