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Settling in at the English Institute of Sport Sheffield

It has been just over 2 months since British Ice Skating's offices moved to Sheffield, and here is how we are settling in:

THE PREMISES

Being in a top-class sporting environment has really helped in the planning and delivery of the events we have run and organised thus far, and will continue to be of benefit with upcoming competitions and the Coaches' Convention.  Our launch party, photos and stories of which were shared on our social media channels, was a fantastic marriage of celebrating British achievements in the sport, with Jayne Torvill and Robin Cousins in attendance, and looking towards the future, with our talented Young Stars performing their amazing routines over the road at iceSheffield.

COMMS

While we have had some minor technical difficulties with our phones, these have been overcome, and we are just working on a solution to our fax communication.  Please continue to use phone and e-mail as the primary means of communication.

For face-to-face communication, please note that as our offices are accesible only by swipe card, we ask that all forms are sent by e-mail / post with payments made by BACS, card (by phone) or cheque (by post), and that should you need to come to meet someone and / or simply wish to visit the premises, please make an appointment with a member of the team!

THE TEAM

As well as our new location, we are delighted to welcome an additional 2 staff to the team at British Ice Skating.

John Mills has started as National Safeguarding and Coach Education Officer.  His first day was Tuesday 11th June and he will be working on a part-time basis.  John has a vast amount of experience working in the sport industry and is passionate about progressing the future of coaching. In the late nineties, John was a Senior Lecturer in Sports Coaching for the University of Sunderland and went on to become the National Trainer, Lead Tutor and Tutor for Sports Coach UK, which he is still involved in. John has been heavily involved in British Cycling since the late nineties, embracing the role of Coaching and Education Director and Coaching, Education and Development Director which began in 2001. John’s aim at British Cycling, with the aid of his other colleagues in the Coaching and Education Department, was to produce and deliver a comprehensive education programme for coaches that would eventually encompass all levels from leadership to elite that worked in conjunction with Sports Coach UK. 

Please continue to direct any Safeguarding-related matters to safeguarding@iceskating.org.uk

Rachel Walker has joined the team as Administrative Assistant on a 6-month contract.  She will be supporting the office at a crucial time as we transition to a new database and website, as well as embedding the recent changes in branding, governance and event structure.

Kirstie Robinson has a slight change in role to Events and Development Manager, with Rebecca Mayo becoming Events and Development Officer.

Welcome and congratulations to all!

We encourage everyone to use the relevant shared mailboxes as listed on the Contact British Ice Skating page.