OUR INSTRUCTORS

Candice Heiden
@candai

World Skate Certified Coach
USA Roller Sports Certified Coach

Candice Heiden has been a certified skating instructor and professional skating choreographer for over 15 years.  She has enjoyed teaching skaters of all skill levels all over the US and internationally and has trained some of your favorite celebrities to skate as well!  During her competitive skating career she earned 17 US National titles, represented Team USA 4 times and earned a silver medal at the World Games.  Candice has turned her passion for roller skating into a career as a performer on screen and in live shows internationally, her credits include Chet Faker, Gwen Stefani, Adam Levine, Kevin Hart, Alicia Keys, Katy Perry, Tommy Hilfiger, Marc Jacobs, YSL.

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Shelby Smith 
@helloshelbs

USA Roller Sports Certified Coach

Shelby Smith has been coaching skaters from beginners all the way to top Team USA athletes for over 10 years.  She co-founded Skate Camp LA & OC as a way to provide skaters of all ages the tools necessary for a strong skating foundation.  A regional and national champion herself, Shelby enjoys and excels at helping skaters reach their goals through her own passion for results.

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Dirty Deborah Harry
@dirtydeborahharry

Skate Instructor

Dirty Deborah Harry is a 3rd generation roller skater and skating instructor.  Dirty has skated a wide variety of disciplines including freestyle, figures, speed, dance, street, show, banked/flat track derby, and skate parks.  Dirty has taught all over the world in person and through her "Dirty School of Skate" YouTube channel boasting over 207k subscribers.  Dirty teaches in a detailed, step-by-step manner that is easy to understand with a big emphasis on technique and most importantly ... humor ... you will laugh a lot!

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Tracy “Banzai” Ugai
@xoxobanzai

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Tracy is the owner of The Basics of Happy; a roller skate business rooted in creativity, community, personal wellness & forward movement. She has been skating for 11 years and has learned through the skate community, who has shared their skate love and their techniques. With training in Qi Gong, Reikai and Sound Healing, her methods stem from mind-body connection in movement. In all classes she offers mindfulness tools and adjustments to move through any challenges that may come in your skate journey as you sink into your own personal connection to your skates.