This article is from the Recreational Figure Skating FAQ, by Karen Bryden with numerous contributions by others.
If you want your coach to put you on the ice or instruct you during
local competition practices, make sure to discuss in advance your
requirements and ask how much you will be charged (some coaches charge
the same rate as for normal lessons, others charge a lump sum or may
demand reimbursement for the travel.
If the competition is far away enough that it requires flying and
overnight stays, the sums involved can be rather considerable and you
may have to set some parameters for the coach. For example, commit to
pay for the lowest available 30-day advance air fare (so that the
coach bears the extra cost if they book late or select a more
expensive fare), so many nights of hotel, per diem, competition fee,
car rental (depending on how far the hotel is from the rink and
whether there is alternative transport available), etc. It is
advisable to put all this in writing to avoid accidental