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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).

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

Coaching Fees:

One to One Lessons
Coaching is on an individual basis with the skater. Minimum of £8.50 per each 15 minutes. (See coaches profile for relevant fee)
Group Lessons
30 minutes - £5 per person
45 minutes - £7 per person
1 hour - £9 per person
Please Note: Relevant Public Session/Patch Session price will need to be paid to the rink in addition to the prices above. Please check Ice Rink timetable for session and hire prices.

Meet Our Coaches
The coaches at Blackburn 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 9 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 and syncro.

To arrange a private lesson and check availability, please contact the coach directly. Please Note: The admission price for the relevant session also applies, and must be paid on entrance at Reception.

Keith Hudson (Head Coach)
Phone: 07590 534 400
E-Mail: khudsonicepro@btinternet.comN.C.C.P Level 4 Coach & B.I.T.A Senior Coach
Enjoys coaching all levels & ages from beginner to competitive skating and all disciplines including Ice Hockey Skaters.
Gold Dance, Inter Silver Figures & Free skating & Bronze Pairs.
British Championship Competitor.
20+ Years Coaching Experience. Coached British Pre Novice and Novice Junior and Senior Ice Dancers.
Coached 18+ Primary Dance Champions, Junior and Senior Dance and Pair medallists and 18+ pupils have competed internationally for G.B.
1-to-1 Lesson: £9.00 per 15 Minutes

Kathryn Hudson (Head Coach)
Phone: 07940 821 5857
E-Mail: khudsonicepro@btinternet.comN.C.C.P Level 4 Coach & B.I.T.A Senior Coach
Young Coach of the Year 2003
Inter- Gold Elements & Free Skating, Silver Pairs, Inter-Silver Figures British Junior Pairs Champion 1989, British Senior Pairs Champion 1991. World, European & Olympic Competitor.
20+ Years Coaching Experience. Coached British Pre-Novice, Novice, Primary & Junior Champions & Senior Championship medallists. Coached International competitors in both Singles & Pairs including Junior Ladies Gold medallist in Croatia and 3 different pairs teams to European Championships.
Currently coaching Members of the GB Squad and British squad coach for over 10 years
1-to-1 Lesson: £9.00 per 15 Minutes

Stephen Pickavance
Phone: 07557 092 575
E-Mail: gb1icepick@aol.comN.C.C.P Level 4 Coach & B.I.T.A Senior Coach
Young Coach of the Year 2002
Been coaching for 20 years and was coach to the stars on Dancing on Ice for 7 series.
Inter Gold Figure & Free Skating Medallist, Silver Ice Dance Medallist. British Intermediate Men’s Champion British Senior Men’s Champion 1984 & 1985, European & world Competitor.
Coached Novice, Primary, Junior & Senior Competitors including Junior Champion & Silver medallist at Senior Level, Coached European, World and International Competitors in Singles & Pairs.
1-to-1 Lesson: £9.00 per 15 Minutes

Dawn Spendlove-Woodbridge
Phone: 07946 101 727
E-Mail: dawnspendlove@hotmail.comN.C.C.P Level 2 Coach & B.I.T.A Master Coach
Young Coach of the Year 2006
20+ Years Coaching Experience. Level 2 Performance Coach.
Gold medalist, 3 times British Intermediate Champion, International competitor, toured with Holiday on ice, Hot ice show solo & Pairs, competed in world professionals solo & Pairs.
Coach of primary, junior & senior British & Scottish Pair champions, competitors of european, grand prix & world championships. Competitors of British & Scottish Synchronised Skating Championships. British Squad Coach.
1-to-1 Lesson: £8.50 per 15 Minutes

Danielle Starkie
Phone: 07972 071 833
E-Mail: N.C.C.P Level 2 Coach
Figure, Ice Dance and Pair qualified.
Senior Figure and Pair skater.
British Junior Ladies Champion, British Senior Ladies Silver and Bronze Medallist, Great Britain team member for 4 years and Olympic passport holder, International Competitor and competitor at the Scottish Synchronised Skating Championships.
Professional skater in Dancing on Ice Holland.
British Squad Coach.
1-to-1 Lesson: £8.50 per 15 Minutes

Linzi Deacon
Phone: 07806 780 695
E-Mail: linziskates@sky.comN.C.C.P Level 2 Coach & B.I.T.A Coach
Coach to Child and Adult skating competitors for 12+ years.
NISA Silenced Coach
IJS qualified in Free skating and Ice Dance.
Principal skater in European Ice skating shows.
Senior Ice Dance Competitor, Gold Ice Dance.
Gold Medallist in Ballroom and Latin Dancing
1-to-1 Lesson: £8.50 per 15 Minutes

Michelle Orrell
Phone: 07815 568 714
E-Mail: N.C.C.P Level 2 Coach
Level 7 Dance, Level 5 Free Skating & Level 6 Field Moves
Can teach Children and Adults of all levels both on-ice and off-ice.
Worked for Stageworks Worldwide Productions for 5 years as a Professional Ice Show Skater, having toured across Europe and the Far East. Contracts performing for the Grand Prix, Monte Carlo, Spanish TV, Paris, Italy, and King Georges Hall.
Ability to train skaters Off-Ice Strength, Flexibility, Fitness and Dance.
Level 3 Personal Trainer, with experience teaching PE and Dance in Schools.
1-to-1 Lesson: £8.50 per 15 Minutes

Silver Blades Blackburn

Silver Blades Blackburn Arena,
Lower Audley Street,
Tel: 08700 85 29 29
Rink Manager: Mark Halliwell