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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Email: Skatingjennie@yahoo.co.uk
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 and 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.
Sarah Pilkington-Smith

Sarah Pilkington-Smith

Qualification: NCCP Level 2
Rate: £8* per 15 Minutes
Email: Sk8ingsara1@hotmail.com
  • 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).
Email: sarahcmgeorge@hotmail.com
Mobile: 07739 006878
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
Millie Paterson

Millie Paterson

Qualification: Level 2 coach
Rate: £16.50 30 minutes, £33 1 hour
Email: milliepaterson@ymail.com
Mobile: 07925 269606
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.
  • 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.
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.
Karen Goodwin

Karen Goodwin

To arrange a private lesson and check availability, please contact the Coach via karengoodwinicepro@gmail.com 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 coachleahcanning@gmail.com or 07789486366.

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

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.

  • 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.
Bryony – Level 2 BIS Coach

Bryony – Level 2 BIS Coach

Lessons are for all ages and abilities, whether you have your own skates or not!

For more information please contact via email: B.corrigan96@icloud.com.

Bryony is now looking to pass on her love and passion for the sport to help skaters reach their full potential whilst having fun!

Lessons are available morning, afternoon and evening slots. Both on public and patch ice.

  • Bryony began skating at the age of 5, and has around 18 years experience on the ice.
  • Competed and trained both nationally and internationally.
  • Competed in the British National Championships at Novice, Junior and Senior.
  • Learnt from some of the worlds best coaches and attended ice camps with Olympic medalists.
  • Still competing competitively in Senior Ladyies BIS.
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