Tips for finding your ice skating coach:

  • Observe the coach working with other students:
  • Do you like their teaching style and personality?
  • Are they professional on (and off) the ice?
  • If you are currently having lessons with another coach, it is best practice to first speak to your current coach to let them know that you wish to change or have an additional coach.
  • The next step is to approach your preferred coach at a convenient time.
  • Ask about coaching fees and potential lesson times.
  • Discuss your skating aspirations and future plans
  • Please ensure that you do not try to speak to a coach during another student’s lesson.

Next steps:

  • Enjoy your skating
  • You should practice what you have learnt in you lesson. This is the quickest way to improve.
  • Be aware that not all skaters improve at the same rate. Try not to compare yourself to other skaters.
  • If you need to cancel your lesson you should ensure that you give 24 hours notice of cancellation. Failure to give the required notice will result in the full lesson fee being charged.

For more information, please visit:

British Ice Teachers Association (BITA)

National Ice Skating Association (NISA)