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Contact Richard Laidlaw for Private Figure Skating Lessons an Australian Accredited level 3 Coach. Coaching skaters from Beginner to Senior elite skaters competing at International events

RICHARD LAIDLAW – Competed at State & National levels, winning State championships title in Juvenile, Novice & Junior.
After a successful competitive career he went onto tour internationally on ice and stage with companies such as Disney, Warner Bros and Hollywood on Ice before settling down in Adelaide to coach.
Fascinated by ice, he commissioned and built his own ice rink at the age of 14 since then he’s built many portable ice rinks used for shows and pop up rinks around the world.
Richard has worked with skaters from beginner to elite. His students winning state and national titles as well as competing on the international competition circuit and Junior World Championships.
Always building his knowledge Richard believes you can never stop learning, attending many camps and workshops in Australia and overseas.
An Australian Level 3 coach, Richard believes coaching skating goes far beyond the ice, he is coach, mentor, friend and confidant to his students. His approach shapes and molds an athlete, his philosophy is to teach skaters a clear understanding for the mechanics of jumping and spinning, develop planning and goal setting skills and to have a clear overview of competition, rules and training and performance methods.
This approach has worked well for Richard as he has produced many champions. Dream big and make it happen is his motto!
Coaching Education:
• Level 3 Skating Coach Accreditation
• Accredited Harness Operator
• Strength & Conditioning
• Fitness Testing
• Sports Medicine
• Competition Accounting
• Bio Mechanics of Skating
• Mental Preparation
• Off Ice Training
• Working with Intellectually Disabled
• Mentor Coach
International Training
• Frank Carroll 2016/18
• Kathy Casey – 2014/15
• Lee Barkell - 2014
• Anthony Lieu - 2016
• Tiffany Chin – 2016
• Brian Orser – 2015/18
• Tom Zakrajsek – 2018/19
• Christie Krall – 2018/19
• Tammy Gamble 2019
• Janet Champion 2018/19
• Manon Perron – 2014/15/16/17
Presenter at Coaching Camps
- 2015 Cambodia Ice Rink CAMBODIA
- 2017 Silver Blades Figure Skating Club ADELAIDE
- 2017 Tasmania Figure Skating Association TASMANIA
- 2018 Paradise Ice Auckland Figure Skaters NEW ZEALAND
- 2018 Tasmania Figure Skating Association TASMANIA
- 2018 Liverpool Figure Skating Club SYDNEY
- 2018 O’Brien Arena Figure Skating MELBOURNE
- 2019 Paradise Ice Auckland Figure Skaters NEW ZEALAND
- 2019 Sky Rink Indonesian Figure Skating INDONESIA
Coach Accreditation (Australian Sports Commission):
• Accredited Level 3 Singles Coach
• Accredited Level 2 Pairs Coach
• Accredited Level 2 Synchro Coach
• Accredited Over Head & Pole Harness
• Mentor Coach
• Working With Children Check
• Mandatory Notifier
• Working with Special Needs
• Harness Assessor
Coaching Experience:
• Aussie Skate
• ISIA (Ice Skating Institute of America): Alpha - Test 7
• Acrobatics Coach
• Adelaide Syncro Team: 1984 – 87
• Training students from beginner to Senior international,
* Waltz jump to quad toeloop.

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