Off-Ice Skating

Learn to Skate without the ICE!

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You may ask yourself how…Well with Off-Ice Skating lessons you could be Dancing-Off-Ice!!!

Off-Ice Skating was invented by ‘The 2 Karen’s’ – Karen Coombes and Karen O’Neill.

In 2006 ‘Dancing on Ice’ started on TV and there was a nationwide urge in people wanting to get on the ice – but where could they go?

So for the next couple of years, ‘the Karens’ worked on perfecting an inline skate which would mimic an ice skate and in time the ‘Off-Ice Skate’ was born!

The Off-Ice Skate is completely different from a normal inline skate/rollerblade. It has a uniquely shaped rockered effect chassis, which mimics an ice skate blade. This means that at any one time you are balancing on no more than two wheels.


About Jennifer

Jennifer figure skating

Jennifer started Figure Skating at the tender age of 3yrs old!

Having seen Torvill and Dean on the television, she hid under the kitchen table and said “Mummy I want to do that”, it’s fair to say the rest is history!

Jennifer was taught by Joan Slater MBE at Altrincham and Deeside Ice Rink.
Other coaches who contributed towards her sucessful competitive career were Karen Barber, Jimmy Young, Mike Fish, Keith Hudson and Mark Poole.
She is now a qualified Figure Skating and Off-Ice Skating Coach.

During a 15 year competitive career, she represented Britain at International Championship level, winning Silver.

National Championships

British Senior over 21’s Ice Dance Champion 2005
Welsh Senior Ice Dance Champion 2004 -2005
Scottish Senior Ice Dance Champion 2005
Scottish Senior over 21’s Ice Dance Champion 2005