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Kelly Hemingway


I am 28 and currently coaching at Peterborough Ice Rink.  I originally started off at the tender age of 4 in gymnastics and went on to compete for Great Britain.  From there I switched sports and started skating when I was aged 10 in Grimsby, from there I relocated to train with Victor Teslia in Chemlsford and trained with Janet Champion in Colardo Springs.  

I have been skating for over 17 years now and I am a Gold standard figure skater.  I’ve competed from Novice through to Senior Level at the British National Championships and International competitions. I have been a member of the British National Squad, I was also a Silver Passport holder with the British Olympic Association (B.O.A).   I was a provisional member for the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games.

Before I started coaching I toured with Stage Works as the Principle Lady, I also did promotional work for both Disney On Ice and Holiday On Ice. 

I am currently a Level 3 Performance Figure Skating Coach, who has been coaching for 4 and half years at the National Ice Centre in Nottingham, I have been coaching for 8 years in total.

Through my association with the B.O.A. I was bestowed the great honor of receiving a letter from Her Majesty the Queen, asking me to run in the baton relay to open the Commonwealth Games   as part of the Queens Jubilee celebrations.  The baton travelled the length and breadth of the country as it was passed through the hands of elite British athletes, it finally finished in the hands     of David Beckham who went onto light the torch to start the games.


Dancing On Ice

I recently coached Dominic Cork for Dancing On Ice 2011.  I then went on to appear on the final show of the series,as a professional skater supporting Jane Torvill and Christopher Dean in their  new version of Bolero with David Garrett playing live.

Coach Mentor

World and Olympic coach Alexander Vedenin has been my mentor and inspiration.  www.alexandervedenin.com

Professional Experience 

  • Professional Principal show skater                                        2003-2004
  • Chelmsford Ice Rink             (Figure Skating Coach)              2005-2006
  • National Ice Centre              (Figure Skating Coach)              2007-2011
  • Peterborough Planet Ice      (Figure Skating Coach)               2011-Present

Sports Coach UK Courses

  • First aid qualified
  • Good practice and child protection
  • Equity in your coaching
  • Motivation and mental toughness
  • Long term athlete development
  • Fueling performers
  • Child protection

NISA Coaching Courses

National test- Field Moves

ISU Judging system

ISU Advanced judging system in Free skating

Skate Camps

  • NISA approved Vera Vandecaveye Camp
  • 2 Camps with Ipakjan Jeranjak 
  • 8 NISA approved Alexander Vedenin camps
  • 3 Chicago Skate camps, coaching along side Alexander Vedenin and Shanetta Folle

International Competitions

  • 2010 Dortmund NRW trophy
  • 2010 Helsinki Orton trophy
  • 2010 Chicago opens
  • 2010 Estonia Herbartsi cup
  • 2010 Milan Lombardia trophy
  • 2009 Finland Triglav trophy - In this competition I had 1 skater place 1st and another place 2nd
  • 2009 Estonia Herbartsi cup

I have developed 8 skaters from grassroots who have been selected for NISA’s Regional Development Pathway Team, these are skaters who have been selected by the governing body as potential stars of the future for Great Britain.

Test Results

I have had over 260 test passes in the NISA national test system.