Skating Coaches at Bradford Ice Arena

Nicola Griffith - Head Coach

Nicola Griffith – Head Coach

  • Qualification: NCCP Level 3 Coach
  • Inter Gold Medalist in Figure and Free Skating and Ice Dancing.
  • Competed in British Primary, Junior and Senior Championships in figure and free skating.
  • Performed and taught internationally with Holiday On Ice.
  • I’ve been teaching in Bradford since 1992 and have over 25 years of teaching experience.
  • Lessons by appointment only.

Jennie Hughes

Jennie Hughes

Level 9 elements and level 9 free.
Rate: £17 for a 30 minute 1:1
Contact Telephone Number: 07803 828868
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Ice Skating and Physical Fitness

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I trained at Bradford Ice Arena from the age of 4 and was a national competitor at all levels.
I have over 13 years coaching experience.
I specialise in field moves and free skating including:

  • Coach to Inclusive skaters.
  • Show and event coordinator.
  • Mentor to trainee coaches.
  • I’ve also done work for CBeebies directing a skating show.
  • CBBC appearing in Hank Zipzer Christmas special.
  • And many skating camps.
  • I enjoy working with skaters of all ages and levels on and off the ice.

Aimee Roles

Aimee Rolls

Qualification: NCCP Level 2
Rate 1:1
Lessons: £14 per 30 minutes
Contact Telephone Number: 07772 760777
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  • I am a Professional ice skating coach, with a strong passion for the sport.
  • I aim to teach and help my pupils to succeed to the highest level of their ability.
  • With over ten years skating experience.
  • Scottish championships competitor 3 time’s team gold medallist.
  • Scottish championships solo dance bronze medallist.
  • National competitor, bronze medal at Deeside, Wales.
  • Member of Bradford Ice skating club for many years.
  • Trained in Bradford since I begun the sport at the age of 11 and still training.

*Available to teach all ages and abilities.

Sarah Pilkington-Smith

Sarah Pilkington-Smith

Qualification: NCCP Level 2
Rate: £8* per 15 Minutes
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  • I started skating in the late 1990’s at Bradford Ice Arena and I have been committed to the sport and to Bradford Ice Skating Club ever since.
  • I was often asked to represent Bradford in team competitions.
  • I was a national competitor at many levels.
  • I completed all of the Field Move levels (highest level being Inter Silver) by 13 years old.
  • In 2010, I completed my Level 2 Coaching qualification and I have been actively coaching since then.
  • I have the relevant certification to teach and enter skaters into Singles IJS competitions and NISA tests.
  • I hold level 5 Dance tests although my preferred disciplines for teaching are in Free Skating and Field Moves.
  • I enjoy being part of the coaching team and participating in the Club’s Summer School Camp and Christmas Show’s.
  • I have a Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education, giving me experience with all ages and learning abilities.
  • My lessons are available for complete beginner to NISA Level skaters.

*To increase yearly

Sarah George

Sarah George

Level 10 Field Moves, Level 10 Dance, Level 6 Free. Competitor at National Solo Ice Dance finals.
NCCP Level 2 Coach.
EIHA Level One coaching qualification.
Foundation Degree in Science Sports Coaching (with merit).
Bachelor of Science in Sport and Physical Activity (First Class Hons).

More than 15 years as a coach, including:

  • British Solo Ice Dance champions
  • International competitors
  • Inclusive skaters
  • Mentor to trainee coaches
  • National medalists at all levels
  • International show skating experience
  • Show and event coordinator

Contact: Mobile: 07739 006878


Millie Paterson

Qualification: Level 2 coach
Contact number: 07925269606
Rate: £16.50 30 minutes, £33 1 hour

  • Coach to British Championship Silver & Bronze medalist 2019.
  • Team GB athlete.
  • International Ice Dancer.
  • Youth Olympic Competitor.
  • British & Scottish Ice Dance Champion.
  • NISA Level 10 Ice Dance & Field Moves.

I’ve currently been coaching at Ice Sheffield since April 2015, I am a very motivated and passionate coach. I teach all levels and ages, specializing in ice dance.

Uri Brekov

Uri Brekov

To arrange a private lesson/check availability, please leave your details at the box office and Uri will get back to you as soon as possible.

  • N.C.C.C.P. Level 3 Coach.
  • Trained in Olympic Ice Skating School in Ukraine.
  • Gold and Silver medallist in Ukrainian National and International competitions in Pair Skating.
  • Former Principal skater in Russian show on ice.
  • Diploma of Higher Education in Sport Psychology and Sport Science.
  • 35 years of coaching experience (20 years in Bradford).
  • Coach Novice, Primary, Junior and Senior competitors including Primary British Champion,
  • Junior Grand Prix Competitors, Senior Championship Competitors.
  • NISA international squad and Team GB Coach.
  • International Skating Camps Coach.


Alisa Brekhova

  • Professionally trained in both classical and contemporary ballet.
  • Teaching experience 20+ years (16 years in Bradford).
  • Former dancer of Modern Ballet Company in Ukraine.
  • Former skater of Russian Show on Ice.
  • ICS Fitness and nutrition Diploma.

Karen Goodwin

Karen Goodwin

To arrange a private lesson and check availability, please contact the Coach via or 07720 447304.

  • NCCP Level 4 Performance Coach.
  • Inter Gold Medalist in Figure and Free.
  • Awarded The National Young Coach of the Year 2000.
  • I have been coaching for over 23 Years.

My coaching highlights include coaching skaters to:

  • World Senior Championships.
  • European Youth Olympics.
  • World University Games.
  • Junior World Championships.
  • Junior and Senior Grand Prix Events.
  • Coach to British Champion and Medalists of all levels.
  • Worked for 3 years for the ITV show Dancing on Ice coaching the celebrities.
  • Coached and organised various skating schools in the United Kingdom and abroad.

Leah Canning

Leah Canning

For more information private 1:1 or group lessons, please contact Leah directly via or 07789486366.

Specialised in solo figure skating, artistic and show performance ice skating.

  • Competitor at Junior ladies & high level BIS competitions.
  • Experience in professional ice skating shows across Europe, UAE and UK.
  • Graduate in BSc Sports Coaching at Leeds Beckett University.
  • Specialised graduate in MSc Psychology of Sport & Exercise- accredited by the British Psychology Society.
  • Additional experience as a dancer with The Northern Ballet Theatre and a variety of other dance and musical theatre show productions since the age of 3.

Leah’s experience as a figure skater and dancer has led her to believe in psychological approaches that encourage mental well-being. Her coaching philosophy is to improve performance with a variety of physical and psychological resources that are approved approaches in sport-science research.