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important notice
On Sunday 2nd April the Manchester Marathon will pass by Silver Blades Altrincham. Customers are advised that there will be disruptions to traffic and road closures in the area. There will be no access to the council car park outside the rink between the hours of 8.15am - 1.30pm. For more information please click here

private lessons
Anyone, no matter their age or ability, can book private and group ice skating lessons. Indeed, all the top skaters in the world are taught by both private and group tuition.

For those that are keen to do more 'fancy stuff', it is recommended that the skater have 1 or 2 group lessons a week along with practicing 3 or 4 times a week.

All the professionals are fully insured and qualified members of The National Ice Skating Association (NISA).

Prices:
Lesson charge consists of coaching fee (paid to coach) and ice charge (paid to rink). All bookings must be in advance.

Coaching Fees:

All coaches are all self employed and each charges their own rate for tuition. Please contact coaches individually for a full quote.
The average cost a private lesson is £10-12 per 15 minutes.
Please be aware you will also need to pay the rink for ice time and boot rental (£6.50)

Skaters using public sessions for lessons or practice pay session admission charge. Please check Ice Rink timetable for session and hire prices.

Meet Our Coaches
The coaches at Altrincham Ice Rink strive to bring out the best in every individual skater. To achieve their utmost both skaters and coaches begin training early, with most mornings starting at 6am showing the dedication we have amongst our coaches and their pupils.

We have 11 NISA qualified coaches all together whose pupils have competed nationally achieving many trophies.

Our skaters range from beginners to Level 8 National Test standard. We specialise in all disciplines ranging from figure, dance, syncro and speed! Our 3 Syncro teams have competed in the British Championships attaining medal's and are currently the Welsh novice champions.

Jake Bennett
NCCP Level 2 Qualified Coach. Coach to 2013 British Championship Silver Medallists (novice pairs) and coach to 2014 Great Britain Development Squad skaters and international competitors. A 3x British Champion and International Competitor at world level. Former GB Squad member. Specializing in Free and Pairs.

Phone: 07932 369629
E-Mail: jakebennett@hotmail.com
Gillian Edwards
NCCP Level 3 Qualified Coach. British Primary, Junior, Senior Ladies Competitor. 30 years coaching experience in Europe. Coach of Danish and Scandinavian Champion. Coach of European Competitor. Coach of International skating schools in Moscow, St Petersburg and Sain.

Phone: 07795 505047
E-Mail: michaelangillo@msn.com
Jane Dawson
NCCP level 3 Performance Coach, Inter Gold Medallist, Scottish Champion Ice Show Director and Choreographer, 15 Years experience Basic skating specialist.

Phone: 07739 460461
E-Mail: sk8rjane@hotmail.com
Donna McCarthy
NCCP Level 2 Qualified Coach. Coach to celebrities of Dancing on Ice. Former British Intermediate Champion. World Professional Competitor

Phone: 07795482287
E-Mail: dmmccarthy@live.co.uk
Alan Wild
NCCP level 3 Performance Coach, New Zealand Ice Dance Champion, British Gold Star Medallist, National and International Coach, Coach to British Senior Ice Dance Medallists and Novice Ice Dance Champions.

Phone: 0161 905 2122
E-Mail: alan.wild1@ntlworld.com
Tony Jones
A NCCP level 2 Qualified Coach and a former British Junior Ice Dance Medalist.Available to coach all levels & ages from basics up to high standards. One to one or group lessons available

Phone: 07736 331932
E-Mail: admjones@hotmail.co.uk
Mike Fish
NISA Level 4 coach, BITA Master coach, Gold figure & Free medalist and Gold star dance medalist. British primary champion, senior men's silver medalist,Euro champs, Grand Prix international silver medalist St Gervais & Obersdorf, British Pro dance champ. Bronze medalist world dance professional championships

Phone: 07771762955
E-Mail: michaelangillo@msn.com
Samantha Ozard
NCCP level 2 Qualified Coach. British junior Medallist. Great Britain @ International Junior and Senior competitor. Coach to British Elementary Synchro Champions 2010 at Welsh Novice Synchro Champions 2010. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

Jessica Bennett
NCCP Level 2 Qualified Coach. British Medallist and International Medallist. Former GB Squad member.

Phone: 07932 365590
E-Mail: jessica-bennett@live.co.uk
Vicki Usherwood
NISA Level 2 Coach, BA (Hons) Dance Science. Former British Ice Dance Champion. International professional ice skater for Holiday On Ice and Stage Entertainment Touring Productions and featured in TV commercials. Lessons available for all levels, specialises in Ice Dance, performance and choreography.

Phone: 07769340089
E-Mail: vicki.skate@gmail.com

Silver Blades Altrincham

Oakfield Road,
Station Site,
Altrincham,
WA15 8EW
Tel: 08700 852929
Email: altrincham@silver-blades.co.uk
Rink Manager: Rob Pitchford