Our Coaches

We have a fantastic team of coaches at SNFSC.  The coaches provide instructor-led group coaching for the Skate Academy and Member Spin Classes, in addition to private one-to-one and small group lessons during club sessions. Coaches cover all aspects of figure skating, choreography and ice dance, and regularly accompany skaters taking part in competitions around the UK and internationally. 

Below you will find short biographies on each of our coaches and their current availability for accepting new pupils. We encourage members to communicate with the coach directly for private lesson arrangements. For Skate Academy & Spin Classes, which are arranged by the club, these do not need to booked with coaches in advance and anyone can come along at the class time and take part. See our Ice Timetable Calendar for latest class times.

Gemma Chaddock
NISA Level 2 Coach

Gemma Chaddock

After a successful personal competitive career at National Level, Gemma has focused all of her energy and attention to being a full time Level 2 NISA coach. She has 10 years full time coaching experience a full range of skating abilities – absolute beginners and Skate UK Programme through to pupils achieving the highest national test – Level 10. Gemma has successfully coached British Championship medallists and accompanied pupils to national and international competitions. She currently has pupils in the national team – the Great Britain training squad.

In addition to on ice coaching, Gemma offers an off ice class in Stirling with a focus on stretch, agility, strength and fitness – all in a fun environment.

Contact Details
 07747614896
 www.facebook.com/Edge-2-Edge-100310866822091

Pamela Dorans
NISA Level 2 Coach

Pamela Dorans

An energetic, enthusiastic and passionate teacher with 6 years coaching experience at SNFSC and Skate UK Program. Personally been skating since the age of 4 and has over 10yrs of competitive experience at National level. Qualified HND Dance Artist; Professionally trained in a wide range of styles including classical ballet, lyrical jazz, contemporary and street dance. 8 years experience as a successful dance teacher and has been resident dance teacher/choreographer at every Easter and Summer ProCamp held at the Peak.

Enjoys choreographing, working hard with pupils through N.I.S.A tests and strives for personal best scores in competitions.

Qualifications
N.I.S.A Level 2 Coach
HND Dance Artist
First Aid
Safeguarding & Protecting Children
Public Liability Insurance

Contact Details
 07795577134
 pamela.dorans@hotmail.co.uk
 www.facebook.com/PamSkatingCoach

Coaches at the club Saturdays and Sundays.

Rebecca Hutchison
NISA Level 2 Coach

Rebecca Hutchison

Contact Details
 07507302706
 rebecca_hutch@hotmail.co.uk

Andrea Law
NISA Level 2 Coach

Andrea Law

Andrea has had 22 years Professional show experience where she has performed in and choreographed many events including: Hot Ice, Kyran Brackens Ice Party, Laureus World Sports Awards in Monte Carlo, Archie foundation charity events but to name a few. Andrea has also written scripts for numerous Christmas shows as well as directing/choreographing them and is the founder/coach of the Aberdeen Ice Twirlers who perform in gala’s and shows incorporating baton twirling on ice.

She was former Company manager and head coach at the Blackpool Ice Arena and Sports development officer for Ice Coaching Elite at the Aberdeen Linx Ice Arena. She has been a NISA Level 2 coach for 25 years, training all ages and abilities from beginner to championship standard and attends competitions and skate camps in the UK and abroad with skaters to further develop their skating skills.

Andrea attained Gold standard Compulsory figure skating (level 10 equivalent) Senior standard Free & elements (level 10 equivalent) Welsh junior and senior champion, British junior and senior bronze medallist, International competitor and medallist, European championship competitor, World and GB Olympic team member.

She believes skating should be fun and carried out in a positive environment providing skaters and parents with regular advice and updates on their progress, realistic goal setting and training logs to monitor performance, encouraging skaters to be independent within their own training sessions in order to self-evaluate their work on and off ice.

Contact Details
 07535243966
 icesk8coach@gmail.com

Coaching places available, and new students welcome.

Rowena Mackessack-Leitch
NISA Level 2 Coach

Rowena Mackessack-Leitch

Rowena is a NISA Level 2 qualified coach with over twenty years figure skating experience during which time she was 2 time Scottish Junior champion obtaining many International and National medals in Novice, Junior and Senior British and International competitions. She was also a former member of GB International Development Squad. Still competing she is currently 9th in GB Senior ladies rankings.

In addition she has gained twenty years dance experience in ballet, modern, tap, jazz and contemporary.

Rowena has 4 Years’ experience of coaching and choreographing programmes for competition and has achieved multiple test passes with former pupils.

Contact Details
 07771996309
 rowena12@hotmail.co.uk

Robyn McDade
NISA Level 2 Coach

Robyn McDade

Contact Details
 07900566243
 robster208@hotmail.com

Fiona McGiff
NISA Level 2 Coach

Fiona McGiff

Contact Details
 07974554167

Rhiannon Scott
NISA Level 2 Coach

Rhiannon Scott

Contact Details
 07803060152