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Coaches Covention Further Details & Registration

The enrolment for the New Coaches Convention being held from 19-21 August 2012 has now opened. Coaches interested in attending should register with Lisa Burnell: as soon as possible. The event will cover both on and off Ice activities and will be based between Ice Sheffield and the Conference Centre at Sheffield Hallam University.

Presenters and Moderators confirmed to date are:

Dance: Igor Shpilband - coach to the current Olympic and World ice Dance Champions.
Singles & Pairs: Bruno Marcotte – Canadian born coach to many Singles and Pairs competitors both Nationally and Internationally including the current world Bronze Medalists in Pair skating.
Synchro: TBC, further details to follow

On Ice Demonstrators confirmed to date:

2011 Four Continents Silver medalists Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford
Others TBC, further details to follow

Additional Speakers/Moderators:

Simon Briggs – ISU Technical Specialist (Singles & Pairs)
Marika Humphreys-Baranova - ISU Technical Specialist (Dance)
Chris Buchanan – ISU Technical Committee Chair (Synchro)
John Dunn – ISU Technical Committee Panel member (Dance)

Chris Turner, Tony Derbyshire & Darren Broad – Motivational speakers, Turner and Turner Associates
Professor Ian Maynard - Head of the Centre for Sport and Exercise Science, Sheffield Hallam University – TBC

Other subject matters included within the conference will be based around Motivational, Nutritional and Sports Science related workshops – further information to follow.


The cost of the Convention will be £300 per person and the 3 day event will cover full days from Sunday 19th August – 5pm Tuesday 21st August incorporating the above mentioned speakers and Moderators in various Workshops, Lectures and on ice practical demonstrations and sessions. Included within the cost of the convention will also be a formal dinner on the Monday night to include entertainment and is to be held at the Holiday Inn Royal Victoria.

Hotel Information:

NISA has secured hotel room rates at the Holiday Inn Express and also the Holiday Inn Royal Victoria. Rates for each hotel are as follows:

Express: £49.00 BB
Royal Victoria: £59.00 single BB and £69.00 for a twin/Double BB.

To take advantage of these rates please you may contact the reservations line on 0114 2526505 or 0114 2526511 and quote the reference ‘ICE’ for bookings at the Royal Victoria and ‘NIS’ for booking at the Express.

Sheffield Hallam University:

Link to the University’s website for Info:

Further details, additional speakers and moderators and any other relevant information will be released as and when confirmed.

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