This evening Natasha McKay announced her retirement from competitive skating. As an Olympian, a 6-time British Figure Skating Champion, and an inspiration to a great many skaters, Natasha has been a massive part of our skating community throughout her career. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank her and wish her all the best for everything that comes next.
“On behalf of BIS, I would like to congratulate Natasha on an incredible career - we are all truly proud of her achievements. She has represented herself, BIS and Team GB with pride and has been, and will continue to be, a fantastic ambassador for our sport.
I have only had the chance to work with Tash for a short period. In that time, it has been an honour to support her along the journey, witness her professionalism and passion for ice skating, and to see her realize a lifelong dream in Beijing of becoming an Olympian.
Everyone at BIS wishes Natasha the very best and we all look forward to seeing her continue to succeed in her next chapter. I’ve no doubt that with her skating experience and the coaches she has worked with, Tash will be an important part of developing our future skating champions.”
Jon Eley - Head of Performance, British Ice Skating
Natasha will be taking to the ice to perform one last time for an exhibition at the Dundee Open in June, after which she plans to focus her exceptional skills and experience on coaching. We wish her every success in the next stage of her career!