As a young skater the idea of private ice was reserved for only the most dedicated skaters, the top talent, or a VIP opportunity to work with an elite coach in an exclusive environment. In any case it meant you were special, important, and you had in some way 'arrived'.
Today, private ice, has become a symptom of distancing efforts of a public health crisis, and somehow become an inconvenience, instead of being viewed as the exclusive VIP experience it always has been. Even some luxury hotels have reserved our services to create private patio skating rinks for their guests to enjoy, free from the intrusion of the general public.
Therefore, if you ever have the chance to frequent a skating rink with competitive skaters in training, inquire as to the number of skaters who have ever enjoyed the luxury of private ice with their coaches, or guest coaches. Ask them why they need it, what they prefer, and why. Certainly you will get a variety of answers, and preferences, however one thing will be true;
Private ice is a luxury.
Private skating, and private ice, addresses the need to maintain adequate physical distancing during a public health pandemic, while continuing to offer skating opportunities, and focus on delivering a memorable VIP guest experience. The management of such activities keeps all members of the operations organization safe, and minimizes excess public contact, as private access is more easily managed by online methods, and can be facilitated by a smaller team.