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Skills School

Skills School is a program that has been set up by British Ice Skating and GB Short Track that helps complete the Pathway from Speed Skating Clubs to the Performance Programme. 

The Skills School Program aims to develop and enhance athletes' skills and fundamentals of skating. 

The Programme is aimed at currently active club skaters regardless of experience and ability.

For 2019 Skills School will have two groups to help to form the pathway leading to the Speed Skating Performance Programme (SSPP) run at the National Ice Centre.

Skills School - Stage 1 - UNDER 11's and NOVICES

  • This program is focused on fundamental movements and speed, agility, and balance.  It will be more fun and games based for those younger participants and those relatively new to the sport.
  • Please note: As this is a British Ice Skating run programme, all participants MUST be valid British Ice Skating members, including Novices.  Becoming a British Ice Skating member does NOT prevent a skater being a Novice.

Skills School - Stage 2 - 11 - 17's (INCLUDING ex-Academy Athletes)

  • This program will be geared towards performance development, with a focus on Skills and Short Track knowledge

Both stages will run simultaneously on the day, and led by two qualified coaches.

Read more here.


Are you:

  • Actively skating at a Short Track Speed Skating Club?
  • Have a desire to learn and improve your Short Track Speed Skating Skills?


Save the Date(s)! | Sunday 19th May + Sunday 2nd June

Sunday 2nd June 2019 - Sign up here!

June 2nd Timetable


Skills School Details:

Over the next 12 months the full Skills School programme will consist of 7 x 1 day sessions and 1 x 3 day camp, run out of the National Ice Centre in Nottingham. Not all sessions are compulsory, skaters are able to sign up to as much or little as they want. Each day will cost £30. If you attend all days the maximum cost will be £300 (i.e. 10 days at £30 per day).
Dates for your diary:
                        Day 1: 17th November 2018 - Balance, Speed and Agility 
                        Day 2: 13th January 2019 - Technical Basics - Edges and Weight Transfer
                        Day 3: February - Postponed.
                        Day 4: 3rd March 2019 - Starts

                        Day 5: 19th May 2019 - Imitations

                        Day 6: 2nd June 2019 - Sharpening


The following dates TBC:
                        Day 7: June 2019 -  Relays
                        Day 8: July 2019 - Functional Movement 
                        Day 9: August 2019 - Functional Movement 
                        Day 10: September 2019 - Racing Rules
Future topics:
Once dates are confirmed for the following topics we will keep you informed. 

Bank Transfer Details

Payment for each Skills School session is £30 and should be paid BEFORE the closing date.
Payment should be made by bank transfer to the following details.
Account Name:     NISA
Account Number: 00690501
Sort Code:             12-24-81
Please ensure your reference is: 'Skills *child's British Ice Skating membership number*'.
Or, Telephone us on 0115 988 8060 and pay by debit/credit card.