Introducing our coaches

The academy is staffed by a number of enthusiastic and talented coaches who run the group sessions, offer personalised coaching lessons and much more.

Brian Cassidy Photography

The academy would like to acknowledge and thank Brian Cassidy from Brian Cassidy Photography for the images used on this page.

Academy members are welcome to contact Brian, through his website, to enquire about any photography requirements.

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Alice Fell

Head Coach
Academy Coach / Personal Coach

I have over 40 years of coaching experience and am currently retained as a NISA National Technical Specialist.

As a coach I have taken skaters to the World and European Championships. I have also coached several British Champions at both junior and senior levels.

Personal lessons with Alice are strictly by appointment.

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Diane C. Dewar

Academy Coach / Personal Coach

B.I.S Level 4 coach

Diane has over 32 years coaching experience and has taken students from complete beginner to World championships.

My mission has always been to encourage my skaters to fulfil their full potential & foster in them a love of ice skating as great as my own.

Here are just some of Diane’s credentials and experiences:

Diane has coached at three I.S.U Senior World Championships in Vancouver Canada, Nagano Japan & Washington DC USA.

Coached at two I.S.U European Championships in Lausanne Switzerland, & Malmo Sweden. Coached at I.S.U Junior World Championships in Halifax Canada. I have mentored many of my senior students through their coaching exams & it gives me great pleasure to see them now having great success with their own students.

Team leader at 5 Senior I.S.U Championships. Attended 3 I.S.U medical congress events. Students have won medals at many International competitions. Proud coach of 7 British championship titles & many Scottish Championship titles. Choreographed the Opening Ceremony for the Junior World Grand Prix final.
Produced 3 on ice Pantomimes & many local ice show’s. I have had the great pleasure to teach on skating schools alongside some of the top coaches in the world. Rafael Arutunian, Frank Caroll, Tamara Moskvina, Kathy Casey, Janet Champion to name a few as well as first hand learning experience from coaches Alexei Mishin, Richard Callaghan, Joanne McLeod

Diane feels it is an immense privilege to coach & shape the career of my students, supporting them through the tough times & the triumphs!

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Nicolas Salicis

Academy Dance Coach / Personal Coach

B.I.S. Qualified Level 2
20 Years Coaching Experience
Specialist in Beginner and Ice Dance

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Sarah Logie

ACADEMY COACH / PERSONAL COACH

British Ice Skating Level 2 Coach
National Technical Specialist
Over 10 years coaching experience

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Robert Murphy

Academy Coach / Personal Coach

B.I.S. Qualified Level 2
28 years coaching experience
Beginner to championship level
Freestyle and Ice Dance

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Ruth Ferry

Academy Coach / Personal Coach

B.I.S. Qualified Level 2
Private 1-2-1 or Group Lessons
Beginner to Competitive Level, Coaching all Ages
Ice Hockey Beginner Skating Skills
Freestyle

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Charlie Anderson

Academy Coach / Personal Coach

Charlie is a fully qualified level 2 coach.

With over two years of experience I am an enthusiastic and progressive academy coach and enjoy working with the team and our skaters.

I am also a very competitive coach actively developing our talented skaters from beginner right through to competitive standard.

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Zoƫ Longford

Academy Coach / Personal Coach

Zoë is a Level 2 Coach with over six years of experience.

Zoë has coached kids and adults from beginner right through to a competitive level.

Zoë is also a REPS Level 2 Fitness Instructor and Level 3 Personal Trainer.

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Katie Powell

Academy Coach / Personal Coach

B.I.S. Qualified Level 2
Five years coaching experience
Beginner to National Level
Freestyle

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Start Achieving Your Skating Objectives

Murrayfield Skating Academy was created to fulfill the needs of skaters from all areas who deserve the direction and attention required to be successful.

Whether your personal goal is a gold medal or just to fully realise your potential, Murrayfield Skating Academy can help.